2018 Ducati Monster 821 Review – First Ride

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In the fall of 1992 Ducati introduced its first ever Monster, the M900. It was a bike aimed outside of the company’s typical sportbike targets, a simple roadster that blended the frame from an 851 superbike with the air-cooled 904cc motor from the Super Sport series. Designer Miguel Galluzzi draped that first Monster in a bare minimum of bodywork to create an elemental “naked” roadster. It was a smashing success that some people even claim financially saved a struggling Ducati. Now, after 25 years and more than 320,000 Monsters produced, a financially secure and seriously competitive Ducati has assembled the world’s moto press in Rimini, Italy, to test the new 2018 Monster 821.

The bike that started it all, this is Miguel Galluzzi’s original M900 Monster now residing in the museum at Ducati’s factory, as originally introduced in the fall of 1992.

More of a cosmetic refresh than a whole “new” motorcycle, the 2018 Monster 821 is a well-integrated blend of components from last year’s Monster 821 and 1200 models.

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