Publish On 02/05/23, By Adminsahil
Ducati has launched the top-spec Monster SP variant in India, priced at Rs 15.95 lakh (ex-showroom), making it Rs 3 lakh more expensive than the standard Monster.
The Monster SP is a track-oriented motorcycle that comes packed with advanced features, including Ohlins suspension units and Brembo Stylema calipers.
The suspension and braking hardware on the SP version are upgraded, resulting in a taller bike with more cornering clearance on offer. It also comes standard with a steering damper.
The Monster SP is 2kg lighter than the standard bike, at 186kg (wet), thanks to a new lightened subframe, a carbon-fibre/titanium Termignoni muffler, and a lithium-ion battery.
The bike runs on Pirelli Rosso 4 tyres, providing better grip and handling than the Rosso 3’s on the standard bike.
Powering the Monster SP is a liquid-cooled, 937cc, L-twin engine that delivers 111hp at 9,250rpm and 93 Nm at 6,500rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Monster SP has a bidirectional quickshifter and full suite of electronic rider aids, including traction control, wheelie control, launch control, power modes, and switchable dual-channel ABS.
The Monster SP gets a unique paint scheme inspired by the Ducati Desmosedici GP racebike and a colour-matched seat cowl, making it stand out from the standard Monster.
The Monster SP is set to rival the soon-to-be-launched 2023 Street Triple RS in India, offering tough competition in the premium motorcycle segment.
The Monster SP is positioned between the Supersport 950 and the Multistrada V2 in Ducati's line-up, making it a worthy addition to the company's Monster lineup.