Monster 821 first of 2018 Ducatis

A slightly upgraded Ducati Monster 821 is the first of five new 2018 models, including the new V4 Desmosedici, to be unveiled next month.

The other four will be unveiled live on Sunday, November 5 at 9pm (November 6, 6am AEDT) on the official Ducati website.

While the first production four-cylinder motorcycle is much anticipated, the other models may not be so exciting if they are as incremental as the upgrades to the Monster 821.

2018 Monster 821

It gets a new TFT colour LCD dash with gear position and fuel indicators, a new muffler like on the Monster 1200R and new LED headlights.

New options are the up/down Ducati quickshifter and Ducati’s Multimedia System.

Power output from the liquid-cooled twin cylinder Testastretta remains the same, but to comply with the new Euro4 emissions, torque is down 1Nm to 85Nm.

The Monster 821 has had a slight makeover to match the larger Monsters and to pay respect on the 25th anniversary of the original Monster 900, launched at the Cologne Show in October 1992.2018 Ducati Monster 821

It comes with adjustable Bosch ABS and traction control and power modes.

There different riding modes adjust the ABS, DTC and Power Modes.2018 Ducati Monster 821

Brakes are 320mm twin discs and M4-32 monobloc radial callipers from Brembo and suspension includes 43mm forks with an adjustable rear shock.

Ducati Australia has not yet revealed pricing or arrival time, but it will be available in a choice of historic yellow, red and matte black.2018 Ducati Monster 821

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