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Is The Ducati Monster 821 Stealth a Final Farewell?

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If I was a betting man, I would put money down that this is the last model year for the Monster 821. I say this because Ducati just debuted at EICMA the Ducati Monster 821 Stealth – a special edition version of the popular street bike.

Beyond the obviously dark paint job, the 2019 Ducati Monster 821 Stealth offers a few improvements over your run-of-the-mill Monster 821.

First up are the adjustable 43mm Kayaba forks (the standard Monster 821 forks are non-adjustable). Then, there is the nose fairing/windscreen. And lastly, Ducati has installed an up/down quickshifter on the Stealth model.

The rest of the Ducati Monster 821 Stealth follows the other models in the family, with a 107hp (80 kW) v-twin engine

The Monster 821 is not the most intriguing model in Ducati’s lineup of motorcycles, but it is the only machine still with a 821cc v-twin engine. We expect that to change, however, with a “950” version of the bike coming out next year.

Until then, Ducati seems intent to make some money and sell some more units of the Monster 821, before it gives way to the Euro5 regulations that start taking effect in 2020. As for a final goodbye, the Monster 821 Stealth looks like an attractive send-off.

Source: Ducati

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Jensen Beeler

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