Mas Ducati Monster: More Power, Traction Control and ABS

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Ducati

The Diavel power-cruiser wasn't the only new Ducati shown at EICMA. The Borgo Panigale firm also took the opportunity to introduce a new and unexpected top-of-the-line Monster called the 1100 Evo. Using an even more massaged version of the Hypermotard 1100 Evo's engine, equipped with higher compression pistons, a lighter flywheel and a new, dual shotgun-style side-mount exhaust replacing the old underseat unit, this is the first air-cooled, two-valve Ducati to make more than 100 bhp, the company says. The Monster Evo also features the Ducati Safety Pack, consisting of four-level-adjustable traction control and ABS, as standard equipment. Higher handlebars, a new, more supportive saddle and a slimmer tail section round out the updates, while the claimed dry weight of just 373 lbs. remains identical to last year's non-ABS bike. Ten-spoke wheels are also new this year, shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires.

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