A Ducati Monster 797+ will compete in the inaugural MotoAmerica Twins Cup series. The Road Atlanta circuit will host the event on April 6 – 7.
The newly homologated Monster 797 will compete for the first time with Quarterly Racing and veteran racer and Daytona 200 winner Michael Barnes aboard. The team plans to contest the entire MotoAmerica Twins Cup season.
Ducati is pleased to have had the machine homologated for the series. Ducati North America’s Chief Executive Officer Jason Chinnock had this to say:
“On the heels of the Monster’s 25th anniversary last year, our participation in the 2019 MotoAmerica season with the Monster 797+ is a testament to the practical engineering of a iconic Ducati model. The Monster 797+ is often an entry point into the Ducati world, so the fact that it will officially debut in this upcoming race shows that it’s a competitive machine as well, and one that can be enjoyed both on and off the track by motorcyclists of all levels.”
The Monster was first released in 1993. It was “groundbreaking” at the time and became an icon in the world naked motorcycles. Since its initial release, more than 325,000 Monsters have been produced. The 1993 version came equipped with a 900 cc engine. Presently, Monsters are available in 797, 821 and 1200 cc versions.
It will be interesting to see how the Monster 797+ fares in this new series.