True to Ducati form, we cannot have a base model 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 without also having a higher-spec 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S. As usual, the addition of a single letter signals the addition of more power from the 1,198cc Testastretta 11° engine, as well as high-spec suspension and braking components. Also true to form, Ducati has made some aesthetic differences between the two models.
The big change of course is in the engine, as the Ducati Monster 1200 S makes an extra 10hp over the base model, with a peak horsepower figure of 145hp and maximum torque coming in at 92 lbs•ft at 7,250.
With Öhlins suspension front and back, Monster 1200 S owners will also enjoy the machine’s 330mm discs, which are grappled by Brembo M50 calipers, which are radially mounted.
Wheels are machined cast aluminum, while the exhaust tips on the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S have been blacked-out for added effect.
Ducati’s last bit of luxury is the carbon fiber mudguard for the front. Pricing for the American market will be $15,995, available in March 2014.