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6Ducati reveals Monster 821 in two flavors

We found the third-generation Ducati Monster 1200S to be a comfortable but quite capable sport bike during our First Ride. But what if you love the new bike's brawny looks but don't think you'll need the full 1200cc V-twin? At first blush, we'd say you might be crazy, but Ducati is looking out for you with the latest addition to its lineup – the Monster 821.

312014 Ducati Monster 1200 S

Better Riding Through Science

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

7Ducati unveils range-topping Monster 1200 and 1200 S with pricing

Ducati has unveiled the third generation of its naked (read: fairing-less) motorcycles, comprised of the Monster 1200 and 1200 S, at the press conference ahead of the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan, which starts tomorrow.

23Ducati North America seeks new CEO

Amidst recent rumors, Ducati has officially announced that its CEO of North American operations, Michael Lock, will step down at the end of July to pursue other opportunities.

4Ducati officially rolls out Monster 796, Monster Art customization program

Ducati Monster 796 – Click above for high-res image gallery

17Christian Audigier stikes again with special edition Ducati Monster

Ducati Monster 1100 by Christian Audigier – Click above for high-res image gallery

2Ducati launches customization contest for new Monster 1100 S

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ducati Monster 1100 and 1100 S

13Ducati unveils Streetfighter in Milan

Click above for more shots of the Ducati Streetfighter

13Officially Official: Ducati officially releases Monster 1100 and 1100 S

Click above for more shots of the Ducati Monster 1100 and 1100 S

9Ducati to update Monster range with 1100 DS engine

Click above for more spy shots of the Ducati Monster 1100

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