Ducati North America unveiled the new 2012 Monster 1100 EVO nake bike to the U.S. market today at the Progressive New York International Motorcycle Show.
As the flagship of Ducati’s best-selling Monster range, today’s unveiling of the 1100 EVO represents a milestone in Monster history. The 1100 EVO has opened the next chapter in the US Ducati Monster story- a legend that began with the debut of the original Monster 900 at the 1993 Chicago Motorcycle Show.The unveiling was met by applause from the motorcycle media and fans alike; no doubt due to the impressive features of the best air-cooled Monster ever. The 1100 EVO is the first Ducati to reach 100 air-cooled horsepower, which is backed up by a significant 76l b/ft of torque thanks to the Desmodue Evoluzione engine. Wrapped into a svelte 373 lbs package, the 1100EVO also boasts the best power-to-weight ratio in Monster history. In the interest of rider comfort, the 1100EVO features a new seat design and higher handlebars- the combination of which gives the rider an excuse to stay on their bike longer and ride farther.Perhaps the most significant feature of the new Monster 1100 EVO is the addition of the new Ducati Safety Pack- a simple to use combination of rider aids incorporated into the motorcycle with the interest of rider safety. The Ducati Safety Pack’s four way adjustable Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Bosch-Brembo ABS braking system work together to keep riders safe and confident on the best Monster yet. This system represents a significant upgrade on a bike that retains the same MSRP as its predecessor- $11,995The 2012 Monster 1100EVO will be on display alongside the new Diavel- which has already proven to be the other hit of the show- and the rest of the Ducati lineup throughout the weekend at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York. Ducati fans are welcome to stop by for an espresso at the Ducati Caffe and to admire the latest Ducati creations.