2010 Ducati Monster
MY2010 sees the Monster 696 with new
exhaust guards, new engine crankcases and adjustable
levers in addition to a brand new ABS version.
The exciting introduction to the Monster family for
2010 is the ABS equipped versions of the 696 and 1100
(basic and S), the first time that Ducati has ever
equipped the Monster family with a safety-enhancing
anti-lock braking system.
Other 2010 introductions to the Monster family include
new exhaust guards, which feature a longer shape and
provide improved heat protection and brand new crankcases
for the 696, which are an impressive 1.2kg (2.6lb)
lighter. In addition, user-friendliness of the controls
has been improved with 4-point adjustable clutch and
brake levers to suit all hand sizes.
ABS ON THE MONSTER
For the first time since its debut, both the 696
and 1100 Monsters will be available with ABS (anti-lock
The ABS developed by Ducati and applied to the Monster
family is the most sophisticated version available
in the world of motorcycling. Designed to reduce the
risk of wheel-locking under heavy braking or when
braking in low grip conditions, the system reads wheel
speed data from phonic wheel sensors to detect wheel
lock. If a wheel speed falls below a specific safety
limit, the control unit immediately reduces the brake
system pressure to the appropriate calliper to avoid
wheel lock. The pressure reduction on each individual
braking circuit is activated by electronically controlled
valves, which then close as the wheel speed moves
away from a locking scenario.
Unlike the majority of motorcycle ABS set-ups, this
system has the advantage of ensuring a more natural
braking ‘feel’ for the rider.
The Monster has proven itself as the Ducati that
most inspires and stimulates the art of personalisation.
Designers, artists, actors, singers and, above all,
bike fans from all over the world have been moved
by the Monster to create their very own “two-wheeled
work of art”.
The link between the Monster and the world of art
appears again and again. Spontaneous shows dedicated
to the interpretation and personalisation of the Monster
are countless, with news of competitions, exhibitions
and “customisations” of every kind, from
all around the world, filling the pages of important
sector and lifestyle magazines.
This incredible phenomenon, that in sixteen years
has seen the Monster receive worldwide acclaim as
a symbol of “coolness” and modernity,
has motivated Ducati to initiate a project that celebrates
and highlights the great artistic potential of this
“Colour Therapy” represents the first
stage of the Monster ART project.
Ducati with Colour Therapy offers ten new colour
options: “Rosso GP” Red, “Verde
Tricolore” Green, “Giallo Ducati”
Yellow, “Lilla Glamour” Lilac, “Blu
Italia” Blue, “Azzurro Mediterranei”
Azure-Blue, “Arancione Scrambler” Orange,
“Amaranto Glossy” Rich Purple, “Argento
Vivo” Silver and “Oro Puro” Gold.
In Italy, France and Spain, you can choose all the
new colour options at an additional price when purchasing
the bike, or they can be purchased separately as a
Ducati accessory (tank cover, mudguard, micro-bikini
fairing and seat cover).
The 10 “Monster ART Kits” gives Monster
owners the freedom to change the bike's colour at
any time, so while today feels right for a classic
colour, tomorrow just might call for a trendier shade.
And changing the colour of the bike couldn’t
be simpler: In just 10 minutes the Monster can be