Ducati Monster 1100 Evo review

Details
Manufacturer:
Ducati
Category:
Naked
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
with its new dose of mid-range power this new Monster is one of the finest monowheelers around
Great on a twisty mountain road; grunty engine; slick gearbox; traction control
Drivetrain snatch and firm suspension detract from riding around town

Quarter of a million Monsters and eighteen years later, Ducati’s sub-brand is still going strong. They've just launched their new 1100 Evo and we've ridden the new £8995 model around the roads of Mount Etna in Sicily.

It’s no coincidence that the Ducati factory chose this location. Endless second and third gear switchbacks really suited the strong mid-range power of this new, biggest and most powerful two-valve motor, to date. The 1079cc capacity is formed by way of the 98mm bore and 71.5mm stroke. A fairly giddy 11.3:1 compression ratio, 5mm more inlet valve lift and re-worked inlet port throats mean that this latest variant on the thirty year-old basic design now punts out a claimed 100bhp and 105Nm of torque. Thanks to massively improved tolerances and production methods service intervals are now at 7,500 miles.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-ducati-monster-1100-evo/17772.html#ixzz2CqxlIJhi

Quarter of a million Monsters and eighteen years later, Ducati’s sub-brand is still going strong. They've just launched their new 1100 Evo and we've ridden the new £8995 model around the roads of Mount Etna in Sicily.

It’s no coincidence that the Ducati factory chose this location. Endless second and third gear switchbacks really suited the strong mid-range power of this new, biggest and most powerful two-valve motor, to date. The 1079cc capacity is formed by way of the 98mm bore and 71.5mm stroke. A fairly giddy 11.3:1 compression ratio, 5mm more inlet valve lift and re-worked inlet port throats mean that this latest variant on the thirty year-old basic design now punts out a claimed 100bhp and 105Nm of torque. Thanks to massively improved tolerances and production methods service intervals are now at 7,500 miles.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-ducati-monster-1100-evo/17772.html#ixzz2CqxlIJhi

Great on a twisty mountain road; grunty engine; slick gearbox; traction control
Drivetrain snatch and firm suspension detract from riding around town