Ducati Monster 821: A naked street-fighter from Ducati

The Ducati Monster has been known for being an age-old formula, but it stopped Ducati from being extinct in the market, and turned out to be quite a profitable exercise for its former owner – the Texas Pacific Group. However, it somehow never made a lasting impression in its line-up. Apparently, the Monster was produced of what was essentially the left-overs of Ducatis that never appealed to buyers.


Packed neatly within the frame is a 821cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 107bhp and 86Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Ducati Monster 821 is BSIV-compliant.


The Ducati 821 comes across as a very compact and sporty design. It’s got the proper appeal of a naked motorcycle with minimal bodywork. The stance of the motorcycle is typically that of a Monster. It sports an oval-shaped headlight, a muscular fuel tank, a sculpted saddle, twin barrel exhausts and an up-sweeping tail section. At the rear, it features a sporty tail light and a pair of clear-lens indicators. The alloy wheels look sporty in black. We also love how the exposed trellis frame gives it a character of its own. The instrument cluster is an all-digital unit. It features an odometer, tachometer, speedometer, trip meters and a clock. You can also view the average time and speed and engine oil temperature. In terms of dimensions, the Monster 821 is 2170mm in length, 800mm in width and 1055mm in height. The L-twins have a mechanical character to them, but are also surprisingly refined. The smooth layer of torque is very addictive. The bike also sounds very cool, giving out a raspy exhaust note when you open up the throttle. It proves to be a very entertaining motorcycle. Performance is brisk in Sport mode. Low-speed performance is impressive, and the clutch is progressive. You can also customise the rider assists – like three-level ABS and eight-level traction control. At 206kgs, the bike’s weight is quite manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 180mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1480mm and a seat height of 785mm.


The Ducati Monster 821 has a fuel tank capacity of 16.5 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 19kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.

Mechanical Parts

You tend to have great control over this bike, thanks to the committed riding position. The handlebar is wide and the grips are placed in a manner wherein the rider’s wrists aren’t put to strain. Even the foot pegs and the saddle have been placed correctly. The seat offers good comfort, but the rear-view mirrors should’ve been positioned in a better way. The bike rides over the rough stuff with ease, making it a perfect fit for Indian road conditions. However, this also takes a toll on the handling, as it isn’t very planted around corners. Even in a straight line, the front-end doesn’t weigh up properly. The performance of the brakes leave no room for complaints. At the front, the bike rides on upside-down forks, while the rear gets an adjustable mono-shock absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a tubular steel trellis frame. The Monster 821 runs on 120/70 ZR-17 tyres at the front and 180/55 ZR-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.


The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like an all-digital instrument cluster, digital trip meter, LED headlamp and tail lamp, ABS, pass-light switch, traction control, clock and engine kill switch.


The Ducati Monster 821 is available in three shades only: Black, Yellow and Red. Red is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.


Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.

Prices and Variants

The Ducati Monster 821 is available in one variant: Monster 821 Standard for ₹ 9.56 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autox.

There is a lot more information available on the Ducati Monster 821, along with detailed reviews of the same. You can tune into autox  to know more about the brand, its models and news related to the product. Also, grab the latest info on the new bikes, only at autoX.

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