Ducati Unveils New Monster 1200 R

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

During the Volkswagen Group Night in Frankfurt, Germany, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali unveiled the new Monster 1200 R, the most powerful Ducati naked of all time, says the company.

At the heart of the Monster R is its Testastretta 11º Dual Spark V-Twin, which Ducati says puts out 160 hp. In its press release, Ducati mentions a “revised chassis to ensure maximum effect and enjoyment on track,” a nod to the company’s dedication to building motorcycles that can handle their own on the racetrack, even if the bikes themselves spend most of their lives on the street.

Additionally, the tail and front sections of the Monster 1200 R are revised slightly for a more sporting and aggressive look.

The Ducati Monster 1200 R will be available in Ducati Red and Thrilling Black, starting in early 2016. It will be exhibited for the first time September 15-20 in the Audi booth during the 2015 IAA (Internationale Automobilausstellung) in Frankfurt.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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