The 2021 Ducati Monster… but if it was just a bit more monster

With some suggesting the Ducati Monster is an MV Agusta in disguise, Kar Lee returns the traits that make the Monster a 'Monster' in these smart renders 

2021 Ducati Monster Kar Lee re-design [credit: @Kardesignconcepts on Instagram]

Last week Ducati pulled the wraps off its eagerly anticipated new generation version of its Monster muscle bike and by all accounts it has had a slightly mixed reaction from you out there in social media land.

It’s not that the Monster isn’t a looker per se, but that Ducati has had the audacity to steer away from a fairly iconic - and largely untouched silhouette. It’s supposed to bring it more closely into line with the Ducati line, but many think the Monster looks rather more in-keeping with a certain muscle machine from MV Agusta. Oops!

The big change though has to be the demise of the trellis frame, a feature becoming less and less prominent as time goes on. While Ducati are entirely justified in swapping it out for a more conventional set up for the significant weight savings alone, we can’t help but be a little bit disappointed from this side of the laptop screen.

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It’s a view shared by Kar Lee [@kardesignconcepts on Instagram], whose renders and designs - including this Ducati Panigale-Italjet Dragster we didn’t know we needed - have featured a few times on Visordown over the past few months. He says he also misses the single-sided swingarm and fuel tanks, because, you know, nostalgia…

If only he had the skills to create a vision of what those features would look like within the 2021 Monster design… oh wait!

So here you go, the parallel universe 2021 Ducati Monster with some ‘wrongs’ righted… what do you think, should Ducati feel like they’ve missed an opportunity?