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I am quite interested in testing and perhaps buying a new 2021 Monster. Local Houston, TX dealers have them in stock. I need to find the time for a look, sit and test.

The clock has turned on the Monster.

Any owners yet? So far I have not found a YT owner review.
 

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Got opinions from a couple of forum members here.
Maybe someone should start a "trellis free monster" section.
 

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Got opinions from a couple of forum members here.
Maybe someone should start a "trellis free monster" section.
Thanks!
 

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All,

I am quite interested in testing and perhaps buying a new 2021 Monster. Local Houston, TX dealers have them in stock. I need to find the time for a look, sit and test.

The clock has turned on the Monster.

Any owners yet? So far I have not found a YT owner review.
Hi. which one? I just bought a 937plus and can't find hardly any info on it
 

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Got mine 2 weeks ago and I freaking love it. Coming from a Husky Svartpilen 701. The 937 is my 2nd ever bike and I'm no street Rossi.

Heat is only a thing at stop and go crawling and long stops. Very comfortable to ride. Still breaking it in so I've been riding it relatively gentle and keeping it in touring mode. Wind noise is whatever. If wind was an absolute bother I'd drive a car or get a Gold Wing. The bike definitely doesn't like lower speeds. Looking forward to the aftermarket for this. I'm in Cali and wanted the race exhaust but the process would've been a headache and the Termi slip on is only $600 less.
 

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I just rolled 600 miles in a week of owning mine. It's heading in on Saturday for its first service. At 52 I've had many, many bikes over the years, including premium brands such as BMW, and Triumph. Currently, I own a 2020 KTM 790 Adventure R along with this Monster. I have to say I'm VERY impressed with this bike. Overall build quality is top-notch. The EFI programming is very damn fine too. I can't complain one bit, although I'm thinking about how my R1200GS/GSA/RT's behaved on the low end with their ultra-lean fueling, not this bike. I can easily see that Ducati took the time to map out the throttle response and fueling with precision. Not like that POS 2015 Yamaha FZ09 I bought new years ago with the shitty suspenders and the light switch throttle. It was either on or off.. nothing inbetween. Sure awesome motor, but how can you enjoy it when the throttle is so twitchy, and the damn suspension fails to inspire confidence in turns. Even the budget suspension on this bike is tuned well. I mean I can't really find any faults in it. It handles and follows turns like a scalpel and I feel like I'm a damn professional racer. Overall this thing was worth every penny. If I had one gripe, that would be the sound. I wish the bike sounded a little more exotic than it does. It's very muted in my opinion. That said, I love the motor. I'm not a V-Twin guy at all, but this Testastretta engine has won me over! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this bike to anyone. As for me, I don't break in engines easy. I'm a firm believer that rings will seal much tighter on a well-run engine (heavy deccel load) vs an engine broken in gentle like, been doing it that way for 30 years now and have never had any engine failures in any vehicle. But to each his own. Sure create a new Yamaha MT forum for us Italian MT owners. I'm not embarrassed one bit to have a non-trellis-framed Ducati!
 

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Let's just make this our unofficial 937 forum lol. Any word or more exhaust offerings for the bike? I've looked online and found some Euro stuff but nothing stateside?
 

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I finally got to see one today at my local dealer. Had to get permission to sit on it as it's already sold. Dealer said every one they have received so far was sold before it arrived. Looks quite different than my M696, but I have to say it feels good sitting on it. Feels small, light, and nimble. Probably a fun bike to ride.
 

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I finally got to see one today at my local dealer. Had to get permission to sit on it as it's already sold. Dealer said every one they have received so far was sold before it arrived. Looks quite different than my M696, but I have to say it feels good sitting on it. Feels small, light, and nimble. Probably a fun bike to ride.
I've been riding big BMW 1200's and recently flipped over to a KTM 790 Adventure R. I believe the weight of that bike is around 450lbs or so (give or take) and it was so much smaller and lighter for me than my 1200GSA. This Ducati feels like a scalpel as compared to my 790 Adventure even though it's perhaps 30-40 lbs lighter. It just feels very nimble, and easy to manage. For the $ I think it's well worth it, despite the non Ohlins shocks.
 

