2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R
2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R
2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R
2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R
2016 Ducati Monster 1200R



2016 Ducati Monster 1200R Review

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The most powerful Ducati naked ever…

Monster 1200 R is the top performing and most exclusive Ducati naked with performance-evoking R design, powered by a 160 Hp R engine and equipped with a track-ready R chassis featuring super-bike derived componentry.

Meet the Monster 1200 R, the most powerful and sophisticated new addition to the Monster family. The new Monster 1200 R has been designed for all those who make sports performance their lifestyle and wish to turn each ride into an adrenaline-packed experience without forgoing the essential, practical appeal of a naked model.

Equipped with a 1200 cc Testastretta 11° DS “R” version twin-cylinder engine, the Monster 1200 R takes the Ducati naked sports bike concept to the extreme. Compared to the Monster 1200 S engine, the twin-cylinder “R” version delivers 10% more power and 5.5% more torque. Its 160 hp and 13.4 kgm (97 lb-ft) torque turn the Monster 1200 R into a naked supersport bike able to show its true colours on a race track while making the rider feel perfectly comfortable during daily commutes – thanks to a full-bodied, smooth delivery at low and medium RPM.

The “R” spirit that inspired the new Monster 1200 is immediately recognisable in its completely redesigned, compact, lightweight and high-slung tailpiece, seat and high-mounted plate holder. The bike set-up and technical features are in line with the power rating of its “R” twin-cylinder engine. The latest naked model out of the Ducati factory features a higher stance than the Monster 1200 S, for more extreme lean angles and to make the most of the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. At the rear end, grip is guaranteed by the 200/55 x ZR17 size tyres.

The Monster 1200 R is equipped with new suspensions and Öhlins steering damper, and separate rider and passenger footpegs to enhance its racing-inspired riding experience. The new naked sports model by Ducati is even lighter than the S version thanks to the new tailpiece, forged wheels, and carbon fibre components – bringing the total dry weight down to 180 kg (397 lb).

The nose fairing, radiator trim with engraved “R” logo, and the two available colour schemes – Ducati Red and Thrilling Black – give this bike the unmistakable, sophisticated, sport-inspired Ducati touch.

The Monster 1200 R is also equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack including the ABS and Ducati Traction Control systems to enhance vehicle performance, optimise control and improve overall riding safety. This package is managed by three different Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban): three different Monster R ‘souls’ delivered by different settings of the power mode, the ABS and Traction Control systems.

 

 

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Colours
1. Ducati Red with R livery, Ducati Red frame and Dark Chrome wheels
2. Thrilling Black with R livery, Dark Chrome frame and wheels
• Standard equipment highlights
o Testastretta 11° DS, 1198,4 cc, 160 hp “R” version engine
o Exhaust with pentagonal section twin silencers
o Euro 4 conformity
o Sport seat with model ID plate
o New design passenger seat cover
o Separate rider and passenger footpeg supports
o Billet machined footpegs
o Nose fairing
o Carbon fibre front fender
o 3-spoke forged wheels fitted with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 200/55 x ZR17 at the rear
o New 48 mm adjustable diameter Öhlins forks
o New Öhlins adjustable shock absorber
o Öhlins adjustable steering dumper
o 3 Riding Modes
o Ducati Safety Pack (3-level ABS, 8-level DTC)
o Colour TFT instrumentation display


“R” Design

All the elements that created the Monster legend are evident at a glance: a powerful “Monster-fly-line”, round headlight flanked by the forks, solid and sculptural metal fuel tank, and the authentic “less is more” style concept that gives the perception of being in front of an engine, a chassis, a tank, a saddle; and nothing more.
The Designer wanted to communicate the top performance of the Monster 1200 R with a sport, compact and light design to create the image of an individualistic model, almost single-seat
The rider and passenger seats group (still using a single-seat solution) is visually short and narrow delivering an elegant sportiness. The tail and the passenger seat cover show a razor volume characterized by strong and marked surfaces. The side view of the seat is compact, and thin.
The rear frame is completely new, with a light structure design. The passenger foot pegs support, are separated and directly fixed to the sub-frame.
The high-mounted license-plate holder made in aluminum enhances the view of the huge rear tire 200/55 that, as a result of the rised chassis set-up, is distant from the tail by increasing the feeling of lightness of the rear view.
The forged wheels reproduce the same tri-W design as of those of Panigale S / R.

