2010 Ducati Monster 1100
Dedicated to those who want to make
the ultimate expression, this jewel of style and performance
is powered by the charismatic two-valve 1100cc Desmodromic
twin-cylinder engine, famous the world over for its
legendary torque and acceleration. Now the Monster
is also safer with the introduction of the ABS system.
With the new 2010 silencer guards, new single-sided
aluminium swingarm, high level of componentry, race-oriented
chassis and 15 years of evolution, the Monster 1100
now takes its place at the head of the Monster family.
When you choose the Monster, you're not simply choosing
a bike but an entire lifestyle. It's an extension
of who you are, and whether you like to share your
two-wheeled experiences or go solo, one thing is certain:
You want to experience the exhilaration of naked power
as you ride this international motorcycling icon.
The ‘less-is-more’ philosophy behind
all Monsters underlines Ducati’s never-ending
pursuit of genuinely compact, high performance motorcycles,
but these new models have succeeded in being even
more ‘pared down’ than their predecessors.
The Monster 1100 weighs a whole 8kg (17.6lb) less
than the already lightweight S2R 1000, making it by
far the lightest bike in its category. Every single
component has been redesigned and redeveloped so now
more than ever, form follows function. With any details
detracting from the Monster concept being eliminated,
‘less-is-more’ also means ‘less-is-Monster’.
Less weight plus more torque equals fun-filled riding.
Today’s Monster family is the result of constant
evolution in design and technology. The new, powerful
and breathtaking top-of-the-range models boast attractive
ergonomics and present pure style and charisma, while
preserving the essence of the original naked bike
The new Monster 1100 design perfectly balances sports
performance, riding pleasure and stunning looks. Its
seductive line is the product of a Ducati philosophy
where form and function combine to create the naked
bike par excellence.
Its essential yet painstakingly perfected design
is the result of the all-Italian motorcycling tradition
of creativity. The new Monster 1100 is the bike for
motorcyclists who know exactly what they want and
whose lifestyle revolves around their love of riding.
Pure riding pleasure is guaranteed with super-light
and agile handling characteristics combined with the
exceptional torque of the Desmo engine and the dependable
competition-level braking system.
In search of the perfect corner
At just 169kg (373lb), the Monster 1100 is the lightest
bike in its class.
The exceptional handling, combined with 10.5kgm (75.9lb-ft)
of torque from the Ducati Desmo engine, results in
a pure, adrenalin-filled ride.
Every single component has been created to satisfy
a Ducati rider’s needs and provide unrivalled
agility and handling. That is why Ducati engineers,
designers and testers have aimed for the best possible
set-up and the Monster is able to ensure the best
handling of all naked bikes.
With a 40mm higher ride-height than the 696, the
increased ground clearance of the Monster 1100 enables
impressive lean angles, letting you explore the sports
side of this new naked bike to the full. The extremely
lightweight aluminium alloy Y-shaped, 5-spoke wheels
reduce unsprung weight and improve agility. The 3.50x17
front wheel is fitted with a 120/70ZR tyre while the
rear 5.50x17 wheel has a 180/55ZR. The result is lightweight,
precise steering that is extremely responsive at all
speeds while giving the vehicle exceptional stability.
The steering lock has been improved to a considerable
64 degrees overall by using the extra distance allowed
by cleverly shaped air ducts in the fuel tank covers
which feed the new ten litre airbox. The sports feel
of the bike is further accentuated by the new aluminium
The 43mm fully adjustable Showa forks and Sachs rising-rate
rear suspension unit, with adjustable spring pre-load
and return damping, offer sufficient personalisation
to suit all riding styles and provide that perfect
‘feel’. Using the proven ‘cantilever’
system, the steeply angled rear unit compresses in
a movement non-linear to the rear swingarm radius,
thus achieving a progressive action. This enables
easy access to the spring pre-load and rebound damping
adjuster, while eliminating the weight of the rocker-arm
High performance Trellis frame
The Trellis frame, developed in conjunction with
Ducati Corse and using the Desmosedici short frame
concept, uses the same tube diameter and thickness
as the 1198 R. The rear subframe is also derived from
Desmosedici RR technology using cast aluminium to
create a sturdy and yet lightweight structure for
rider and passenger. The lightweight Trellis frame
not only boasts unequalled rigidity, but its simple
and essential lines perfectly link up the aluminium
footpeg assemblies and single-sided swingarm in pure
Maximum control braking
The power and charisma of the new Monster 1100 can
rely upon a best-in-category braking system that provides
excellent, precise and controllable braking performance.
