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Street Testing Ducati’s Naked Bike in Italy

the 2011 Ducati Monster 796 was the rift within the Monster was considerable: the entry level 696 as a great advanced beginner while the 1100 offered a more ballsy option.

How the Monster 796 bridge the gap?

To out, I put Ducati’s newest bike to the test on the twisty, roads surrounding Bologna,

The Goods: Middleweight Architecture, Ergonomics

Ducati’s lineup to a lightweight, performance-oriented theme, and the new 796 adheres to the level of form and we’ve come to expect the Italian manufacturer. A steel frame helps the … achieve a dry weight of 368 pounds, and the 803cc L-twin engine 87 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 58 lb-ft of at 6,250 rpm, a gain of 7 hp and 7.4 over the 696 model. Priced at ($10,995 with ABS), the 796 runs $1,000 more the 696 .

Like the Monster 696. the 796 non-adjustable Showa 43mm forks up front, while the monoshock by Sachs is preload and adjustable. The Monster 796 incorporates a hydraulically actuated clutch an APTC slipper unit (a la 796 ), and unlike the littlest Monster, the swingarm is a slick, single-sided

As with the Monster 1100. the 796 aluminum tapered handlebars and Diablo Rosso tires; the and tires are identical to the big bore apart from their finish with short pinstriping. Dual-disc, 4-piston are found up front, with a disc at the rear.

The new Monster ergonomic triangle has been for greater comfort: the handlebar is .79 taller, the saddle has been for greater comfort (and .39 inches lower than the and 4-point adjustable hand have also been

The Monster 796 comes with a 2 unlimited mileage warranty, and is in red, white, black, or custom color schemes .

a Leg Over: Snarly Growl, Rider

The Monster 796 attacks a road just outside of

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Thanks to the seat and slightly revised this … middleweight noticeably more comfortable its predecessors. The single-sided swingarm’s moves the seat .2 inches than the Monster 696’s (to an of 31.5 inches), and that may deter those of shorter But the added clearance benefits the handling, especially when it to canyon carving.

Though still got a sporty, arms posture, the comfier seat in a less intimate relationship to the reducing sensations of between-the-legs

The air-cooled twin starts up a snarly growl, and letting out the clutch results in similar dynamics to other Ducatis: the for some clutch slippage, and a bit of chatter at the bottom end of the powerband. once you rev past 3,000 the new Monster pulls quite with grunty thrust doesn’t quit until the rev kicks in at around 8,500

Riders familiar with four-cylinder sportbikes might to adjust their shifting aboard the new Monster, which some roll-on throttle but grunty mid-range torque; (or perhaps because of) its relatively low the Monster delivers satisfying in urban settings, thanks to the of available torque which the need to wind up the engine to rpms. Shifter feel is and sometimes requires a bit more a gentle tap to trigger a gear which might be aided by break-in miles.

Led by fearless Dakar Rally Beppe Gualini, our small of riders bombed through roads aboard our Monster at a lightning pace that challenge most competent aboard aggressively tuned Though boots sometimes close to pavement during leans. the 796’s 1.2 inch clearance helps it avoid peg thanks to an impressive lean of 46 degrees.

Ride quality is but not punishing, though some sections of pavement can translate to a stiff ride. Road are notably more stable the identically-powered Hypermotard 796. feels livelier but less to long distance rides.

Our was equipped with anti-lock (a $1,000 option), which only 4 pounds to the bike’s weight, but cuts fuel from 3.8 to 3.6 gallons. The system step in as aggressively as it could is a good thing), and several actuations revealed a perceptible that was easier to trigger surface conditions were loose. Brake feel and power are both exceptional, and the ABS can be easily switched off, shutting and restarting the engine automatically switch the system on.

Overall, the Monster 796’s manners feel like a balance between the 696 and the 1100; the 796 is yet stable, with a spirited note and enough thrust to most speed hungry

The Bottom Line: A Right-Priced, Bike

Cornering on the Monster

Photo © Milagro

The new Monster 796 Ducati’s winning … formula—- which has helped over 225,000 Monsters the model’s introduction in 1993—- and an attractive blend of elemental performance, and value.

Coming in below the psychologically crucial mark, the Monster 796 offers a lot of for a relatively reasonable sum, considering Ducati’s typically pricing. The new Monster may not be the most commuter or the most potent around a track, but for a city with real world it strikes a sweet spot the smaller-engined 696 and the bigger, pricier .

Welcome to the world, Monster you’ve got a winning personality should draw plenty of new towards the Ducati brand.


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