Monster 30° Anniversario: Ducati celebrates the motorcycle symbol of the naked world

Thu 27th July 2023




  • The Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer pays tribute to the motorcycle that changed the world of two wheels with a special model
  • The Monster 30° Anniversario version features a tricolour livery celebrating Made in Italy and will be produced in a limited and numbered series of 500 units
  • It is the lightest Monster ever thanks to benchmark components that enhance its sportiness and dynamic qualities

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 27 July 2023 – Ducati celebrates 30 years of the Monster with a model in a numbered series limited to 500 units. The Monster 30° Anniversario version is the Bologna based manufacturer's tribute to a motorcycle that revolutionised the world of two wheels and which since 1993 has won over the passion of more than 350,000 Monsteristi all over the world.

The Monster has always been this: a sporty engine, perfect for road use, chassis derived from the Superbike, wide handlebars and no fairing. An idea as simple as it is effective, which made it possible to create the motorcycle that reinvented the naked segment and which over the years has evolved several times while always remaining faithful to the original idea.

This special version also maintains the iconic features of the Monster models: an unmistakable style and maximum fun on the road. Its true nature emerges at the very first glance thanks to the Tricolour 30th Anniversary livery inspired by the sportiest Monsters of the past. This livery celebrates Made in Italy, of which Ducati is an ambassador, and is embellished by the gold colour of the rims, specially made for this model, and of the Öhlins NIX30 fork. Other distinctive elements of this model are a seat embellished with an embroidered 30-year logo and the dedicated animation of the dashboard that starts when the ignition is switched on. Finally, each motorcycle is made unique by a plate on the upper clamp with the model’s name and copy number, certificate of authenticity and dedicated motorcycle cover.

The Monster 30° Anniversario is equipped with components which, in addition to enhancing its appearance, also improve its dynamic qualities and allow it to arrive at a curb weight of 184 kg, or 4 kg less than the standard model, already the benchmark in the category for lightness. This milestone is even more important if we consider that components, and therefore weight, such as the steering damper and the windshield have been added compared to the standard model.

The Monster, a modern reinterpretation of the original recipe, is a light, easy-to-handle and fast motorcycle. It is powered by the Testastretta 11° engine, a liquid-cooled 4-valve twin-cylinder with desmodromic timing and 111 horsepower. An extremely reliable and undemanding engine from the point of view of maintenance, thanks to main intervals spread over time (15,000 km for oil changes and 30,000 km for valve clearance checks). It has a full power delivery curve at all revs, especially at medium-low ones, the most used on the road. This means a more responsive engine, which translates into greater riding pleasure.

Extremely functional and effective, the chassis of the new Monster transfers the inspiring principles of the Ducati Superbikes to a road bike. The engine is load-bearing, and a Front Frame is connected to it which conceptually recalls that of the Panigale V4.

The fully adjustable Öhlins suspension boasts a fork that is 0.6 kg lighter than the one used on the Monster and Monster+, and improves the feeling, as well as increasing ground clearance and consequently lean angle. The suspension setup is sporty, and this allows the Monster 30° Anniversario to give great fun when riding on mixed roads, but also between the curbs of a circuit. The Öhlins equipment is completed with an adjustable steering damper that increases precision and accuracy at the highest pace.

The braking system features Brembo Stylema® front calipers (-0.4 kg than the ones on the Monster) and aluminium flanges for the 320 mm front brake discs (0.5 kg lighter than standard on the Monster) and makes the Monster 30° Anniversario perform better in braking and nimbler thanks to a reduction of inertia at the front end. The bike’s nimble character is further improved thanks to the brand-new forged rims, which reduce unsprung weight by 1.86 kg , decreasing the moment of inertia of the front wheel by 21.8% and the rear by 26.9%.

The electronics of the Monster are at the top of the segment. Standard equipment includes ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, all of which can be adjusted to different levels of intervention. The sporty character of the new Monster 30° Anniversario is also highlighted by the Launch Control which ensures lightning-fast starts. This top-of-the-range motorcycle equipment, which also includes the adoption of a lithium battery that contributes to the reduction of the total weight of the motorcycle, allows the Monster 30° Anniversario to safely express its performance.

The three Riding Modes - Sport, Road and Wet - allow the Monster's character to be shaped according to the rider's tastes and needs. Everything is easily managed through the handlebar controls and the 4.3" colour TFT dashboard, featuring racing graphics that recall those of the Panigale V4, with a large rev counter and a complete set of information on the left, including that of the gear engaged.


Main model equipment 

  • “30° Anniversario” celebrative livery with Tricolore style*
  • Plate with bike name and number (XXX/500)*
  • Dedicated dashboard animation at the key-on*
  • Sport rider seat shape with logo*
  • 937 cm3 Testastretta 11° engine
  • Max Power: 111 CV @ 9.250 rpm
  • Max torque: 9,5 kgm @ 6.500 rpm
  • Street-legal Termignoni slip-on*
  • Kerb weight: 184 kg *
  • Aluminium front frame
  • Lightened, GFRP subframe
  • Aluminium swingarm
  • Öhlins steering damper*
  • Öhlins NIX30 fork *
  • Öhlins rear shock *
  • Forged Aluminium wheels (-1.86 kg/- 4 lb vs Monster cast wheels) *
  • Front and rear mudguards in carbon fibre*
  • Full-LED lighting system with sweeping indicators
  • Colour, 4.3” TFT cockpit with fuel level and gear indicator
  • Riding Modes (3 configurations) recalibrated according to the new chassis. New Wet Riding Mode *
  • Cornering ABS on 3 levels, with front-only mode
  • DTC (8 levels) and DWC (4 levels)
  • Launch Control (3 levels)
  • Brembo front brake setup; 320 mm discs with aluminium inner flanges, Stylema® monobloc calipers, radial master cylinder and synthered pads*
  • Hydraulic clutch command, radial master cylinder
  • Seat height: 840 mm
  • DQS up/down
  • Li-Ion battery*
  • Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires*
  • Front cowl*
  • Passenger seat cover*
  • Dedicated bike cover*
  • Certificate of authenticity*

*Exclusive equipment for Monster 30° Anniversario