Sleek tailpiece lines grab the eyes with their sporting looks. 160 hp delivered smoothly by the R power unit charm the ears with their racing accent. A track-ready chassis and perfect riding ergonomics change attraction to seduction at every effortless change in direction. 180 kg of total control enhanced by the sophisticated elegance of special R componentry.
All the elements that created the Monster legend are evident at a glance: a powerful "Monster-fly-line", round headlight flanked by the forks, solid and sculptural metal fuel tank, and the authentic "less is more" style concept that gives the perception of being in front of an engine, a chassis, a tank, a saddle; and nothing more.
The Designer wanted to communicate the top performance of the Monster 1200 R with a sport, compact and light design to create the image of an individualistic model, almost single-seat. The rider and passenger seats group (still using a single-seat solution) is visually short and narrow delivering an elegant sportiness. The tail and the passenger seat cover show a razor volume characterized by strong and marked surfaces. The side view of the seat is compact, and thin. The rear frame is completely new, with a light structure design. The passenger foot pegs support, are separated and directly fixed to the sub-frame.
The high-mounted license-plate holder made in aluminum enhances the view of the huge rear tire 200/55 that, as a result of the rised chassis set-up, is distant from the tail by increasing the feeling of lightness of the rear view.
The forged wheels reproduce the same tri-W design as of those of Panigale S / R.
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The new Monster 1200 R visibly communicates sophistication and premiumness. A metal plate with model designation enriches the view of the passenger seat after removing the seat-cover while on the radiator cover in brushed steel is obtained by sandblasting the original «R» graphic. The seat is upholstered with two different materials stitched together with a red stitching bordering the rider's zone.
The Monster 1200 R is available in Ducati Red and in the new Thrilling Black, both colour versions are enriched with a sporty longitudinal "R" graphics that marks front mudguard, mini-fairing, tank and passenger seat cover.
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