The Monster 1200 features the latest version of the Testastretta 11° DS engine, ensuring not just outstanding power and torque but also full, smooth power delivery right off the bottom end. When combined with an always-smooth, easy-to-handle throttle response, the result is pure riding enjoyment. The twin-cylinder Ducati power unit on the Monster 1200 delivers 150 hp at 9,250 rpm (15 hp more than the previous Monster 1200 and 5 hp more than the previous Monster 1200 S) and a maximum torque of 126.2 Nm at 7,750 rpm. Accurate Ride by Wire calibration gives the Monster 1200 extremely fluid performance, ensuring exciting, precision riding. Moreover, the Monster 1200 meets strict EURO 4 standards.
The frame is a classic Ducati Trellis that employs the Testastretta as a stressed chassis element. Attached to the engine are the compact single-sided swingarm and the die-cast aluminium rider pegs, separated from the passenger pegs.
A comprehensive electronics package with three different Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) includes the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that feeds information to the Bosch Cornering ABS and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) systems. Top-drawer electronics gives the Monster 1200 true Ducati sport naked performance, but in a way that makes it accessible to everyone, ensuring high levels of active safety at all times.
The exclusive Monster 1200 S sharpens that Monster sports performance to an even finer edge thanks to a 48 mm Öhlins fork and rear Öhlins monoshock, both fully adjustable. Awesome braking is provided by two 330 mm Brembo discs at the front working in concert with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers. Moreover, the Monster 1200 S features wheels with three Y-spokes featuring exclusive “S” graphics and a front carbon mudguard while the front headlight is characterised by the DRL (Daytime Running Light) system and LED – not bulb type – indicators.
The Monster 1200 is a perfectly balanced motorcycle that, thanks to engine, brakes, chassis set- up and electronics, provides ultimate riding pleasure. Its superb handling, power and torque guarantee unparalleled, uncompromising fun.
For the Model Year 2020, the Monster 1200 is available in the “Black on Black” livery, which alternates parts in glossy black with parts painted in matt black. The new colouring combines sportiness, underlined by the bright red touch on the wheels, and the elegance of black, always synonymous with Monster.
Seat Height, Unladen: 795-820 mm
Trail: 86.5 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485 mm
Tires, Front Specification: 120/70 ZR17
Tires, Rear Specification: 190/55 ZR17
Fuel Capacity: 16.5l
Weight, As Shipped: 187 kg
Weight, In Running Order: 213 kg
Engine: Ducati Testastretta 11º, Liquid Cooled
Stroke: 67.9 mm
Displacement: 1198 cc
Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
Fuel System: Electronic Fuel injection system
Primary Drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st: 37/15
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd: 30/17
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd: 27/20
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th: 24/22
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th: 23/24
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th: 22/25
Engine Torque: 124 Nm @ 7750 rpm
Engine Power: 108 kW @ 9250 rpm