It seems Ducati is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to its 2010 model line. Getting some EICMA love, the 2010 Ducati Monster 696 and 2010 Ducati Monster 1100 will feature an option for an anti-lock braking system (ABS), as well as some other minor updates. More on this after the jump.
To the tune of $1000, you can now get either your 2010 Ducati Monster 696 or 2010 Ducati Monster 1100, in either base or “S” form, with ABS brakes. Thus, making 2010 the first time ABS has been offered on the Monster line.
Other changes for 2010 include longer exhaust heat shields, which will cut-down on branding your passangers’ legs as they exit off the vehicle. Also, the 2010 Ducati Monster 696 comes with new engine casings that shed 2.6lbs off the bike’s weight, while the 2010 Ducati Monster 1100 comes with new the new “Silvergrey” cylinder coating.
Ducati has also revised the control mechanisms, and now the Monster series features 4-point brake and clutch levers to better suit all hand sizes.