Ducati Monster 821 Gets Updated for 2018

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Ducati is set to release five new models at this year’s EICMA show, and it is giving us a sneak peak at one of the first of those machines: the 2018 Ducati Monster 821.

The basic mechanics of the previous Monster 821 remain the same, but for the new year, the Italian brand has revised the Ducati Monster 821 to look more like its bigger sibling, the Ducati Monster 1200.

As such, the fuel tank and tail of the Monster 821 have been changed, along with the bike’s exhaust and headlight. Ducati has also added a full color TFT display to the Monster 821, which shows selected gears and fuel status.

For accessories, Ducati has also included an optional up/down quickshifter, along with the Ducati Multimedia System.

The changes are a move forward for the Monster 821, in our opinion, and help modernize the 821 platform – something that was needed after Ducati updated the 1200 platform last year.

As you may have already noticed from the photos also, the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 comes in the classic yellow livery. It is still available in red and black color schemes as well.

The rest of the package keeps the 109hp engine, ABS, ride-by-wire riding modes, and traction control – making for an attractive roadster model for riders with $11,995 burning in their pockets.

Source: Ducati