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Ducati goes back to the origins of the Monster, with a bike which is new in both shape and substance.
When the Ducati designers began work on the new Monster 1200, they took inspiration from those who had laid the foundations of the first project in 1993: the concept of the “sport naked bike”.
The Monster 1200 is the essence of the Monster in its purest form. Volumes, silhouettes, tank and headlights are all faithful to the lines of the bike born in 1993.
Dry weight: 185kg (408lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB): 211 kg (465 lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height: Adjustable 795 – 820 mm (31.30 – 32.28 in)
Wheelbase: 1,485 mm (58.46 in)
Trail: 86.5 mm (3.41 in)
Fuel tank capacity: 16,5 l – (4.36 US gal)
Number of seats: Dual seat
Type: Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1,198 cc (72.9 cu in)
Bore x Stroke: 106 x 67.9 mm (4.17 x 2.67 in)
Compression ratio: 13.0:1
Power: 108 kW (147 hp) @ 9,250 rpm *
Torque: 124 Nm (91 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm *
* The power/torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.
Fuel injection: Electronic fuel injection system, full Ride-by-Wire system, equivalent diameter 56 oval throttle bodies
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminium covers and end caps
Gearbox: 6 speed
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z41
Clutch: Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.