2023 Ducati Monster SP Guide

2023 Ducati Monster SP
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Ducati Monster SP 2023 Ducati Monster SP 2023 Ducati Monster SP 2023 Ducati Monster SP 2023 Ducati Monster SP 2023 Ducati Monster SP 2023 Ducati Monster SP

Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Ducati Monster SP: MAD FOR FUN.

Introducing the new 2023 Ducati Monster SP…

The Monster range grows with the SP version, designed to enhance fun, thanks to technical equipment perfect for those who love sporty riding and embellish style with the Moto GP-inspired livery.

The Monster SP takes the 2022 colors of the official team’s Desmosedici GP, mounts the Öhlins NIX30 fork and Termignoni homologated silencer, Brembo Stylema front calipers and Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires. True supersport equipment that will make you fall in love with the new Monster SP. Are you ready for more?

 

 

 


2023 Ducati Monster SP Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Dedicated Sports Equipment

The golden Öhlins NIX30 fork enhances the sporty look of the new Monster SP. Together with Termignoni’s homologated silencer and Brembo Stylema front calipers, they make up the valuable technical equipment capable of making the bike even lighter, more effective and fun in sporty riding, as well as more aesthetically appealing.

MotoGP inspired livery

The livery, which incorporates the 2022 colors of the factory team’s Desmosedici GP, reinforces the sporty nature of the new Monster SP. The Ducati lettering on the tank is reminiscent of the graphics on the Panigale V4. The red-colored seat complements the side view of the tail with the Monster SP logo and the Italian flag on the passenger seat cover.

Electronics recalibrated for better track performance

The electronic sector of the Monster is at the top of the segment. The standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, all adjustable to various levels of intervention. The sporty character of the new Monster SP is also underlined by the Launch Control which ensures lightning-fast starts. This top-of-the-range motorcycle equipment allows the Monster SP to safely express its full performance.

Performance and fun with the Testastretta 11° engine

The heart of the Monster is the Testastretta 11° engine, a liquid-cooled 4-valve twin with 111 hp and desmodromic distribution.

Sportier and more Fun.

The Monster represents all the essence of Ducati in the most compact, essential and lightweight form possible. Precise in corners. Stable in straight lines. With the SP version you can enjoy more effective sports riding thanks to the absolute top-notch technical equipment such as Öhlins suspension, Brembo Stylema front calipers, Termignoni homologated silencer, Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, steering damper and lithium battery.

 

Mad for Fun: Ducati Expands the Monster Range With the SP Version, Even Sportier and More Fun

  • The “SP” represents the top-of-the-range Ducati Monster and is designed to enhance the fun in sporty riding and the style of the bike, thanks to the MotoGP-inspired livery
  • Benchmark components for those who love sporty riding: Öhlins suspension, Brembo Stylema front calipers, Termignoni approved silencer, Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, steering damper and lithium-ion battery
  • More efficacy and safety: electronics recalibrated from a sporting point of view and introduction of the new Riding Mode Wet

The new Monster SP: a version designed to enhance the fun, thanks to a perfect package of technical equipment for those who love sporty riding.

Presented in 2021, the Monster represents all the essence of Ducati in the most compact, essential and lightest form possible. The recipe is the original 1993 one: a sporty engine, but perfect for road use, combined with a Superbike-derived frame—everything you need to have fun every day.

The heart of the Monster is the Testastretta 11° engine, a liquid-cooled 4-valve twin with 111 hp and desmodromic distribution. Its Front Frame, inspired by the Panigale V4, is an extremely light and compact aluminum frame fixed directly to the engine heads. The modern reinterpretation of the recipe gave life to the Naked segment of motorcycles, which is making new generations of Monsteristi fall in love with it.

A concept as simple as it is effective takes a further step forward with the arrival of the Monster SP. This model is characterized by a series of high-quality components that make the bike even lighter, more effective and fun in sporty riding, and more aggressive from an aesthetic point of view.

The sporty nature of the Monster SP can be seen immediately thanks to the livery that incorporates the 2022 colors of the Ducati Lenovo Team’s Desmosedici GP, the golden anodizing of the Öhlins NIX30 fork and the presence of a Termignoni approved silencer as standard. Mainly high-quality details are the red saddle, which is integrated with the tail in the side view, the Monster SP logo on the passenger seat cover and the Ducati logo on the fuel tank, which is larger and inspired by the Panigale V4 graphics.

Monster SP gives the possibility to enjoy greater performance in sporty riding. This version has better braking capability, reduced load transfers and greater precision in all riding conditions.

The fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, with the fork 1.3 lbs. (0.6 kg) lighter than the one used on the Monster and Monster +, increase the feeling, ground clearance and consequently the lean angle. The suspension system can also count upon a sportier setup, which improves the dynamic qualities of the Monster SP when riding on mixed roads and opens the possibility of having fun even among the curbs of a racetrack.

Also, the upgrade of the braking system with Brembo Stylema calipers and aluminum flanges for the 12.6 in (320 mm) front brake discs (1.1 lbs. lighter than the Monster equipment) makes the Monster SP higher performing when braking, but, at the same time, more agile thanks to the reduction of inertia at the front. The weight savings of the bike also comes with the adoption of a lithium-ion battery, which brings the overall weight saving to about 4.4 lbs. (2 kg) in running order compared to the standard model (already a benchmark in the category for lightness), despite the addition of components such as the steering damper and the windshield.

The sporting potential of the Monster SP is further enhanced by the steering damper, which improves stability under acceleration and cornering, as well as by the presence of original equipment of Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, the manufacturer’s flagship offering for sporty riding on the road. In addition, the electronics see a general recalibration of all the Riding Modes, and therefore of all the electronic controls, to make the most of the changes made to the chassis, and the arrival of the new Wet Riding Mode, designed to offer greater safety on the bikes on wet surfaces.

The electronic sector of the Monster is at the top of the segment. The standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, all adjustable to various levels of intervention. The new Monster SP’s sporty character is underlined by the Launch Control, which ensures consistent lightning-fast starts. This top-of-the-range motorcycle equipment allows the Monster SP to express its full performance safely.

The Sport, Touring and Wet Riding Modes allow you to shape the Monster’s character according to tastes and needs. Everything is easily managed through the handlebar controls and the 4.3” color TFT dashboard, featuring racing graphics that echo those of the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter and a complete set of information on the left, including that of the gear indicator.

 

 

 


2023 Ducati Monster SP Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Suspension
The fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, with the fork 1.3 lb lighter than that adopted on Monster and Monster +, increases the feel, as well as increasing ground clearance and consequently the lean angle.

Braking system
Also in this direction, the upgrading of the braking system with Brembo Stylema calipers and aluminum flanges for the 320 mm front brake discs (1.1 lb lighter than the Monster equipment) makes the Monster SP more performing when braking, but, at the same time, more agile thanks to the reduction of inertia at the front.

Lithium-ion battery
The general lightening of the bike also comes with the adoption of a lithium-ion battery, which brings the overall weight saving to about 4.4 lb in running order compared to the standard model, already a benchmark in the category for lightness, despite the addition of components such as the steering damper and the windshield.

Steering damper
The sporting potential of the Monster SP is further enhanced by the steering damper, which improves stability under acceleration and cornering, as well as by the presence as original equipment of Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, the manufacturer’s flagship proposal for sporty riding on the road.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Tires
The Monster SP rides on Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, the industry benchmark for sporty road riding. The wheels lightened by 3.7 lb compared to those on the 821 and are made of light alloy have sizes 3.50×17″ and 5.50X17″.

Hydraulic Clutch
The slipper clutch that equips the Monster SP works in an oil bath, and thanks to a special servo system it manages to be very smooth to operate. Thanks to the new hydraulic control, it is extremely “light” to operate (-20% effort compared to the Monster 821).

Saddle Height
The Monster SP’s seat height from the ground is 840 mm. This, combined with the bike’s narrow sides, means that you can put your feet on the ground very easily. A seat that reduces the ground clearance to 810 mm is available as an accessory, while still maintaining good padding.

Frame
The Front Frame is inspired by that of the Panigale V4. Made of aluminum, it is 9.9 lb lighter than the Monster 821’s trellis frame, a 60 percent lightening that contributes to the bike’s overall lightness.

Electronics at the top of the segment
Standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, all adjustable to different levels of intervention. The sporty character of the new Monster is also emphasized by Launch Control, which ensures lightning-fast starts. This top-of-the-line motorcycle equipment allows the Monster to safely express its performance.

Sport, Road and Wet Riding Modes allow you to mold the character of the Monster according to your tastes and needs. Everything is easily managed through the handlebar controls and the 4.3-inch color TFT dashboard.

Ducati Traction Control
Traction control is an intelligent system that acts as a “filter” between the accelerator and the rear tire. The system allows a choice of eight different levels of intervention. The traction control levels are preset for each of the three Riding Modes, but can be customized to suit the rider and road characteristics, as well as for other electronic driving aid systems.

