2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launched In India: 5 New Exciting Features Onboard

Ducati had to discontinue its flagship offering the Monster 821 post the introduction of the BS-IV emission norms in India. True to its name, the street-fighter makes a comeback following a hiatus of more than 2 years. The 2018 avatar of the cleverly prized Monster 821 is laden with cosmetic updates, new features, and a BS-IV compliant powertrain. Treading on new lines, the Italian Motorcycle Manufacturer currently owned by German Automaker Audi, chose the hugely popular social media platform Twitter for the relaunch rather than the traditional physical launch.

A good example of the growing reach of Twitter. Expect more unveilings on Twitter in upcoming months. The new addition on the Monster 821 that draws immediate attention is the double barrel exhausts in tune with the strict Euro IV emission norms. Other new features on the Monster 821 are borrowed from its siblings. The Monster 821 has a slimmer rear in sync with its sibling the 900. The signature ‘Horseshoe’ LED headlight borrowed from its mightier sibling the Monster 1200 renders the much desired offbeat appeal to the naked structure. Also, the Monster 821 gets a redesigned fuel tank inspired by the larger Monster 1200 with a new lock system inspired by the original Monster 900.

The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 is all set to rock the Indian roads with these 5 new features:

1) The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 will be made available in a bright yellow shade drawing stark comparisons with the yesteryears legend the M900.

2) In terms of electronics, the monster 821 features a new full-color TFT console and three riding modes namely: Urban, Sport, and Touring. The modes add a pinch of versatility to the legend of the naked bike segment.

3) On the mechanical front, it derives power from the same liquid-cooled 821 cc L-twin Testastretta engine capable of churning out 108 bhp at 9250 rpm and 86 Nm of peak torque at 7750 rpm. It is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox enhanced by the by the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) system for clutch free gear change.

4) On the safety front, the Bike gets ABS and Traction control system. As part of the Ducati Safety Pack, the Monster 821 will have Bosch 9.1MP ABS system with three-levels and eight-level Ducati Traction Control.

5) The German-owned Italian bike claims a fuel efficiency of 18.51 km.

Further, naked bike lovers will have three colors to choose from: iconic red, black shades, and bright yellow. The bright new yellow shade is the Italian motorcycle makers tribute to the original M900 from 1993. A legend in its own right, The Ducati Monster gave birth to the concept of 'sport naked' design and since its launch in 1993 enjoyed a cult following. The exposed frame design has ever since been adopted by motorcycle manufacturers across the globe. In India, the Ducati Monster 821 will come with a slightly higher expected price tag of ₹ 9 - 10 Lakh in its segment.