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2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - COOL WALL VOTE: AWESOME

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:55 am

2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO

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2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO

The Ultimate Monster

The Monster 1100EVO perfectly mixes high engine power, a Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC) contained of advanced electronics, a new sports concept and superior riding pleasure to refine the original Monster formula, which makes it an icon of the naked segment.

The Monster 1100EVO further enhances the Monster family’s defining concepts of functionality, style and sport with a full evolution of the flagship model. Taking its name from the Desmodue Evoluzione engine, which now delivers a milestone 100hp, the 1100EVO proudly rolls out with a new exhaust system, comfortenhanced ergonomics, Marzocchi front suspension and refined tail-end in addition to the new Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) of ABS brake system and new 4-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC). The Monster 1100EVO also breaks new ground by being the first ever Monster equipped with DTC.


Ducati’s application of the “EVO” treatment now runs deep throughout the Ducati range and its introduction to the ever-improving Monster family was inevitable. It completes a stylish family of lifestyle motorcycles with high attention to user-friendly and safety-conscious detail, while ensuring the Monster’s cult status as a design icon of hand-built, naked motorcycles remains as authentic as ever.


Timeless icon

Ever since its first appearance, the radically styled Monster has been the undisputed icon of Italian flair and the symbol of Ducati’s history. Over the years it has been a source of inspiration to the entire motorcycle industry: its innovative look has encouraged the
development of similar models by other makers, but as the well-known saying goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. For anyone with a taste for personalisation, it is a stunning object of desire: you could travel the world and still have trouble finding two Ducati Monsters that are completely alike. The history of the Monster is one of total success, characterised by constant technological evolution that has led to this latest version: the Monster 1100EVO, the “Ultimate Monster”.

The Ultimate Monster

The Monster 1100EVO redefines the original formula that has made the Monster the naked icon of the last eighteen years. It is nothing less than the perfect union of power, electronics at the service of active safety, jaw-dropping design and sheer riding pleasure. The supreme performance of the Monster 1100EVO stems from the Desmodue Evoluzione engine, which, with its 100
hp, delivers the hardest-hitting punch ever seen on a 2-valve twin. The new efficient, assertively stylish exhaust and sports-flavoured 10-spoke wheels are a powerful invitation to get going and discover the sophisticated electronics contained in the Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), not to mention the new ergonomics, which takes riding comfort to a whole new level. All of this has been made even more exclusive by the Ducati Corse stripe running from front mudguard to passenger seat cover. The result? A racier, more enthralling Monster than ever.

Desmodue 1100 Evoluzione

Style, practicality, performance and safety, four words that embody the essence of the Monster 1100EVO. The evolution mainly lies in the new Desmodue Evoluzione, the first 2-valve Ducati engine able to achieve 100 hp yet still provide incredibly fluid power.
The “Desmodromic heart” that drives the Monster 1100EVO is the result of constant refinement of the air-cooled Desmos; painstaking improvements to air intake and combustion ensure 10.5 kgm of torque at a 6000 rpm, providing full-bodied power delivery right across the range, from city-centre bottom end performance to the thrilling lunges of the open out-of-town road.

Naked. By design

The 1100EVO has been developed in keeping with a ”less is more” philosophy, an integral part of the Monster style right from the beginning. What we haven’t changed, though, are the essential, seductive lines: the sides are narrow, the Trellis frame made of
steel tubing and coupled to the rear, cast aluminium subframe. Moreover, with its “Desmodromic heart” proudly on display, the Monster 1100EVO oozes personality like no other.

Even the new exhaust system makes its mark, giving the bike an even feistier look: the sinuous, assertive manifolds hug the right-hand side of the bike before opening out into the two overlapped silencers. In addition to maximising power, they make the tail dynamic and essential, in perfect Ducati style. Another touch of sports flair is added by the 10-spoke wheels. Emblematic of an alluring lifestyle, the Monster 1100EVO is pure naked essence.

