Monster 1200S Stripe
Monster Instinct. Racing style
Let your instinct drive you. Relish the superb performance, timeless design and cutting-edge technology of a motorcycle with even more aggressive looks thanks to the authentic Ducati Stripe livery and the high mounted Ducati Performance licence plate holder. Just right to give vent to your real sporty attitude, the Monster 1200 S Stripe has the perfect personality to win each day's challenges. For those who accept no compromise between style and performance, this is the one.
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Monster 1200S Stripe Gallery
The "Performance Package" raises the power of the Testastretta 11 ° DS up to 145 hp and makes it easy to manage thanks to the racing derived Brembo brakes and precious Öhlins suspension. A carbon fiber front fender and machined wheels with a light and aggressive style are the signature of each "S" version. Be guided by your Monster instincts.
1200S Stripe Monster Design
All the elements that created the Monster legend are evident at a glance: a powerful "Monster-fly-line", round headlight flanked by the forks, solid and sculptural metal fuel tank, and the authentic "less is more" style concept that gives the perception of being in front of an engine, a chassis, a tank, a saddle; and nothing more. Despite increased dimensions that offer unprecedented performance and versatility, the character of a sportbike is immediately evident in the Monster's proportions. The tail is sharp (with the decisive contribution of the low-mounted license plate holder), the mass is visually loaded at the front, and the engine area appears compact even with its new water cooling thanks to the expertly integrated oil cooler, radiator, and water hoses; the engine is coupled to an impressive side-mounted staggered shotgun exhaust that makes no secret of the bike's performance. The new Monster 1200 visibly communicates sophistication, modernity and substance via advanced technical solutions and premium materials: the traditional Ducati trellis frame evolves to use a racing derived solution with the motor as a stressed element; the full TFT dashboard and front and rear lights underline the bike's orientation toward the future; and the sculptural metal fuel tank in pure "Monster-style" along with brushed metallic components further increase its premium position. The rear view of the bike has been designed keeping in mind the possibility to easily fix dedicated side panniers, so that the mounting system is perfectly integrated with the bike's style when panniers are removed.
1200S Stripe Riding Mode
The new Monster incorporates the very latest innovative Ducati technologies, including the famous Ducati branded Riding Modes. The three Riding Modes (URBAN, TOURING, SPORT) are enabled by combining class-leading technologies such as: Ride-by-Wire (RbW), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), multi-calibration 9MP ABS and the graphics on the instrument panel. The rider can change the character of the bike by selecting from the left-hand switchgear - even while riding - among three different pre-set configurations (Riding Modes) that best adapt to the riding style or riding conditions. The Riding Modes make it possible to instantly modify the power delivered by the engine (RbW), the activation levels of DTC and ABS, and the graphics on the instrument panel. The Riding Modes are factory pre-set in each of the three parameters, but can be individually customised and saved to suit the rider. A "default"option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
1200S Stripe Concept
Let yourself be guided by instinct. Enjoy the extraordinary performance, timeless design and cutting-edge technology of a bike with an even more aggressive look. Ideal for letting loose your sporty side, the Monster 1200 S Stripe has the right character to win those everyday battles. For style and performance without compromise.
Monster 1200S Technical Data
Testastretta 11° DS engine
The new Monster 1200 family is powered by the second generation of Testastretta 11° DS engine, smoother and with dual spark plugs and a secondary air system. Dual Spark (DS) ignition uses two plugs per cylinder to ensure complete combustion in a very short time. A secondary air system similar to that of the 1199 Panigale has been introduced to optimise operation and reduce cyclic combustion variability without affecting emissions. A controlled flow of fresh air is supplied to the exhaust duct to enable complete oxidisation of hot unburnt gases, to effectively reduce hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels. The Testastretta 11° DS engine that equips the new Monster 1200 family is unique to those bikes, as its structure is engineered to be a structural element of the frame; moreover, the air intake and exhaust have been tuned to give increased torque at low-medium rpm (ducts, intake manifolds, throttle bodies and pipes have a smaller diameter to deliver an incredible torquey character). The 1200 cc Testatstretta 11° DS engine is available in two different power variants: the Monster 1200 delivers 99,3 kW (135 CV) of power @ 8.750 rpm and 118 Nm (12,0 kgm) of torque @ 7.250 rpm, while the Monster 1200 S features a dedicated RbW mapping allowing 106,6 kW (145 hp) of power @ 8,750 rpm and 124,5 Nm (91.8 lb-ft) of torque @ 7,250 rpm.
The new Monster 1200 range features a totally redefined size, and ergonomics designed to offer "one-bike-in-the-garage" versatility. The new Monster size ensures ample accomodations even for a rider 185 cm tall and a passenger 175 cm tall, also allowing baggage to be loaded without compromises. The seat position is very comfortable, allowing long distance riding if desired; the riding position is upright thanks to a high handlebar fixed close to the rider; and a passenger seat with easily removed cover, low passenger footpegs, and integrated passenger handles welcome anyone the rider wishes to bring along.
Race Derived Frame
The new Monster features a racing derived frame structure that uses the engine as a stressed element. This structure is composed by a compact Ducati trellis directly fixed to the cylinder heads and by the engine itself; the shock-absorber and the rear sub-frame are also connected to the engine. The sub-frame is a classic tubular layout, however, it is enhanced by a unique coupling between the tubes, plastics and tail light. This sophisticated frame structure is lightweight and stiff, allowing the Monster to achieve the lowest curb weight in its category (209Kg).
The Monster 1200 S comes standard with a "performance package" that offers more power (+ 10 Hp) and torque (+ 1 Kgm), front and rear Ohlins suspension components, and a Superbike-spec Brembo brake system. The front mudguard in carbon fibre and the Y-pattern 3-spoke machined wheels complete the "S" equipment. In EU markets, the Monster 1200 S also features LED turn lights.
Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)
Authentic Monster headlight
Full-TFT instrument panel
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) 9MP
Low mounted number plate
Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
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