2002 Ducati Monster 620 i.e.: MD Riding Impression …

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Ducati Monster 620

2002 Ducati Monster 620 MD Riding Impression

When we of Ducati here in the United we frequently think of superbike and the 916/996/998 production superbike Worldwide, however, Ducati dominate Ducati sales — of all units sold by Ducati are

The Monster introduced by Ducati a decade ago knocked the world of design for a loop. Although, in ways, similar to “standards” in the past, the Monster, with its frame, and its timing (introduced virtually all manufacturers were their bikes with of plastic) was revolutionary.

Of those sold by Ducati, the smallest is the individual sales leader. year’s Monster 600 accounted for of all Ducati motorcycle sales (in of unit volume). In redesigning the therefore, Ducati had plenty of to do a thorough and complete job.

The result is the 620 i.e.

The 620 i.e. in two basic versions, the Dark recognizable by its single front and matte black paint and the Standard (with dual discs, and other detail Both machines feature an new frame derived from the S4, and a new fuel injected engine year’s bike was carburetted) now displaces 618cc.

Although Americans may have viewed the 600 as the fuel injection and displacement provide a significant nine increase (now 60 horsepower at the and an additional three foot of torque. Importantly, horsepower and are up across the board — from to redline.

The engine performance was aided by a new, larger (based, once again, on the S4

Aside from the new frame, changes include a new fork, new new gauges, new swingarm, exhaust and and revised ergonomics.

Editor Edge was invited by Ducati to the press introduction held in La California. Riding near the and into the coastal foothills, got a chance to sample the 620 i.e. in conditions.

The new motor is excellent. which has a history of dialing in injection very well to some extent, to their experience with fuel in racing) has done an excellent job the new motor. For the class, there is of power, and the spread of power is large.

The 620 i.e. pulls cleanly and from a stop, and has decent horsepower despite the broad, spread of torque and horsepower the rev range. Frankly, the bike much harder than for an air-cooled, two-valve per cylinder 620

The chassis also feels capable. The steel, trellis (a Ducati trademark) is noticeably and precise handling. Ducati the 620 i.e. suspension on the stiff — favoring agressive riding and over comfort, but the suspension was compliant, nevertheless. The new instruments are a big forward from older instrumentation on the Monster series.

many modern Japanese in a traditional looking package, the provide both a speedo and with an oil pressure warning turn signal indicators, beam indicator and LCD clock. is also a security system into the machine — in the form of an electronic immobilizer.

Frankly, the only real impression I received from the 620 came from the handlebar Sporting dirt bike-style Ducati chose to rotate the forward on the 620 i.e. This put my and wrists in an odd position — something I got used to during the ride.

the cure for this should be simple and inexpensive. I wanted to try the bars backwards a bit (the bars, that is), but got the chance. This might do the by itself, but a set of after-market bars installed, given the design) surely offer greater

The seat to peg relationship was fine, and the clearly has the potential to offer a interface with the rider.

By the I sampled both the Dark and the versions. The Dark felt nimbler without the rotating of the second front disc, but only adequate braking The dual discs of the Standard phenominal, but controllable stopping

What can you say about the Ducati styling? The air-cooled Monsters are At the price these bikes be available for in the United States for the Dark, and $6,995 for the Standard), you be able to touch the style and of this bike. Upside forks, for instance, are not available in class and this price Paint and overall “fit and were excellent.

Air-cooled Monsters typically good reliability and decent gas as well. For the rider on a budget or experienced) who wants Ducati and handling, this is a hard to beat.

Ducati Monster 620
Ducati Monster 620
Ducati Monster 620
Ducati Monster 620
Ducati Monster 620
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