The 2013 EICMA International Motorcycle Show held at Fiera Milano, Rho, Milan concluded successfully on the 11th of November. On the occasion, the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S was voted as the “Most Beautiful Bike On Show” by more than 10,000 of the 5,51,404 visitors to the expo who took part in the survey. Italian motorcycles have been consistently bagging the honour every year since 2005 because the event is held in Italy and most visitors are patriotic. More than two decades and 2,75,000 sales after the Monster’s very first unveiling in Cologne, Ducati has introduced the iconic model’s third generation with the 2014 Monster 1200 and 1200S.
Ducati and MV Augusta are the marquees which have been juggling the top honours amongst themselves every year for the last eight years. This year saw an all-Italian podium finish with the MV Augusta 800 Turismo Veloce in the second position and 2014 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ABS clinching the third position. BMW’s R nineT received the highest votes amongst the non-Italian bikes followed by the Kawasaki Z1000 and the Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally. The Ducati Monster 1200 is powered by the superbike derived 1198 Testastretta 11 DS engine which produces a power output of 135 BHP while the S version gets an additional 10 BHP on top of that.
The third-generation flagship of the Monster family packs a combination of high performance brakes and suspension, single-sided swing-arm, lightweight wheels, relaxed ergonomics including Ducati’s first height adjustable seating option. The Monster 1200 is offered in Ducati Red with a red frame and black wheels, while the Monster 1200 S is available in two colour options namely Ducati Red with a red frame and gloss black wheels and Ducati White with a bronze frame and gloss black wheels. The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 is priced at $13,495 (Rs. 8.6 lakhs) while the S version will cost $15,995 (Rs. 10.2 lakhs). The Monster 1200 and 1200 S will be available in Ducati dealerships from early 2014.
Most Beautiful Bikes At EICMA 2013 –
- Ducati Monster 1200S
- MV Augusta 800 Turismo Veloce
- 2014 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ABS
- BMW R nineT
- Kawasaki Z1000
- Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally
- Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
- Husqvarna 701
- Honda VFR800F
- Harley-Davidson Street Glide
- Triumph Bonneville T100 Special
- Vespa Primavera
- Borile B 450 Scrambler
- Benelli BN600R
- Peugeot Django
- Piaggio MP3 Sport