Launch Control
The new Monster SP is equipped with a Launch Control system that enables incredibly efficient starts. The system once “armed” autonomously manages the engine revs (whatever the throttle grip is opened) and leaving the rider with only the task of managing the clutch at the start. A “drag race” proof mode that allows the best possible acceleration.

Ducati Wheelie Control
Wheelie Control allows the motorcycle maximum acceleration by eliminating or limiting wheelie phenomenon. This provides a high level of safety while ensuring the best acceleration performance. Wheelie control can be adjusted to several levels independently of the other controls.

Ducati Quick Shift up/ down
The Ducati Quick Shifer (DQS) up/down is an electronic shift assist system that allows gear engagement without the need to pull the clutch either up or downshifting. This system not only makes sporty riding more fun, but is also a valuable aid in city traffic and on winding roads that require frequent use of the transmission.

 

 

 

 


2023 Ducati Monster SP – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15,595 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $18,295 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £13995 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type

Testastretta 11°, V2 – 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, desmodromic valvetrain, liquid cooled

Displacement

937 cc (57 cu in)

Bore x Stroke

94 mm x 67.5 mm

Compression Ratio

13.3:1

Power

111 hp (82 kW) @ 9,250 rpm

Torque

9.5 kgm (93 Nm, 69 lb ft) @ 6,500 rpm

Fuel Injection

Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system

Exhaust

Pre-muffler and Termignoni type approved twin muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down

Primary drive

Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1

Ratio

1=37/15, 2=30/17, 3=28/20, 4=26/22, 5=24/23, 6=23/24

Final drive

Chain, front sprocket z15, rear sprocket z43

Clutch

Slipper and self-servo multiplate wet clutch with hydraulic control

Frame

Aluminum alloy Front Frame

Front suspension

Fully adjustable Öhlins NIX 30 Ø 43 mm usd front fork with TiN treatment on inner tube

Front Wheel

Light alloy cast, 3.5″ x 17″

Front Tire

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV 120/70 ZR17

Rear suspension

Progressive linkage, fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock, aluminium double-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel

Light alloy cast, 5.5″ x 17″

Rear Tire

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV 180/55 ZR17

Wheel Travel (Front/Rear)

140 mm / 150 mm (5.5 in / 5.9 in)

Front Brake

2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating aluminum flange discs, radially mounted Brembo Stylema® monobloc 4-piston callipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS

Rear Brake

Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS

Instrumentation

4.3″ TFT colour display

Dry Weight

166 kg (366 lb)

Curb Weight

186 kg (410 lb)

Seat Height

840 mm (33.1 in)
850 mm (33.5 in) with high seat accessory
810 mm (31.9 in) with low seat accessory

Wheelbase

1,472 mm (57.9 in)

Rake

23°

Trail

87 mm (3.4 in)

Fuel Tank Capacity

14 l (3.7 US gal)

Number of Seats

2

Safety Equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Daytime Running Light*, Ducati Brake Light

Standard Equipment

Ducati Quick Shift, Ducati Power Launch, 4.3″ TFT colour display, Full LED headlight and lighting system, Dynamic turn indicators*, USB power socket, Flyscreen, Passenger seat cover, Brembo Stylema® callipers, Termignoni type approved twin muffler, Steering damper, Lithium-ion battery

Ready for

Ducati Multimedia System, Heated grips

Warranty

24 months, unlimited mileage

Maintenance Service Intervals

15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 24 months

Valve Clearance Check (Desmoservice)

30,000 km (18,000 miles)

Emission notes

* Please check with your dealer product availability
Bike specifications and equipment may vary from market to market. Please refer to your local dealer for further information

 

 

 

2023 Ducati Monster SP – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Type

Testastretta 11°, V2 – 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, desmodromic valvetrain, liquid cooled

Displacement

937 cc (57 cu in)

Bore x Stroke

94 mm x 67.5 mm

Compression Ratio

13.3:1

Power

111 hp (82 kW) @ 9,250 rpm

Torque

9.5 kgm (93 Nm, 69 lb ft) @ 6,500 rpm

Fuel Injection

Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system

Exhaust

Pre-muffler and Termignoni type approved twin muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down

Primary drive

Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1

Ratio

1=37/15, 2=30/17, 3=28/20, 4=26/22, 5=24/23, 6=23/24

Final drive

Chain, front sprocket z15, rear sprocket z43

Clutch

Slipper and self-servo multiplate wet clutch with hydraulic control

Frame

Aluminum alloy Front Frame

Front suspension

Fully adjustable Öhlins NIX 30 Ø 43 mm usd front fork with TiN treatment on inner tube

Front Wheel

Light alloy cast, 3.5″ x 17″

Front Tire

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV 120/70 ZR17

Rear suspension

Progressive linkage, fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock, aluminium double-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel

