Earlier this month, it appears Ducati setup a Twitter account to promote the Monster brand, and for the past couple of weeks the tweets have been fairly mundane. However, the latest cropping of 140 character messages reveal that the company is ready to spill some of the secrets of its upcoming water-cooled Monster.
We have already seen Ducati’s teaser for this bike, and it has been “caught testing” on more than one occasion already. We know the bike uses Ducati’s Testastretta 11° engine, and thus will be a water cooled machine. The lines of the street bike are very similar to those of the Monster line, though this “Monster 1200″ appears to sit a bit higher, and presumably would slot in approximately where the Streetfighter 1098 once resided.
Teasing now photos of a Testastretta 11° clutch cover, it seems other photos (and video: #1, #2, & #3) by the “InstinctMonster” Twitter account could be of the new street bike as well. And with that, let the great media hype begin. Thanks for the tip Python4933!
Source: Instinct Monster (Twitter)