Preview of the Ducati Monster 1100

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The Monster saved Ducati from the brink of bankruptcy and has become the bread winner in Bologna, accounting for more than half of Ducati’s sales worldwide. With the advent of the 1098 series replacing the 999, it was only a matter of time before the Monster got a similar displacement increase. That matter time, is of course…now. 

Ducati has given a preview of the new Monster in Cologne, price and time of release still to be determined, but Feburary 2009 is likely.

More pictures and specs after the jump.


Monster 1100

Frame  Tubular steel trellis frame 
Wheelbase  1450mm / 57.1in 
Rake  24° 
Front suspension  Showa 43mm fully adjustable upside-down forks. 
Front wheel travel  130mm / 5.1in 
Front brake  2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper 
Front wheel  Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17 
Front tyre  120/70 ZR17 
Rear suspension  Progressive with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock 
Rear wheel travel  148mm / 5.8in 
Rear brake  245mm disc, 2-piston caliper 
Rear wheel  Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50×17 
Rear tyre  180/55 ZR 17 
Fuel tank capacity  15 l (of which 3,5 l reserve) / 3.8 US gal (of which 0.9 US gal reserve) 
Weight *  169 Kg / 373 lbs 
Seat height  810 mm / 31.9in 
Instruments  Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, air temperature, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, overrev, immobilizer. Read 
Warranty  2 years unlimited mileage 
Body colours (frame/wheels)  Red (Red / Silver) – Silver (Red / Silver) – Black (Black – Silver) 
Versions Dual seat 
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid. 
Type  L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled 
Displacement  1078 cc 
Bore x Stroke  98 x 71.5 mm 
Compression Ratio  10,7:1 
Power*  69,8 kW – 95 hp @ 7.500 rpm 
Torque*  10,5kgm – 75,9lb-ft @ 6.000 rpm 
Fuel injection  Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body 
Exhaust  2 aluminum mufflers 
Emissions  Euro3 
Gearbox  6 speed 
Ratios  1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28 
Primary drive  Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1 
Final drive  Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39 
Clutch  Dry multiplate with hydraulic control 
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer