Ducati Monster 1200
- Engine: 1198 Cc
- Mileage: 35 Kmpl
- Power: 135 bhp
- Weight: 209 Kg
Ducati Monster 1200 Price in India
- New Age Monster Range
- Liquid Cooled Engine Produces Great Performance
- Stunning To Look At
- Cant Match The Character Of Old Air Cooled Engine
Ducati Monster 1200 Overview
So what does it take to head a family that has the brightest and the most talented kids on the planet? Well, a more talented individual who knows how to stay cool come what may. Probably that's why this monster was given a water-cooled unit instead of usual air cooled ones. Introduced in November 2013, it was meant to replace the 1100 EVO that was air-cooled and delivered 100 bhp at the crank. And Ducati loves to take the word 'upgradation' a bit more seriously. The new avatar is more bad-ass than ever, shares its engine with satans like Diavel and Multistrada and has 35 more horses in its stable than the 1100 EVO. It weighs close to 209 kgs but feels half of it on corners. The TFT instrument cluster is compact and offers three different layouts that represent three different modes one can choose from - Sport, Touring and Urban. The eight level DTC and Brembo's three level Bosch ABS come standard and can be turned off. Seeing it for the first time might make it difficult for you to believe the amount of technology and the electricals Ducati has shoved in it to make it safer without losing out on the aggression.
Ducati Monster 1200 Engine & Transmission
The engine looks as exotic as the bike itself. The engine is 1,198 cc that delivers a mouth watering 135 bhp at 8,750 rpm and the torque thing is around 118 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The bike is not meant to rock and roll, and has linear delivery in low and mid range where the bike really shows what it is capable of. Engine is very refined and has literally bridged the gap between a sporty and a comfortable motorcycle. The unison of the power and wheel happens with the help of a six speed gearbox and a hydraulically actuated slipper clutch which might make your powerslide around a corner a little less scary.
Ducati Monster 1200 Mileage
Such bikes are never considered as one time investments. They need your money, blood and pride along with the 97 octane fuel to keep running forever. Monster is no exception. The tank, with a capacity of 17.5 litres, when full can give you access to 240 kms of jealous roads. I don't know if it's a good figure considering it is a Monster and keeping a Monster happily fed in today's world is something only the rich can afford.
Ducati Monster 1200 Performance and Handling
When the counterparts are delivering 160 bhp and above, Ducati decided not to get involved in the brawl and behave just like a gentleman. The Monster 1200 delivers 135 bhp in a linear, non threatening manner (thankfully). In sports mode, a little flick of the throttle can make it look as if the bike has been propelled by a giant catapult and you might end up with your eye balls at the back of your head. The longer wheelbase make it less wheelie prone which is going to get mixed reactions from the riders. A 190/55 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II at the rear and a 120/70 at the front, and 2x320 mm semi-floating discs at the front and a 245 mm disc at rear are enough to make sure that you don't launch yourself in space unless you want it.
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