Ducati Celebrates 30 Years Of The Monster
The Italian motorcycle company commemorates its legendary ‘naked bike’ with a special-edition release.
The Ducati Monster celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Upon its release in 1993, the stripped-back—or ‘naked’—bike represented a two-cylinder rebuttal to the more is more ethos typical of the time.
To mark the milestone, Ducati has released a limited-edition version of the iconic model, with the Monster 30th Anniversario finished with tricolour livery that celebrates its Made-in-Italy credentials. The special-edition models also feature an embroidered 30-year logo on the seat and a dedicated dashboard animation that plays when the ignition is switched on.
Savvy advancements including NIX30 Öhlins front forks, Brembo Stylema brake callipers, lighter front disks, and gold-toned forged aluminium rims make the 30th-anniversary edition four kilograms lighter than the standard model which brings its curb weight to just 184kg.
It’s powered by the same 937cc Testastretta engine as the standard model, with an output of 82 kW and 93 Nm of twist. Three riding modes—Sport, Road, and Wet—allow the vehicle’s character to be adjusted according to individual tastes and driving conditions. The increased performance is accompanied by a reduction in maintenance, with the Ducati Monster 30th Anniversario only requiring oil changes every 15,000km and valve clearance checks every 30,000km.
The commemorative Ducati Monster 30th Anniversario is limited to 500 examples.
Approx. $27,670; ducati.com
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