Monster 796

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The Monster 796 has it all: outstanding style, performance and comfort. A joy-to-ride gem bursting with iconic Italian design.

Launched as an early entry model year 2011, the Monster 796 opens a new road to the world of Ducati Monster and becomes the ‘urban icon’ of hand-built Italian naked motorcycles.

The Monster 796 is an exciting addition to the line-up that combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. Delivering 87hp (64kW), a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb) and optional ABS, the stylish new Monster 796 returns the magic of mid-range to the Monster family.

With the new Desmodue 796 engine at the heart of the machine, a single-sided swingarm and revised ergonomics, the Monster 796 perfectly balances lifestyle performance with everyday functionality to enhance the original Monster spirit.

Monster spec Ducati continued to listen to its passionate Monster owners and used their valuable feed-back in the design of the Monster 796.

The riding position was revised by reducing the 1100’s seat height by a full 10mm (0.4in) to 800mm (31.5in) and the combination of redesigning the seat shape and raising the handlebars by 20mm (0.8in) has improved posture and increased comfort. Combined with a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb), thanks to its new lightweight engine, and the option of being equipped with ABS, the new naked
inspires confidence to make life simpler in the city.

Suspension up front is now handled by user-friendly 43mm Marzocchi forks, while the sporty Ducati singlesided
rear swingarm is controlled by a single rear Sachs unit with adjustable spring preload and return damping for passenger load optimisation.

Twin 320mm semi-floating discs are gripped by radially mounted 4-piston Brembo callipers to provide powerful and progressive front-end braking with rider-friendly ‘feeling’, while the rear is equipped with a 245mm disc and 2-piston calliper, also by Brembo. The Monster 796 offers the added option of ABS to further underline the model’s focus on ease of use and everyday security.

The 17” wheels are in the five ‘Y-shape’ spoked style and produced in lightweight aluminium to keep the unsprung weight low and handling, braking and acceleration performances high. To differentiate the 796, the wheels sport a stylish pin-stripe for 60° of the circumference of the rim which creates a full circle of red when in motion. They roll on the same 180/55 rear and 120/70 Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres enjoyed on the 1100.


Engine Type: L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled

Displacement: 803cc

Bore x Stroke: 88 x 66 mm

Compression ratio: 11:1

Power: 64kW – 87hp @ 8250rpm

Torque: 8.0kgm – 58lb-ft @ 6250rpm

Fuel injection: Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body

Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes

Gearbox: 6 speed

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 39

Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control

Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame

Wheelbase: 1450mm (57.1in)

Rake: 24°

Front suspension: Marzocchi 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 – 3.8 gallon (US) 13.5l – 3.6 gallon (US) ABS version

Dry weight: 167kg (369lb) / 169kg (373lb) ABS version

Instruments: Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, 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

Body Colour (frame/wheel): Red (red / back) – Arctic white silk (red / back) – Diamond black silk (red / back) – Monster Art colours (red / back)

Versions: Dual seat

Seat height: 800mm (31.5in)

DDA: DDA system-ready for Ducati Performance accessory

DTC: Not available on this model

ABS: Available upon request

Prices quoted are SRP’s valid from 1st January 2014 including the labour aspect of the first run-in service but do not include OTR (on-the-road costs). OTR costs consist of PDI (pre delivery inspection), Datatag kit fitment, first registration fee, 12 months road fund licence, number plate, administration fees and fuel, are payable over and above the prices quoted at just £299. The Information on this website has a mere indicative value and is not binding for Metropols Motorcycles. Metropolis Motorcycles will not be liable for any mistakes in printing/or translation. Ducati and Metropolis Motorcycles reserve the right to make changes and improvements to any product without obligation to give prior notice or to carry out changes to products already sold.


Model:Monster 796
Colour:Red, Diamond Black Silk, Artic White Silk

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