2009 Ducati Monster 696 Review —

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Monster Espresso

Photos by Brissette, Team Milagro by P.Brissette, A.Palaima

There I was in the of it, decked in my finest T-shirt with 16 hours of travel cargo shorts, year-old four bags of gear in tow and for dinner. Thanks for that, Airways!

All I kept thinking to as I tried to blend in like a cat at a dog was, I guess Italians and really are that good That, and how important a humble air-cooled two-valve roadster be to Ducati.

For all the glitz, glam and exposure renowned 1098 and its variants received in the past year and a you could almost lose of the fact that the Bologna, bike maker has any other Accolades from prestigious to the average Ducatisti heaped the brilliant Twin are deserved; it is a that has ratcheted Ducati’s up to the stratosphere on the scale of all things

A home in the South of France, jet, fine wines, spouse, exotic automobiles, by those we admire, high-performance sportbike. Yes, a bright red Duc (or Desmosedici!) is right at home in imaginary life.

Alas, we’re quick to the little guy. The glory-grabbing from Ducati owe much to the of the Monster line, now 17 years it was first seen. Ducati this.

Ducati 900 Monster

They know it to the that opening night of the press introduction for the 2009 696 in Barcelona was a gala dinner at the D’Art Contemporani De Barcelona, with local dignitaries Italy’s ambassador to Spain and all the chieftains.

Before I sheepishly sneaked from the dinner table, my gaze when any impeccably tan-skinned persons passed by for of them recognizing me the following day by my toggery, I noted various components of the new bike, large and were displayed like the art many consider them to be. The it was everywhere.

Though the most recent of the tiniest Monster, the 695, is two years old, comparing the 695 to the 696 makes the former look older than it is. The round uninspired mirrors, trellis hidden mostly from traditional and traditionally placed cans, simple instrument vanilla indicators and taillight and swingarm, to name a few pieces, make the 695, however it may be, look unattractive when next to its replacement. The new little is as much an exercise in styling as it is a improvement.

Il nuovo Monster 696: di una nuova era!

The 696’s trellis main section is (same stock as the 1098R) and now with a cast-aluminum subframe blends so well that the eye can be into thinking no subframe A new hefty swingarm and unique hanger complete the package.

Ducati 900 Monster
Ducati 900 Monster
Ducati 900 Monster
Ducati 900 Monster


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