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2014 Ducati Monster 1200 - Coolness Factor = 86.2%

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:10 pm
by totalmotorcycle
2014 Ducati Monster 1200 on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2014 Ducati Monster 1200 on

Monster Instinct...

The performance and fluidity of the new Testastretta 11° DS engine, the versatility of the three Riding Modes, the comfort of the adjustable seat and passenger handles make the Monster 1200 a bike that is capable of adapting to any occasion, so that you can follow your instincts in every situation. The unmistakeable Monster design is truly iconic and means there is no limit to your enjoyment.

Twenty-one years on from the Monster’s first unveiling, Ducati now introduce the iconic model’s latest generation with the 2014 Monster 1200 and 1200 S powered by the formidable, Superbike-derived 1198 Testastretta 11° DS engine. The brand new flagship of the family presents an entirely new chassis and muscular styling designed with premium components fully integrated with Ducati’s latest technologies.

Evoking the exciting memories of past models such as the powerhouse S4R and S4RS, the 2014 Monster 1200 also boasts an exclusive S model with 145hp and a ride-enhancing 92ft-lb of high-accelerating torque, wrapped beautifully in a spec-impressive chassis that tips the scales at 182kg (401lb) dry weight.

High-spec brakes, suspension, single-sided swingarm and lightweight wheels combine with Ducati’s best-yet ergonomics to offer the Italian manufacturer’s most attractive Monster ever. Super comfortable and introducing an innovative adjustable seat height, the model also combines 8-level traction control, 3-level ABS and 3-level Ride-by-Wire into Ducati’s user-friendly, press-button Riding Modes.

The 2014 Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S use next generation technologies to create an enhanced rider/motorcycle relationship, delivering a high-adrenaline experience while constantly reassuring with the feeling of complete control and ergonomic integration.

2014 Ducati Monster 1200 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13,495 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $14,595 CDN
British MSRP Price: £ 10,695 GBP

Engine Type

Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio
100.7 kW (135 hp) @ 8,750 rpm
Torque (
118 Nm (87 lb-ft) @ 7,250 rpm

Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection system, 53mm throttle bodies with full Ride by Wire
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers


6 speed
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive
Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run. (


Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinders head
Front suspension
43mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel
10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre
120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Rear suspension (
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
10-spoke in light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tyre
190/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
Front wheel travel
130mm (5.1in)
Rear wheel travel
152mm (5.9in)
Front brake
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo M4-32 callipers, 4-pistons, radial pump with ABS as standard
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment
Colour TFT display

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight
182kg (401lb)

Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
209Kg (461lb)

Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93). (
Seat height
Adjustable 785 - 810 mm (30.9 - 31.9)
1511mm (59.5in)
93.2mm (3.7in)
Fuel tank capacity
17.5l - (4.6 US gal)
Number of seats
Dual seat


Standard Equipment (
Riding modes,Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, passanger handles and seat cover, ready for anti-theft system and DDA


24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
9,000m/12 Months
Valve clearance check
30.000km (18,000m)

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Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:11 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Just released and brand new from Ducati for 2014... a new breed of Monster.

See all the new 2014 Ducati Motorcycles right here on Total Motorcycle: ... Ducati.htm

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:33 pm
by blues2cruise
The front half looks good. The rear fender looks stupid. And the comment in the text about adjustable passenger handles...hahahahaha....I can't imagine being a passenger on a postage stamp sized seat.

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:06 pm
GAWD that thing is SEXY and even though they stole the XB Buell exhaust headers I still LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:12 pm
by Grey Thumper
So relieved Ducati got rid of those "vents" (for the airbox?) on the tank. Much sleeker. Engine plumbing is a bit messy (air-cooled Monsters are much cleaner, but what do you expect?). Still awesome, and arguably still the best looking liter-class naked bike.

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:56 pm
by JackoftheGreen
I'd like to give this an Awesome, because it sure looks like an Awesome machine, but I'm having a hard time with that. I can't imagine the average rider would ever get more than 60% out of this bike, maybe 70% if they were young and in great health. That being the case, this bike is 30-40% bragging rights, and that's a hefty mark-up.

