Ducati unveils the 2012 Monster 1100EVO at the New York International Motorcycle Show

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Ducati North America unveiled the new Monster 1100EVO to the U.S. market Friday at the Progressive New York International Motorcycle Show.

As the flagship of Ducati’s Monster range, the 1100EVO represents a milestone. “The 1100EVO has opened the next chapter in the U.S. Ducati Monster story — a legend that began with the debut of the original Monster 900 at the 1993 Chicago Motorcycle Show,” Ducati says in a news release.

The 1100EVO unveiling was met by a great applause from media and fans alike, the company reports. The model is the first Ducati to reach 100 air-cooled horsepower, which is backed up by 76 ft.-lbs. of torque thanks to the Desmodue Evoluzione engine.

Wrapped into a svelte 373 lb. package, the 1100EVO also boasts the best power-to-weight ratio in Monster history. For increased comfort, the model has a new seat design and higher handlebars.

The new Ducati Safety Pack is a combination of rider aids incorporated into the motorcycle, including four-way-adjustable Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and a Bosch-Brembo ABS braking system. This system a significant upgrade on a bike that retains the same MSRP as its predecessor: $11,995.

The 2012 Monster 1100EVO will be on display alongside the new Diavel and the rest of the Ducati lineup throughout the weekend at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York, where Ducati fans are welcome to come by for an espresso at the Ducati Caffe.

Posted by Arlo Redwine