Attention for details

The new Monster 1200 R visibly communicates sophistication and premiumness. A metal plate with model designation enriches the view of the passenger seat after removing the seat-cover while on the radiator cover in brushed steel is obtained by sandblasting the original «R» graphic. The seat is upholstered with two different materials stitched together with a red stitching bordering the rider’s zone.

Color range

The Monster 1200 R is available in Ducati Red and in the new Thrilling Black, both colour versions are enriched with a sporty longitudinal “R” graphics that marks front mudguard, mini-fairing, tank and passenger seat cover.

“R” engine

The Monster 1200 family is powered by the second generation of Testastretta 11° DS engine, smoother and with dual spark plugs and a secondary air system. Dual Spark (DS) ignition uses two plugs per cylinder to ensure complete combustion in a very short time. A secondary air system similar to that of the 1299 Panigale has been introduced to optimise operation and reduce cyclic combustion variability without affecting emissions. A controlled flow of fresh air is supplied to the exhaust duct to enable complete oxidisation of hot unburnt gases, to effectively reduce hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels. The Testastretta 11° DS engine that equips the Monster 1200 family is unique to those bikes, as its structure is engineered to be a structural element of the frame.

 

The “R” engine version is tuned for power and torque and to be Euro 4 complaint. Engineers increase air-intake, burn and exhaust efficiences. The engine breathes further better thanks to new elliptical throttle bodies and air ducts Ø 56 mm equivalent, larger than the Ø 53 mm standard circular system. The cylinder heads are new too with increased air inlet ducts to perfectly match the different in shape and dimension air ducts. A lower cylinder-crankcase gasket rises the compression ratio to 13,0:1 respect the 12,5:1 of the standard 1200 cc engine. The exhaust system is completely new with larger Ø 58 mm exhaust pipes and a new Euro 4 complaint silencer.

 

The Euro 4 preparation is completed with engine noise reductions as a dedicated clutch cover and new pistons with graphite surfacing.

Power and torque

The “R” engine version delivers a wide spread of power and torque with a peak of 160 hp @ 9.250 rpm and 13,4 kgm @ 7.750 rpm of torque for great performance and fun. At low, medium engine revs the “R” has a strong responsiveness with the 75% of maximum torque already available at 3500 rpms.

Exhaust system

The “R” engine version is coupled via Æ 58 mm pipes to an impressive side-mounted 2-1-2 staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the performance of which the new Monster 1200 R is capable. The bigger in dimension silencer to be Euro 4 compliant has a sport and “mechanical” design, consistent with the “nerve” forms of the tail.
The engine management system dedicates a lambda probe to each header, providing precise fuelingwhile an electronically controlled mid-section valve optimises exhaust pressure throughout the rev-range.

Ride-by-Wire

The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the Monster’s twistgrip and engine, which configures an ideal power response depending on the riding mode selected.

The twistgrip does not have a throttle cable connected directly to the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates an electronically controlled butterfly.

The RbW system uses three different mappings to regulate power delivery:

160hp with a sports-type delivery
160hp with a progressive delivery suitable for touring
100hp with a progressive delivery for city use

Slipper clutch

The transmission features an oil bath clutch with “slipper” function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch effort at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or during long journeys.

When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like “slipper” action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions.

Service intervals

Careful engineering and top-quality materials achieved amazing results. Scheduled valve clearance adjustment is every 30,000 km, and the oil change interval is every 15,000 km or 12 months, providing greater ease and lower cost of ownership. This was made possible also by the improved combustion efficiency and lower operating temperatures of the new Testastretta 11° DS engine.

“R” chassis

The Monster 1200 features a racing derived frame structure that uses the engine as a stressed element. This structure is composed by a compact Ducati trellis directly fixed to the cylinder heads and by the engine itself; the shock-absorber and the rear sub-frame are also connected to the engine.
The Monster 1200 R features a dedicated rear frame, with a lighter structure design; the upper tube is in continuity with the profile of the tank while the lower escapes and hides as soon as possible under the volume of the seat. The passenger foot pegs support, are no longer integrated in one piece with the rider ones, but separate and directly fixed to the sub-frame.
The “R” chassis set-up is rised by 15 mm to achieve a lean angle of 50° that make the bike ready for race track.

