The 2024 Ducati Monster and Monster Plus are part of Ducati’s naked sportbike lineup and come with a new Iceberg White livery option. While the new paint adds a fresh look, the bikes retain characteristic features such as lightweight, compact size, sporty handling, and broad appeal.
Powering both the 2024 Monster and Monster Plus is the 937cc Testastretta 11-degree V-twin engine. It has a bore of 94mm and a stroke of 67.5mm, delivering a claimed output of 111 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 69 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. The power is transferred to the rear wheel through a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive.
The suspension setup on the Monster consists of a 43mm upside-down fork at the front and a progressive linkage mono-shock with an aluminium swingarm at the rear. The rear shock’s preload is adjustable. The bikes feature 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires.
Braking duties are handled by Brembo M4.32 monobloc four-piston callipers at the front, gripping onto two 320mm semi-floating brake discs. At the rear, there’s a single Brembo two-piston floating calliper at the back and a 245mm disc. The front brake system includes a radial master cylinder, and both ends are equipped with cornering ABS.
The Monster’s wheelbase measures 58 inches, with a rake of 24 degrees and a trail of 93mm. The stock seat height is 32.3 inches, but it can be lowered to 31.5 inches with an optional accessory low seat or reduced to 30.5 inches with the low seat and factory low suspension kit. The bikes have a fuel tank capacity of 3.7 US gallons and a curb weight of 414 pounds.
Standard equipment across the Monster range includes Ducati Quick Shift for upshifts and downshifts, power launch, traction control, wheelie control, a 4.3-inch TFT display, ride modes, power modes, a USB power socket, and LED lighting. The Monster Plus variant adds a front fairing and a passenger seat cover to enhance its sporty appearance.
Ducati recommends a valve clearance check interval of 18,000 miles or 30,000 kilometres for the 2024 Monster range. The recommended maintenance interval is every 9,000 miles/15,000 kilometres or 24 months, whichever comes first.
The 2024 Ducati Monster range is available in three colour options: Ducati Red, Aviator Grey, and the new Iceberg White, which is also featured as the base colour on the 2024 SuperSport 950 S. The Iceberg White Monster comes with a contrasting red saddle to complement the primary colour choice.
Pricing and availability of the 2024 Ducati Monster range may vary by region. The range is expected to arrive at dealerships in the United States in the third quarter of 2023. The starting price for the Ducati Red colourway is $12,995, while the Iceberg White and Aviator Grey colourways start at $13,195.