The Ducati Monster is the motorcycle that set the fabled Italian manufacturer on the road to financial success and enabled it to become what it is today. Just as few could have realised back in 1993 how vital the Monster would be to Ducati, neither could they have foreseen that in 2023 we would be celebrating 30 years of the Monster, with more than 350,000 having been sold.
To mark this important milestone, Ducati has announced a limited edition Monster, called the Monster 30° Anniversario.
The Monster 30° Anniversario is equipped with components which, in addition to enhancing its appearance, also improve its dynamic qualities. Four kilograms have been shaved off the overall weight, giving an overall weight of 184kg, which enhances the Ducati Monster’s reputation for being one of the lightest naked sports bikes available.
Visually, the latest Monster has all the distinctive styles of its predecessors, with the Tricolor 30th Anniversary livery celebrating everything Italian, along with gold wheels, forks and rear shock, an embroidered seat and dedicated dashboard animation on startup.
Anyone who is familiar with the Monster will immediately feel right at home on the latest model: fast, light and easy to handle and powered by the Testastretta 11° engine, complete with desmodromic valve gear and pushing out a healthy 111 horsepower. Suspension duties are courtesy of Ohlins, braking is by Brembo and Italian passion is by Ducati.
Only 500 of the Ducati Monster 30° Anniversario will be built so, to reserve yours and avoid disappointment, contact Ducati South Africa for more details.