Have a look at photos and images of Ducati’s new Monster 1200 R.
- A new color display with crisper fonts was fitted. It is still difficult to read in direct sunlight.
- The shotgun-style mufflers are all-new. Not only do they flow more spent gasses, they look and sound better too, compared to the standard Monster 1200.
- The Monster 1200 R’s tail section is sharper and its seat gets special seat cover with premium red stitching.
- The Monster 1200 R retails for $18,695.
- The Monster 1200 R is capable of higher lean angles courtesy of taller suspension components raising ride height by 15mm.
- With its more standard and less demanding (compared to a sportbike) riding position, the Monster 1200 R can be categorized as a gentlemen’s Panigale.
- Ducati continues to fine-tune fuel and ignition mapping and we’re pleased with the feel and response of its ride-by-wire throttle.
- The Monster 1200 R’s clutch and transmission performed without flaw, however, considering its price point, it should include an electronic quickshifter.
- The ‘S’ Monster 1200 was never a slouch, but the R-spec machine is sharper and more adept at corner attacks.
- The 1200 R’s L-Twin gets extra compression via thinner gaskets. Ducati claims a 10% increase in horsepower and 5% increase in torque over its ‘S’ model.
- The ‘R’ expands on the original water-cooled Monster 1200 concept with a few key enhancements.
- The Ducati Monster 1200 R adds features more power and revised ergonomics.