Ducati Monster Monster 696
The Monster is the original 'naked' motorcycle. Launched to rave reviews in the early '90s, it immediately created a devoted following and became a cult motorcycles. With it's fully exposed engine and 'less is more' minimalist attitude, the Monster delivers style and real sport bike performance.
It has defined the 'naked' class and become the bike of choice for top designers, Hollywood stars and Formula One racing drivers alike while creating a unique motorcycle lifestyle that is accessible to everyone.
The new Monster 696 is the next generation naked and the final word in urban excitement.
Ride the Monster 696 in relaxed city style or, when the spirit moves you, unleash its dark side to deliver more naked performance than ever before.
Advanced development of the Ducati Desmo L-Twin engine ensures that the new 696 is as powerful as it is iconic. A comfortable and confidence-inspiring chassis marries high-performance Ducati handling with tractable power.
Cult styling makes the Monster the most beloved beast in sport bike history. Now, the balance of new technology is combined with stylishly finished materials, a new graphics package and colour-matched component parts.
The 696 looks more muscular than ever. It's wide tank tapers to a comfortably narrow seat - ensuring sure-footed confidence at traffic lights.
The large diameter Hybrid Trellis frame connects with a high-tech aluminium sub-frame and beautiful sculptural swing arm.
Minimalist instrumentation and simple controls contrast what big bold twin Ducati-style mufflers at the rear.
Next spring the next generations Monster arrives at dealerships.
The 696 ergonomics have been improved with subtle but effective changes to the riding position.
A shorter reach to the bars and a slightly lower, more forward footpeg position, together with the lowest seat height of any Ducati and an 11lbs (5kg) reduction in weight (355lbs - 161kg), empowers any rider to become the master of this Monster.
With a fuel tank form created with ingenious removable outer skins that enable quick and easy colour swaps, changing the personality of your Monster has never been easier.
The quickly removable rear seat cover makes it even easier to completely colour coordinate and, when removed, reveals a place for your favourite passenger.
Best-of-category braking is ensured with two 320mm Brembo discs with four-piston radial calipers at the front and a single 245mm disc with two-piston caliper at the rear.
Combined with the 43mm Showa front forks, capable rear Sachs suspension and the strong new generation Hybrid Trellis frame, the set-up boasts a safe and sturdy chassis with world-famous Ducati handling.
The 696cc air-cooled Ducati Desmo engine has been further perfected with an 11% increase of torque (50.6 lb-ft) delivering practical, everyday 'ridability' and a 9% increase in power (80hp) that ensures thrilling Ducati Performance.
New cylinder heads with larger values combined with extra emission sensors for finer electronic engine management have increased the power and smoothness of the Monster while an APTC clutch keeps the clutch lever action light and down-shifting safe.
|Type||L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||88 x 57.2mm|
|Power||58.8kw - 80hp @ 9000rpm|
|Torque||50.6lb-ft - 7,0kgm @ 7750rpm|
|Fuel Injection||Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body|
|Exhaust||2 aluminium mufflers|
|Ratio||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 41|
|Clutch||APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame|
|Front Suspension||Showa 43mm upside-down forks|
|Front Wheel Travel||4.7in|
|Front Wheel||3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17|
|Front Tyre||120/60 ZR17|
|Rear Suspension||Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock|
|Rear Wheel Travel||148mm / 5.8in|
|Rear Wheel||3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17|
|Rear Tyre||160/60 ZR17|
|Front Brake||2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper|
|Rear Brake||245mm disc, 2-piston caliper|
|Fuel Tank||14.3 L (of which 3.4 L reserve) - 3.8 US gal (of which 0.9 US gal reserve)|
161kg / 355lbs*
*excludes battery, lubricants and coolant for liquid cooled models
|Seat Height||770mm / 30.3in|
|Max Height||1117mm / 44.0in|
|Max Length||2100mm / 82.7in|
|Instruments||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.|
|Warranty||2 years unlimited mileage|