Ducati Monster 1200 S gains 'Black on Black' livery
Ducati’s Monster 1200 S will sport a new 'Black on Black' livery for 2020, combining strips of matt and gloss black paint alongside streaks of red to create a new understated design to sit alongside the traditional red alternative.
Priced at £15,095 - £200 more than the red version - bikes will arrive in dealers from the end of September 2019 and will come complete with the same features found on the existing S model, including fully-adjustable beefy 48mm Öhlins forks and single monoshock, as well as powerful Brembo M50 monobloc calipers.
Also included is the same 1198cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine, producing 145bhp at 9250rpm, alongside cornering ABS, traction control and anti-wheelie.
This is not the first time Ducati have revealed a dark version of the Monster, revealing a cheaper M600 Monster Dark in 1997 and an M750 Dark in 1999. Unlike those early bikes, this machine is slightly more expensive than the existing 1200 S.
Alongside the all-black body, one of the three Y-spokes on each rim has been finished in red, with the bike also gaining a carbon front mudguard, LED indicators and an up-and-down quickshifter.
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