Ducati introduces new 1100 Monsters


Standard 1100 Monster.

The re-vamp of Ducati’s Monster
line-up should now be complete with the announcement of the new Monster
1100 and 1100S for 2009.

The 1100 uses a lightened air-cooled, 1078 cc Desmo motor, with 2 valve heads, six speed box and a dry clutch. Max claimed horsepower is 95 at 7,500 rpm, with a maximum torque of 76 ft-lb at 6,000 rpm.

The usual Duacti Trellis frame uses a new aluminium single sided swing arm with 43 mm USD forks up front. Overall ride height is 40 mm up (with a seat height of 810 mm) on the 696 Monster for greater clearance and therefore increased lean angles.


S version gets a few trinkets.

Braking is by twin four piston calipers and 320 mm discs up front and a
single two piston caliper and 245 mm disc out back. Wheels are
aluminium 17 inchers with Y-spokes. At 168.6 kg (371 lb) for the 1100
and a kilo less for the 1100S, they’re 8 kg less than the S2R 1000 and
are even
undercutting high-tech 600 sport bikes for weight.

The Monster 1100S shares the basic layout of the standard but has fancier Ohlins suspension, aluminum front disc brake holders and a spattering of carbon fibre (cam belt covers, silencer guards, front fender) to save that 1 kg of weight. Oh, and the wheels come in a gold colour.

Body/frame colour options are red, silver/red and black for the standard, and red or white/black for the S version. No word yet on Canadian pricing.



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