2008 Ducati Monster 696 Super Streetbike

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Heavy updates the entry-level Ducati Monster 696 a with enough brawn to up its bark.

It’s easy to get up in the big-horsepower and handling battles so in the 1000cc sportbike class, but should be more to your experience than utter Ducati’s classy middleweight 696 offers the opportunity to enjoy ride without worrying quarter-mile times or top-speed It’s not what this is concerned with.

There are of people who want into the familia, and the most logical way in with the little Monster of perhaps a 1098 or Hypermotard. But owning a Monster many red decide they needn’t go any up the product range because the already has just the right of charm and performance.

According to Ducati Product Claudio Domenicali, insane and lap times aren’t at all what bike is about. He stated There are Ducatisti and then are Monsteristi.

To some of us that’s Italian gibber-jabber, but to those in the it’s deep stuff the Monster appeals to lots of across the board — not speed freaks and performance who’d give a kidney for a on a Desmosedici. Fans of the Monster are of the scene, being seen and the urban — crawler’s And there’s plenty of that from the new-and-improved bike.

The Monster 696 is aimed at the rider who to be unique while still some thrills along the The 696 won’t tear your out under acceleration, but it wasn’t to. In the past, the Monster has been a for entry-level riders, thanks to a low height and friendly ergos, but think that it can’t with many sportbikes on the bit of road.

In fact, the punchy V-twin gets a decent on, though gearing seems a bit and a wise purchase would be to bring the upper midrange’s down lower in the rev range. The is there for riders who know to look, and while the reward of its neck is easily achieved by riders, it works just as for the novice who doesn’t necessarily or need a load of V-twin to deal with and doesn’t yet the ability to coax the spice the motor.

Regardless of where your experience is there’s no arguing the Brembo radial calipers are than adequate to slow the Monster. In fact, they’re the same units found on the 848 so they must be competent. combined with a flawless clutch there’s no excuse for a little too hot into a corner or the rear end around. If there’s one however, it’d be regarding the lever.

It’s nothing a cooler-looking, adjustable aftermarket click-style couldn’t fix in a jiffy, though.

The of different journalists at the intro is an testament to the Monster’s consummate to appeal across the board. from full-leathered roadracers to celebrities were on hand to the new machine, and regardless of their there were smiles all when the helmets came For $8775 you’re not only a fun little machine that from a hooligan to a short-legged can enjoy, but also a chapter of lore and loads of pride.


Engine — The 696 sports an air-cooled, SOHC, per cylinder motor with cylinder heads, cams and bringing the horsepower up to 80, with 11 more torque than the model.

Clutch — The APTC clutch helps novice with downshifts and aids in riding overall.

Front — The Monster 696 runs a similar to the 848’s with radial calipers and 320mm

Forks — Showa inverted forks replace the Marzocchi.

Swingarm — An aluminum swingarm updates the of the bike with 999 style.

— Modern digital speedo, tach, clock, lap immobilizer and fuel gauge.

— A new triple-arc headlight better styling and a broader of the beam. Also new is an LED taillight.

Buyer’s Box

2008 Ducati 696

MSRP: $8775

— twin-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC

Ducati Monster 696
Ducati Monster 696


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