2018 Ducati Monster 821 to be launched tomorrow via twitter
Being launched 25 years after the original Ducati Monster 900, Ducati India is taking a slightly different approach for the India launch of the 2018 Monster 821 to be held tomorrow (May 1). The company has announced that the 2018 Ducati Monster 821 will be launched in the country online via twitter. Earlier, Ducati India had released a teaser image of the new Monster 821 on its social media pages. Not only will be company launch the motorcycle, and announce its price via its twitter handle, it has also arranged a Q&A session on the microblogging site with Ducati India MD Sergi Canovas.
To be a part of the launch of the Monster 821, you can follow the twitter handles @Ducati_India and to participate in the Q&A, you can direct your queries to @CanovasSergi. The launch event will begin tomorrow 12 pm, with the price announcement at 2 pm, followed by the Q&A at 4 pm. The 2018 Ducati Monster commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Monster 900, the very first Monster that rolled out of the Ducati factory. The 2018 Monster 821 features a new headlamp, redesigned fuel tank and tail section.
The Monster 821 will compete with the recently launched 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750, Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple RS and S in the entry-level sport naked segment. The dual exhaust is all-new and so is the full-colour, TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity. The new Monster 821 will be powered by the same 821cc, Testastretta V-twin engine as seen on the outgoing model. However, it now meets BS IV emission regulations. The motor is paired to a six-speed transmission.
Ducati has also introduced the new Ducati Yellow colour that's exclusive to the Monster 821. The colour will be available in addition to the Ducati Red and Matte Black colours. The bike gets 43mm forks at the front and an adjustable shock at the rear. Braking duties are take care of by dual 320mm front discs and Brembo M-4.32 radial calipers. Ducati is also offering the Ducati Quick Shift (Up/down) and Ducati Multimedia System as accessories.
Stay tuned to OVERDRIVE for live updates, price, and other details from the launch
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