The new Monster SP from Ducati India has been launched in our home market, joining the standard model to compete with the Triumph Street Triple lineup. The bike boasts a price tag of Rs 15.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The brand-new Ducati Monster SP is now available for reservations at the Italian bikemaker's dealerships in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata. Further, the deliveries of the motorcycle are anticipated to commence real soon. For those unfamiliar, the Ducati Monster SP differs significantly from the Monster in its "regular" form in terms of both hardware and appearance. Here are the top features of this motorcycle that the SP variant offers over the standard model in terms of styling, specifications, hardware, and more.
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2023 Ducati Monster SP: Price and Market Rivals
The standard version of the new Ducati Monster SP, which costs Rs 12.95 lakh, is significantly less expensive than the new model, which has a starting price of Rs 15.95 lakh in our market. Both prices are ex-showroom. The Triumph Street Triple RS, the BMW F 900 R, and the Kawasaki Z900 are some of the rival motorcycles the Monster line faces in the Indian market.
2023 Ducati Monster SP: Design
The SP variant's overall appearance is comparable to that of the Ducati Monster model. This version also has a step-up seat, a side-slung twin-pod exhaust, a projector-style headlight with an LED DRL, a small flyscreen, a muscular fuel tank with integrated front turn indicators, and 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends. The MotoGP-inspired livery and passenger seat cowl on this recently released variant of the Monster line, however, further enhance the motorcycle's sporty appearance.
2023 Ducati Monster SP: Engine and Gearbox
The new Monster SP has similar mechanical specifications to the standard model. Thus, a 937cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with a six-speed gearbox is used throughout the entire Monster series. This engine churns out 109.9bhp of maximum power at 9,250rpm and a peak torque of 93Nm at 6,500rpm. The valve clearance check is planned every 30,000 kilometres, while the maintenance intervals are set at 15,000 kilometres or 24 months.
2023 Ducati Monster SP: Feature Set
The new Ducati Monster SP comes equipped with full-LED lighting and a 4.3-inch colour TFT display as standard features. The Ducati Multimedia System and heated grips are available as optional accessories for customers to choose from. The colour TFT console also shows a lap timer, fuel gauge, and air temperature in addition to the ride-related information. The electronic rider aids on this motorcycle also include a quick-shifter, traction control, a launch control system, three ride modes (Sport, Road, and Wet), cornering ABS, and wheelie control.
2023 Ducati Monster SP: Hardware Details
Both variants have the same mechanical specifications, but the more expensive SP version benefits from hardware with higher specifications. For instance, the rear monoshock and the 43mm upside-down front forks from Ohlins, both of which are fully adjustable, are in charge of the suspension. The braking system also includes a single 245mm rotor with Brembo two-piston callipers at the back and twin 320mm front discs with Brembo Stylema monoblock four-piston callipers up front. The SP version weighs 186 kilograms (kerb) and features a 14-litre fuel tank as well.