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Last Updated : May 02, 2018 12:38 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Ducati's Monster 821: A look at the Italian motorcycle maker's latest launch in India

The Ducati Monster 821 is a homage to the old and proven Monster 900 which has ruled the roads and the hearts of its fans for last 25 years. Here are the features and pictures of Ducati’s latest sports bike as it gets ready to hit the Indian roads:

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The motorcycle sports the familiar design aspects — volumes, silhouette, tank and headlight are true to the original lines of the bike born in 1993. However, they have been retouched with a “modern flair”. Similar to the first Monster, the 821’s tank also comes with a fastening hook.
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The motorcycle sports the familiar design aspects — volumes, silhouette, tank and headlight are true to the original lines of the bike born in 1993. However, they have been retouched with a “modern flair”. Similar to the first Monster, the 821’s tank also comes with a fastening hook.

The Monster 821 sports, not surprisingly, has a 821-cc electronic fuel injection Testastretta 11° engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox which provides a power output of 80 kW (109 hp) @ 9,250 rpm and a torque of 86 Nm (8.8 kgm/63 lb-ft ) @ 7,750 rpm.
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The Monster 821 sports, not surprisingly, has a 821-cc electronic fuel injection Testastretta 11° engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox which provides a power output of 80 kW (109 hp) @ 9,250 rpm and a torque of 86 Nm (8.8 kgm/63 lb-ft ) @ 7,750 rpm.

The motorcycle from the reputed Italian maker has a wheelbase (distance between centres of both wheels) of 1.48 m, which is in sync with its sister bikes. Ducati tends to use longer wheelbase for greater engine capacity in Monster bikes for added off-road stability.
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The motorcycle from the reputed Italian maker has a wheelbase (distance between centres of both wheels) of 1.48 m, which is in sync with its sister bikes. Ducati tends to use longer wheelbase for greater engine capacity in Monster bikes for added off-road stability.

The seat height of the motorcycle is adjustable by 2.5 cm, in the range of 785 mm - 810 mm. It weighs 195 kg (without fuel). The tank capacity is 16.5 litres. The bike has a range of 305 kilometres on a full tank with a fuel consumption rate of 5.4 litres per 100 km.
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The seat height of the motorcycle is adjustable by 2.5 cm, in the range of 785 mm - 810 mm. It weighs 195 kg (without fuel). The tank capacity is 16.5 litres. The bike has a range of 305 kilometres on a full tank with a fuel consumption rate of 5.4 litres per 100 km.

Among the safety features, the motorcycle comes with Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control DTC). A TFT colour display is installedmounted to keep track of bike’s vitals.
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Among the safety features, the motorcycle comes with Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch ABS + Ducati Traction Control DTC). A TFT colour display is installedmounted to keep track of bike’s vitals.

The maker promises a long maintenance interval for the bike, with calls for an oil change every 15,000 Km (or 12 months) and valve clearance control every 30,000 km. The company offers a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
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The maker promises a long maintenance interval for the bike, with calls for an oil change every 15,000 Km (or 12 months) and valve clearance control every 30,000 km. The company offers a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.

The sports vehicle emits 125 g/km CO2 and is based on Euro 4 emission standards. The company clarifies that the bike will be available only for countries where Euro 4 applies. India follows its own standard (BS), and the proposed BS VI standard which kicks in this year is based on Euro 6 which is a higher standard than Euro 4.
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The sports vehicle emits 125 g/km CO2 and is based on Euro 4 emission standards. The company clarifies that the bike will be available only for countries where Euro 4 applies. India follows its own standard (BS), and the proposed BS VI standard which kicks in this year is based on Euro 6 which is a higher standard than Euro 4.

The bike is available globally in three colour variants — red, black and yellow — the bike that was launched digitally has been priced at Rs 9.51 lakh in India.
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The bike is available globally in three colour variants — red, black and yellow — the bike that was launched digitally has been priced at Rs 9.51 lakh in India.

First Published on May 2, 2018 12:03 pm
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