Ducati has unveiled a new “black on black” Monster 1200 S in the lead-up to a whole fleet of new models expected to be rolled out next month.
By “black on black” they mean alternating gloss black and matt black parts, offset by flashes of red on the rims.
Ducati Australia has not yet advised when the bike will arrive or pricing, but we expect it will be here in the next month with a slight premium over the base price.
Current Monster rideaway pricing:
- Monster 1200 $22,990
- Monster 1200 S Red $ 26,990
- Monster 1200 S Liquid Concrete Grey $ 27,190
- Monster 1200 R Red $ 30,190
All Monster 1200 models are powered by the Testastretta 11° DS engine with 109kW.
They feature Ride by Wire system and inertial platform, which provide ABS Cornering, Traction Control and Wheelie Control functions.
The S versions provide a sports boost with fully adjustable 48mm Öhlins forks and rear Öhlins monoshock, dual 330mm Brembo discs and Brembo M50 monobloc calipers and an up & down quickshifter.
Cosmetically they have three Y-spoke wheels, a carbon fibre front mudguard, daytime running lights and LED indicators.
Ducati certainly needs the stimulus of new models as its sales have stalled in 2019, down 0.6%.
The biggest drops were in Asia and Latin America where Ducati has invested heavily including a factory in Thailand to make Scramblers and assemble bikes for the local market.