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2018 Ducati Monster 1200 S
2018 Ducati Monster 1200 S

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Ducati
Ducati
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
Monster 1200 S
Monster 1200 S
Model Code
MONSTER1200S
MONSTER1200S
Color
Ducati Red
Ducati Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment.

Rear - 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment

Front - 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment.

Rear - 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment

Wheels

Front - Y shaped 3-spoke light alloy with 'S' graphics, 3.50 x 17 in.

Rear - Y shaped 3-spoke light alloy with 'S' graphics, 6.00 x 17 in.

Front - Y shaped 3-spoke light alloy with 'S' graphics, 3.50 x 17 in.

Rear - Y shaped 3-spoke light alloy with 'S' graphics, 6.00 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190/55 ZR17

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120/70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190/55 ZR17

Dimensions

Weight

Dry - 408 lb. (185 kg) Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.

Wet - 465 lb. (211 kg) Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Dry - 408 lb. (185 kg) Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.

Wet - 465 lb. (211 kg) Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Wheelbase
58.46 in. (1,485 mm)
58.46 in. (1,485 mm)
Seat Height
Adjustable - 31.30 - 32.28 in. (795 - 820 mm)
Adjustable - 31.30 - 32.28 in. (795 - 820 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6 Speed
6 Speed
Primary Drive
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final Drive

Chain

Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z41

Chain

Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z41

Electrical

Instrumentation
Full-TFT colour display
Full-TFT colour display

Engine

Engine
Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder
Cooling
Liquid cooled
Liquid cooled
Horsepower
110,3 kW (150 hp) @ 9.250 rpm
110,3 kW (150 hp) @ 9.250 rpm
Displacement
1,198 cc (72.9 cu in)
1,198 cc (72.9 cu in)
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9 mm (4.17 x 2.67 in)
106 x 67.9 mm (4.17 x 2.67 in)
Torque
126.2 Nm (93.1 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
126.2 Nm (93.1 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
Gear Ratio

1 - 37/15

2 - 30/17

3 - 27/20

4 - 24/22

5 - 23/24

6 - 22/25

1 - 37/15

2 - 30/17

3 - 27/20

4 - 24/22

5 - 23/24

6 - 22/25

Fuel System

Electronic fuel injection system, full Ride-by-Wire system, equivalent diameter 56 oval throttle bodies

Dual Spark

Electronic fuel injection system, full Ride-by-Wire system, equivalent diameter 56 oval throttle bodies

Dual Spark

Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminium covers and end caps
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminium covers and end caps
Fuel Capacity
4.36 gallon (US) - 16.5 l
4.36 gallon (US) - 16.5 l

Operational

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder heads
Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder heads
Suspension

Front - 48 mm Öhlins fully adjustable USD fork

Rear - Progressive linkage with Öhlins fully adjustable monoshock, aluminium single-sided swingarm

Wheel Travel, Front - 5.1 in. (130 mm) Rear - 5.87 in (149 mm)

Front - 48 mm Öhlins fully adjustable USD fork

Rear - Progressive linkage with Öhlins fully adjustable monoshock, aluminium single-sided swingarm

Wheel Travel, Front - 5.1 in. (130 mm) Rear - 5.87 in (149 mm)

Rake
23.3°
23.3°
Trail
3.41 in. (86.5 mm)
3.41 in. (86.5 mm)

Other

Additional Colors

Liquid Concrete Grey

Ducati Red

Liquid Concrete Grey

Ducati Red

Includes
Standard Equipment - Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch cornering ABS + DTC + DWC), RbW, Passenger seat cover, Anti-theft system ready, DMS ready, DDA, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket.
Standard Equipment - Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch cornering ABS + DTC + DWC), RbW, Passenger seat cover, Anti-theft system ready, DMS ready, DDA, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket.
Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
24 months unlimited mileage

Features

Chassis and Brakes

  • RIMS AND TIRES: The Monster 1200 is equipped with 10-spoke rims in lightweight alloy, a 3.50x17 at the front and 6.00x17 at the rear, while the Monster 1200 S boasts 3-spoke ‘Y’ rims, made even more sporty with the exclusive “S” graphics. Both models use Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO™ III tyres, 120/70 at the front and 190/55 at the rear, produced in a double compound to offer resistance on long-range trips and heightened grip even at extreme lean angles. These high-quality tyres exploit Pirelli EPT, Enhanced Patch Technology, to maximise the area of contact with any lean angle, and FGD, Functional Groove Design, to optimise performance in wet conditions.
  • BRAKES: The Monster 1200 is equipped with two 4-piston Brembo M4.32 monoblock radial callipers at the front that act on 320mm discs, while the Monster 1200 S uses Brembo M50 monoblock callipers and 330mm discs. Both models have radial pumps for the front brakes with separate tanks and a single 245mm disc at the rear, with a two-piston Brembo calliper equipped with pads in a sintered material. The braking system is managed by the Bosch ABS 9.1MP Cornering system, with three different intervention levels that can be deactivated when necessary.

