Bike review: Ducati Monster still a beast without trellis frame

The bike has a new aluminium monocoque frame and added engine performance

The 2021 twin-cylinder Monster retains its compact form with familiar curves, a short tail-end and bare masculinity.
The 2021 twin-cylinder Monster retains its compact form with familiar curves, a short tail-end and bare masculinity.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

When Ducati finally decided to ditch its trellis frame for its latest Monster, I was not surprised. The design – as successful as it was – has been around for 30 years, and it was time for a change.

Change however, is not always for the better. Take nasi lemak, for example. Despite all the fanciful creations we have today, I still prefer the simplicity of the original.

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