Ducati India has released a teaser video on social media announcing the launch date of the long-awaited Monster SP performance motorcycle. Arriving on May 2, 2023, the Ducati Monster SP is one of the many motorcycles the Italian bike maker announced at the beginning of the year for its India launch.Prices were also announced at the time, with the Monster SP retailing for ¥1.595 million (ex-showroom, India). However, prices may vary based on current exchange rates and other factors.
The Ducati Monster SP is based on the standard Monster, but gets a special treatment with more equipment on board. This includes new projection ceremony headlamps with LED DRLs. There’s also a compact fly screen, front indicator lights located on the fuel tank shroud, a raised seat and a side-mounted dual-cabin exhaust. The bike features a red and black two-tone paint scheme and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.
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In terms of features, the Ducati Monster SP comes with full LED lighting, TFT display, launch control, three riding modes – sport, road and wet, 14 liter fuel tank, cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, power modes, quickshifter and more. The TFT screen also houses the Ducati multimedia system as well as lap timer, fuel gauge, temperature and more.
Power comes from a 973 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine delivering 110 bhp at 9,250 rpm and peak torque of 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The Monster SP comes with some top-spec hardware, including Ohlins NIX 43mm USD forks and a monoshock at the rear. Braking performance comes from twin 320mm discs and Brembo Stylema monobloc units with four-piston calipers at the front, and a single 245mm rotor with twin-piston calipers at the rear. The bike tips the scales at 186kg, which provides a pleasing power-to-weight ratio.
The Ducati Monster SP will arrive in India in complete vehicle (CBU) form and fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres. Worldwide, the Street Fighter competes with the Yamaha MT-09, Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z900, BMW F 900 R, and others. Interestingly, the MT-09 is rumored to be returning to India later this year.
First published date: April 28, 2023 at 11:55 AM CST