We got our first peek at the restyled Monster last year, when the 696 was released. Ducati achieved the impossible, updating the Monster's iconic look without sacrificing any of its stripped-down, elemental charm. The bulbous tank remains, but functional air scoops add visual interest and provide handlebar clearance, increasing steering sweep to 64 degrees for enhanced low-speed maneuverability. The signature steel-trellis frame remains, but now it's just a stub, paired to a cast-aluminum subframe (technology adapted from the Desmosedici MotoGP racer) that's both stiffer and lighter than the old all-steel frame. An exotic, triple-parabola headlamp is compact enough to sit nearly flat against the fork legs, emphasizing the snub-nosed, brutish stance. The new bike is modern-looking and much more functional, yet unmistakably a Monster.