Ergonomics

The new Monster 1200 R size ensures ample accomodations even for a rider 185 cm tall.
The rider seat position is quite comfortable, providing great bike control and allowing to run several track laps without fatigue; the riding position is upright thanks to a high handlebar fixed close to the rider, the seat height is fixed at 830 mm.
Sport riding style benefits of separated passenger foot pegs that increase space for boots when riding on toes or hanging off. Foot pegs are machined with grippy design.

Öhlins cross-mounted steering damper

The Monster 1200 R comes standard with a cross-mounted Öhlins steering damper to further enhance the stability of the bike and to reduce the risk of headshake when riding aggressive. Moreover it adds a plus to the sporty look of the cockpit.

Forged wheels and high-performance tires

The racing attitude of the Monster 1200 is emphasized by forged wheels. Created from forged then machined alloy, both front and rear wheels with the same tri-W design as of those of Panigale S/R are lighter than standard wheels and create a lower moment of inertia improving acceleration and braking as well as quicker steering.

The 3.5×17 front wheel and 6×17 rear wheel are fitted, respectively, with 120/70 ZR and 200/55 ZR Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. The Supercorsa SP are the most performance Pirelli tires designed for road purposes. These tires have a really sporty tread design which is like a slick tire.

Öhlins high-spec suspension

The racing inspired chassis geometry is matched with Ø 48 mm Öhlins usd forks, fully adjustable in spring preload and precisely adjustable in compression and rebound damping. At the rear the “R” uses an Öhlins mono-shock with integrated piggy-back, fully adjustable in spring preload with full adjustment and highly engineered control of compression and rebound damping. The Öhlins mono-shock is fixed on one side to the vertical cylinder head, mounted on the opposite side to a strong Ducati single-sided swing-arm.

This exemplary suspension maintains tyre contact and ensures feeling and finesse even under extreme riding conditions.

200/55 rear tire size

The huge rear size offers an increased area of contact for greater adherence which easily aids in putting down the 160Hp for earlier acceleration coming out of bends. The “XL” rear tire size helped the Designer to increase the sensation of power and lightness of the rear view.

Superbike-spec Brembo brake system

The Monster 1200 R is equipped by a Superbike-spec brake system. It is equipped with the same brakes found on the 1299 Panigale, which deliver stunning performance; a racing oriented PR 16 brake pump manages top-level Ø 330 mm discs, which are gripped by the state of the art Brembo M50 Monobloc radial callipers that use MotoGp derived technology to be powerful yet compact and lightweight. A single Ø 245 mm disc in the rear is gripped by a two piston calliper, also by Brembo.

Single-sided swingarm

The Monster 1200 R features a strong die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm that ensures high rigidity, low weight, and excellent stability, providing also a technical and professional look.

Sculptured fuel tank

The Monster’s 17.5 L – 4.6 gallon (US) fuel tank represents an integral part of the bike’s overall styling.
The distinctive fuel tank in pure “Monster-style” helps create the unmistakable “powerful Monster silhouette”, while its metal construction and well-sculpted knee panels add a solid feel to the Monster.

Lightweight components

Carbon fibre for front mudguard and forged aluminium for wheels and foot pegs supports allow to achieve a total dry weight of 180 Kg.

Riding Mode

The new Monster incorporates the very latest innovative Ducati technologies, including the famous Ducati branded Riding Modes. The three Riding Modes (URBAN, TOURING, SPORT) are enabled by combining class-leading technologies such as: Ride-by-Wire (RbW), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), multi-calibration 9MP ABS and the graphics on the instrument panel. The rider can change the character of the bike by selecting from the left-hand switchgear – even while riding – among three different pre-set configurations (Riding Modes) that best adapt to the riding style or riding conditions. The Riding Modes make it possible to instantly modify the power delivered by the engine (RbW), the activation levels of DTC and ABS, and the graphics on the instrument panel.
The Riding Modes are factory pre-set in each of the three parameters, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)

In developing the new Monster, attention has been paid not only to achieve top level performance but also to ensure both rider and passengers a high level of safety in all driving conditions. This second goal has been achieved by equipping all the Monster 1200 versions with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), which comes standard along with the 9MP ABS system and the 8-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

Lighting system

The front view of Monster 1200 R is dominated by a round headlight flanked by the forks, underlining the authentic and powerful Monster-line
The headlight itself is a modern unit with support in magnesium that uses a bulb light for high-low beam functions, and LED technology for the two position lights placed at the sides
The fully integrated tail light is fully LED.
The front and rear side indicators are with bulbs. In EU markets, the Monster 1200 R also features LED turn lights.
Both versions are equipped with a license plate LED light.

