Ducati launched the new Monster 1100 and the 1100S version in a smart move that increased the Monster lineup to three members (if you count the Monster 696), each one offering a new kind of excitement. This was the first out of ten new models that Ducati announced to launch until 2010.
The TopSpeed team counts more than a few Ducati fans and we simply couldn’t abstain ourselves from seeing what the big Monsters are up to this year.
Getting some EICMA love, the 2010 Ducati Monster 696 and 2010 Ducati Monster 1100 will feature an option for an anti-lock braking system (ABS), as well as some other minor updates. More on this after the jump.
To the tune of $1000, you can now get either your 2010 Ducati Monster 696 or 2010 Ducati Monster 1100, in either base or “S” form, with ABS brakes. Thus, making 2010 the first time ABS has been offered on the Monster line.
Other changes for 2010 include longer exhaust heat shields, which will cut-down on branding your passangers’ legs as they exit off the vehicle. Also, the 2010 Ducati Monster 696 comes with new engine casings that shed 2.6lbs off the bike’s weight, while the 2010 Ducati Monster 1100 comes with new the new “Silvergrey” cylinder coating.