The vigorous Brembo system is the direct result of
Ducati Corse racing experience, featuring radial pumps
with adjustable levers feeding four-piston radial
callipers which grip twin 320mm discs. The rear brake
uses a 2-piston calliper operating on a 245mm disc.
The beautifully shaped single-sided swingarm gives
the Monster a ‘tough’ look while ensuring
higher rigidity, reduced weight and enhanced road
holding. The swingarm is chill-cast using aluminium
in its most noble form. Gravity cast and heat treated,
the component achieves the best mechanical characteristics
as well as reduced final weight for improved handling.
The Monster 1100 takes its place at the top of Monster
family, inheriting and developing the groundbreaking
features that took the 696 to the top just weeks after
The colour schemes have elegant combinations including
grey with red frame while the racing gold wheels of
the ‘S’ version accentuate the sports
side of the new, naked Ducati.
The digital instrumentation enables you to keep an
eye on your Monster 1100’s performance at all
times, thanks to the many viewing options offered
by the on-board computer. The display, which is scrollable
from the left-hand switchgear, is made even more attractive
and easier to read thanks to the white screen back-lighting.
Information includes: service reminders, oil temperature,
air temperature, speedometer, lap time, fuel reserve
warning light, low oil pressure warning light, indicators,
over-rev warning light, neutral position and immobilizer.
The instrumentation is also ready to accommodate the
DDA (Ducati Data Analyser) system.
The Monster 1100 power unit is the legendary 1100cc,
air-cooled, Dual Spark L-Twin engine whose 95hp gives
it that unmistakable Ducati sound. Developed for an
incredibly flexible power delivery, the 1100 Desmodromic
engine provides the rider with enough torque to exit
the most challenging of corners. The impressive 10.5kgm
(75.9lb-ft) of torque, typical of the Ducati L-Twin
engines, will excite with every twist of the throttle.
The two-valve engine on the new Monster 1100 features
an all-new crankcase which significantly reduces overall
engine weight. They are produced using the same innovative
Vacural? technology that Ducati previously applied
only to Supersport models such as the 848.
This method of production relies on vacuum die-casting,
which improves the quality of the casting by avoiding
porosity, air pockets and oxidation. This enables
greater dimensional accuracy and higher ductility
for the aluminium alloy. Ducati designers have drawn
upon the benefits of this innovative process, redefining
the conformation and thickness of the sides on the
new crankcase using finite element simulations (FEM)
and tests, which resulted in achieving the required
reliability standards as well as attaining a significant
weight reduction of 3kg (6.6lb) compared to previous
versions of the 1100cc engines.
The new geometry of the crankcase, their black cylinders
and the new carbon grey finish on the cam covers give
the Monster 1100 engine a brand new look.
To help control the powerful 95hp twin-cylinder engine,
an entirely new engine control system has been adopted
based on a combined alfa-n and speed-density strategy
for carburation adjustment.
Used alongside the traditional alfa-n system, the
speed-density strategy makes it possible to optimise
engine carburation, in particular when using small
throttle openings. This ensures a greater control
over the torque delivered and improved control of
The 1100 engine boasts a 98mm bore and a 71.5mm stroke,
delivering 95hp at 7500rpm and an impressive torque
of 10.5kgm (79.5lb-ft) at 6000rpm. The excellent torque
and power values of the most advanced air-cooled L-Twin
cylinder engine ever designed by Ducati combined with
the exceptional light weight of the motorcycle accentuate
the riding pleasure and charisma of the new Monster
To underline the sports side of the bike, the new
Monster 1100 is fitted with Ducati’s very own
dry clutch, which offers a variety of customisation
options with the Ducati Performance accessories.
The Monster 1100 has a specially designed exhaust
system which features an electronically controlled
exhaust valve that enables the use of silencers similar
to those of the 696. The exhaust system on the 1100
has one Lambda probe dedicated to each cylinder, enabling
precise fuelling for a smoother power delivery as
well as complying with current emission regulations.
The routing of the exhaust system enables optimum