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2020 Ducati Monster 1200
2020 Ducati Monster 1200

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Ducati
Ducati
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Monster 1200
Monster 1200
Model Code
MONSTER1200
MONSTER1200
Color
Ducati Red
Ducati Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment

Rear - 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment

Front - 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, radial pump with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment

Rear - 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper, with Bosch cornering ABS as standard equipment

Wheels

Front - 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50 x 17 in.

Rear - 10-spoke light alloy, 6 x 17 in.

Front - 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50 x 17 in.

Rear - 10-spoke light alloy, 6 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190 / 55 ZR17

Front - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III 190 / 55 ZR17

Dimensions

Weight

Dry - 412 lb. (187 kg)

Kerb - 470 lb. (213 kg)

Dry - 412 lb. (187 kg)

Kerb - 470 lb. (213 kg)

Wheelbase
58.46 in. (1,485 mm)
58.46 in. (1,485 mm)
Seat Height
Adjustable - 31.30 to 32.28 in. (795 to 820 mm)
Adjustable - 31.30 to 32.28 in. (795 to 820 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6 speed
6 speed
Primary Drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Final Drive
Chain, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z41
Chain, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z41

Engine

Engine
Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Dual spark
Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, Dual spark
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower

108 kW (147 hp) @ 9,250 rpm

Notes on power / torque - The power / torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.

108 kW (147 hp) @ 9,250 rpm

Notes on power / torque - The power / torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.

Displacement
1,198 cc (72.9 ci)
1,198 cc (72.9 ci)
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9 mm (4.17 x 2.67 in)
106 x 67.9 mm (4.17 x 2.67 in)
Torque

91 ft. lb. (124 Nm) @ 7,750 rpm

Notes on power / torque - The power / torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.

91 ft. lb. (124 Nm) @ 7,750 rpm

Notes on power / torque - The power / torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.

Compression Ratio
13.0:1
13.0:1
Gear Ratio

1st - 37/15

2nd - 30/17

3rd - 27/20

4th - 24/22

5th - 23/24

6th - 22/25

1st - 37/15

2nd - 30/17

3rd - 27/20

4th - 24/22

5th - 23/24

6th - 22/25

Clutch
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection, full Ride-by-Wire system, equivalent diameter 56 oval throttle bodies
Electronic fuel injection, full Ride-by-Wire system, equivalent diameter 56 oval throttle bodies
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminium covers and end caps
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel mufflers with aluminium covers and end caps
Fuel Capacity
4.36 gal. (16.5 l)
4.36 gal. (16.5 l)
MPG Rating
Consumption - 5.2 l / 100 km
Consumption - 5.2 l / 100 km

Operational

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis attached to the cylinder heads
Tubular steel Trellis attached to the cylinder heads
Front Suspension

43 mm Kayaba fully adjustable USD fork

Travel - 5.12 in. (130 mm)

43 mm Kayaba fully adjustable USD fork

Travel - 5.12 in. (130 mm)

Rear Suspension

Progressive linkage with Sachs fully adjustable monoshock, aluminium single-sided swingarm

Travel - 5.87 in. (149 mm)

Progressive linkage with Sachs fully adjustable monoshock, aluminium single-sided swingarm

Travel - 5.87 in. (149 mm)

Rake
23.3°
23.3°
Trail
3.41 in. (86.5 mm)
3.41 in. (86.5 mm)
Capacity
2 Person
2 Person

Other

Warranty

24 months unlimited mileage

Mainteinance Service Intervals - 15,000 km (9,000 mi) / 12 months

Valve Clean Adjustment (Desmoservice) - Valve clearance adjustment 30,000 km (18,000 mi)

24 months unlimited mileage

Mainteinance Service Intervals - 15,000 km (9,000 mi) / 12 months

Valve Clean Adjustment (Desmoservice) - Valve clearance adjustment 30,000 km (18,000 mi)

Features

Chassis

  • ADJUSTABLE SEAT: The Monster 1200 is fitted with an adjustable seat (± 25 mm) that can adapt to the needs of riders all over the world. The standard seat height can easily be adjusted to the lowest (795 mm) or highest (820 mm) positions.
  • SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM: The Monster 1200 features a strong die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm that ensures high rigidity, low weight, and excellent stability, providing also a technical and professional look.

