DUCATI has released pics of its 2020 Monster 1200S, featuring glossy black paint, some flashes of red, and Ohlins suspension front and rear.

The big Monster will still be available in red (phew!), but we have to admit the black-on-black look is pretty schmick.

The Monster 1200 is equipped with a Testastretta 11° DS engine, capable of 147hp at 9,250 rpm. The power is handled by a ride by wire system and what Ducati calls an “inertial platform”, which provide ABS cornering, traction control and wheelie control functions.

“The exclusive S version sharpens that Monster sports performance to an even finer edge thanks to a 48mm Öhlins fork and rear Öhlins monoshock, both fully adjustable,” Ducati says.

“Awesome braking is provided by two 330mm Brembo discs at the front working in concert with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers. The Monster 1200S also features wheels with three Y-spokes, a carbon fibre front mudguard, a headlight characterised by the DRL (Daytime Running Light) and LED indicators. Completing the as-standard equipment is the up and down quickshifter.”

Here’s some pics:

Peter Terlick