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By Cycle Canada

March 24, 2012

Ducati Monster Diesel Announced

Ducati Monster Diesel

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Ducati Motorcycles and Diesel Clothing have formed a Partnership and released a Ducati “Monster Diesel” and a collection of branded clothing. Diesel has sponsored Ducati’s MotoGP team since the 2011 season.

The new model was introduced by former world champion Nicky Hayden and Stefano Rosso, project leader and son of Diesel founder Renzo Rosso, at Ducati’s flagship dealership in New York City last week. Rollouts are scheduled for Rome and Tokyo later in March.

Based on Ducati’s Monster 1100EVO, the Monster Diesel has “Diesel Brave green matte” bodywork is paired with a blacked-out frame, wheels, engine covers, exhaust system and forks. Front brake calipers are finished in yellow. A numbered plate fixed to the passenger seat cowl can be personalized to the owner’s specification.

Diesel has released clothing branded with the Ducati Logo. The range includes slim-fitting biker jackets, sweats, tees, jeans and accessories. Patterns include rubber prints recalling the burnt rubber of tires. Fabrics are nylon and cotton, denim and jersey mix with leather and metal applications.

The Monster Diesel will be available at Ducati stores around the world from late July onwards.