The new Monster 1100 design perfectly balances sports performance, riding pleasure and stunning looks. With its new single-sided aluminium swing-arm, high level of componentry, race oriented chassis and 15 years of evolution, the Monster 1100 now takes its place at the head of the Monster family.
The Monster 1100 S is a pure concentrate of lightness, power, design and exclusivity. The 's' features fully adjustable 43mm titanium nitride coated Öhlins forks and progressive Öhlins rear shock absorber with adjustable pre-load and return damping. Carbon fibre cam belt covers, silencer guards and front fender reduce weight by a further 1kg. The distinctive "Racing Gold" coloured 5-spoke wheels of the Monster 1100 S (one of several colour shemes on offer) give it an elegant style and the same sporting look as historical Ducati racing models. Both versions of the new Monster 1100, already come factory personalised with removable single seat covers and neat micro bikini fairings, are powered by the charismatic two-valve 1100cc Desmodromic twin-cylinder engine that boasts a 98mm bore and a 71.5mm stroke, delivering 95hp at 7500rpm and an impressive torque of 10.5kgm at 6000rpm.
The first public appearance for the Monster 1100 was at the International Motorcycle Show (Intermot) in Cologne in October. First arrival in Australasian
markets will be December '08 - January '09 with RRP to be announced closer to arrival.
Model Body Frame Wheels
1100 Red Red Silver
1100 Silver Red Silver
1100 Gloss Black Matte Black Silver
1100 S Red Red Gold
1100 S White Matte Black Gold
Monster goes into the record books Ducati's Monster broke the Guinness Book 'Largest Parade of Motorcycles of the Same Brand and Type' Record this past September 21st.
405 Monsteristi started their engines in the small Belgium town of Hamme-Moerzeke The parade, which was organised by the 'Monster Owners Belgium' Club, was almost 200 bikes larger than the record which was set in 2003 (with 207 Yamaha TDM's). The event attracted over 1500 visitors for the 5th annual Monster Day.