Engine

  • TESTASTRETTA 11°: The 1198 Testastretta 11° DS breathes through the Ride-by-Wire Mikuni throttle body with oval cross-section with a diameter of 56 mm with two spark plugs for each head: the double flame front ensure combustion is completed extremely quickly which, together with the secondary air system optimising operation and reducing cyclical dispersion of the combustion without any impact on pollutant emissions, translates into a more regular distribution providing a more pleasurable and exciting riding sensation. Great attention was paid to improving engine response in terms of modulating the engine response times to the actions on the accelerator.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: Thanks to the throttle body and the dedicated exhaust, the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine generates a power which can be compared with that of a 3/4 cylinder engine and is able to reach even greater performance levels. This engine in fact ensures a distribution of 147 hp at 9,250 rpm and an impressive torque curve which increases riding pleasure even more, generating a maximum torque of 124 Nm at 7,750 rpm.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: The Testastretta 11° DS engine is coupled to an impressive side-mounted 2-1-2 staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the performance of which the Monster 1200 is capable. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 4 conformity. An electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressure throughout the rev-range.
  • RIDE BY WIRE: The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Monster's twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip does not have a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates an electronically controlled butterfly. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate power delivery: 145hp with a sports-type delivery 145hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring 100hp with a progressive delivery for city use.

Equipment

  • DUCATI SAFETY PACK (DSP): The Monster 1200, in both the standard version and the S version, is equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) which, thanks to the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) integrates the Bosch 9.1 MP Cornering ABS, the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and the Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) which contribute to highlighting the dynamic performance, optimising control and offering high levels of safety. Ducati's DTC gives the rider a choice of eight profiles or ""sensitivity levels"", each programmed with a different wheelspin tolerance value, matched to progressive levels of riding skill, and graded from one to eight. A preset level at which DTC intervenes is assigned to each Riding Mode. When DTC is on, the control unit analyses the data sent from the front and rear wheel speed sensors, detects the amount of wheelspin, and works out what type of intervention is necessary. This intervention is carried out very smoothly by electronically slowing down the engine injection to reduce torque, until rear grip is completely restored. DTC can also be disabled by the rider. The DTC profiles are factory pre-set for each of the three Riding Modes, but can be customised individually and saved in order to best meet the needs of the rider. The Monster 1200 is equipped with the Brembo braking system with Bosch 9.1 MP Cornering ABS device. This exploits the presence of the Bosch IMU inertial platform (Inertial Measurement Unit) to optimally adjust the braking power of the front and rear wheel even in critical conditions with the bike is leaning. By interacting with the Riding Mode, the system is able to offer solutions which are suitable for any situation, condition or riding style. The system acts with three different intervention levels. Level 1 offers maximum performance for a sporting ride, it does not involve activation of the rear wheel lift-up detection mechanism and allows rear skidding during braking actions by only applying ABS to the front. Level 2 ensures balance between the front and rear without rear wheel lift-up detection but with the Cornering function both activated and calibrated for a sporting ride. Level 3 ensures balance between the front and rear with rear wheel lift-up detection and with the Cornering function both activated and calibrated for maximum safety. The Monster 1200 is equipped with DWC (Ducati Wheelie Control) which can be adjusted on 8 levels. The system analyses bike set-up (wheelie) and subsequently manages the torque and power to ensure maximum acceleration in safety, without impairing the set-up. Like the DTC, it can be adjusted on 8 levels and is integrated with the Riding Mode.
  • HEADLIGHT: The headlight is another element which has always been characteristic of the Monster. It has been completely redesigned for this bike and is now equipped with a double parabola and, on the Monster 1200 S, also DRL (Day Time Running Light). Adopting this headlight has allowed a different dashboard mount to be implemented, which is now fixed to the handlebar riser. This gives the bike a visually lighter front part also thanks to the repositioning of the turn indicators, LED indicators for the S version, which are now mounted below the steering head and no longer to the headlight.
  • TFT INSTRUMENT PANEL: The Monster 1200 dashboard has a last generation TFT colour display. The display has three configurations, known as Core, Full and Track, each designed to display information suitable for the different riding situations. Each configuration has an indicator showing the gear which is engaged and the level of fuel.

Safety Equipment

  • Cornering ABS Bosch, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Contronl, Riding Mode.

Chassis

  • ADJUSTABLE SEAT: The Monster 1200 is fitted with an adjustable seat (± 25 mm) that can adapt to the needs of riders all over the world. The standard seat height can easily be adjusted to the lowest (795 mm) or highest (820 mm) positions.
  • SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM: The Monster 1200 features a strong die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm that ensures high rigidity, low weight, and excellent stability, providing also a technical and professional look.

