Sleek tailpiece lines grab the eyes with their sporting looks. 152 hp delivered smoothly by the R power unit charm the ears with their racing accent. A track-ready chassis and perfect riding ergonomics change attraction to seduction at every effortless change in direction. 180 kg of total control enhanced by the sophisticated elegance of special R componentry.
All the elements that created the Monster legend are evident at a glance: a powerful “Monster-fly-line”, round headlight flanked by the forks, solid and sculptural metal fuel tank, and the authentic “less is more” style concept that gives the perception of being in front of an engine, a chassis, a tank, a saddle; and nothing more.
The Designer wanted to communicate the top performance of the Monster 1200 R with a sport, compact and light design to create the image of an individualistic model, almost single-seat. The rider and passenger seats group (still using a single-seat solution) is visually short and narrow delivering an elegant sportiness. The tail and the passenger seat cover show a razor volume characterized by strong and marked surfaces. The side view of the seat is compact, and thin.
The rear frame is completely new, with a light structure design. The passenger foot pegs support, are separated and directly fixed to the sub-frame.
The high-mounted license-plate holder made in aluminum enhances the view of the huge rear tire 200/55 that, as a result of the rised chassis set-up, is distant from the tail by increasing the feeling of lightness of the rear view. The forged wheels reproduce the same tri-W design as of those of Panigale S / R.
|Type||Testastretta 11° DS, L-Twin cylinders, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||106 x 67.9mm|
|Power||112 kW (152 hp) @ 9,250 rpm|
|Torque||125 Nm (92 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm. The power/torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.|
|Fuel injection||Synerject-Continental electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle body Ø 56 mm equivalent with full Ride-by-Wire.|
|Exhaust||Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers.|
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1|
|Ratio||1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25|
|Final drive||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run.|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder head|
|Front suspension||Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm usd forks|
|Front wheel||Tri-W spoke forged alloy 3.50″ x 17″|
|Front Tyre||Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17|
|Rear suspension||Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm|
|Rear wheel||Tri-W spoke forged alloy 6.00″ x 17″|
|Rear tyre||Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17|
|Front wheel travel||130mm (5.1in)|
|Rear wheel travel||159mm (6.2in)|
|Front brake||2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc evo M50 4-piston callipers, radial pump with ABS as standard.|
|Rear brake||245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with ABS as standard.|
|Instrumentation||Full-TFT colour display.|
Dimensions and weight
|Dry weight||180 kg (396,8 lb). Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.|
|Wet weight (KERB)||207 kg (456,3 lb). Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).|
|Seat height||830 mm (32,7 in)|
|Wheelbase||1509 mm (59.4 in)|
|Trail||89 mm (3,5 in)|
|Fuel tank capacity||17.5l – (4.6 US gal)|
|Number of seats||Dual seat|
|Standard Equipment||Riding modes,Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, seat cover.|
|Warranty||24 months unlimited mileage|
|Maintenance service intervals||15.000km (9.000m)/12 Months|
|Valve clearance check||30,000 km (18,000 mi)|
Emissions and Consumption
|Standard||Euro 4 (Only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)|
|CO2 Emissions – Consumption||127 g/km – 5,4 l/100 km (Only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)|
The Monster 1200 family is powered by the second generation of Testastretta 11° DS engine, smoother and with dual spark plugs and a secondary air system. Dual Spark (DS) ignition uses two plugs per cylinder to ensure complete combustion in a very short time. A secondary air system similar to that of the 1299 Panigale has been introduced to optimise operation and reduce cyclic combustion variability without affecting emissions. A controlled flow of fresh air is supplied to the exhaust duct to enable complete oxidisation of hot unburnt gases, to effectively reduce hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels.
The Testastretta 11° DS engine that equips the Monster 1200 family is unique to those bikes, as its structure is engineered to be a structural element of the frame. The “R” engine version is tuned for power and torque and to be Euro 4 complaint. Engineers increase air-intake, burn and exhaust efficiences.
The engine breathes further better thanks to new elliptical throttle bodies and air ducts Ø 56 mm equivalent, larger than the Ø 53 mm standard circular system. The cylinder heads are new too with increased air inlet ducts to perfectly match the different in shape and dimension air ducts. A lower cylinder-crankcase gasket rises the compression ratio to 13,0:1 respect the 12,5:1 of the standard 1200 cc engine. The exhaust system is completely new with larger Ø 58 mm exhaust pipes and a new Euro 4 complaint silencer.
The Euro 4 preparation is completed with engine noise reductions as a dedicated clutch cover and new pistons with graphite surfacing.
The new Monster 1200 R size ensures ample accomodations even for a rider 185 cm tall.
The rider seat position is quite comfortable, providing great bike control and allowing to run several track laps without fatigue; the riding position is upright thanks to a high handlebar fixed close to the rider, the seat height is fixed at 830 mm.
Sport riding style benefits of separated passenger foot pegs that increase space for boots when riding on toes or hanging off. Foot pegs are machined with grippy design.
Sleek tailpiece lines grab the eyes with their sporting looks. 160 hp delivered smoothly by the R power unit charm the ears with their racing accent. A track-ready chassis and perfect riding ergonomics change attraction to seduction at every effortless change in direction. 180 kg of total control enhanced by the sophisticated elegance of special R componentry