Thursday, September 25, 2008

First official pics: 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 and 1100S


The 2009 Ducati Monster 1100S (left) and Monster 1100 (right). Time to hit the troll road again...

Pics: Motoblog

The much rumoured, awaited and anticipated Ducati Monster 1100 is finally here. No more Photoshop jobs – this is the real item. The bike will be available in two versions – the standard 1100 (which weights 169kg) and the 1100S (which weighs in at 168 kilos).

Both, the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 and 1100S get a brand-new single-sided swingarm, while the 1100S also gets higher-spec Öhlins suspension, gold-painted wheels and carbonfibre front fender. Both the bikes are fitted with the same 1100cc v-twin, which makes 95bhp at 7,500rpm and 10.5Kgm of torque at 6,000rpm.

Ducati will officially unveil the bike in Cologne, at the Intermot Show, on the 8th of October. Details on pricing and availability to follow soon…



We'd like another 30-40bhp, but the Monster 1100 is still the coolest Monster ever...

Update (29th Sep 2008): Ducati Monster 1100 riding impression

MCN's Trevor Franklin got to ride the new Monster 1100 in the mountains around Cannes, South of France. Here are some excerpts from he has to say about the bike:

"Much like the 696 that appeared earlier in the year, Ducati have gone through every component and changed it for the better. From small details like clutch actuation – it is much lighter at the lever – to the beautifully sand-cast single-sided swingarm. The unmistakable booming engine noise is still with us at high rpm, too."

"To keep this new bike in the same mould as the original M900, the ride quality is exemplary – the Showa forks and Sachs rear shock work in perfect harmony. The new Monster 1100 lives for mountain roads and through town maneuverability. And considering it’s an air-cooled lump, it is surprisingly tractable and punchy..."

Also see Motorcycle Daily's Monster 1100 first ride report here


The first Ducati Monster 1100 video...

Also see:
2009 Ducati 1198 and 1198S confirmed...
One-off special: Ducati 1098 Senna...
Nicky Hayden to ride for Ducati in 2009...
Ducati 1098 vs 999: Doug Polen decides which is best!
Ducati PS1000 LE: Paul Smart rides again...
Face-off: Ducati 1098 vs Lamborghini Gallardo...
Martini Racing Ducati 1098S...
Steffano Motorcycles’ Ducati 999-based Café9...

2 comments:

Phil H said...

What ever happened to the supposed Hypermotard 695 / 696?

Anonymous said...

So, F&F says they'd like another 30 or 40hp? Do they not know about the Monster S4R?

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