Full-TFT instrument panel

The new Monster 1200 R is equipped with a state of the art full-TFT instrument panel. The display’s configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light, also changing according to the selected Riding Mode or fully selectable by the rider. There are three configurations, different in background style, information displayed, and display layout: CORE view is preset for the URBAN riding mode: only the most essential riding information is displayed; FULL view, preset for the TOURING riding mode, provides the same layout as CORE with more information displayed; and finally TRACK view is preset for the SPORT riding mode, having crucial information more immediately visible such as an rpm bar graph with a the same sporty layout as that of the 1299 Panigale.

Monster 1200 R features a gear indicator in dash.

ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) 9MP

The ABS system is the 9MP multi-calibration ABS, meaning the rider has the possibility to switch from one configuration to another by selecting the appropriate Riding Mode. 9MP ABS prevents front and rear wheels from locking, and has refined rear wheel lift-up prevention to offer the shortest stopping distance and high stability by using the information of a sensor measuring pressure at the front wheel caliper. ABS can be deactivated if the rider wishes. ABS-Off can be loaded as a configuration of a riding mode and is maintained after switching the key off.

 

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

Ducati branded DTC offers a choice of eight profiles, or ‘sensitivity levels’, each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive levels of riding skill, graded from one to eight. Pre-selected levels of intervention are related to appropriate Riding Modes. When DTC is activated, its ECU analyses data sent from front and rear wheel speed sensors to detect the amount of wheel-spin and to evaluate the type of intervention necessary. This intervention is executed in a very smooth way through electronic retardation of the ignition to reduce the engine’s torque, until the full grip of the rear wheel has been re-established. DTC can also be deactivated if the rider wishes.

DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Design

The iconic Monster design of the tank blends with the sport-inspired, elegant lines of the rear, creating a compact, lightweight assembly immediately evocative of high performance and power. The Monster 1200 R has been substantially revised to make it visually compact, lightweight and high-slung. The single-piece rider and passenger seat is shorter and thinner if viewed from the side, with a tapered, sharp-edged look in the passenger section.

This motorcycle’s higher stance features an increased gap between the tyre and seat assembly, making the rear look more streamlined, further enhanced by the new design of the high-mounted aluminium plate holder, fully exposing the 200/55 rear tyre; both the rear and the front tyres are mounted on 3-spoke, Panigale R-inspired forged wheels.
The new, separate rider and passenger footpegs are unmistakably race-derived and create a more streamlined side view – also enhanced by the new, oversized exhaust in line with Euro 4 standards and perfectly integrated with the new rear design.
The finishing touches to the Monster 1200 R design can be seen in the nose fairing and the longitudinal graphic pattern inspired by the iconic Ducati Corse stripe. The exclusive character of this model is reflected in the painstaking care for detail: the radiator metal covers have a graphic “R” design obtained by sand-blasting, while the bi-material seat has contrasting seams and a metal plate bearing the name of the model.

Engine

The new Monster 1200 R is powered by the “R” version of the liquid-cooled 1.198,4 cc Testastretta 11° DS engine with 4 valves per cylinder. The Monster 1200 engine version has been revised to increase its efficiency to a maximum power of 160 hp (117.7 kW) at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.4 kgm (97 lb-ft) at 7,750 rpm, whilst maintaining smooth delivery at low and medium RPM, typical of latest-generation Testastretta 11° DS power units. The Monster 1200 R engine is in line with the Euro 4 pollution control standards.

