Ducati India has launched the Monster SP in the Indian market. It’s a more track-focused top-of-the-line Ducati monster. The Ducati Monster SP is priced at ¥1.595 million, ex-showroom, India. Resellers are already accepting pre-orders, and deliveries will begin immediately. The Ducati Monster SP will go up against the Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple R and BMW F900R.
Powering the Monster SP is Ducati’s Testastretta 11° engine. It’s a liquid-cooled 4-valve twin with chain distribution. It develops 111 hp at 9,250 rpm and peak torque of 93 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission that also has a slipper clutch and quick shifters.
Ducati equipped the Monster SP with fully adjustable 43 mm diameter Öhlins upside-down forks at the front and fully adjustable Öhlins shocks at the rear. The motorcycle is equipped with an aluminum swingarm, steering damper and Termignoni silencers.
In terms of functions, there is a 4.3-inch color TFT instrument panel, three-level cornering ABS, three driving modes, eight-level DTC, four-level DWC and three-level adjustable launch control.
At 186kg, the Ducati Monster SP is 2kg lighter than the standard version. To save weight, Ducati used lighter front brakes and a lithium-ion battery. Additionally, the Öhlins suspension setup also contributes to the weight savings.
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Commenting on the launch, Mr. Bipul Chandra, Managing Director, Ducati India said, “The Monster SP is unique. With state-of-the-art Ohlins suspension, it brings the sporty qualities of the Monster to the extreme, with better braking performance, More sporty ride capability and greater handling precision. Built for the most passionate Ducatistis who love sport riding, we are delighted to bring the all-new Monster SP to India and look forward to the response from riders who appreciate the details of a motorcycle.”
First published date: May 2, 2023 at 15:59 PM CST