Light alloy cast, 5.5″ x 17″

Rear Tire

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV 180/55 ZR17

Wheel Travel (Front/Rear)

140 mm / 150 mm (5.5 in / 5.9 in)

Front Brake

2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating aluminum flange discs, radially mounted Brembo Stylema® monobloc 4-piston callipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS

Rear Brake

Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS

Instrumentation

4.3″ TFT colour display

Dry Weight

166 kg (366 lb)

Curb Weight

186 kg (410 lb)

Seat Height

840 mm (33.1 in)
850 mm (33.5 in) with high seat accessory
810 mm (31.9 in) with low seat accessory

Wheelbase

1,472 mm (57.9 in)

Rake

23°

Trail

87 mm (3.4 in)

Fuel Tank Capacity

14 l (3.7 US gal)

Number of Seats

2

Safety Equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Daytime Running Light*, Ducati Brake Light

Standard Equipment

Ducati Quick Shift, Ducati Power Launch, 4.3″ TFT colour display, Full LED headlight and lighting system, Dynamic turn indicators*, USB power socket, Flyscreen, Passenger seat cover, Brembo Stylema® callipers, Termignoni type approved twin muffler, Steering damper, Lithium-ion battery

Ready for

Ducati Multimedia System, Heated grips

Warranty

24 months, unlimited mileage

Maintenance Service Intervals

15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 24 months

Valve Clearance Check (Desmoservice)

30,000 km (18,000 miles)

Emission notes

* Please check with your dealer product availability
Bike specifications and equipment may vary from market to market. Please refer to your local dealer for further information

 

 

 

2023 Ducati Monster SP – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Type

Testastretta 11°, V2 – 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, desmodromic valvetrain, liquid cooled

Displacement

937 cc (57 cu in)

Bore x Stroke

94 mm x 67.5 mm

Compression Ratio

13.3:1

Power

111 hp (82 kW) @ 9,250 rpm

Torque

9.5 kgm (93 Nm, 69 lb ft) @ 6,500 rpm

Fuel Injection

Electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system

Exhaust

Pre-muffler and Termignoni type approved twin muffler, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes

Gearbox

6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down

Primary drive

Straight cut gears, ratio 1.85:1

Ratio

1=37/15, 2=30/17, 3=28/20, 4=26/22, 5=24/23, 6=23/24

Final drive

Chain, front sprocket z15, rear sprocket z43

Clutch

Slipper and self-servo multiplate wet clutch with hydraulic control

Frame

Aluminum alloy Front Frame

Front suspension

Fully adjustable Öhlins NIX 30 Ø 43 mm usd front fork with TiN treatment on inner tube

Front Wheel

Light alloy cast, 3.5″ x 17″

Front Tyre

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV 120/70 ZR17

Rear suspension

Progressive linkage, fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock, aluminium double-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel

Light alloy cast, 5.5″ x 17″

Rear Tyre

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV 180/55 ZR17

Wheel Travel (Front/Rear)

140 mm / 150 mm (5.5 in / 5.9 in)

Front Brake

2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating aluminum flange discs, radially mounted Brembo Stylema® monobloc 4-piston callipers, radial master cylinder, Cornering ABS

Rear Brake

Ø 245 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, Cornering ABS

Instrumentation

4.3″ TFT colour display

Dry Weight

166 kg (366 lb)

Kerb Weight

186 kg (410 lb)

Seat Height

840 mm (33.1 in)
850 mm (33.5 in) with high seat accessory
810 mm (31.9 in) with low seat accessory

Wheelbase

1,472 mm (57.9 in)

Rake

23°

Trail

87 mm (3.4 in)

Fuel Tank Capacity

14 l (3.7 US gal)

Number of Seats

2

Safety Equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Daytime Running Light, Ducati Brake Light

Standard Equipment

Ducati Quick Shift, Ducati Power Launch, 4.3″ TFT colour display, Full LED headlight and lighting system, Dynamic turn indicators, USB power socket, Flyscreen, Passenger seat cover, Brembo Stylema® callipers, Termignoni type approved twin muffler, Steering damper, Lithium-ion battery

Ready for

Ducati Multimedia System, Heated grips

Warranty

24 months, unlimited mileage

Maintenance Service Intervals

15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 24 months

Valve Clearance Check (Desmoservice)

30,000 km (18,000 miles)

Standard

Euro 5

CO2 Emissions

120 g/km

Consumption

5,2 l/100 km

 

 

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

About Michael Le Pard 8242 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 23 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 375 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.