Take a new motorcycle frame, slap on some new parts, throw in a mix of 1299 Panigale and 1200 S components, and crown it with a redesigned Testastretta 11 engine. That’s, pretty much, the simplest way to describe the Ducati Monster 1200 R, the company’s latest motorcycle that, by the way, happens to be the most powerful naked Ducati yet.
How much power? Fitted with a 1,198cc Testastretta 11-degree DS engine twin-cylinder engine, the bike puts out 160 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and a max torque of 97 foot-pounds at 7,750 rpm, allowing it to hit 0 to 60 in as little as 3.2 seconds. That’s more power than the current best naked in the lineup (the 145-hp 1200 S) and even the discontinued Fighter 1098 (155 hp), so this is one scary beast.
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