Popular Today:

New Ducati Monster 821 exposed in spy photos

The Monster 1200 (pictured) was only launched in November and now it seems it will be getting a little brother
The Monster 1200 (pictured) was only launched in November and now it seems it will be getting a little brother
Related stories

Ducati Multistrada D-Air: 'World's first' wireless airbag jacket system

The Multistrada D-Air system links the bike to jacket. The male model is not part of the deal

The Italian manufacturer has claimed a world first by to producing a production motorcycle which is wirelessly integrated with airbag riding jackets. The Multistrada D-Air bike can be linked to Ducati Apparel jackets by Dainese

Stolen Ducati 899 Panigale recovered after race to Lithuania

The 899 Panigale was only released in September last year

A Ducati 899 Panigale stolen in London has been recovered in Lithuania, just 48 hours after the incident took place. The motorcycle had been fitted with Bike Trac, which helped to track its movements

MotoGP: What to expect from Rossi, Marquez and co in the 2014 season

The 2014 MotoGP season kicks off in Qatar, the first of 18 rounds of rubber-fueled excitement

The long wait is nearly over. The new 2014 MotoGP season kicks off in Qatar on Thursday (20 March) and MotorbikeTimes is doing a little dance with excitement. Resident MotoGP expert Dan Cartwright has been going through what to expect from the forthcoming season

Ducati wins German Motorcycle of the Year awards for Multistrada and Diavel

The Diavel has recently had a revamp for 2015

Ducati's Multistrada and Diavel have been awarded Motorcycle of the Year accolades in Germany. It was among the five honours that the Italian manufacturer collected at the Stuttgart ceremony

Wednesday, 26, Mar 2014 12:07

by Norah Lindsay

Spy shots originating from BikeSocial, have spotted the new Ducati Monster 821 in production-ready form.

It has been rumoured that the new model is only months away from being launched.

The Bologna-based manufacturer will use the same 821cc engine that was found in the previous Ducati models, Hyperstrada and Hypermotard.

However, the new Ducati model is said to have more of a similarity to the previous Hypermotard model, as it will use the 110hp 821cc liquid-cooled engine.

Also, the pricing is thought to be similar to the Hypermotard (£9,695) rather than the 796 sibling (£7,995).

The new Monster model will be equipped with safety features found on newer models such as multiple engine modes, ABS and traction control.

Sources predict that we are only a few months away from the release of the bike. This means the launch could potentially take place at the Ducati World Week at Misano in July.

Comments - What do you think?

Tyco BMW British Superbike Team announce Auto-Trail as official sponsor for 2017 season

Motorhomes are a popular mode of transport and accommodation for motorsport teams

Auto-Trail, one of the UK's largest motorhome manufacturers, has announced its support of the Tyco BMW British Superbike Team for the 2017 season, supplying the BMW factory team with a bespoke motorhome for use throughout the year.

Video: Facebook argument solved with £16,000 drag race

Filipino drag race

Of course, who hasn't solved their Facebook disputes with a $16,000 drag race in the Philippines or at least thought about doing it

EBR Motorcycles showcases Black Lightning

The jazzily-named Black Lightning motorbike has been unveiled by EBR Motorcycles

TT deal collapse sparks promoter legal action

Isle of Man TT logo

Following the collapse of a deal to promote the 2017 TT races, a London-based promoter has started legal action against the Manx government