Electric Equipment

  • DUCATI SAFETY PACK (DSP): The Monster 1200, in both its standard and S versions, is equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) as standard, which, thanks to the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), integrates Bosch ABS 9.1MP Cornering, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). An advanced electronics package that enhances dynamic performance, optimises control and offers a high level of safety.
  • BOSCH ABS CORNERING: Bosch ABS 9.1MP Cornering exploits the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to effectively measure out the braking power of the front and rear wheels even in critical situations and with a leaning bike. The system acts on three increasing levels of intervention, from a dedicated sports-riding solution, with ABS intervention only at the front and with no identification of rear lift, up to the maximum level of braking optimisation, with identification of rear wheel lift and the Cornering function activated and calibrated for maximum safety. Thanks to interaction with the Riding Modes, the system can offer solutions to suit all situations and riding styles. The ABS can be deactivated via the dash at any time and allows for settings to be recorded and reused at the next Key-On.
  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC) AND DUCATI WHEELIE CONTROL (DWC): The Monster is equipped with the latest version of the DTC software, which identifies and controls any sliding of the rear wheel to increase performance and active safety. The system allows the rider to choose between eight different profiles with different intervention levels, each of which has been calibrated to offer a rear slide tolerance value that is proportional to the progressive levels of riding ability and the road conditions. DTC levels are pre-set for each of the three Riding Modes but can be personalised or deactivated depending on rider preference, as well as saved in the individual settings menus and reused at the next Key-On. The Monster 1200 is also equipped with DWC (Ducati Wheelie Control), which analyses the setting of the bike and manages torque and power to ensure safe acceleration and prevent any wheelies. As with the DTC, it is adjustable with 8 levels and is integrated into the Riding Modes.
  • COLOUR TFT INSTRUMENTATION: The dash of the Monster 1200 boasts a colour TFT display with the three Core, Full and Track configurations, designed to show information relating to the three Riding Modes. In the Sport Riding Mode, the display adopts the exclusive Track configuration, showing only sports riding data while the rev counter graphic is reset with a layout in pure Superbike style. The TFT dash can be personalised and the viewing mode can always be selected independently of the selected Riding Mode.

Engine

  • TESTASTRETTA 11°: The Monster 1200 engine is the Testastretta 11° DS twin-cylinder, 1198 cm3 with 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled. Euro 4 type-approved it is the structural element of the suspension set-up with coupling points for the trellis frame. The 1198 Testastretta 11° DS breathes through the Ride-by-Wire Mikuni throttle body with oval cross-section with a diameter of 56 mm with two spark plugs for each head: the double flame front ensure combustion is completed extremely quickly which, together with the secondary air system optimising operation and reducing cyclical dispersion of the combustion without any impact on pollutant emissions, translates into a more regular distribution providing a more pleasurable and exciting riding sensation. Great attention was paid to improving engine response in terms of modulating the engine response times to the actions on the accelerator.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: TThanks to the new throttle body and the dedicated exhaust, the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine generates a power which can be compared with that of a 3/4 cylinder engine and is able to reach even greater performance levels. This engine in fact ensures a distribution of 147 hp at 9,250 rpm and an impressive torque curve which increases riding pleasure even more, generating a maximum torque of 124 Nm at 7,750 rpm.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: The Testastretta 11° DS engine is coupled to an impressive side-mounted 2-1-2 staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the performance of which the new Monster 1200 is capable. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity. An electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressure throughout the rev-range.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: The Monster clutch is an oil bath type with "slipper" function which can be actuated with the little effort. Thanks to a gradual self-servo system, the spring load increases automatically. This results in much greater sensitivity, ensuring optimum comfort even in city traffic when frequent gear changes are required, or on long trips. When the transmission force is reversed (overload), the same mechanism makes it possible to reduce the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to work in "slipper" mode, which reduces the destabilising effect on the rear end during aggressive downshifting and gives a feeling of greater fluidity when decelerating or downshifting in normal driving conditions.
  • SERVIE INTERVALS: The meticulous design and top-quality materials used for the Monster have allowed amazing results to be achieved. Adjusting the valve clearance is scheduled for every 30,000 km and changing the oil every 15,000 km, increasing maintenance intervals and cutting running costs. These results were made possible by improving combustion efficiency and cutting the operating temperatures of the new Testastretta 11° DS engine.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Monster's twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip does not have a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates an electronically controlled butterfly. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate power delivery: 145hp with a sports-type delivery 145hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring 100hp with a progressive delivery for city use

Chassis and Brakes

  • RIMS AND TIRES: The Monster 1200 is equipped with 10-spoke rims in lightweight alloy, a 3.50x17 at the front and 6.00x17 at the rear, while the Monster 1200 S boasts 3-spoke ‘Y’ rims, made even more sporty with the exclusive “S” graphics. Both models use Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO™ III tyres, 120/70 at the front and 190/55 at the rear, produced in a double compound to offer resistance on long-range trips and heightened grip even at extreme lean angles. These high-quality tyres exploit Pirelli EPT, Enhanced Patch Technology, to maximise the area of contact with any lean angle, and FGD, Functional Groove Design, to optimise performance in wet conditions.
  • BRAKES: The Monster 1200 is equipped with two 4-piston Brembo M4.32 monoblock radial callipers at the front that act on 320mm discs, while the Monster 1200 S uses Brembo M50 monoblock callipers and 330mm discs. Both models have radial pumps for the front brakes with separate tanks and a single 245mm disc at the rear, with a two-piston Brembo calliper equipped with pads in a sintered material. The braking system is managed by the Bosch ABS 9.1MP Cornering system, with three different intervention levels that can be deactivated when necessary.

