First impression: Ducati Monster 696, Monster 1100, SportClassic Sport…

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Ducati Monster 1000
Ducati Monster 1000

First impression: Ducati 696, Monster 1100, Sport 1000 Biposto

At a event this fall, we had a to sample a few motorcycles we may not formally As with high-performance cars, motorcycles often set the standard for braking, acceleration, and other While we started testing and motorcycles again last focused on the entry-level and casual use we have been sampling more powerful bikes to calibrated. (See our previous blog posts .)

We rode Ducati bikes: the entry-level 696, larger Monster and the SportClassic Sport 1000 a bike styled like a CAFE-racer.

Ducati Monster 696

at $8,995, the Monster 696 is Ducati’s bike and accounts for 80 percent of its says Ducati Spokesman Paolo Canton. It uses a 696 cc it a 700) version of Ducati’s air-cooled 90-degree V-twin, desmodromic valves. (Valves close mechanically, rather with springs.) It makes 80 hp at rpm, with 10.7:1 It has a six-speed transmission and dual brakes in front and a single in the rear.

It weighs a super-light 365 pounds. height is 30.3 in.

First For an entry-level bike, the little was intimidating at first. Getting the throttle felt really making the bike initially to ride smoothly. Once out on the the light weight and abundant make the Monster much enjoyable. The bike is really and changes directions readily and has of power.

The riding position is tight, at for taller riders. It’s enough on the arms, but the foot are very close.

Ducati 1100

The Monster 1100 is a lot the Monster 696, with a engine and a higher price $11,995. The engine has a similar as the 696: a fuel-injected, air-cooled, V-twin, though displacing cc and producing 95 hp at 7,500 rpm. It has a six-speed transmission, and antilock are optional. Weight goes up by than 10 pounds to 373, and a little taller with a in seat height. (Associate Jim Travers demonstrates the size and position, after removing his

First impression: Surprisingly, the 1100 felt more than its little brother, the 696, even though it is and more powerful. A multi-disk wet makes the big bike easier to smoothly at low speeds. But a lot of the Monster easy-riding feeling comes big engine’s prodigious mid-range Even once up to speed, it smoother than either of the bikes, and while we couldn’t stretch out, the riding didn’t feel as cramped.

In the end, the Monster 1100 more … than of the other bikes.

Ducati Monster 1000
Ducati Monster 1000

Ducati Sport 1000 Biposto

The is a great-looking retro-styled bike was discontinued in 2009. But Ducati it out to the event for the cool factor, and there may be some left at It has chrome spoke wheels and mirrors mounted on the ends of the The engine is displaces 992 cc and makes 92 hp at rpm.

The price for the retro is weight. The Sport 1000 tips the scales at 402 pounds, 27 more than the Monster The seat is a little taller at in. In keeping with the retro it uses dual rear

ABS is not available. The $11,995 price is the as for the Monster 1100.

First Based on its looks, we really to like the Sport 1000 But the styling-driven ergonomic compromises this the hairiest of the three to ride. The handlebars are really which compromises visibility and the riding position more With the mirrors so far out on the handlebars, it a long look off the road to what’s behind you. I found that being over made it harder to the bike in the twisties.

At least the pegs let the legs stretch a Also, like the Monster the Sport 1000 uses a dry which combined with its engine made parking lot choppier. Out on the highway, the bike better.

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