At the 2016 EICMA show, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said that so many changes had come to the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 line, that the updated motorcycles were effectively all-new machines.
We are not so certain about that, but you cannot deny that the Monster 1200 gets a sizable update for the 2017 model year.
At the head of those changes is a revised Testastretta 11° DS v-twin engine for the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 and 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 S, which makes 150hp and 93 lbs•ft of torque.
As a result, this means that the base model Ducati Monster 1200 gets a 15hp increase, while the Ducati Monster 1200 S gets a 5hp bump. The Monster 1200 R continues to lead the line with its 160hp unit, and all three Monster 1200 variants are now Euro4 compliant.
Chassis changes have also come to the Monster 1200, with Ducati adding a shortened single-sided swingarm (-1″) to the Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S, along with new rider pegs, which now are separate from the passenger pegs.
The electronics on the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 benefits from the implementation of an inertial measurement unit (IMU), which helps tune the cornering ABS and Ducati wheelie control functions, for added safety.
As you can tell from the photos, the styling for the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 has also been tweaked as well.
Available in the US starting January 2017, pricing for the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 is set at $14,695, while the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 starts at $16,995 MSRP.
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