The new Monster 1200 family is powered by the second generation of Testastretta 11° DS engine, smoother and with dual spark plugs and a secondary air system. Dual Spark (DS) ignition uses two plugs per cylinder to ensure complete combustion in a very short time. A secondary air system similar to that of the 1199 Panigale has been introduced to optimise operation and reduce cyclic combustion variability without affecting emissions. A controlled flow of fresh air is supplied to the exhaust duct to enable complete oxidisation of hot unburnt gases, to effectively reduce hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels. The Testastretta 11° DS engine that equips the new Monster 1200 family is unique to those bikes, as its structure is engineered to be a structural element of the frame; moreover, the air intake and exhaust have been tuned to give increased torque at low-medium rpm (ducts, intake manifolds, throttle bodies and pipes have a smaller diameter to deliver an incredible torquey character).
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame attached to the cylinders head Front suspension: Ohlins fully adjustable 48mm usd forks Front wheel: Y shaped, 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17 Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm Rear wheel: Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy 6.00 x 17 Rear tyre: 190/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II Front wheel travel: 130mm (5.1in) Rear wheel travel: 152mm (5.9in) Front brake: 2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo evo M50 4-piston callipers, radial pump with ABS as standard equipment Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment Instrumentation: Colour TFT display
Dry weight: 182kg (401lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB): 209Kg (461lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height: Adjustable 785 – 810 mm (30.9 – 31.9) Wheelbase: 1511mm (59.5in) Rake: 24,3° Trail: 93.2mm (3.7in) Fuel tank capacity: 17.5l – (4.6 US gal) Number of seats: Dual seat