2009 Ducati Monster 1100 - Sex On The Beach

Ducati's Slimmer, Stronger Monster 1100 Shows Some Leg

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Milagro

Tech Spec
Evolution

The second-generation Monster chassis fitted with the Dual Spark engine from the Hypermotard 1100.

Rivals
High-style naked Euros such as Aprilia's Tuono R, Benelli's TNT 1130, KTM's Super Duke 990, Moto Guzzi's Breva 1200 Sport, MV Agusta's Brutale 910 and Triumph's Speed Triple.

TECH
Price $11,995
Engine type a-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 4v desmo
Displacement 1078cc
Bore x stroke 98.0 x 71.5mm
Compression 10.7:1
Fuel system Siemens EFI
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 95 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Claimed torque 75.9 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis with single-sided aluminum swingarm
Front suspension Showa 43mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Four-piston Brembo radial calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Two-piston Brembo caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR17 Bridgestone Battlax BT016
Rear tire 180/55-ZR17 Bridgestone Battlax BT016
Rake/trail 24.0/3.4 in.
Seat height 31.9 in.
Wheelbase 57.1 in.
Fuel capacity 3.8 gal.
Claimed dry weight 373 lbs.
Colors Red, silver, black
Available March 2009
Warranty 24 mo./unlimited mi.

Contact
Ducati North America, Inc.
10443 Bandley Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
408.253.0499
www.ducatiusa.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Less weight, more torque and better handling-plus the functional improvements from the 696-make this the best Monster yet.

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