The Monster 1200 R’s Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine is equipped with a new 2-1-2 exhaust system with 58 mm diameter pipes and redesigned twin silencers. Although their routing has not been changed, the exhaust pipes have a new cross-section with a diameter that’s been increased by 8 mm to boost engine efficiency which now breathes better thanks to a new throttle body. The original round design with 53mm-diameter bodies featured on the Monster 1200 has been replaced in the new version by a larger, oval section design with a 56mm equivalent diameter. A lower-height cylinder seal has made it possible to increase the compression ratio from 12.5:1 to 13:1, improving combustion efficiency.

Compared to the twin-cylinder version powering the Monster 1200 S, the “thrust” of the “R” version remains strong and vigorous beyond 7,000 rpm, adding extra power and torque throughout the rev range. A thrilling experience on track, where all the potential of this engine unravels for maximum excitement as the rider long-shifts through the gears all the way up to 10,200 rpm. During road use, at lower RPM, delivery is consistently smooth and responsive to throttle opening, with 75% of the torque already available at 3,500 rpm.

The Monster has a wet clutch with ‘slipper’ function actuated by a Brembo master cylinder. Thanks to its progressive self-servo mechanism, it can be operated smoothly and progressively.

15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 month intervals are recommended between major services, with valve clearance adjustment checks only required every 30,000 km (18,000 miles).

Frame

As with the rest of the Monster family, the signature Trellis frame remains a feature of the Monster 1200 R, with attachment points directly on the cylinder heads, a race-derived solution pioneered by the Panigale for the first time in the world of production motorcycles. Thanks to this configuration, the resulting frame is highly compact and lightweight and, with large cross-section pipes, it offers massive torsional strength – a characteristic which enhances the dynamic profile of the Monster 1200 R.

The rear sub-frame is also attached directly to the engine, creating a compact structure designed to support the new passenger footpeg brackets – now a separate design from the rider’s, to guarantee greater freedom of movement for the best road and track sports riding experience.

The rider and passenger footpeg mountings are made of forged aluminium and support aluminium billet-machined footrests with a surface pattern designed for enhanced boot grip during riding. The rider’s footpegs have aluminium heel guards in line with the sports character of the new Monster.

To ensure lean angles suitable for track use, the chassis set-up has been raised by 15 mm both at the front and at the rear end, and the seating height has been adjusted to 830 mm (32,7 in) accordingly. The ‘ergonomics triangle’ has been preserved to ensure a natural riding position and improved control during both road and track use and help the rider complete more laps with less effort.

Another major focus of attention was weight reduction. The new tailpiece, wheels, carbon fibre parts and the new footpegs together made for a 2kg (4.4lb) weight saving – down to a total dry weight of 180kg (397lb). A critical factor in weight saving was the use of forged wheels – making the Monster R even more agile in tackling corners thanks to the reduction in unsprung weight and inertia.

Suspension

The high-tech suspension system features new, fully adjustable dia. 48 mm titanium nitride-coated Öhlins forks with black-anodised bottoms and bodies and a fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock. Operating through a progressive linkage, the rear suspension attaches directly from the rear vertical cylinder to the die-cast aluminium single-sided swingarm at the opposite end. The Öhlins suspension package is completed by the adjustable steering damper that controls handlebar movement under heavy acceleration and enhances the sports inspiration of the instrument panel view.

Wheels and tyres

The Monster 1200 R features 3-spoke light alloy forged wheels inspired by the Panigale R design and is fitted with Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP tyres – 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 200/55 x ZR17 at the rear. DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP is applied technology at its best: embodying all the experience and racing expertise acquired by Pirelli as the sole supplier to the World Superbike Championship since 2004, this tyre designed for road use can offer the ultimate racing experience, allowing the user uncompromised enjoyment of a top-performance product both on the road and the racetrack. The structures and compounds of the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP, directly derived from WSBK competitions, optimise the performance ensured by the tyre profiles. The 200/55 ZR17 rear tyre in particular has a carcass made from high-module fibre and a bi-compound tread with polymers ensuring quicker tyre warm-up and constant grip in any riding condition. The perfectly paired front and rear profiles ensure greater handling and agility. The bi-compound tread pattern features long longitudinal grooves, expanding from the central profile area to the shoulder, ensuring regular wear even in the harshest riding conditions. The distinctive element of the DIABLO™ line is a ‘naked’ shoulder area, ideal for sports riding where maximum adhesion and constant grip are a must.

