Ducati Monster 30th Anniversary Edition unveiled
It has been 30 years since the birth of the Ducati Monster, and the Italian bike maker has decided to celebrate it by unveiling a special edition of the motorcycle. This 30° Anniversario Monster, which will only be produced in 500 units, is dressed in a unique Tricolour 30th Anniversary limited edition livery inspired by earlier models like the Panigale 1299 Anniversario edition.
Launched originally in 1993, Ducati has sold more than 3,50,000 Monsters globally. The 30th Anniversary Monster carries over the same styling cues as the 2023 model that is on sale. However, the motorcycle now features golden rims and improved Ohlins NIX30 43mm forks in the front as found on the Monster SP. The motorcycle also sports new seat upholstery with ‘30°’ embroidered on it. This Monster also has carbon fibre mudguards, an Ohlins steering damper and a Termignoni silencer as standard equipment. A lithium-ion battery has also been used in the motorcycle. Each of these 500 motorcycles will also come with a plaque with the serial number.
Like the Monster SP, the Ducati Monster 30th Anniversary is 4kg lighter than the standard model. The seat height has also been increased by 20mm, to 840mm from the standard's 820mm. A lower 810mm seat is also available as an accessory.
Aside from the chassis upgrades, this anniversary edition Monster remains mechanically unchanged. It is propelled by the same 937cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 109bhp and 93 Nm of peak torque. The electronics on offer are also the same, with riding modes, cornering ABS, wheelie control, traction control, and the standard quickshifter. However, the 4.3-inch TFT digital instrument console features a new 30° Anniversario edition animation.
With a limited 500-unit production run, it remains to be seen whether or not any units are allocated for India. But we would sure love to see some of these Tricolore paint scheme finished Monsters on our Indian roads.