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2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S

The Ducati Monster 1200 S has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the contact patch of a playing card. I'm elbows deep into leaning this pulsing, growling, screaming red animal across a one-lane hairpin on the edge of a volcanic island, when a sequence of questions flit through my mind: What if I hit a patch of gravel? What if a car rounds the corner and barrels toward me? What if I overcook the bend and somersault down the mountain, followed by a tumbling 461-pound bike?... Read More

Vital Stats

1,198cc L-Twin
145 HP / 92 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$13,495 (base)
As-Tested Price:
$15,995 (S)
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