Saturday, April 28, 2012

The sexy Ducati Monster 1100 EVO

Took a Ducati Monster 1100 EVO for a quick spin around the city today, courtesy of my mates at Ducati City, so I ducked into Hosier Lane where the best graffiti pieces reside in Melbourne Australia for a photo shoot. Enjoy.
It's short wheelbase and moderate rider lean angle make it feel tight and aggressive. It has oodles of lush twin power that just makes you wanna wind it on. It has the wet multiplate clutch so no Ducati clickety clack which makes it feel more controllable and maybe reserved compared with the Hyper. That lean angle would kill my wrists and back after a few hundred kms, which is why I guess they call it a Cafe Racer. Ride it to the Cafe and back on weekends and you'll be grinning the whole time, try and run the Nullabor and you'll be wishing you were on a Multistrada. Either way I still want one and would welcome it for the commute in summer, got plenty of looks on my short stint and it makes the best noise short shifting up through the gears.

Tech Spec

2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Engine TYPE L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled DISPLACEMENT 1078cc BORE X STROKE 98 x 71.5mm COMPRESSION RATIO 11.3:1 POWER 100hp (73.5kW) @ 7500rpm TORQUE 76lb-ft (10.5kgm) @ 6000rpm FUEL INJECTION Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body EXHAUST Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin aluminium mufflers Transmission GEARBOX 6-speed RATIO 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=24/28 PRIMARY DRIVE Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1 FINAL DRIVE Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39 CLUTCH Wet multiplate with hydraulic control Chassis FRAME Tubular steel Trellis frame WHEELBASE 1450mm (57.1in) RAKE 24° FRONT SUSPENSION Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL 130mm (5.1in) FRONT WHEEL 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17 FRONT TYRE 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II REAR SUSPENSION Progressive with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock REAR WHEEL TRAVEL 148mm (5.8in) REAR WHEEL 10-spoke in light alloy 5.50x17 REAR TYRE 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II FRONT BRAKE 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper with ABS REAR BRAKE 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper with ABS FUEL TANK CAPACITY 13,5l (3.6USgal) DRY WEIGHT 169kg (373lb) INSTRUMENTS Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, time, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, warning ABS, overrev, DTC, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system. WARRANTY 2 years unlimited mileage BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL) Red with white stripe (red / black) - Diamond Black with Racing grey stripe (racing gray / black) SEAT HEIGHT 810mm (31.9in) DDA system-ready DTC - Standard equipment ABS - Standard equipment
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