Ducati Monster 1200 R takes on the BMW S 1000 R

Motorrad | September 17th, 2015 by 3
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Ducati has just revealed their newest model, the Monster 1200 R. This new model will compete directly against the BMW S 1000 R. Both machines …

Ducati has just revealed their newest model, the Monster 1200 R. This new model will compete directly against the BMW S 1000 R.

Both machines pack an impressive 160HP. They also both weigh 456lbs wet. However, the Ducati possesses 97lb-ft of torque whilst the BMW has 83lb-ft of torque. Yet, BMW is able to achieve such a comparable result with only a 1000cc displacement whereas the Italians utilize 1200cc.

No word yet from Ducati as to how much money one would need to part with in order to obtain the new Monster 1200 R but the BMW S1000 R starts at $13,260 with ABS as standard.

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BMW S 1000 R featured here

3 responses to “Ducati Monster 1200 R takes on the BMW S 1000 R”

  1. Tom says:

    Doesn’t the Monster compare better with the BMW R, whereas the Ducati Superbikes compete more directly with the BMW S?

    • Michael says:

      BMW’s S models aren’t all sport bikes. The S1000 R, which we are discussing here, is classified as a roadster by BMW. However, if we were discussing the S1000 RR which is a sport bike it would compete against Ducati’s sport bikes.

  2. Gabriel Lozano-Moran says:

    Please update the title because at first glance I was like wtf are they comparing apples to oranges for?

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