Priority N° 1: safety


Ducati’s commitment to safety is stronger than ever. The Monster 1100EVO comes, as standard, with the Ducati Safety Pack, a concentrate of powerful electronics that improves control and enhances safety whatever the situation. The pack features two complementary systems: the awesome ABS Bosch-Brembo braking system, which ensures secure, effective braking under all grip
conditions, and Ducati Traction Control (DTC), which makes use of Ducati Corse’s vast experience in the precise, high-speed detection and control of rear wheelspin. DTC helps riders enjoy the mind-blowing joys of the Desmodue Evoluzione safely by providing four different control levels for different road conditions and riding styles.

Inimitable riding pleasure

Rider and passenger can enjoy the thrilling sensations of the new Monster 1100EVO to the max. A redesigned seat and 20 mm higher handlebars have enhanced ergonomics considerably. The new wet clutch, which combines reduced on-lever effort with anti-patter performance, provides a perfect balance between precision control and riding pleasure. Thanks to a new, progressive self-servo mechanism, the clutch disc friction coefficient is higher and the clutch spring load lower. This gives outstanding control with low lever effort, a must when it comes to the stop-start of inner city riding or on long journeys, while in ‘anti-patter’ mode it counteracts any destabilisation of the rear wheel during even the most aggressive down-changing. The Monster 1100EVO also boosts passenger comfort thanks to the new exhaust, positioned away from the legs, and attachment points for handles, available as a Ducati Performance accessories. Pure, uncompromising riding pleasure.



2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - USA Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
TYPE
L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
DISPLACEMENT
1078cc
BORE X STROKE
98 x 71.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
11.3:1
POWER
100hp (73.5kW) @ 7500rpm
TORQUE
76lb-ft (10.5kgm) @ 6000rpm
FUEL INJECTION
Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
EXHAUST
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers
Transmission
GEARBOX
6-speed
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=24/28
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVE
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCH
Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Emissions
STANDARD
Euro 3

Chassis
FRAME
Tubular steel Trellis frame
WHEELBASE
1450mm (57.1in)
RAKE
24°
FRONT SUSPENSION
Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
130mm (5.1in)
FRONT WHEEL
10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17
FRONT TYRE
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
REAR SUSPENSION
Progressive with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
148mm (5.8in)
REAR WHEEL
10-spoke in light alloy 5.50x17
REAR TYRE
180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
FRONT BRAKE
2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper with ABS
REAR BRAKE
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper with ABS
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
13,5l (3.6USgal)
DRY WEIGHT
169kg (373lb)
INSTRUMENTS
Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, time, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, warning ABS, overrev, DTC, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system.
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)
Red with white stripe (red / black) - Diamond Black with Racing grey stripe (racing gray / black)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
SEAT HEIGHT
810mm (31.9in)


DDA
DDA
DDA system-ready


DTC
DTC
Standard equipment


ABS
ABS
Standard equipment
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Re: This Week: 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:13 am

Ok guy and gals, have fun with this one!


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Re: This Week: 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - VOTE NOW

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:11 am

Any bike with a 100 horsepower version of the 2V air cooled Duc engine has to be awesome. :D

I have even grown to like the design of the new Monster as well (are you listening High Side?). :laughing:
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Re: This Week: 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - VOTE NOW

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:36 am

Vote: AWESOME...

For the same reason that I love my bike (Yamaha MT-01)...naked sport/standard...v twin engine (torque rich)...not too much Hp, but enough to make the ride fun...nice clean simple styling...it's about the ride, and nothing else...

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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:39 pm

I wish Ducati would make the Supersport again with this engine in a sports bike.
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Unread post by High_Side » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:18 pm

HYPERR wrote:Any bike with a 100 horsepower version of the 2V air cooled Duc engine has to be awesome. :D

I have even grown to like the design of the new Monster as well (are you listening High Side?). :laughing:
Yep :laugh5: Next month -you'll warm up to the Diavel

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Unread post by mogster » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:48 am

A new naked Ducati ai it's just got to be awesome!

