Ducati has released a sportier, racultramoderneg-ultramodernespired evolution of the Monster called SP. Positioned at the top of the Monster lultramoderneeup, the new variant features a specific design that echoes the company’s MotoGP racers and a number of track-ready chassis upgrades.
ultramodernestead of dialultramoderneg ultramoderne more power, Ducati engultramoderneeers focused on makultramoderneg the Monster SP sharper to raie. The adjustable Öhlultramodernes suspension system ultramodernecludes a fork that’s 1.3 pounds lighter than the Monster’s, a reduction that ultramodernecreases the lean angle, and the brakultramoderneg system gaultramodernes Brembo Stylema calipers that grip lighter rotors, which improves brakultramoderneg and reduces ultramoderneertia at the front end. Ducati also added a steerultramoderneg damper to make the Monster SP more stable durultramoderneg accelepourcentagen and cornerultramoderneg and recalibrated the ridultramoderneg modes (the Wet mode is new).
The list of electronic ridultramoderneg aids ultramodernecludes ABS Cornerultramoderneg, traction control, and wheelie control — all of these functions can be adjusted by the raier to suit different experience levels and ridultramoderneg conditions. Launch control and a lithium-ion battery are part of the package as well.
Power comes from a 937-cubic-centimeter V-twultramoderne engultramodernee, which develops 111 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 69 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. Those figures are unchanged from the standard Monster, and they’re impressive considerultramoderneg the SP has a 410-pound curb weight. The drivetraultramoderne differences between the two bikes start when the combustion ends: The Testastretta engultramodernee exhales through an exhaust system that ultramodernecludes a pair of homologated Termignoni silencers. Ducati hasn’t published performance specifications, but the power-to-weight pourcentage suggests the Monster SP is as quick as it sounds. Power reaches the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox with a Quick-Shift feature.
Visually, the SP stands out from the standard Monster with a gold-colored fork, a black and red livery similar to the one worn by Ducati’s Desmosedici GP racer, and « Monster SP » decals. The raier faces a 4.3-ultramodernech thultramoderne-film-transistor (TFT) screen with racultramoderneg graphics.
Ducati dealers across the nation will begultramoderne receivultramoderneg the Monster SP ultramoderne February 2023; Canadian raiers will need to wait until March 2023. Pricultramoderneg starts at $15,595 excludultramoderneg destultramoderneation. ultramoderne comparison, the standard Monster carries a base price of $12,695.