The iconic Ducati Monster, a motorcycle that has left an indelible mark on the world of two wheels, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style with the release of a limited-edition model – the Ducati Monster 30° Anniversario.
This special edition pays homage to the motorcycle that redefined the naked segment and won the hearts of over 350,000 proud owners around the globe since its inception in 1993.
The Monster’s success has always been attributed to its perfect blend of sporty performance, practicality for road use, Superbike-derived chassis, wide handlebars, and a minimalist fairing-free design.
Throughout the years, the Monster has evolved while staying true to its original concept, and the 30° Anniversario version continues this tradition, capturing the essence of the Monster while adding exclusive features that make it truly unique.
Visually striking, the Monster 30° Anniversario sports a Tricolour 30th Anniversary livery, reminiscent of the sportiest Monsters of the past. This distinctive paint scheme not only celebrates the motorcycle’s Italian heritage but also symbolizes Ducati’s role as an ambassador of the Made in Italy excellence. The elegance of the design is further accentuated by gold-colored rims, specially crafted for this limited edition, and the Öhlins NIX30 fork.
The attention to detail in the Monster 30° Anniversario is remarkable. An embroidered 30-year logo adorns the seat, while a captivating animation on the dashboard activates upon ignition, creating a captivating spectacle for riders. Each motorcycle also comes with a personalized plate on the upper clamp, indicating the model’s name and unique copy number, making every unit truly one-of-a-kind. Owners receive a certificate of authenticity and a dedicated motorcycle cover, adding an extra touch of exclusivity to the ownership experience.
In addition to its stunning appearance, the Monster 30° Anniversario boasts components that not only enhance its aesthetics but also improve its dynamic qualities. With a curb weight of 184 kg, the limited edition model is 4 kg lighter than the standard version, which was already renowned for its lightweight build. This achievement is particularly notable considering that components like the steering damper and windshield have been added, which usually contribute to increased weight.
Under the hood, the Monster 30° Anniversario is powered by the Testastretta 11° engine, a 111-horsepower liquid-cooled 4-valve twin-cylinder engine featuring desmodromic timing. This engine offers a smooth power delivery curve across all rev ranges, making it highly responsive and a pleasure to ride, particularly in everyday road conditions.
Drawing inspiration from Ducati’s Superbikes, the chassis of the new Monster is optimized for road use, ensuring nimble handling and high performance. The fully adjustable Öhlins suspension system enhances the motorcycle’s agility, increasing ground clearance and lean angles, making it suitable for both spirited rides on mixed roads and thrilling sessions on the track.
The braking system is equipped with Brembo Stylema® front calipers, providing exceptional stopping power and reducing inertia at the front end. The brand-new forged rims further decrease unsprung weight, improving the bike’s overall handling characteristics.
In terms of electronics, the Monster 30° Anniversario is ahead of the pack. Equipped with Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, and Ducati Wheelie Control, riders can customize the level of intervention according to their preferences. The addition of Launch Control ensures lightning-fast starts, while the three Riding Modes – Sport, Road, and Wet – offer versatility in adapting the bike’s character to different riding conditions.
All of these features are effortlessly managed through the user-friendly 4.3″ color TFT dashboard, adorned with racing graphics that pay homage to Ducati’s Panigale V4.
With only 500 units available worldwide, the Ducati Monster 30° Anniversario represents a remarkable tribute to a motorcycle that has become an icon of style, performance, and pure riding pleasure.
As a limited-edition masterpiece, it stands as a testament to Ducati’s commitment to innovation, design, and the enduring passion of Monsteristi everywhere.