Ducati Monster 800

15 Мар 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Ducati Monster 800 отключены

In 1993 Ducati launched the groundbreaking Monster 900, did they realise just how it would be over the next It was, and still is somewhat to the everyday motorcycles from manufacturers, but since it’s copies of Ducati’s ‘street have appeared from everyone.


The Monster range has over 100,000 bikes the world and spawned numerous sizes and versions from the 900cc model in 1993. At last year Ducati their new engine range and it is no that they have their appearance in this Monster range. Starting the 620ie (road test on model next week) and out with the awesome S4, the 800 is slap in the middle of the range and replaces the old

So you now have a choice of seven and 4 engine sizes, enough to just about everyone a of a Monster they will if you are in the market for a … street

So why is it when you get on a Monster someone a switch and turns you into a nutter! Maybe it’s me but all you to do is use the midrange of this bike to its It wheelies off the throttle, it powers out of and roundabouts with total it has good ground clearance I just tested!) and is comfortable to all day.

At speed it’s still easy to ride and fairly on the arms, with just a and wide bars you would it would be a strain but to my surprise it was even at 120+.

The new motor in version is a real gem and can be revved through the range and the 6 speed box up to 125mph or so in very quick but this misses the point this bike, it’s all the mid-range on the Monster 800. have made a lot of modifications to the new including upping the capacity to a lighter clutch and alloy a new gearbox and a totally smooth system. With power now at around 74bhp (more the original 900) and a whole lot of you can have a lot of fun on this bike.

the Monster is fun, real It is really easy in traffic and yet blast up to 3 figures plus in the most fun is definitely in the middle though. I found myself most of the time on back at around 70-90mph and just the feel of this brilliant

It has a distinct feel to it unlike no bike on the market, something resembles riding a supermoto but the added performance package in. It’s difficult to describe but you yourself suddenly opening the at every opportunity just to the front lift and the rush of It really is motorcycling in its element.

Add a suspension set up to a brilliant motor and the 800 shines. The front end has 43mm forks (unfortunately not adjustable) and the has a Sachs unit with and rebound damping. With set up you would think that it have its restrictions, but it seems to do the job well and it really does a lot to unsettle or make the bike in any way.

The new Monsters also the trellis frame and box-section arm from the S4.

The handling of this new is pin sharp, and with a low centre of adds to the overall feel in and out on the open road. At low speeds you have no problem filtering, the of the bike combined with the low position and wide flat place no strain on your And when you get out on the open road you can exploit the potential of the new Monster.

comes courtesy of Brembo. 320mm discs with series’ 4 piston calipers up and a rear of 245mm from the stable ensures very stopping power if things go wrong up ahead! and there’s of feel from the brake set up just adds to the riding with this bike.

We had this bike on test in and the roads were to say the least salted! The overall quality and of the new Monster is just excellent, though it is designed primarily for sunny and dry days it stood up to the wet winter well. A mixture of and rain does no good for bits and especially on a … like the Monster, but with a sponge over the new gleam was and during 2 relatively wet weeks I notice any signs of corrosion on the alloy parts.

I had a chance to Simon as pillion (see opinion below) on the somewhat rear seat on our return to Once the seat cowl had removed via two retaining bolts the seat you are presented with a rear seat pad which is no that attractive to spend time on, but the same criticism can be against the vast majority of on today’s market!

To sum up, the new Monster is a enhancement on the original concept of the a practical yet fun bike that you can get on and ride either sensibly or not as the may be! It offers very little in the way of comforts or frills, but that’s the Monster has always been The new 800 motor is an absolute gem and of course it has the cred of the Ducati name.

With a price of around its a real bargain and deserves a at the top of the list!

Ducati 900 Monster

Ducati 800 Monster Second opinion

Sadly I had a short chance to ride particular little monster, but was enough to tell me a few key things it. First and foremost, this is a you ride with a smile glued onto your It’s almost impossible not to fun on it — the enthusiastic power and nimble handling see to that.

OK, so a bike can do some things to the smile off your face at speed, mainly along the of tearing your arms out of sockets while treating you to the caress of February weather, by the effects of a fairing. Or even, to be that dinky little But forget trying for speed and concentrate on the twisty or, even the urban, and just feel smile grow.

This is a top town bike. lock is reasonable, the clutch too heavy, brakes are ace and the balance is right for filtering. Plus, of with 800cc and pretty low you’ll be sure to get off the lights enough to stay out of trouble you’ve wriggled down to the of the queue.

Despite the short up front, I did have the opportunity to a review perspective you won’t get from me. A need to get one bike to Ducati and to collect two meant one of us got to sample the delights of a Monster pad. I got the short straw. So for editorial privilege.

The first big was that, despite appearances to the the rear seat is actually not uncomfortable and doesn’t really you slide off the back. The second was Italians are generally a radically shape to those I know in that they have longer arms than

This must be true I was just able to hook my under the grab handles the seat, while if I’d had like an orang-utan then I have been able to with my whole hand, would have been a improvement. To be fair, though, we got moving and I remembered just how sitting on the back can be, the trip quite smoothly and I remained comfortable. In fact, the only of drama came when I my legs at a roundabout.

Seeing we were going to off I lifted my feet back the pegs (as you do) but managed to catch the peg and fold it up. This wouldn’t been a problem had I not got the cramp at the time, necessitating a lot of back and gesturing before Ade found he could pull over So if you saw two blokes on a red Monster, one holding the and the other collapsed in a heap, was Ade warming his hands and me trying to my feet.

Oh, the joys of motorcycling in the

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