In this article, we discuss the specifications, features, functions, and pricing of the newly released Ducati Monster SP
Ducati is known all around the world for making some of the best and the most innovative motorcycles. The company focuses on four key factors which are style, performance, trust and sophistication.
The Ducati M900 was first launched in the year 1992 and later got to be known as the Ducati Monster. Ducati has recently announced its latest streetfighter motorcycle model which is the 2023 Monster SP. This new model is based on the standard Ducati Monster SP but has a lot of new changes in terms of equipment and features.
The Moto GP-inspired motorcycle enhances style and enhances enjoyment, thanks to technical equipment designed for sporty riders.
Ducati Monster SP Engine and Speed
There are already The Ducati Monster and Ducati Monster Plus versions on the market that share the same power unit as the 2023 Ducati Monster SP. The 937cc Testastretta 11° is a powerful four-valve desmo V-twin derived from one of the world’s most famous 1,198cc Testastrettas.
Its outstanding performance and reliability make the Testastretta 937 a high-quality, low-maintenance engine. A new oil change service has an expiry date of 15,000 km or 9300 miles, whereas valve clearance needs to be checked every 30,000 km 18,600 miles and adjusted if necessary as needed.
A 973cc twin-cylinder engine powers the new Ducati Monster SP, producing 111bhp, and 93Nm of torque. In this model, the engine is enclosed in an aluminium frame and has been mated with a six-speed transmission that includes a quick shifter. The new Ducati Monster is equipped with a number of riders aids that support the firepower that it has to offer.
Ride by Wire system and other features
By using the Ride by Wire system, it is possible for the SP version to adopt a variety of riding modes, which have been updated and re-calibrated specifically for the SP version, to offer the possibility to alter the character and performance of the engine according to your tastes or needs.
It is important to highlight that the slipper clutch that is equipped with the Monster SP works in an oil bath. It is a very light clutch to operate, and it is modular. You will also notice that it is extremely efficient at transferring power.
Basically, the rear wheel lock-up system works on a bidirectional basis, in that it
pushes the discs against one another as the vehicle accelerates, and then relieves the pressure of the springs when the opposite torque is applied, thus preventing serious damage to the rear wheel during sudden braking.
Ducati’s gearbox is equipped with the standard bidirectional Ducati Quick Shift which is designed to reduce fatigue when the rider is making sporty turns and at the same time help support the rider when travelling or commuting in the city.
Weight of Ducati Monster SP
The Monster SP has been completely overhauled and Ducati has managed to get 2kg of weight off the kerb weight of the bike, which puts its kerb weight at 186kg fully fuelled, which is 2kg less than the standard Monster, which is 188kg fully fuelled. There has been a great deal of progress made through the use of superior components, and the weight has been reduced.
This has been accomplished through the use of a lithium-ion battery, Brembo Stylema callipers, Ohlins fully adjustable suspension at both ends, a steering damper, and a homologated Termignoni slip-on exhaust. In addition, the Monster SP has been fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso 4 tires which provide a great deal of grip.
Ducati Monster SP Design
There is a compact and stylish design for the Monster SP that gives it a very appealing appearance. There is a projector LED headlamp with LED DRLs surrounding it. A new colour scheme inspired by Ducati’s MotoGP bike is applied to the SP. A Termignoni exhaust end can is attached to the red and black bodywork.
In contrast to the glossy black background, the graphics emphasize the dynamism of the Monster SP by playing with the three different shades of red of the different tags which are the Ducati Red, Racing Red and Amaranth Red.
The design brings lightness to the tail, and the red saddle complements the same-coloured side panels, creating visual continuity. Moreover, the Monster SP logo as well as the Italian flag are included on the latter, in addition to its specific design.
In spite of the higher dimensions of Ducati’s lettering on the tank, it is clear that the graphics represent the Panigale V4 in a clear way
Similarities with previous Ducati Monster SP
Despite its smaller displacement, the 937cc liquid-cooled engine produces 111 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 93NM at 6,500 rpm, the same as the standard model. A hydraulically-actuated 6-speed gearbox mated to this engine also boasts a bidirectional quick shifter.
It is also worth mentioning that the front frame is made from aluminium alloy and it is also carried over from the standard bike. The ratios of the internal and final gears of the gearbox are the same as well, as are the ratios of the final drive. There is a difference in the brake callipers on the standard Monster and the Brembo Stylema models which are more premium.
However, the brake discs are 320 mm in diameter and have the same size as the 4.32 monoblocs on the standard Monster. There is also the option to equip the Monster SP with heated grips as well as the Ducati Multimedia System as an extra, just as with the standard Monster version
The Electronics Suit of the 2023 Ducati Monster SP
A lot of the most complete electronics packages available on motorcycles today have been developed by Ducati, and the new Monster SP is no exception. It is equipped with a 4.3-inch TFT instrumentation screen that offers attractive graphics and versatile connectivity features such as Bluetooth 5.2, etc.
You will be able to choose from three riding modes, ABS for corners, traction control, wheelie control, and a power mode as well.
Aside from the basic safety features, the electronic suite of the motorcycle also includes three riding modes: Road, Sport, and Wet, which can be selected based on the riding conditions.
There is a much milder throttle response when the engine is switched to Road mode, and the ABS system operates on level three to ensure maximum stability when the engine is switched to Road mode. As soon as the engine is switched to Sport mode, the engine response is full, and the ABS system is actively operating at level 2. The engine output in Wet mode drops to 75 horsepower, and the traction control and ABS are set at level 3.
Pricing and availability
The 2023 Ducati Monster SP is set to be available from the end of January 2023 and is set to launch in every major market in the world.
When it comes to pricing it is estimated that the 2023 Ducati Monster SP will be priced somewhere around $15,600 in the United States of America. In countries like India, there will be a premium price tag for the motorcycle. The estimated price is rumoured to be somewhere around Rupees 12.50 lakhs.