It’s hard to imagine how Ducati could cram another Monster into its air-cooled street-naked line-up, let alone update the fairly fresh models already in the brand’s arsenal, yet monster.ducati.com is teasing some sort of unveiling, due out in two weeks’ time. There is not a terrible amount of information that we can glean from the tight-stretched cover over the photo Ducati is using (the exhaust can appears to be high-mounted like the 696/796, unlike the 1100 EVO), and the timing and the location for the unveil are interesting to say the least.
We have to admit we’re caught a bit off-guard about this one, and will have to reach out to our spies to see what info we can get on this revelation. Until we hear back, our best guess would be a region-specific version of the Monster that is more well-suited for riding in Southeast Asia, presumably in the 200cc-400cc engine capacity range. But again, that’s purely a guess, and it could be something as innocuous as Monster Art/Replica unveil, or better yet an EVO update for the two smaller Monsters. We’d expect those at EICMA though, so well…stay tuned.