Newly unveiled for 2018, Ducati has released an anniversary edition Monster 1200 to celebrate 25 years of their most iconic bike. This limited run model combines all the Monster 1200’s signature features with a unique look that is sure to turn heads.
With only 500 produced, the 25th Anniversario Monster 1200 is absolutely best in class. The headlight fairing, tank, and passenger seat boast a tri-color Italian flag paint job, and the rider’s seat has an intricately embroidered 25th Anniversario logo. Continuing the aesthetic beauty of this bike, the rims and trellis frame have a gold finish.
Other stylish features include machine aluminum gas cap, mirrors, handlebar end weights, and frame plugs. Sleek carbon fiber is used for the front and rear mud guards, exhaust heat guard, and keyhole cover. These amazing bikes also come with a 25th Anniversario cover.
Of course, the real features of any Ducati are in the bike’s performance.
The Monster 1200 is powered by the Testastretta 11° DS twin-cylinder, 1198 cm3 motor, with 4 valves per cylinder and a liquid cooling system. The 406 pound bike has 147 horsepower and 91 foot-pounds of torque. It has a powerful 2-1-2 exhaust system, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Öhlins steering damper, and adjustable seat height to ensure a safe, comfortable ride.
The multiple riding modes interface with a Ride-by-Wire system that communicates between the twistgrip and engine for ideal power, depending on the mode selected.
To keep the weight low, the 25th Anniversario Monster has a single sided, die-cast aluminum swing arm that provides high rigidity and excellent stability, as well as a unique look! The Öhlins reversed fork suspension is fully adjustable in the front and rear. The braking system features high-performance Brembo M50 monoblock calipers – 4 piston calipers and 330 mm discs in the front, 2 piston calipers and 245 mm discs in the rear. The bike is also fitted with Bosch Cornering ABS with multiple standard calibrations.
Advanced features also include a color display TFT instrument panel with mutliple modes, exclusive Marchesini rims, LED lighting, USB power socket, and Superleggera 1299 grips. As an accessory, buyers can include the high-tech Ducati Quick Shift system, making sport rides even better, and riding in traffic (with many shifts) that much easier.
This incredible bike is an icon, and a tribute to Ducati’s long history as a leader in sport bikes. The design is beautiful, coupled with some of the most advanced technical features in the industry.