Looking forward to seeing & hearing one in the flesh.
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Re: This Week: 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:58 am

Like many on this forum, I like me some nekkidness. Awesome vote for this one. It might be heresy, but the looks have grown on me too, and I actual prefer the new Monsters to the old ones.

Great thing about the Monsters, they've got accessory tanks and tailpieces in lots of classic pain schemes. I especially like the Darma paint scheme
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Re: This Week: 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - VOTE NOW

Unread post by High_Side » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:18 am

The SINGLE BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT of the EVO over any of the other "new" Monsters is the footpeg brackets..........no really! On our "new" Monster the passenger pegs are connected to the riders pegs on one big ugly aluminum bracket that not only wrecks the looks of the bike, but also pushes your heels apart as a rider. You don't realize how much that can bother you until you try riding one aggressively.
HYPERR wrote:I have even grown to like the design of the new Monster as well (are you listening High Side?). :laughing:
It's must be the footpeg bracket.... :mrgreen:

The second biggest improvement is the exhaust system - it looks awesome. Maybe Mrs. High_Side could pilot this thing with some platform shoes........

I'd like to try the EVO to really know for sure, but last time I went to test ride a Ducati (a Multistrada) I ended up on a Royal Enfield :laughing:

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:28 pm

High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:Any bike with a 100 horsepower version of the 2V air cooled Duc engine has to be awesome. :D

I have even grown to like the design of the new Monster as well (are you listening High Side?). :laughing:
Yep :laugh5: Next month -you'll warm up to the Diavel
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:37 pm

High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:I have even grown to like the design of the new Monster as well (are you listening High Side?). :laughing:
It's must be the footpeg bracket.... :mrgreen:

The second biggest improvement is the exhaust system - it looks awesome. Maybe Mrs. High_Side could pilot this thing with some platform shoes........
You're right! The one thing I absolutely hated was the mfugly header and the equally mfugly muffler. The header and the muffler on the EVO are quantum leaps in terms of looks. I didn't even notice the footpegs but now that you mention it, this is a huge improvement also. I just looked at the 2009 and the EVO is soooo much better looking because of these improvements.
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Unread post by Markg1 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:52 pm

Sorry guys...I really tried but...FAIL. It does nothing for me!!!!! I'm sure it's a blast to ride but...UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST UGLY!!!!! And only 100 HP. REALLY?!?! What are the quarter mile numbers?
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Unread post by QuietMonkey » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:30 am

A nice FIX from the years of Monsters getting uglier and uglier... I like this version and would love to look at it side by side with the original 1990s bike to really compare how hard it is to improve on what was such a good simple design (while staying DOT-legal, and affordable, etc.)

Unfortunately the small UFO/Acerbis/Polisport twin enduro headlights still look better than what Ducati has put on the Monster today. Not the best looking muffler setup either, BUT light-years ahead of the under-seat versions.

Almost 20 years now, which is a testament to the original. A perfect street bike package - fairly simple, torquey, air-cooled engine, decent chassis, and unique character. A "standard" bike that isnt boring.

Ducati reminded the other manufacturers how to do a standard bike right. Honda had already made the VT650 Hawk (RC31) and albeit a great bike people just didnt get it until a little more power and art were added to the mix. Whereas nowadays a bike like Yam's FZ8 is not as cool as a Monster despite having more horsepower. Yamaha is too stuck on inline-4s in there important street/sport bike range. An FZ8 with a triple or twin (parallel or V) would be completely different. But most of the Japanese manufactuers are stuck with playing it safe, constantly putting horsepower IN to replace what they are leaving out and rarely getting the mix right on other types of bikes. The geekiness of the Japanese is no replacement for the emotional understanding that the Italians (and even Harley) have for the real soul of what it takes to make a motorcycle more fun than pure numbers. They have different customers lining up to ride them.

