Ducati Malaysia (Next Bike Sdn Bhd) maintained its steady momentum with the second half of 2014 looming with the launch of its most performance-oriented Ducati Monster variant yet – the 1200 at an event held today at Monkey Garage Café, Bangsar. Present at the event were En Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of NAZA Two Wheels & Four Wheels Division and Mr. CW Juan, General Manager of Next Bike Sdn Bhd. Ducati Monster 1200 comes with 135hp at 8,750RPM and 116.6Nm at 7,250 RPM . The more powerful version of the Monster 1200 carry the S insignia that gives out 145hp and 124.7Nm for a rider who are hungry for more power.
“The latest incarnation of the ever iconic Ducati Monster is a very important model to Ducati and Next Bike Sdn Bhd. To date, many have found homes in Malaysia. We aim to sell 100 – 120 units of this Monster 1200 family in 2014,” said Datuk Wira Hj SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group of Companies.
“The biking community here is strong and very supportive towards the brand and this particular model, something we are very appreciative of. We are aware that there are still enthusiasts who want something more serious which is why we have decided to bring in the Monster 1200,” furthered Datuk Wira Hj SM Faisal.
“We hope that the introduction of the Monster 1200 leads to a stronger bond between Ducati Malaysia and Ducatistis in the country. This new bike will definitely strengthen the Ducati brand here but its successful introduction gives us no reason to rest on our laurels. We are committed to delivering more exciting models in the future of which one would be coming next month on top of ensuring that the ownership satisfaction of our customers is not just maintained, but enhanced over time,” Datuk Wira HJ SM Faisal added.
Despite being a thoroughly more serious track machine than other models in the Monster range, the family DNA is still evident in the Monster 1200. The naked performance bike features the model’s signature Trellis frame, ensuring that onlookers make no mistake of the bike’s identity.
2014 Ducati Monster 1200 price is RM106,888 and Monster 1200 S price is RM119,888. Price is from Sinar Turbo.