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Bad news: Ace British rider/engineer Peter Williams is dead. Good news... there is some

The 2021 Monster will not have Ducati’s famous trellis chassis which has been a feature of the naked model since it was first revealed back in 1993.

The new £10,295 machine supersedes the existing 821 model and gets a restyle, plenty of sophistica­ted tech as standard, and a Panigale V4-inspired aluminium ‘front frame’ that uses the engine as a stressed member. It makes just shy of 110bhp from its 937cc Euro5-friendly V-twin engine. All very well: but the Monster has been a machine that championed motorcycli­ng fun at its simplest – the first model didn’t even have a tacho. What will Monster inventor Miguel Galluzzi make of it?

 ??  ?? Getting further and further away from its initial simple roots
Getting further and further away from its initial simple roots

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