Braking system

The Monster 1200 R braking system is the very best of the Brembo production range and includes twin radially-mounted M50 Monobloc callipers gripping 330 mm discs at the front – the same components that are part of the equipment of the 1299 Panigale supersport model, actuated by a master cylinder with remote reservoir. At the rear, the Monster 1200 R features one 245 mm disc gripped by a single Brembo calliper with sintered friction material pads to improve efficiency. The braking system is controlled by the triple stage ABS Bosch 9MP system – which can be disabled by the user.

Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)

The Monster 1200 R is equipped with the DSP (Ducati Safety Pack) system including the ABS and Ducati Traction Control systems to enhance vehicle performance, optimise control and improve overall riding safety. This package is managed by three different Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban): three different Monster R ‘souls’ given by different settings of the ABS and DTC (Ducati Traction Control) systems.

ABS

The Monster 1200 R standard equipment includes a Bosch ABS 9MP controlled Brembo braking system with an integrated pressure sensor as part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). The 3-level system provides shorter stopping distances with enhanced stability in any riding condition by being fully integrated with the Riding Modes. While level-1 of the system enables a sport-oriented ABS intervention with no rear lift prevention, level-2 delivers the same intervention with rear lift prevention activated. Level-3 provides outstanding braking stability and rear lift prevention. The ABS action can be disabled in any Riding Mode and will not be reactivated upon the next Key-On.

Ducati Traction Control (DTC)

The DTC (Ducati Traction Control) is able to detect and control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance. The Monster 1200 R uses the very latest DTC software, optimised to guarantee seamless response to ignition advance only. The system offers eight ‘sensitivity profiles’, each set to offer a level of rear wheel-spin tolerance in line with progressive levels of riding skills, classified from one to eight. Level one is programmed to offer the least amount of interaction while level eight uses the highest degree of interaction. DTC levels are factory pre-set in each of the three Riding Modes, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider’s characteristics by accessing the set-up menu within each mode. The DTC action can be disabled in any Riding Mode and will not be reactivated upon the next Key-On.

Ducati Riding Modes

The Ducati Riding Modes offer different factory settings designed to optimise vehicle behaviour according to riding styles and environmental conditions. The Monster 1200 R comes equipped with three Riding Modes (Sport, Touring and Urban) – each programmed to adjust the Ride-by-Wire (RbW) engine control system and the ABS and DTC intervention levels. The modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies. If the Riding Modes can be changed while riding, the customised setting of ABS and DTC can only be changed when the bike is stationary with the throttle closed.

Sport
The Sport Riding Mode provides 160 hp (117,7 kW), delivered with direct Ride-by-Wire throttle response, reduced DTC system intervention (level 3) and ABS high braking performance (level 1) with no lift prevention.

Touring
The Touring Riding Mode provides 160 hp (117,7 kW), delivered with a more progressive Ride-by-Wire throttle response, increased DTC system intervention (level 4) and ABS-controlled lift prevention (level 2).

Urban
The Urban Riding Mode provides 100 hp (73,5 kW), delivered with a progressive Ride-by-Wire throttle response, further increased DTC system intervention (level 6) and ABS ensuring maximum braking stability and lift prevention (level 3).

Thin Film Transistor (TFT) colour instrumentation
The Monster 1200 R dashboard has a latest-generation TFT colour display. The display has three different layouts, named Core, Full and Track, each designed to display information suitable for different uses, now with a selected gear indication in each display screen.

In the Urban Riding Mode the display adopts the Core layout, offering the bare minimum of information in line with urban use. The vehicle speed becomes the most obviously visible piece of information at the centre of the screen, with indication of the gear selected on the right.

In the Touring Riding Mode the display changes completely to the Full layout, delivering the maximum amount of information required during a longer trip.

In the Sport Riding Mode the display switches to the Track layout, offering only the information required when sports riding. The graphic rev-counter recalibrates itself according to a Superbike-derived layout.

The Monster 1200 R TFT screen is customisable and the user can choose a preferred display, regardless of the selected Riding Mode.

Lighting

The Monster 1200 R’s headlamp unit uses halogen main light illumination with LED position lights on either side and full LED lighting for the beautifully shaped rear and brake light illumination. LED technology is also used for the directional indicators which also sport a hazard light function, activated by holding the left-turn signal button for four seconds.