Engine

  • TESTASTRETTA 11°: The 1198 Testastretta 11° DS breathes through the Ride-by-Wire Mikuni throttle body with oval cross-section with a diameter of 56 mm with two spark plugs for each head: the double flame front ensure combustion is completed extremely quickly which, together with the secondary air system optimising operation and reducing cyclical dispersion of the combustion without any impact on pollutant emissions, translates into a more regular distribution providing a more pleasurable and exciting riding sensation. Great attention was paid to improving engine response in terms of modulating the engine response times to the actions on the accelerator.
  • POWER AND TORQUE: Thanks to the throttle body and the dedicated exhaust, the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine generates a power which can be compared with that of a 3/4 cylinder engine and is able to reach even greater performance levels. This engine in fact ensures a distribution of 147 hp at 9,250 rpm and an impressive torque curve which increases riding pleasure even more, generating a maximum torque of 124 Nm at 7,750 rpm.
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: The Testastretta 11° DS engine is coupled to an impressive side-mounted 2-1-2 staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the performance of which the Monster 1200 is capable. The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fueling, while the stylish cannon-style, vertically stacked silencers carry catalytic converters to provide Euro 4 conformity. An electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressure throughout the rev-range.
  • RIDE BY WIRE: The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Monster's twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected. The twistgrip does not have a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates an electronically controlled butterfly. The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate power delivery: 145hp with a sports-type delivery 145hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring 100hp with a progressive delivery for city use.

Equipment

  • DUCATI SAFETY PACK (DSP): The Monster 1200, in both the standard version and the S version, is equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) which, thanks to the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) integrates the Bosch 9.1 MP Cornering ABS, the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and the Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) which contribute to highlighting the dynamic performance, optimising control and offering high levels of safety. Ducati's DTC gives the rider a choice of eight profiles or ""sensitivity levels"", each programmed with a different wheelspin tolerance value, matched to progressive levels of riding skill, and graded from one to eight. A preset level at which DTC intervenes is assigned to each Riding Mode. When DTC is on, the control unit analyses the data sent from the front and rear wheel speed sensors, detects the amount of wheelspin, and works out what type of intervention is necessary. This intervention is carried out very smoothly by electronically slowing down the engine injection to reduce torque, until rear grip is completely restored. DTC can also be disabled by the rider. The DTC profiles are factory pre-set for each of the three Riding Modes, but can be customised individually and saved in order to best meet the needs of the rider. The Monster 1200 is equipped with the Brembo braking system with Bosch 9.1 MP Cornering ABS device. This exploits the presence of the Bosch IMU inertial platform (Inertial Measurement Unit) to optimally adjust the braking power of the front and rear wheel even in critical conditions with the bike is leaning. By interacting with the Riding Mode, the system is able to offer solutions which are suitable for any situation, condition or riding style. The system acts with three different intervention levels. Level 1 offers maximum performance for a sporting ride, it does not involve activation of the rear wheel lift-up detection mechanism and allows rear skidding during braking actions by only applying ABS to the front. Level 2 ensures balance between the front and rear without rear wheel lift-up detection but with the Cornering function both activated and calibrated for a sporting ride. Level 3 ensures balance between the front and rear with rear wheel lift-up detection and with the Cornering function both activated and calibrated for maximum safety. The Monster 1200 is equipped with DWC (Ducati Wheelie Control) which can be adjusted on 8 levels. The system analyses bike set-up (wheelie) and subsequently manages the torque and power to ensure maximum acceleration in safety, without impairing the set-up. Like the DTC, it can be adjusted on 8 levels and is integrated with the Riding Mode.
  • HEADLIGHT: The headlight is another element which has always been characteristic of the Monster. It has been completely redesigned for this bike and is now equipped with a double parabola and, on the Monster 1200 S, also DRL (Day Time Running Light). Adopting this headlight has allowed a different dashboard mount to be implemented, which is now fixed to the handlebar riser. This gives the bike a visually lighter front part also thanks to the repositioning of the turn indicators, LED indicators for the S version, which are now mounted below the steering head and no longer to the headlight.
  • TFT INSTRUMENT PANEL: The Monster 1200 dashboard has a last generation TFT colour display. The display has three configurations, known as Core, Full and Track, each designed to display information suitable for the different riding situations. Each configuration has an indicator showing the gear which is engaged and the level of fuel.

Safety Equipment

  • Cornering ABS Bosch, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Contronl, Riding Mode.