Ducati Monster launches new 1200R, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS the world of two wheels

Ducati has used the Geneva Motor Show to present a new beast. It is called 1200R Ducati Monster and the Ducati Monster most powerful and radical ever launched . The ultimate expression of sportiness without fairing Ducati a naked able to boot the stickers to almost all modern supercars and it should be in the collection of the most powerful super naked at the time. The starting point is the Monster 1200, on which have been practiced numerous modifications engine and chassis.

The most potent Testastretta

The braking equipment is the same as a Ducati 1299 Panigale.

The engine of the Ducati Monster 1200R is a two-cylinder Testastretta L and desmodromic distribution. Compared with the Monster 1200S engine, it has 10% more power and torque almost 6% higher. We speak of 9,250 rpm to 160 hp and 131 Nm of torque up to 7,750 rpm. All this from a displacement of 1.2 liters, a water-cooled engine. The increase in power with respect to the 1200S (+15 hp) has been possible thanks to a higher compression ratio – 13: 1 – inter alia


Although Ducati has created a machine that feels at home on the track, they also know that most of the drivers do not tread a Monster circuits frequently, so the pair on bass and midrange is strong enough . Power is run by chain to the rear axle, with a gearbox six relations with a reinforced clutch plates anti rebound. The chassis is clearly the highest level, but it will discuss in a few lines.

The ABS and traction control are standard on the 1200R Ducati Monster.

Because we are up to the Monster with the highest seat of the range, which allows tilt angles worthy curve of a superbike, as images provided by Ducati testify. Of course, this is also possible thanks to the high performance tires Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, reaching the rear wheel 205 mm section, mounted on ultra lightweight Marchesini wheels magnesium. A Trellis chassis type Öhlins suspension front line, on both axes meet.

Suspension adjustable in rebound and compression, with Brembo Monoblock M50 330 mm in diameter on the front axle – with six-piston caliper, no less – and a disc 245 mm rear. The ABS and traction control are standard and are associated with a driving mode selector, where you can choose from Touring, Sport and Urban. In the Urban mode power is limited to 100 hp, while in Sport mode the settings are at their most aggressive mode.

Its curb weight is only 180 kg. We talked about a featherweight for a bike like this.

In addition you can independently control the entrance of ABS and traction control, and disconnect the complete – only for the brave. is a radical bike Aesthetically . A cosmetic Monster 1200 – with its tremendous dual exhaust – carbon fiber details and a small side wing with the letter R framed well add. It is definitely an impressive Ducati bike that places not so far from beasts like the KTM Super Duke 1290R and its 180 horsepower.

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