The new Ducati Monster 1200R is the most powerful and focused Monster ever, thanks to a power output of 160bhp from the 1198cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine, Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakesand super sticky Pirelli Supercorsa SP tyres.
Since the Monster was introduced in 1993 there have been several racier versions, here are our pics of the best top-spec Ducati Monsters currently for sale at mcnbikesforsale.com.
The surprise wasn't what the S2R is - both chassis and engine are proven. The surprise was how well it all blends together and how affordable it was at launch. Under £6k for a posh Ducati?
Take one ageing naked roadster, add the Ducati 916/996/998 series sportbike motor, tweak the suspension and paint it red. It's been a winning formula for Ducati and the Ducati Monster S4R, with its Ohlins suspension, radial brakes and 130bhp engine wass possibly one of the maddest roadster motorcycles money could buy at the time.
The 1100S was the best air-cooled Monster ever when it was released in 2009. Only subtle styling tweaks were applied, but serious thought and attention went on the engine and chassis components. If it’s a pleasurable, no-nonsense, quality and stylish ride you’re after, this is it.