In addition, damn those folks at EBR, but now when I see a sport bike with plain central brake rotors and matching rims, I assume the engineers left some performance on the table. That's the danger of asking questions I guess. (-: The single-sided swingarm sure is cool though.

So here's my Cool vote. (-:

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:47 pm
by ceemes
oooooo, now that is one tasty, meaty sexy looking nekkid bike....I even like the rear fender....lets face it, the rear fender of bikes like this are generally so butt ugly, that riders opt to spend even more money on getting after market replacement kits, I figure Ducati is just being pro-active and getting rid of them in the first place, thus saving its customers a bit of coin.

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:52 am
by ZRex
I have always loved Monsters, that is actually how I found out about TMW. A few years ago(2007ish) I was looking for a picture of a Ducati Monster 1000 and that is how I found Total I really like this bike, actually I really want this bike, so I definitely have to vote Awesome.

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:41 pm
by Mithrandir
The MC looks great but I would not like to try fitting on the passenger seat. (As blues2cruise noted it is about the size of a stamp.)

It is more MC than I could (currently) handle or want, but it would probably be fun on the PCH and the interstate highways.

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:20 pm
by totalmotorcycle
I voted: A very solid Cool.

If it just wasn't for that low, low seat height (30.9 - 31.9") and seat ergo's I would have voted Awesome but I am fearing that I just wouldn't be able to fit on this bike (darn it!) and that would really, really bug me as this is such an awesome bike. Great price for a Ducati, great power, great looks, wow, it would be hard to NOT consider this bike as an advanced rider bike! Love it in the Ducati Red too, amazing how good Ducati red looks... the Ducati black, meh. That's like getting a boring old color Ferrari, I wonder how many Ferrari's are sold NOT in red!?

Great bike, like what Ducati has done. But Blues did say it right, the seat, although I'd have to say the seat doesn't look that comfortable at all and I don't think there is much wiggle room on it either for the rider. :(


Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:46 am
by Shriker
I agree , Mike......awesome new Ducati effort , IF you can fit on it......

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:02 pm
by sunshine229
I ended up voting awesome on this one. It is soooo sexy, soooo beautiful and I can't believe the price for what you get! If you are a rider with lots of experience and could actually use the power of this baby then it would be a wicked ride I am sure. I kind of only wanted to vote a Cool because of the rear fender (I am hating the new Ducati rear fender look) but then it's only the rear fender that sucks and everything else really is awesome. :mrgreen:

Re: This week: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200: Vote Today

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:20 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Your Coolness Factor of the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 is:

Awesome (3 points) 61% [ 31 ]
Cool (2 points) 37% [ 19 ]
Uncool (1 point) 2% [ 1 ]
Fail (0 point) 0% [ 0 ]

Total votes : 51

= a Coolwall Factor of 62.3%

NOTES: It's rare to have a big enter the Cool Wall so late in the year and rocket to the #1 spot but here you have it! Since inception, the Ducati's Monster series has always been a great looking bike and in 2014 Ducati has taken that iconic look and further improved it. But it's more than looks, it's also Ducati keeps improving the engineering and not only by offering more power, functions and features but by making the engine less maintenance intensive as well. It's no wonder then that the Monster 1200 is at the top of the charts so far in 2013.

Next bike is now up for voting on, have fun!!


Re: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 - Coolness Factor = 86.2%

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:39 am
by High_Side
Too bad that I missed this one - I really have a love / hate relationship with Ducati. The last couple we have owned have been less than stellar, however Jen loves her Monster even if it is underpowered and has budget suspension. Jen loving her Monster wasn't always the case as the stock seat was like sitting on a sloped pine bench. The real reason for all of the love is the seat height, which is exactly why this new Monster could be awesome. I say "could be " awesome" because with a newer Ducati you never know what you are going to get. The fueling will likely be too lean, requiring $$$$ to pay the Termi-tax to make the bloody thing run correctly. The seat will likely suck, requiring a $400 replacement. The suspension on this one should be ok, as Ducati do a better job with their high end bikes in this regard. So then the only real way to know is to demo one of them for yourselves - which is exactly what we will do come spring. If it is good, then all I have to do is convince her that twice the hp of her 696 is what she really needs :laughing:

Oh yeah - it will also have to come in white :mrgreen: