2011 Ducati MotorcycleThe top of the air-cooled Monster line, the 1100 EVO takes large technical strides forward.
Equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack-ABS and traction control-makes the Monster 1100 EVO safer than ever, as well as a higher performer. Pumping out 100 horsepower, this is the most powerful two- valve Ducati ever.New low-slung dual exhausts on the right side give the big Monster a modern look, as do 10-spoke wheels inspired by the Streetfighter and 1198 Superbike.Marzocchi forks and a Sachs shock take care of the suspension, and Brembo brakes slow the 1100 EVO down.2011 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: Desmodromic L-twin
BORE x STROKE: 98mm x 71.5mm
COMP. RATIO: 11.3:1
WHEELBASE: 57.1 inches
RAKE: 57.1 inches
DRY WEIGHT: 373 pound
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This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!