Monster 1200

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2014 Monster 1200. MSRP $13,495.00

Shape and function

The performance and fluidity of the new Testastretta 11° DS engine, the versatility of the three Riding Modes, the comfort of the adjustable seat and passenger handles make the Monster 1200 a bike that is capable of adapting to any occasion, so that you can follow your instincts in every situation. The unmistakeable Monster design is truly iconic and means there is no limit to your enjoyment.

The new Monster 1200 family is powered by the second generation of Testastretta 11° DS engine, smoother and with dual spark plugs and a secondary air system. Dual Spark (DS) ignition uses two plugs per cylinder to ensure complete combustion in a very short time. A secondary air system similar to that of the 1199 Panigale has been introduced to optimise operation and reduce cyclic combustion variability without affecting emissions. A controlled flow of fresh air is supplied to the exhaust duct to enable complete oxidisation of hot unburnt gases, to effectively reduce hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels.

The Testastretta 11° DS engine that equips the new Monster 1200 family is unique to those bikes, as its structure is engineered to be a structural element of the frame; moreover, the air intake and exhaust have been tuned to give increased torque at low-medium rpm (ducts, intake manifolds, throttle bodies and pipes have a smaller diameter to deliver an incredible torquey character).

The 1200 cc Testatstretta 11° DS engine is available in two different power variants: the Monster 1200 delivers 100,7 kW (135 CV) of power @ 8.750 rpm and 118 Nm (12,0 kgm) of torque @ 7.250 rpm, while the Monster 1200 S features a dedicated RbW mapping allowing 108,2 kW (145 hp) of power @ 8,750 rpm and 124,5 Nm (91.8 lb-ft) of torque @ 7,250 rpm.

The new Monster 1200 range features a totally redefined size, and ergonomics designed to offer “one-bike-in-the-garage” versatility.

The new Monster size ensures ample accomodations even for a rider 185 cm tall and a passenger 175 cm tall, also allowing baggage to be loaded without compromises.

The seat position is very comfortable, allowing long distance riding if desired; the riding position is upright thanks to a high handlebar fixed close to the rider; and a passenger seat with easily removed cover, low passenger footpegs, and integrated passenger handles welcome anyone the rider wishes to bring along.

Technical specification

Engine

Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio
12.5:1
▂Power
100.7 kW (135 hp) @ 8,750 rpm
▂Torque
118 Nm (87 lb-ft) @ 7,250 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection system, 53mm throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers

Transmission

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
Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.

Chassis

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinders head
Front suspension
43mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel
10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre
120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear suspension
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
10-spoke in light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tyre
190/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Front wheel travel
130mm (5.1in)
Rear wheel travel
152mm (5.9in)
Front brake
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo M4-32 callipers, 4-pistons, radial pump with ABS as standard
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation
Colour TFT display

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight
182kg (401lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
209Kg (461lb)
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 785 – 810 mm (30.9 – 31.9)
Wheelbase
1511mm (59.5in)
Rake
24,3°
Trail
93.2mm (3.7in)
Fuel tank capacity
17.5l – (4.6 US gal)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Equipments

Riding modes,Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, passanger handles and seat cover, ready for anti-theft system and DDA

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