It's funny how KTM, Ducati, Aprilia and BMW have made successful sport twins, but the Japanese havent managed to pull it off, other than Suzuki's SV series, which hilariously the TL1000 Superbike was cancelled shortly after the introduction by the top brass to go back to the GSXR platform. I think there Japanoodles fear losing the horsepower race. yep. And of course of cost of production/design and all that comes into the mix. Easier to make money on the proven reciepe.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:59 am

Markg1 wrote:Sorry guys...I really tried but...FAIL. It does nothing for me!!!!! I'm sure it's a blast to ride but...UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST UGLY!!!!! And only 100 HP. REALLY?!?! What are the quarter mile numbers?
The antique relic DS1100 engine is one of the "funnest" motorcyle engines ever. It's just a totally different experience from a 200 HP engine but both delivering immense amounts of fun in a different way.
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Unread post by QuietMonkey » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:03 pm

It's pretty hilarious that Markg1 says "only 100hp" while we're looking at this thinking "great". Some people don't know what there missing. They get so used to reading a number and thinking without thinking.

If you dont like the looks, there's not much in it, and maybe the V-Rod has lost 200 lbs since I last checked (NOPE). I'd like to know what someone rides for 30 years to not see the true quality of the Duck engine, cuz even back in 1981 100hp wouldve been rolled into a pig heavy-bike in the very best conditions. This motor is perfect for the application, and ONLY lacking in sheer top-speed numbers. Should be capable of easy 1/4-mile times in high 10s range.

Also I neglected to mention the infamous Honda RC51 as a sweet Japanese v-twin (for racing anyway); not so much the VTR1000 sport-tourer.
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Unread post by rayian » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:08 pm

A nice light flickable nekid bike. 373 lb dry weight is about the same as my sv650 and with an extra 30 hp over mine it must move pretty quick.
Great looking bike. Awesome.

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Unread post by rayian » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:29 pm

QuietMonkey wrote: the TL1000 Superbike was cancelled shortly after the introduction by the top brass to go back to the GSXR platform.
For racing purposes yes but for the street the TL1000 morphed into the SV1000.

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Unread post by QuietMonkey » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:23 pm

rayian wrote:
QuietMonkey wrote: the TL1000 Superbike was cancelled shortly after the introduction by the top brass to go back to the GSXR platform.
For racing purposes yes but for the street the TL1000 morphed into the SV1000.
i mentioned the SV right before where you clipped the quote :D -- whereas the reason i mentioned the TL was in regards to Suzuki giving up on it for racing because of they seem to not want to lose the horsepower race. Also the original '96 TL1000S looked much more like a Ducati 900SS (w/half-fairing) and again with the nod to the Monster's styling, the later SV version became wedgy and ugly. Same with the early SV650: nice. Then they went wedgy and ugly. Later on they finally did the tiny headlight fairing and restyled the SV650 all for the best.

note: Nicest thing with this 1100 Evo engine is really the 75+ lb-ft of torque that comes along the way to it making 100hp, and of course the 200lbs it ISNT carrying around compared to a V-Rod.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:39 pm

Awesome!

This is one hot looking Monster... it's about time they jazzed it up! Great HP on a light weight naked bike... surely it can't get any better?!
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Re: This Week: 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:40 am

I voted: AWESOME as well.

There are so many good things to say about it's design and engine, even the Ducati red color is just really awesome on it's own. Ducati's come-back success really came from it's Monster series design and it outsells every other bike Ducati makes. As mentioned above, I am not sure why the other major motorcycle manufactuers really don't get into V-Twin sport engines, if I had to hazzard a guess, it would be primarily due to the "horsepower wars" they seem to always be fighting with the Inline-4 camp. If they focused on torque or compactness or even lightness the V-Twin might come out ahead, but, cc for cc, I don't think it can really complete with pure HP.

That said, there is much more than just horsepower in making a bike fun, and Ducati seems to be getting the receipe just right here with the Monster 1100 EVO.

Now I'll just have to take one out for a ride if I can fit on it. :D

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