DUCATI RELEASED ITS most powerful Monster yet at he Frankfurt International Motor Show on the Audi Stand. The Monster 1200R has10% more power than
the current S-version—now 160 hp 9250 rpm with 97 lb.-ft.
of torque 7750. The engine performance is said to be very
smooth in lower rev ranges with 75% of max torque available
@ 3500 rpm, while the power between 7000 and 10,200 is
described as an “adrenaline packed experience.” Its 1198.4cc
Testastretta, four-valve Desmo uses Synerjet-Continental EFI
to meet the latest EURO 4 emission standards, and the exhaust
system uses larger headers with twin lambda probes, a catalytic converter, and pentagonal aluminum silencers. The
six-speed gearbox has straight cut primary gears and a wet
clutch with self-servo action during drive
and slipper action on the over-run.
The frame is a standard Monster
trellis design raised 15mm front and
rear to aid cornering clearance,
giving a 32. 7" seat height. Suspension is fully adjustable Öhlins
front and rear while top spec
Brembo brakes equipped with
Bosch ABS supply the stopping
power. The wheels are the same
three-spoke forged alloys fitted
to the Panigale R in 3.50"x17"
and 6.00" x 17" sizes with Pirelli
120/70 ZR17 and 200/55 SR17
Diablo Supercorsa SP tires.
The rear of the bike is unlike
any other Monster, with a rede-
signed and more compact rear tail-
piece, sport seat and license holder.
At the front is a minimal nose fairing
and the instruments include a TFT
screen that changes color to suit
each power mode. Sport, Touring
and Urban riding modes are pro-
grammed into the Ride-by-Wire
engine control system as well as
adjustable ABS and DTC inter-
vention levels to ensure braking
stability and lift prevention.
Just the two liveries shown will be
available, both very striking. The wet weight is
said to be 456.3 lbs., and the tank capacity is 4. 6 US
gals. No prices have been revealed as yet.
10 NOVEMBER 2015 // MOTORCYCLE CONSUMER NEWS
THE RESULT OF a joint venture between XTR’s Pepo Rosell and Max Boxer—Pepo developing the roll- ing chassis and Max the R100 MaxBOXER engine,
the new Daytona looks like a perfect sporting mount. The
engine has a lightened crankcase and the cylinder heads are
gas flowed with enlarged intake ports for bigger valves
fed by twin Dell’Orto PHM 40mm carburetors. Light,
high compression pistons are fitted while the air
intakes are XTR Potax aluminum. A racing clutch
is installed and the gearbox is updated with race
adjustments while an external oil filter and a Ducati
Paso oil radiator keep things cool. Electronic
upgrades include Racing plug wires, an electronic
voltage regulator, a LIPO battery and Silent Het-
kit electronic ignition with 16 mappings—indeed,
an R100 motor like no other. Pepo Rosell started
his work with a BMW R80ST frame suitably rein-
forced and fitted with a “Guardia Civil” Mono-
lever swingarm holding a 17” R850R rear wheel.
A Ducati Sport Classic donated the forks as well as
the 17” front wheel fitted with Ducati Monster 900
front discs allied to Discacciati calipers—ample
performance to haul the Daytona to a stop. The
front fairing and bracketry are XTR components
as well as the carbon fiber front fender. The fuel tank that
looks so perfectly BMW is actually a modified Moto Guzzi
unit matched with a Yamaha TZ seat. A high level 2-into- 1
exhaust system from SuperMario is finished with an XTR
PEPO Megaphone. Finished in classic BMW colors, the
Daytona is a real credit to both Pepo and Max.
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