2015 Ducati Monster 821 Revealed

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Just over six months after Ducati revealed its Monster 1200 at EICMA, the Italian manufacturer announced another new liquid-cooled member to its naked roadster line. Sharing the same 90° V-Twin engine as the Hyperstrada and Hypermotard, the new Monster 821 shares many design cues with its 1198cc sibling.

The 821cc Testastretta 11° engine, claiming 112 hp and 65.9 ft-lb., is housed in a steel trellis frame similar to that on the Monster 1200. The exhaust routing is also similar to the larger Monster, ending in similar stacked twin silencers on the right side.

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The double-sided swingarm is one significant difference to the Monster 1200′s single-sided swingarm. Other visual differences include a tail-mounted license plate holder and the lack of a chin spoiler. Ducati claims a dry weight of 395.7 pounds. Ducati did not specify the seat height but did note that it is adjustable.

The Monster 821 comes with a ride-by-wire throttle control system that offers three ride modes, an eight-level traction control system and three-level anti-lock brake system.

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The 2015 Ducati Monster 821 will start arriving in dealerships in July. Ducati will offer the 821 in Red with a red frame and black wheels or Star White Silk with a red frame and matte red wheels, both with color-matched seat covers. Ducati is also producing a Monster 821 Dark with black frame and glossy black wheels.

UPDATE: In the U.S., Ducati will offer the Red and Star White Silk Monster 821 for $11,495 while the Dark version comes in at $10,995.

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