For 2020, Ducati rolled the Monster 1200 S into a paint booth and applied a fresh black-on-black color scheme—a striking combination of gloss and matte—giving the Testastretta 11° V-twin an even more assertive presence. Mechanically, however, this liter-plus streetfighter remains unchanged from the previous model year. That’s not at all bad though. The 803, 821, and 1,198cc Monsters are some of Ducati’s most popular models, and the 1200 S is the patriarch of the family, a true naked-bike steamroller at home on boulevard or back road. There’s a great top-end rush, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear to keep this nimble handler well-composed, and Brembo four-piston M50 calipers up front for responsive, reliable stopping performance.