Back in 1993 Ducati made a sharp turn from the aerodynamic, crouch-encouraging, faring-slicked superbike, and introduced the Monster to the world. The naked sport bike remains the company’s biggest commercial success and now it’s time to celebrate twenty-five years of Il Mostro. So this fall you’ll get to see the release of a limited, numbered edition of the ionic motorcycle.
The Monster 1200 25th Anniversario is flying Italian flag livery which goes nicely with its gold-colored steel tube frame and set of Marchesini forged gold-colored rims. The liquid-cooled twin-cylinder Testastretta engine puts out 147 hp and 91 lb-ft of torque on a bike with a dry weight of 406 pounds. Öhlins made the rear shock as well as the 48mm stems up front. The electrics package gives you three riding modes — sport, touring, and urban and you also get Ducati Quick Shift for clutch-free shifting. The bike’s machined-from-solid parts include mirrors, handlebar weights, frame plugs and gas cap, while the carbon fiber heat guard on the exhaust and mudguards in front and back bring the weight down.
Only five-hundred will roll off the Borgo Panigale production line, each one progressively numbered on the frame. So if you want one, get in line. Or wait to see what they do with the thirtieth anniversary, because with 300,000 Monsters and counting, the bike shows no signs of slowing down. Learn more now at Ducati.