Ducati renewed its supernaked series for 2017, with the new Monster 1200 and 1200S getting more power and a redesigned look
Ducati offers a new and improved big Monster for 2017. The new model comes with more power and and a subtle design update. Regardless of the model (the 1200 or the 1200 S), the design hints to a performance bike. Although it’s still a street bike, it inherits a lot of the Panigale electronics.
Watch the 2017 Ducati Monster 1200S First View Video
Starting from top to bottom, the new Monster 1200 has a different headlight unit that seems borrowed from the Diavel. Also, the new steel fuel tank has a new shape and the tail unit suffered some modifications.
The dry weight stands at 209 kg, and the engine develops 150 hp, 15 hp more than the previous model. The electronics package offers now three different riding modes: Sport, Touring and Urban. With the help of the Bosch IMU, the Monster 1200 gets Cornering ABS and Ducati Wheelie Control.
The 1200S comes with a more sporty package as well. The front and rear suspensions are provided by Öhlins and are fully adjustable while the braking system is provided by Brembo. That's not all: the S comes with carbon front fender and daytime running lights.