New metal – 2017 Ducati Monster 1200/ 1200S / R

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  1. Simon

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    The 2017 Monster gets more power, concerning ABS and a new, sleeker tail and tank.

    The new aesthetics bring the new bike ever closer to the original Monster in terms of looks, and there are three versions to choose from – the 1200, the 1200S and the R.

    The entry-level 1200 sees the latest version of the Testastretta breathed on, and the engine now pumps out 150bhp at 9250rpm – a 25bhp boost over the outgoing model.

    The 1200S receives upgraded Brembo M50 calipers and 330mm discs, fully adjustable Öhlins forks and rear monoschock, three Y-spoke wheels, a carbon front fender and LED front indicators.

    The R has a further 10bhp to enjoy and a wider rear tyre.

    All versions still sport Ducati’s comprehensive electronics package including cornering ABS and Ducati Wheelie Control.

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