New Ducati Monster 796 launches this week.

Ducati will officially launch their new Monster 796 this Wednesday from Ducati HQ in Bologna, and it’s a bit of a looker.  The latest Monster will be a direct competitor for the new Fazer FZ8 and the already established Triumph Street Triple R, and gives the Monster brand a three bike range alongside the 696 and 1100.  Ducati had this to say of their latest creation;

The Monster 796 is the perfect synthesis between sports performances, aesthetics and daily riding pleasure. Cared for in each single detail, it is the ideal bike for each riding style and represents the utmost evolution of the Monster family.

Technical specs for the 796 are below along with a couple more images, and further details can be found on Ducati’s web site


L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Bore x Stroke
88 x 66mm
Compression ratio
64kW – 87hp @ 8250rpm
8.0kgm – 58lb-ft @ 6250rpm
Fuel injection
Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes


6 speed
1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Primary drive
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
Final drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control


Euro 3


Tubular steel Trellis frame
1450mm (57.1in)
Front suspension
Showa 43mm upside-down forks
Front wheel travel
120mm (4.7in)
Front wheel
Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17
Front Tyre
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Rear suspension
Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
Rear wheel travel
148mm (5.8in)
Rear wheel
Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre
180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Front brake
2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity
15l – 3.8gallon (US) / 13.5l – 3.6gallon (US) ABS version
Dry weight
167kg (369lb) / 169kg (373lb) ABS version
Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, air temperature, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, overrev, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system
2 years unlimited mileage
Body Colour (frame/wheel)
Red (red / back) – Arctic white silk (red / back) – Diamond black silk (red / back) – Monster Art colours (red / back)
Dual seat
Seat height
800mm (31.5in)

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