The height of the seat is adjustable, and the motorcycle features several levels of traction control and ABS, which can be selected at the touch of the driving modes button on the handlebars. Ducati has also outfitted the bike with the Ride-by-Wire electronic acceleration system.
Priced from $10,995 in the US, the Monster 821 is available with a red frame and red wheels, or with white satin-finish paint, a red frame and matte red wheels. Alternatively, Ducati also offers the Monster 821 Dark, which has a matte black finish with a black frame and black wheels.
The model is a direct descendent of the Monster 1200, which was presented in Milan in 2013 and is currently available from $13,495 in the US. The 1200 is the most powerful Monster ever, with 135hp for the standard version and 145hp for the S edition. The latter version also has racing-inspired Brembo brakes.