We’re poised for the Milan show goodness, and will gratefully snaffle crumbs from any table. And mixing our food-based metaphors for a minute, Ducati has just tossed us an early bone, with this, an update to its neat entry-level middleweight twin, the Monster 821.
Most of the spec is as you were - but the little roadster gets an equipment upgrade, with a new TFT colour LCD dash, and optional up/down Ducati quickshifter fitment. There’s also a new Monster 1200R - style silencer, and new LED headlight and the overall look is sharpened up to match the bigger Monsters. What’s not uprated is the power output - there’s actually a small drop in grunt over the old 821, down to 109bhp and 63ft lbs of torque.
More on Ducati’s 2018 range as we get it - the Bologna massive had its dealer conference in Como at the weekend, so there’ll be leaks aplenty on the new V4 and all the other stuff soon, we’d imagine.
More info here and here’s the Ducati video of the new bike.