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Ducati Unveils Special Monster 1200 25th Anniversary Edition | Manufacture News | News

To celebrate 25 years of history the Bologna-based manufacturer, Ducati has decided to create the Monster 1200 25th Anniversario.

The Monster was first presented at the Cologne trade fair in 1992, production began on 5 March 1993. The model was responsible for launching the category of Naked sports bikes.

To celebrate 25 years of history the Bologna-based manufacturer, Ducati has decided to create the Monster 1200 25th Anniversario.

Only 500 numbered motorcycles will be produced of the Monster 1200 25th Anniversario. It is characterised by an exclusive livery featuring the three colours of the Italian flag on the nose fairing, fuel tank and passenger seat cover, inspired by the 2008 Monster S4RS Testastretta Tricolore. The special colour scheme partners with the seat which is embroidered with the 25th anniversary logo. The gold coloured frame and forged Marchesini wheels with W spokes in the same colour are another distinguishing feature of this Monster, which also has numerous other details machined, such as the mirrors, frame plugs, handlebar end weights and the petrol cap, which is a standard fitting. The articulated brake and clutch levers as well as the plate holder are also in aluminium, while the front and rear mudguards, the keyhole cover and the exhaust heat guard are in carbon fibre. The Monster 1200 25th Anniversario also comes with a bike cover, decorated with the particular logo of this special limited edition.

The tubular steel trellis frame and single-sided swing arm in aluminium are paired with a fully adjustable Öhlins fork with 48 mm diameter stanchions, an Öhlins rear suspension which is also fully adjustable, as well as a steering damper also supplied by the Swedish firm. The first-class braking system is made up of two 330 mm diameter Brembo discs paired with Brembo M50 monobloc callipers. The rear 245 mm diameter disk is matched with a Brembo caliper.

The Monster 1200 25th Anniversario is equipped with the latest evolution of the Testastretta 11° DS. The twin-cylinder puts out 147 hp at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 124 Nm at 7,750 rpm.

The electronic package features three different Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban), as well as an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which supplies information to the ABS Bosch Cornering and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) systems.  Also includes Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down (DQS) for swift gear changes without using the clutch. The colour TFT instrument panel provides all the necessary information and allows the rider to regulate the Riding Mode settings through a pleasant and user-friendly interface.

In addition, the headlight is equipped with a DRL (Daytime Running Light) system, which ensures perfect daytime visibility and allows for the motorcycle to be seen immediately.

The Monster 1200 25th Anniversario will be available in Europe from September, from October in Japan, from November in the United States and from December in Australia but can already be ordered at all Ducati Stores.

Exclusive characteristics of the Monster 1200 25th Anniversario:

•25° Anniversario Italian flag livery with gold coloured frame and wheel rims

•Premium seat with embroidered “25th” logo

•Limited edition serial number (xxx/500) on the frame

•Forged Marchesini wheels with W spokes

•Öhlins steering damper

•Articulated brake and clutch levers

•Machined-from-solid mirrors

•Machined-from-solid frame plugs

•Machined-from-solid handlebar end weights

•Aluminium plate holder

•Carbon fibre keyhole cover

•Carbon fibre exhaust heat guard

•Carbon fibre front and rear mudguards

•Dedicated grips

•Nose fairing

•Machined-from-solid petrol cap (supplied)

•25th Anniversario bike cover (supplied)