Here you go, new spy shots for the Ducati Monster 1198.
These are the first closer shots of the upcoming Ducati Monster 1198, this being a successor for the S4R which is out production from some years ago, Ducatista vi prepariamo qualcosa potente.
Which means 'Hey you Ducati owners, we're preparing for you something strong' is probably the most expected Monster since Ducati seized the production od S4R.
The new monster keeps close to the heritage, it's design is dominated in the upper part by the big fuel tank, the frame will of course be the beloved trellis type and the seat, as you can see, designed in that Monster signature type.
The aluminum full adjustable forks and radial calipers will bring a very confident front end for the rider.
What about the engine? Ducati could stick in the 821cc Hypermotard engine which could be easily be brought to 130 hp just like the old S4R.
But the house from Borgo Panigale will raised the stake and the pictures speak from them selves, this is a 'big one', this will be a real 'monster' - around 150 hp, the engine could be the same mounted on the Diavel, or at least this seems logic for me know as the 1198 got our from production and Diavel will be a long term production bike as it is now.