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Old 11-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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2014 Monster 1200!



I for one am very excited about this bike. It has a bit longer wheelbase, different ergos from the current Monster. looks like it will be more sit in, as opposed to sit on. Price point seems somewhat reasonable, I want me one!
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...-monster-1200/

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...onster-1200-s/

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Old 11-04-2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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So glad they got rid of the "vents" in the tank.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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Nice Are they releasing the 821 cc version next year too?
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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I have not read anything about the 821cc version. I'm sure more info will unfold as the EICMA show progresses. lots of info about new models being posted over at asphaltandrubber.com

They even have a quick look at the BMW S1000R naked bike. 2014 looks good for those looking to shop for powerful naked bikes!

Theres no spec yet on the S1000R, looks like it will be unveiled tomorrow. I think that someone just took some unauthorized pics backstage.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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Ducati has updated their website with the new Monster 1200 and it looks like they're keeping the smaller air cooled one for another year, so no 821 Testastretta engine in the smaller Monster in 2014.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:03 PM   #8
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I'll bet they can sell quite a few of these!?!
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #9
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I'll bet they can sell quite a few of these!?!

I certainly hope that they do. It looks like the Monster has evolved beautifully. Really looking forward to seeing the reviews on this one. Ducati does many things wrong IMO, but they sure do know how to make a bike with soul...
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #10
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Well, they're certainly getting the models out of the 1198 motor. Streetfighter,Divial ,Multi and now this.
I'm sure this one will be fun and exciting to ride, but, I still get enough thrill on the street from my '96 900 Monster. You remember , the one with a frame based on the 888 the won the World Superbike Championship and is light, simple and fun ?
I don't care about winning magazine shootouts, I just want to ride a fun bike.
Faster, more powerful ? How many tickets can you afford ?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #11
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Ducati has updated their website with the new Monster 1200 and it looks like they're keeping the smaller air cooled one for another year, so no 821 Testastretta engine in the smaller Monster in 2014.
If they put that into the Monster, wouldn't the streetfighter become redundant?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #12
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I think this is the best looking Monster in ages... having ridden the Multi extensively and having owned and loved the Diavel for 2 years I can promise to those thinking about this Monster that the engine in this thing is a future classic - the best, most balanced, most rewarding and fun Ducati has yet developed, on the road or the track.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #13
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Well, they're certainly getting the models out of the 1198 motor. Streetfighter,Divial ,Multi and now this.
I'm sure this one will be fun and exciting to ride, but, I still get enough thrill on the street from my '96 900 Monster. You remember , the one with a frame based on the 888 the won the World Superbike Championship and is light, simple and fun ?
I don't care about winning magazine shootouts, I just want to ride a fun bike.
Faster, more powerful ? How many tickets can you afford ?

I had the first year model of the M900 for years, I loved that bike and regretted selling it immediently.

This bike seems to be a nice evolution on that platform. A bit longer, a lot more powerful, and a lot more technology. It certainly floats my boat. This seems like something that I can do just about everything on.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #14
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If they put that into the Monster, wouldn't the streetfighter become redundant?

The 1098 Streetfighter has been discontinued. The 848 is now the only SF that you can get.
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I think this is the best looking Monster in ages... having ridden the Multi extensively and having owned and loved the Diavel for 2 years I can promise to those thinking about this Monster that the engine in this thing is a future classic - the best, most balanced, most rewarding and fun Ducati has yet developed, on the road or the track.

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