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2011 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO First Look

Monday, November 1, 2010
Ducati Monster 1100 EVO First Look
The Ducati Monster 1100 EVO features more power, lighter weight, standard ABS and traction control.
Ducati’s Diavel takes center stage at Milan, but the Bolognese firm also revealed upgrades to its large Monster. The 2011 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO is lighter and more powerful, now featuring standard ABS and Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

The latest EVO to join the Ducati line, the new Monster 1100 EVO wrings extra horsepower out of the air-cooled L-Twin. The Desmodue Evolusione Twin still features the same internal architecture, with a 98mm bore, 71.5mm stroke and 1078cc displacement. The two-valve Desmodromic cylinder head changes, however, with more aggressive cam profiles increasing valve lift. The shape of the inlet ports and combustion chamber have also been altered with new pistons as well. The revisions bump compression up to 11.3:1 (from 10.7:1). It also adds five extra horsepower, with its 100 hp claim notable as the first two-valve Ducati to reach 100 ponies.


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If the new 2-1-2 exhaust system looks familiar, it’s from reading our Ducati Diavel first look article, as the aluminum silencers look identical (albeit with a different cap). Routing of the new exhaust is strikingly different from last year’s undertail system, with both headers curving to the right side of the bike before exiting out the stacked aluminum mufflers.

Perhaps the biggest change to the Monster 1000 EVO is the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), which comes as standard kit. The DSP consists of ABS and Ducati’s production traction control system which made its debut on the Superbike line but is filtering down to the street lineup. The DTC is available for the first time on a Monster with the 1100 EVO. The Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system is available as an accessory.
Ducati Monster 1100 EVO First Look
Ducati Monster 1100 EVO First Look

New 10-spoke wheels replace the five-spoke units on the 2010 models, with Pirelli Diablo Rosso remaining the OE tire. Brembo binders now come with ABS as standard, available as an option on previous models. The front stoppers are dual 320mm rotors clamped by radial-mount, four-piston Brembo calipers. The rear is a single 245mm disc and two-piston caliper.

Suspension up front comes via a 43mm, fully adjustable Marzocchi fork, with last year’s units sourcing a Showa fork in the base model and Ohlins unit in the S model. A Sachs monoshock returns for rear suspension duties, adjustable for preload and rebound.

Dry weight is 373 pounds (claimed). This is identical to the previous standard version, but comparable updates, like the ABS, bumped the 2010 models weight claim up by five pounds.

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MCUSA Bart   March 23, 2011 09:13 AM
Chingo696, expect a first ride review soon, possibly next month.
chingo696   March 22, 2011 10:47 PM
When will Motorcycle USA test ride the new Monster 1100 EVO. IM looking forward to hear how the Bike performs. I currently have a 696 and love it! So Cant wait for the 1100 EVO to get to the Dealers!
Giovanni -liked better the 1100S non evo  January 8, 2011 07:25 AM
ABS should not be for sport bikes like this. Braking is a good part of the fun and the ABS kills all the art of it... if you are good in braking you will do better than ABS. I think the ABS is good only for people that ride the bike for few months a year. Otherwise it is extra weight for killing the fun of braking. The traction control is great for 150 hP or more on the track but does not make any sense on this bike. The pipes are nice but with the old one you had a clear view of the nice back weel. I like the withe stripe on the tank.
L -Nooooo  December 29, 2010 12:49 AM
They were crazy to reduce the fuel tank by 1.5 litres. 13.5L tank for an 1100 ?? Come on. And ABS and traction control are just added weight. They should be optional. I thought the concept for monster was 'less is more'. They've just added a bunch of electronics and you don't need and reduced the fuel tank size. On top of that the side exhaust cans look nice, but the pipes look like a mess. The old 1100 has nice clean lines from pipe to exhaust. Give me the old monster 1100!
Mike -MSRP  November 16, 2010 02:03 PM
Really can't wait to see what this things gonna cost us. The Hypermotard 1100 evo was the same price as the Monster 1100. Crossing my fingers that prices will stay steady.
r -Love  November 6, 2010 07:44 AM
I really love this new Monster, but I never liked the styling of mufflers on last years Monster.
Steve -Rearsets  November 2, 2010 03:40 AM
Hooray the unipeg is gone! These new monsters are among my favorite styled bikes of all time, but their one piece rearset was the ugliest thing ever!
RET -Low exhaust is nice!!  November 2, 2010 03:18 AM
Getting rid of the high mounted exhaust makes the bike so much better looking!!

Hopefully the next new Ducati model will be the 848 Multistrada.
Steve N. -Wet Clutch  November 2, 2010 12:36 AM
The Ducati website shows a wet slipper clutch similar to the 696 and 796. So long for dry clutches for the Monster. http://www.ducatiusa.com/bikes/monster/1100__evo_/index.do