Italian motorcycle-manufacturing brand Ducati has expanded its Monster range in India by introducing the new Monster SP at Rs 15.95 lakhs(ex-showroom). The motorcycle now not only gets a Moto-GP-inspired livery but also gets hardware upgraded hardware to make it distinguishable from the standard model.
The overall design language is typical Monster; however, Monster SP features blacked-out parts and a passenger seat howl. The Monster SP embodies the 2022 colours of the factory team's Desmosedici GP, along with the Ducati lettering on the tank is reminiscent of the graphics on the Panigale V4.On the features front, Monster SP gets full LED headlamps and a 4.3-inch TFT display. It also gets its electronics recalibrated for better track performance along with ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, all adjustable to various levels of intervention.
Ducati Monster SP gets an Ohlins-sourced NIX 43mm upside-down front forks and an Ohlins rear mono-shock. Both suspension setups are fully adjustable. On the braking department, it gets twin 320mm front discs with Brembo Stylema monoblock four-piston callipers at the front and a single 245mm rotor with Brembo two-piston callipers at the back. These changes not only make the bike look appealing but also improve the riding dynamics of the bike for better performance.
Ducati Monster SP gets the 973 cc twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor with Termignoni mufflers producing 111 hp of power at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 93Nm at 6,500rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. With various weight reduction measures, the kerb weight of the bike is now 186kg.
The bike goes up against Triumph Street Triple RS, Kawasaki Z900, and BMW F900 R. The more focused, more features and more capable- SP variant of Monster will set the hearts racing in style for prospective Monster buyers in India. The timeline for deliveries and the waiting period is yet to be realised by Ducati India yet.