 


2016 Ducati Monster 1200R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in USD

Engine
Type
Testastretta 11° DS, L-Twin cylinders, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio
13.0:1
Power
117,7 kW (160 hp) @ 9,250 rpm
Torque
131,4 Nm (97 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm

Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Synerject-Continental electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle body Ø 56 mm equivalent with full Ride-by-Wire
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers

Transmission
Gearbox
6 speed
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Ratio
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

Chassis
Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder head
Front suspension
Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm usd forks
Front wheel
Tri-W spoke forged alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front Tyre
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
Tri-W spoke forged alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyre
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17
Front wheel travel
130mm (5.1in)
Rear wheel travel
159mm (6.2in)
Front brake
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc evo M50 4-piston callipers, radial pump with ABS as standard
Rear brake
245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with ABS as standard
Instrumentation
Full-TFT colour display

Dimensions and weight
Dry weight
180kg (396,8 lb)

Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
207 kg (456,3 lb)

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
830 mm (32,7 in)
Wheelbase
1509 mm (59.4 in)
Rake
24,3°
Trail
89 mm (3,5 in)
Fuel tank capacity
17.5l – (4.6 US gal)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Equipments
Standard Equipment
Riding modes,Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, seat cover


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

Emissions and Consumption
Standard
Euro 4
Consumption
5,4 l/100 km – CO2=127 g/km

 

 

 


2016 Ducati Monster 1200R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine
Type
Testastretta 11° DS, L-Twin cylinders, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio
13.0:1
Power
117,7 kW (160 hp) @ 9,250 rpm
Torque
131,4 Nm (97 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Synerject-Continental electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle body Ø 56 mm equivalent with full Ride-by-Wire
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers

Transmission
Gearbox
6 speed
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Ratio
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

Chassis
Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder head
Front suspension
Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm usd forks
Front wheel
Tri-W spoke forged alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front Tyre
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
Tri-W spoke forged alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyre
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17
Front wheel travel
130mm (5.1in)
Rear wheel travel
159mm (6.2in)
Front brake
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc evo M50 4-piston callipers, radial pump with ABS as standard
Rear brake
245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with ABS as standard
Instrumentation
Full-TFT colour display

Dimensions and weight
Dry weight
180kg (396,8 lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
207 kg (456,3 lb)
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
830 mm (32,7 in)
Wheelbase
1509 mm (59.4 in)
Rake
24,3°
Trail
89 mm (3,5 in)
Fuel tank capacity
17.5l – (4.6 US gal)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Equipments
Standard Equipment
Riding modes,Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, seat cover

Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
15.000km (9.000m)/12 Months
Valve clearance check
30.000km (18,000m)

Emissions and Consumption
Standard
Euro 4
Consumption
5,4 l/100 km – CO2=127 g/km

 

 

 

 


2016 Ducati Monster 1200R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type
Testastretta 11° DS, L-Twin cylinders, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke
106 x 67.9mm
Compression ratio
13.0:1
Power
117,7 kW (160 hp) @ 9,250 rpm
Torque
131,4 Nm (97 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Synerject-Continental electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle body Ø 56 mm equivalent with full Ride-by-Wire
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers

Transmission
Gearbox
6 speed
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, ratio 1.84:1
Ratio
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

Chassis
Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinder head
Front suspension
Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm usd forks
Front wheel
Tri-W spoke forged alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front Tyre
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
Tri-W spoke forged alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyre
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 200/55 ZR17
Front wheel travel
130mm (5.1in)
Rear wheel travel
159mm (6.2in)
Front brake
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc evo M50 4-piston callipers, radial pump with ABS as standard
Rear brake
245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper, with ABS as standard
Instrumentation
Full-TFT colour display

Dimensions and weight
Dry weight
180kg (396,8 lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
207 kg (456,3 lb)
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
830 mm (32,7 in)
Wheelbase
1509 mm (59.4 in)
Rake
24,3°
Trail
89 mm (3,5 in)
Fuel tank capacity
17.5l – (4.6 US gal)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Equipments
Standard Equipment
Riding modes,Power modes, DSP Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC), RbW, seat cover

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

Emissions and Consumption
Standard
Euro 4
Consumption
5,4 l/100 km – CO2=127 g/km

 



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