2008 Ducati Monster 696 Review — A Review of the Ducati Monster 696 Motorcycle

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Ducati Monster 696

The Bottom Line


engine makes for lower and better handling

Cool style meets sharp

How many sequels are this


Pitched-forward seat can get on long rides

Gearing is a bit requiring clutch slip off the

A bit expensive in its class


$8,775 ($8,995 for 2009

Air-cooled, desmodromically-valved 696cc engine

Tubular steel frame with aluminum sub-frame

80 horsepower, 50.6 of torque

43mm Showa forks, Sachs rear with progressive linkage

Ducati Monster 696
Ducati Monster 696

Brembo front brakes, Brembo rear brake

height: 30.3 inches

capacity: 3.8 gallons

Guide — 2008 Ducati 696

Starter bikes may carry a stigma among more riders, but Ducati’s Monster 696 those preconceptions with a demeanor, an engaging personality and a lot of style. At $8,775 ($8,995 for the model), this air-cooled, powered … bike is priced compared to the competition, but an service interval of 7,500 makes the pro-Ducati argument more compelling.

If you’re on the edge about the 696, what might you over is a ride. Its ergonomics perfect—the handlebars are wide and the pegs are a bit far back and the seat you up against the tank—but the air-cooled twin is loads of fun to wind up, and is crisp and responsive thanks in to a curb weight of 355 lbs, is as little as the dry weight (without of some middleweight sportbikes.

There’s lots of power on tap the L-twin engine—80 horsepower in is why we classify the Ducati Monster 696 as one of our 10 Advanced Beginner Bikes. the 696 around town never us wanting for more acceleration the sounds coming out of those big cans are sweet), but when we hit the open highway the Monster feel quite as long-winded eager to rev) as sporty 4-cylinder powerplants. But that torque is addictive, and the Monster’s power

delivery provides more enough temptation to get the average into trouble.

It may occupy that nebulous between entry level and motorcycles, but that’s actually the of the Ducati Monster 696: it’s enough for somewhat experienced to handle, but focused enough to more aggressive Ducatisti not a bad combination, if you ask me.

Ducati Monster 696
Ducati Monster 696
Ducati Monster 696
Ducati Monster 696
Ducati Monster 696

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