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Until we have our own section I'm just going to keep using this thread lol

Anyone out there have ears on/hands on experience with the Termi slip ons for the 937?

All I can find out there is the Rated R YouTube vids
 

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I spoke to my dealer about the exhaust and asked for a price quote for the "Racing" full version install. They wanted around $3500 completely installed. I'm not sure I'm interested in spending an extra 3500 bucks on a 12K bike. Not like the new monster is corked up or anything. It doesn't sound as good as it could be but seems like a lot of beans for so little in return.
 

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Man thanks for that! Really puts it into context how important is the sound. Thats a 1/4 the price of a new bike!
I spoke to my dealer about the exhaust and asked for a price quote for the "Racing" full version install. They wanted around $3500 completely installed. I'm not sure I'm interested in spending an extra 3500 bucks on a 12K bike. Not like the new monster is corked up or anything. It doesn't sound as good as it could be but seems like a lot of beans for so little in return.
 

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I spoke to my dealer about the exhaust and asked for a price quote for the "Racing" full version install. They wanted around $3500 completely installed. I'm not sure I'm interested in spending an extra 3500 bucks on a 12K bike. Not like the new monster is corked up or anything. It doesn't sound as good as it could be but seems like a lot of beans for so little in return.
What did your dealer mean by Racing full version? AFAIK, Termi does not offer a full system for new Monster (yet?). The Racing Silencers available through Ducati is still a slip-on system with upmap -- this costs $2600 with your dealer charging you about $900 for labor. The bike is new -- no doubt there will be less expensive options that will be released in the near future. QD's slip-on for example is half the price, however, it does not include the upmap and retains the restrictive cat. The Termi system (most likely exclusive to Ducati dealers/channels) eliminates the cat and will arguably sound better/louder. Installation of either type is not difficult and could save you the labor costs, but keep in mind that your dealer will still likely charge you to upload the new map. YMMV
 

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The full race system is already out. Sounds so lovely too. That said, me being in California means that's a no deal for me because of the ECU law. I emailed Belissimoto about their Twin Gunshot slip on but still waiting on a reply. That setup even has removable db killers.

What did your dealer mean by Racing full version? AFAIK, Termi does not offer a full system for new Monster (yet?). The Racing Silencers available through Ducati is still a slip-on system with upmap -- this costs $2600 with your dealer charging you about $900 for labor. The bike is new -- no doubt there will be less expensive options that will be released in the near future. QD's slip-on for example is half the price, however, it does not include the upmap and retains the restrictive cat. The Termi system (most likely exclusive to Ducati dealers/channels) eliminates the cat and will arguably sound better/louder. Installation of either type is not difficult and could save you the labor costs, but keep in mind that your dealer will still likely charge you to upload the new map. YMMV
 

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The full race system is already out. Sounds so lovely too. That said, me being in California means that's a no deal for me because of the ECU law. I emailed Belissimoto about their Twin Gunshot slip on but still waiting on a reply. That setup even has removable db killers.
Thank you, I wasn't aware of this. How much of an increase is the full system over the Termi Racing Silencers? Do you have a link by chance? Everything I've seen so far show stock headers -- I'm curious how much larger the full system is over stock.
 

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I don't know the numbers but Rater R Cars on Youtube has some pretty comprehensive videos on the full race setup. He even compares it to the Termi Slip on.
 

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I don't know the numbers but Rater R Cars on Youtube has some pretty comprehensive videos on the full race setup. He even compares it to the Termi Slip on.
Nomenclature/semantics might be at play here. I believe Ducati currently offers two options for the new Monster/Monster+:

The Silencer

Racing Silencers

Both are slip-ons, the former is cat-back, the latter eliminates the cat. Rated R Cars has the latter, but it is not a full system as far as I know. Full systems include header pipes which usually flow better than stock and require fueling changes to run optimally. Assuming this is the case, $900 to install slip-ons/upmap is a fairly expensive labor charge.

This is what I'm hoping Ducati does for the new Monster (it's for the Monster 1200, but you get the picture):
 
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