Ducati today announced the launch of the Monster SP in India, the model that represents the essence of Ducati in the most compact, essential, and lightest form possible. This Monster SP has a sporty engine, but perfect for road use, combined with a Superbike-derived frame. The heart of the Monster is the Testastretta 11° engine, a liquid-cooled 4-valve twin with 111 hp and desmodromic distribution. Its Front Frame, inspired by that of the Panigale V4, is an extremely light and compact aluminium frame fixed directly to the engine heads.
Priced at INR 15,95,000 (Ex-Showroom India), bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, with deliveries starting immediately.
The sporty nature of the Monster SP can be seen immediately thanks to the livery that incorporates the 2022 colours of the Ducati Lenovo Team’s Desmosedici GP, the golden anodizing of the Öhlins NIX30 fork and the presence of a Termignoni-approved silencer as standard. Particularly high-quality details are the red saddle, which is integrated with the tail in the side view, the Monster SP logo on the passenger seat cover and the Ducati logo on the fuel tank, larger and inspired by the Panigale V4 graphics.
The fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, with the fork 0.6 kg lighter than the one used on the Monster, increase the feeling, as well as the ground clearance and consequently the lean angle. The suspension system can also count upon a sportier calibration, which improves the dynamic qualities of the Monster SP when riding on mixed roads and opens the possibility of having fun even among the curbs of a circuit.
Also in this direction, the upgrading of the braking system with Brembo Stylema Calipers® and aluminium flanges for the 320 mm front brake discs (0.5 kg lighter than the Monster equipment) makes the Monster SP more performing when braking, but, at the same time, more agile thanks to the reduction of inertia at the front.
The general lightening of the bike also comes with the adoption of a lithium-ion battery, which brings the overall weight saving to about 2 kg in running order compared to the standard model (already a benchmark in the category for lightness), despite the addition of components such as the steering damper and the windshield.
The sporting potential of the Monster SP is further enhanced by the steering damper, which improves stability under acceleration and cornering, as well as by the presence as original equipment of Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres, the manufacturer’s flagship proposal for sporty riding on the road. In addition, the electronics see a general recalibration of all the Riding Modes, and therefore of all the electronic controls, to make the most of the changes made to the chassis, and the arrival of the new Riding Mode Wet, designed to offer greater safety on the bikes on wet surfaces.
The electronic sector of Monster is at the top of the segment. The standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, all adjustable to various levels of intervention. The sporty character of the new Monster SP is also underlined by the Launch Control which ensures lightning-fast starts. This top-of-the-range motorcycle equipment allows the Monster SP to safely express its full performance.
The Sport, Touring and Wet Riding Modes allow the rider to shape the Monster’s character according to tastes and needs. Everything is easily managed through the handlebar controls and the 4.3” colour TFT dashboard, featuring racing graphics that echo those of the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter and a complete set of information on the left, including that of the gear engaged.
“SP” livery in Ducati Red / Racing Red / Amaranth Red / Glossy Black and Ducati Red wheel tag
937 cc Testastretta 11° engine
Maximum power 111 hp at 9,250 rpm
Maximum torque 9.5 kgm at 6,500 rpm
Weight 186 kg in running order
Front frame in aluminium
Lightened GFRP rear sub-frame
Fully adjustable 43 mm diameter Öhlins upside -down fork
Fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber
New Full LED lighting system with sweeping technology direction indicators
4.3-inch colour TFT instrument cluster with gear engaged and petrol level indication
Riding Modes (3 configurations) recalibrated to take advantage of the new chassis, new Wet Riding Mode
ABS Cornering adjustable on 3 levels with only front mode
DTC 8 levels and DWC 4 levels
Launch Control adjustable on 3 levels
Brembo front brakes 320 mm discs with aluminium flanges, Monobloc Stylema® calipers, radial master cylinder and pads made of sintered material *
Hydraulic clutch with radial pump
Seat height 840 mm from the ground
DQS up / down
Lithium -ion battery
Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres
Passenger seat cover