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MONSTER 1200 / 1200 S

I am a Monster

The Monster 1200 S presents the Black on Black livery

The color alternates matte black elements with others painted in glossy black, which enhances the character of the bike. The result is a combination of sportiveness and elegance, always synonymous with Monster.

Unmistakeably Monster.

A contemporary icon always featuring the core values of the original Monster. Essential and technological, the Monster 1200 stands out for design and sporty soul.


Monster is the new black

WHEELBASE 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
1,198 cc
117 kW (159 hp) @ 9,500 rpm* *116 kW (157 hp) @ 9,250 rpm for US/Canada/Mexico version
129 Nm (95 lb-ft, 13.1 kgm) @ 7,500 rpm
Dry Weight
187 kg (412 lb)
Seat Height
Adjustable 795 – 820 mm (31.30 – 32.28 in)
Safety Equipment
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, full-LED lighting system
Valve Clearance Check (DesmoService)
15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
WHEELBASE 1,485 mm (58.46 in)
1,198 cc
147 hp (108 kW) @ 9,250 rpm
91 lb-ft (124 Nm) @ 7,750 rpm
Dry Weight
187 kg (412 lb)
Seat Height
795 – 820 mm
Valve Clearance Check (DesmoService)
30,000 km (18,000 mi)
Testastretta 11°

The Monster 1200 engine is the Testastretta 11° DS twin-cylinder,1198 cm3 with 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled. Euro 4 type-approved (only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies) it is the structural element of the suspension set-up with coupling points for the trellis frame.

Power and torque

Thanks to the elliptical throttle body and the dedicated exhaust, the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine generates a power which can be compared with that of a 3/4 cylinder engine and is able to reach great performance levels.

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Exhaust system

he Testastretta 11° DS engine is coupled to an impressive side-mounted 2-1 staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the performance of which the Monster 1200 is capable.

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Ride By wire

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

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Adjustable seat

The Monster 1200 is fitted with an adjustable seat that can adapt to the needs of riders all over the world. The seat height can easily be adjusted to the lowest (795 mm) or highest (820 mm) positions.

Single-sided swingarm

The Monster 1200 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.


The Monster 1200 S has a fully adjustable 48 mm diameter Öhlins fork front suspension,

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Braking system

The Monster 1200 S is equipped at the front with two M50 Brembo radially mounted monobloc callipers and discs which are 330 mm in diameter.

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Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)

The Monster 1200, in both the standard version and the S version, is equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) which, thanks to the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) integrates the Cornering ABS, the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and the Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) devices which contribute to highlighting the dynamic performance, optimising control and offering high levels of safety.

TFT instrument panel

The Monster 1200 dashboard has a last generation TFT colour display.

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Ducati Quick Shift

The Monster 1200 S is equipped as standard with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down, an electronic system originating from racing bikes which allows the rider to shift to a higher gear without using the clutch or closing the throttle and without using the clutch but just with the throttle closed when shifting down.


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Ducati Performance Accessories

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Monster 1200 S

The exclusive Monster 1200 S sharpens that Monster sports performance to an even finer edge. Configure it by choosing among the proposed Ducati Performance accessories packages.

Maximise the sporty heart of the Ducati naked

Get top performance and lots of fun with the new accessories for the Monster 1200 S.

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The standard equipment of the Monster 1200 includes: Cornering ABS Bosch, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Riding Modes, Power Mode, Ride by Wire, passenger seat cover, LED lights.

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The exclusive S version further accentuates the sporting spirit of the Monster, thanks to the fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, racing braking system, 3-spoke Y rims with exclusive “S” graphics and carbon front mudguard. The front headlight with DRL (Daytime Running Light) ensures the Monster 1200 S is always visible. Available in brand new Black on Black livery, sporty and elegant, as well as in classic Ducati Red.

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