2021 Ducati Monster 821 To Ditch Trellis Frame In Favour Of Aluminium Alloy Unit
Losing the steel trellis frame would mean losing its iconic look, but Ducati had to make a call keeping in mind the future.
The upcoming 2021 Ducati Monster 821 will be launched for the first time without a trellis frame and in its place will sit an aluminium alloy unit.
Also, the first teaser images of the motorcycle have been leaked online, giving us a clear look of how the new naked from Ducati will look like. However, there is a catch and it is that these images are unofficial ones.
First things first, losing the steel trellis frame would mean the Monster 821 would lose its iconic look, there is no doubt about that. But, due to the onslaught of bikes with much modern chassis that have invaded into the naked sportsbike segment, the Italian manufacturer had to take a call.
Adopting the aluminium alloy frame would not only give the project some freshness, it would also bring with it more advantages, the most important of all being weight savings and better handling characteristics.
Also, the 2021 Ducati Monster 821 frame is said to be borrowed from the Panigale range, which would help Ducati keep costs in check, something much needed during current times.
Design-wise, as seen in the images that is, the Monster 821 is compact and muscular as usual, with most of the bike’s weight concentrated to the front. However, the tail section is a lot sharper and a bit cropped than the outgoing bike.
Expected launch of the new Monster 821 is by the year-end, but so far, there has been no official communication from Ducati, so we have to keep our fingers crossed.
Source – Motoblog.it