Electric Equipment

  • DUCATI SAFETY PACK (DSP): The Monster 1200, in both its standard and S versions, is equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) as standard, which, thanks to the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), integrates Bosch ABS 9.1MP Cornering, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). An advanced electronics package that enhances dynamic performance, optimises control and offers a high level of safety.
  • BOSCH ABS CORNERING: Bosch ABS 9.1MP Cornering exploits the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to effectively measure out the braking power of the front and rear wheels even in critical situations and with a leaning bike. The system acts on three increasing levels of intervention, from a dedicated sports-riding solution, with ABS intervention only at the front and with no identification of rear lift, up to the maximum level of braking optimisation, with identification of rear wheel lift and the Cornering function activated and calibrated for maximum safety. Thanks to interaction with the Riding Modes, the system can offer solutions to suit all situations and riding styles. The ABS can be deactivated via the dash at any time and allows for settings to be recorded and reused at the next Key-On.
  • DUCATI TRACTION CONTROL (DTC) AND DUCATI WHEELIE CONTROL (DWC): The Monster is equipped with the latest version of the DTC software, which identifies and controls any sliding of the rear wheel to increase performance and active safety. The system allows the rider to choose between eight different profiles with different intervention levels, each of which has been calibrated to offer a rear slide tolerance value that is proportional to the progressive levels of riding ability and the road conditions. DTC levels are pre-set for each of the three Riding Modes but can be personalised or deactivated depending on rider preference, as well as saved in the individual settings menus and reused at the next Key-On. The Monster 1200 is also equipped with DWC (Ducati Wheelie Control), which analyses the setting of the bike and manages torque and power to ensure safe acceleration and prevent any wheelies. As with the DTC, it is adjustable with 8 levels and is integrated into the Riding Modes.
  • COLOUR TFT INSTRUMENTATION: The dash of the Monster 1200 boasts a colour TFT display with the three Core, Full and Track configurations, designed to show information relating to the three Riding Modes. In the Sport Riding Mode, the display adopts the exclusive Track configuration, showing only sports riding data while the rev counter graphic is reset with a layout in pure Superbike style. The TFT dash can be personalised and the viewing mode can always be selected independently of the selected Riding Mode.

Engine

  • TESTASTRETTA 11°: The Monster 1200 engine is the Testastretta 11° DS twin-cylinder, 1198 cm3 with 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled. Euro 4 type-approved it is the structural element of the suspension set-up with coupling points for the trellis frame. The 1198 Testastretta 11° DS breathes through the Ride-by-Wire Mikuni throttle body with oval cross-section with a diameter of 56 mm with two spark plugs for each head: the double flame front ensure combustion is completed extremely quickly which, together with the secondary air system optimising operation and reducing cyclical dispersion of the combustion without any impact on pollutant emissions, translates into a more regular distribution providing a more pleasurable and exciting riding sensation. Great attention was paid to improving engine response in terms of modulating the engine response times to the actions on the accelerator.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: TThanks to the new throttle body and the dedicated exhaust, the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine generates a power which can be compared with that of a 3/4 cylinder engine and is able to reach even greater performance levels. This engine in fact ensures a distribution of 147 hp at 9,250 rpm and an impressive torque curve which increases riding pleasure even more, generating a maximum torque of 124 Nm at 7,750 rpm.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: The Testastretta 11° DS engine is coupled to an impressive side-mounted 2-1-2 staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the performance of which the new Monster 1200 is capable. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 3 conformity. An electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressure throughout the rev-range.
  • SLIPPER CLUTCH: The Monster clutch is an oil bath type with "slipper" function which can be actuated with the little effort. Thanks to a gradual self-servo system, the spring load increases automatically. This results in much greater sensitivity, ensuring optimum comfort even in city traffic when frequent gear changes are required, or on long trips. When the transmission force is reversed (overload), the same mechanism makes it possible to reduce the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to work in "slipper" mode, which reduces the destabilising effect on the rear end during aggressive downshifting and gives a feeling of greater fluidity when decelerating or downshifting in normal driving conditions.
  • SERVIE INTERVALS: The meticulous design and top-quality materials used for the Monster have allowed amazing results to be achieved. Adjusting the valve clearance is scheduled for every 30,000 km and changing the oil every 15,000 km, increasing maintenance intervals and cutting running costs. These results were made possible by improving combustion efficiency and cutting the operating temperatures of the new Testastretta 11° DS engine.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Monster's twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip does not have a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates an electronically controlled butterfly. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate power delivery: 145hp with a sports-type delivery 145hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring 100hp with a progressive delivery for city use