2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S – Moar Monster

11/04/2013 @ 8:23 am, by Jensen Beeler21 COMMENTS


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.


















Source: Ducati

  • I like this one too!

  • John o

    Unfortunately, I’ve never liked the styling of any stock, liquid cooled Monster. There’s something about the radiator placement that messes up the negative space at the front.

    I realize it’d be too expensive, and probably impractical, but I love the radiator placement on the Vyrus


  • Willie

    I need to see more pics, But it does not look finished. very disappointing details. The stamped plastic tank, where seat-tank meet, the bolt holding the top radiator. Naked does not mean exposed.

  • Tom Baxter

    Ducati’s entire goal with this bike seems strange. Its about 20% less cost and 10hp less than the Streetfighter S was back in 2010. That model was not a sales success. I know the Monster line had water cooled bikes for years before the SF, but this seems to be replowing old, not too fertile, ground. Perhaps the entire Monster line is going to water cooling and this is the typical effort to harvest the biggest prices first, before letting loose the less expensive, smaller variants. Still seems like an ugly SF to me.

  • Norm G.

    re: “The stamped plastic tank, where seat-tank meet”

    bologna’s already seen this movie, rest assured, that’s ain’t plastic.

  • Rob

    Having seen the bike in the flesh, I can attest to the quality being fantastic. Standing next to an 1199 you get to soak in all the details and quality bits, this Monster gives that same feeling…I cannot wait to ride it!

  • proudAmerican

    I’ve never been too keen on the air-cooled Monsters, and the Street Fighter was hideous IMHO.

    But, this bike looks very nice to me, and the horsepower numbers are impressive.

  • M

    So much want….

  • ML

    I’m going to sell/trade in my 696 for this one… this is looking too good to pass up.

  • TonyC

    Great evolution of the Monster line and a great revival of the liquid-cooled S4R. It will do wonders for Ducati. But does this signal the end of the streetfighter line?

  • matt

    Great biking coverage as ever… I love how the Monster has evolved over time, the latest redesign has become its own bike, as iconic as the original.

    But after reading it countless times in many articles, PLEASE stop using the word ‘Moar’. Written by a 23 year old… its not cool.

    It immediately degenerates the everything that follows into some sort of 13 year old’s Youtube comment.

    Your journalism is better than this.

  • hawkman647

    Looks like they need to cut about a foot off the wheel base. Swingarm looks real loooonnngggg.

  • Westward

    I like it, but I’ll wait for the 899 version…

  • Quiet American

    Wheelbase at 59.5 inches is just right for my needs. It will have a nice mix of sport and stability. It is funny how subtle revisions of a twenty year old Galluzzi design look better than about anything else available in 2014.

  • Tom

    Sweet bike. They finally got rid of that silver splitter bar that goes horizontally across the center of the headlight. That was pure stupid and hideous.

  • AC

    Man, guess I’m the only one who thinks it looks terrible. The tiny trellis frame, the awkward tank shape, the weird little finishing around the oil cooler.

    Manages to look neither as classic as a Monster or as purposely aggressive as the Streetfighter.

  • I like it in white, but I wish they had painted the frame white, instead of that ugly brown. The red is more aesthetically balanced for this reason.

  • Bill S

    I cant wait to see 0-60, 0-100, and 1/4 mile times. I’m buying this or a streetfighter S. I love this bike.

  • renhan

    it’s not yet a monster

  • p95

    Another swing and a miss. Nice tank, tail section blows

  • p95

    That is too say, I hate the tank as well. WTF