When it comes to bikes, it rarely gets bigger than this. The Ducati Monster is a bike that boasts of even the likes of Brad Pitt among its high-profile clientele. So the launch of a newer, more improved version is sure to create buzz. The latest in this line is the Ducati Monster 1100 Evo, a bike that recently had its global launch in Catania, Sicily in Italy.
The Ducati Monster 1100 is one of the biggest naked roadsters from the motorcycle giant. And now, it is better looking, thanks to the EVO trimmings. This beauty on wheels comes with Brembo brakes with ABS and Ducati Traction Control (something that the company is calling the Safety Pack). It also has Ducati Data Acquisition and is the upgrade on the regular and S models.
The earlier Monster 1100 had twin exhausts below the seat. The new version has these mounted on the side. The new Ducati Monster 1100 EVO boasts of a 100hp L-Twin engine, the most powerful air-cooled two-valve engine ever from Ducati. Compared to earlier models, this baby has a 5hp boost in peak power.
The new Marzocchi fork in front is fully adjustable and coupled with a Sachs monoshock at the back. The latter has an adjustable preload and rebound. Armed with a great chassis, this is the kind of bike that motorcycle fanatics can’t help drooling over. It runs beautifully on rugged terrain, making it a great choice for motorcycle trips. Available in black or red, this high-end motorcycle costs a cool $12,000.