The usual “curious” have surprised a new, unpublished Ducati Monster being tested. All the models of the Bolognese naked family are in fact rather “behind” the updates made to the rest of the Ducati range, and a major renewal of one or more models such as model year 2021. The flagship, in fact, is the only proposal left tied to the Testastretta 11 ° 1200 – Diavel and Multistrada adopt the 1260 DVT – the average 821 is the only one that has not passed to 937 and the two valves are unchanged from its introduction.
The most interesting detail captured by the stolen photos is the frame, which is not the Monster’s classic steel trellis but it looks like an aluminum monocoque along the lines of the one used on the Panigale V2, a solution that would imply the adoption of the 955 cc Superquadro twin cylinder of the Panigale V2, as it would seem confirmed also by the exhaust circuit. A decision that would rationalize the range of Ducati engines and frames, but leaving the unknown of the flagship: a 1260 DVT or even a V4?