2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch Highlights: Price, Features, Images, Specifications

Catch all the Highlights from the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 launch here:

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Ducati India has launched the 2018 Monster 821 street-fighter motorcycle in the country priced at an introductory Rs. 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom). The Ducati Monster 821 was launched in 2016 and but discontinued last year after the BS-IV emission norms were brought in place. The Monster 821 now makes a comeback in a revised 2018 avatar with styling upgrades, new features and a BS-IV compliant powertrain. In a first, Ducati India launched the new Monster 821 in a rather innovative way with the proceedings happening on Twitter, instead of venue based event.

The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 borrows several design elements from the original M900, as the Monster series completes 25 years. The fuel tank design has been revised and is shared with the Monster 1200, but gets a lock on the fuel tank, paying tribute to the original Monster. The tail section is slimmer and inspired from the M900, while the headlamp cluster is new and now gets the full LED treatment. The new Monster 821 also gets a full TFT colour instrument console that allows a host of information, while Ducati Multimedia system is offered as optional.

Now BS-IV compliant, the new Ducati Monster 821 draw power from the same 821 cc L-Twin Teststretta engine, which has seen a drop in power. The motor now makes 108 bhp and 86 Nm of peak torque, while paired to a 6-speed transmission. Other mechanical bits remain the same with USD forks up front and a monoshock at the rear, while braking power comes from Brembo units with three-level Bosch ABS as standard. You also get eight-level Ducati Traction Control, and three riding modes - Sport, Urban and Touring as part of the package.

At Rs. 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom), the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 is nearly Rs. 1 lakh cheaper than the 2016 edition that was discontinued, but still at a premium over its rivals like the Suzuki GSX-S750, Triumph Street Triple S and the Kawasaki Z900.

Catch the Highlights from the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 launch here:

May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch
Check out our launch report for everything you need to know about the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 launch HERE.


May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Competition
As we said, the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 has been introduced with a rather competitive price tag, but the model still remains more expensive over its rivals.

In contrast, the similarly specced Suzuki GSX-S750 is Rs. 2 lakh cheaper at Rs. 7.5 lakh, while the Triumph Street Triple S is about Rs. 80,000 cheaper at Rs. 8.71 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).

The Yamaha MT-09 directly competes against the Monster on the pricing front with a price tag of Rs. 9.55 lakh (ex-showroom).

 
May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Safety
The New Ducati Monster 821 also features the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes the Bosch 9.1MP ABS system with three-levels and eight-level Ducati Traction Control.


May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Features
There are three riding modes available on the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 - Urban, Sport and Touring.

The different setting transforms the bikes capabilities for a more versatile riding experience.



May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Features
There's a new full colour TFT instrument console as well that offers a host of new features.

Also available as part of the accessories list is the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) system. The DQS allows the rider to change gears without the use of the clutch.



May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Bookings
Bookings are now open for the 2018 Ducati Monster 821.

More performance, more features, refreshed looks.


May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Price
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 has been priced at Rs. 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom) introductory.

The aggressive pricing on Ducati's end, but still more expensive than the competition.



May 1, 2018
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 continues to use the 821 cc Desmodromic, Testastretta, L-Twin engine that is now BS-IV compliant.

The motor, however, is tuned to produce 108 bhp  at 9250 rpm and 86Nm of peak torque at 7750 rpm, while paired to a 6-speed gearbox.


May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Styling
The double barrel exhaust design is new as well on the 2018 Ducati Monster 821.

 
May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Styling
The the tail section on the new Monster 821 has been replaced with a slimmer unit, inspired from the 900.



May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Styling
The signature 'Horshoe' LED headlight on the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 gives a distinctive appearance to the motorcycle, and is also borrowed from the mightier Monster 1200.


May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch: Styling
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 gets a redesigned fuel tank that is borrowed from the larger Monster 1200. The bigger upgrade though is the new lock opening mechanism that comes from the original M900.


May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Legacy
The Ducati Monster started out life with the first-ever Monster 900 going on sale in 1993.

The idea behind the Monster series was to keep the bike to a bare minimum over with an exposed frame, minimum bodywork and powerful engine.

The Ducati Monster gave birth to the concept of a 'sport naked' and has risen to the status of an icon ever since.



May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch
The 2018 Ducati Monster 821 gets the bright new yellow shade, paying homage to the original M900 from 1993.

The yellow paint scheme will be joined by the iconic red and black shades on the motorcycle.


May 1, 2018
The Ducati Monster 821 was launched in India in 2016, but was discontinued last year due to the BS-IV emission upgrades.

The new Ducati Monster 821 comes with a host of upgrades on the 2018 model, in-line with the global update. 


May 1, 2018
2018 Ducati Monster 821 Launch
Making a comeback to the Indian market, the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 is all set to go on sale today.

Stay tuned for all the updates from the launch.