All the elements that created the Monster legend are evident at a glance: a powerful ‘Monster-fly-line’, round headlight flanked by the forks, solid and sculptural metal fuel tank, and the authentic ‘less is more’ style concept that gives the perception of being in front of an engine, a chassis, a tank, a saddle; and nothing more.
The Designer wanted to communicate the top performance of the Monster 1200 R with a sporty, compact and light design to create the image of an individualistic model.
The rider and passenger seats (still using a single-seat solution) are visually short and narrow delivering an elegant sportiness. The tail and the passenger seat cover show a razor volume characterized by strong and marked surfaces. The side view of the seat is compact, and thin.
The rear frame is completely new, with a light structure design. The passenger foot pegs support, are separated and directly fixed to the sub-frame.
The high-mounted license-plate holder made in aluminum enhances the view of the huge rear tyre 200/55 that, as a result of the raised chassis set-up, is distant from the tail by increasing the feeling of lightness of the rear view.
The forged wheels reproduce the same tri-W design as of those of Panigale S / R.