Ducati has announced it will unveil five new models at the Ducati World Premiere, streamed live Saturday November 4, at 7am AEDT.
The big changes for the Monster are mostly cosmetic, with the tank and tail section being redesigned.
It will also get a new exhaust and headlight along with colour TFT instruments.
The new 821 also signals a shift into a developing era of technology: the Ducati Multimedia System (Bluetooth connectivity) and an up/down quickshifter are available as accessory options.
Ducati is selling the updated 821 as the 25th anniversary of the original Monster 900.
The historic Ducati Yellow colour is back and only available on the 821.