Ducati reveals Monster 1200 R
Ducati unveils the Monster 1200 R at the ongoing 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The latest edition of the large hearted Monster is powered by the 1198cc Testastretta L-Twin engine that churns out a claimed 160bhp and 131.5Nm. And considering its weight of around 206kg, we expect the new motorcycle to see the front Marchesini wheel getting airtime very often.
The new Monster 1200 R boasts of a new racing-derived lightweight tubular steel trellis frame with the engine serving as a stressed member, with cross-mounted Ohlins steering damper and fully adjustable Ohlins suspension at both ends for optimum stability.
The new Duc comes prepped with the same high-performance brakes setup of twin 330mm front disc and a single 245mm rear disc, as found on the insanely quick 1299 Panigale. It also gets a long list of electronic rider aids, including adjustable traction control modes, ABS, three riding modes (Urban, Touring, Sport), ride by wire system, and a TFT display.
While it still sports the signature Monster tank, the tail section gets features all-new aerodynamic styling. The single piece seat is now shorter and slimmer than before so as to provide more saddle room for taller riders. If that isnt enough, Ducati already has a host of aftermarket goodies for the Monster 1200 R including carbon fiber bits and Termignoni pipes to make this Italian an even wilder ride.