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2017 Ducati Monster 797
2017 Ducati Monster 797

2017 Ducati Monster 797
2017 Ducati Monster 797

2017 Ducati Monster 797
2017 Ducati Monster 797

2017 Ducati Monster 797
2017 Ducati Monster 797



2017 Ducati Monster 797 Review

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MONSTER 797. TURN UP THE FUN…

Ducati presents the new Monster 797: Monster spirit and Ducati appeal that is now accessible to everyone. Sporty, compact, essential yet incredibly stylish and up to date, the Monster 797 embodies all the allure of the Monster and represents the gateway to the Ducati world. Everything on the Monster 797 recalls the iconic 90s bike while offering cutting-edge modernity: from the Trellis frame to the air-cooled L-twin engine and round headlight.

The Monster 797, the most accessible of the Ducati nakeds, has been designed to express that unique Monster essence right down to the last detail. With its compact yet beefy tank, iconic headlight and tapered tail, the Monster 797 is clean and sinewy. The Desmodue air-cooled L-twin engine is cradled in the Trellis frame, showcasing the mechanics in inimitable Monster style.

With a punchy maximum power of 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and great delivery throughout the rev range, the Monster 797 puts performance and fun within everyone’s grasp, ensuring an exciting ride experience, every day, on any road. EURO 4 compliant, the Monster 797 L-twin is perfect for those purchasing their first Ducati or simply their first motorcycle, yet still offers fun-packed riding for even the most expert motorcyclist. Moreover, active safety is always ready to kick in thanks to the as-standard Bosch ABS. The ABS on the Monster 797 works in concert with a top-drawer front braking system consisting of two 320 mm Brembo discs gripped by two Brembo M4.32 radial calipers.

Whether on city streets or country roads, the Monster 797 is the perfect bike for cool, carefree riding. Right from the very first mile, the low seat and wide handlebars inspire confidence. Contained weight and agile chassis geometry give riders outstanding ‘feel’, perfect control and superb handling whatever their level of experience.

The new Ducati Monster 797 finally makes the iconic essence, history and unique appeal of the Monster – and Ducati – accessible to anyone.

The new Monster 797 finally brings the iconic Monster spirit and Ducati values within everyone’s reach. Sporty, compact, essential but also sophisticated and contemporary, the Monster 797 provides a gateway to the Ducati world, for those looking for an easy, intuitive ride as well as sheer sports enjoyment.

Every element has been very carefully designed and executed to fully express the Monster spirit. The riding position, chassis and 75 hp* Desmodue twin-cylinder engine instil confidence right from the first miles. The Monster 797 is the ideal bike for those seeking carefree enjoyment, on any road and in any situation.

Ergonomics

The Monster 797 is the ideal bike for those seeking carefree enjoyment, whether in the city or out of town. The design recalls the iconic bike of the 90s, reinterpreted with a modern twist: the trellis frame, a traditional Ducati trait, perfectly marries with the muscular tank and rear double-sided swingarm in cast aluminium, lightweight and sporty, with side-mounted shock. The seat, positioned just 805mm from the ground, the wide handlebar and wide steering angle ensure agility in traffic and stability at high speed, while the contained weight and chassis offer the rider great feeling, whatever the experience level.

 

 



2017 Ducati Monster 797 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

DUCATI MONSTER FAMILY
Presented in 1992 at the Cologne fair, the Monster was an immediate hit, a machine that skilfully combined a few simple technical elements to create not just a bike but, first and foremost, a true design phenomenon. Over the years the Monster has gone on to become a motorcycling icon and now, twenty years later, Ducati offers a full Monster ‘family’ that has something for every motorcyclist.

A core feature of the Monster family is the high-capacity steel fuel tank that enhances its powerful character. Emphasized by its thin flanks and the compact front headlight, the outline of the Monster resembles that of a charging bull. A clean, minimalist handlebar zone underscores the bike’s essential style, while close attention to detail is evident in the high-quality finish.

Whereas the Monster 797 features the air-cooled Desmodue twin, the rest of the Monster family offers a particularly broad range of power units. The twin-cylinder 821 Testastretta 11° delivers 112 hp @ 9250 rpm and a maximum torque of 89.4 Nm (65.9 lb-ft) @ 7750 rpm. The Testastretta 11° DS on the Monster 1200, instead, comes in two different versions: 150 hp @ 9250 rpm and 126.2 Nm (93.1 lb-ft) @ 7750 rpm on the 1200 and 1200 S version and 160 hp @ 9250 rpm and 131.4 Nm (97 lb-ft) @ 7750 rpm on the R version.

When it comes to the Monster chassis, Ducati uses the most advanced design techniques it has ever developed. On the 821 and 1200, the iconic Trellis frame remains a central design feature, with the attachment points positioned directly on the cylinder heads, a technique already implemented on the Panigale Superbike. The Monster frame is extremely compact. Large-diameter steel tubing ensures a combination of optimal torsional strength and minimal weight. The Monster 797 features a traditional tubular Ducati Trellis frame. Essential, rigid and light, it leaves the Ducati L-twin engine in full view and is, together with the steel tank, a Monster hallmark.


Colours
1. Ducati Red with red frame and black wheels
2. Star White Silk with red frame and red wheels
3. Dark Stealth with black frame and black wheels

Main equipment
o 803 cm3 air-cooled Desmodue engine with 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and 69 Nm at 5,750 rpm
o Euro 4 emissions
o 2-in-1 exhaust with single silencer
o Tubular steel Trellis frame with cast aluminium twin-sided swingarm
o Seat height 805 mm
o Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l
o Light alloy 10-spoke wheels mounting Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres, 120/70 ZR17 up front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear
o Kayaba upside down 43 mm fork
o Sachs shock with adjustable pre-load and rebound damping
o Bosch ABS braking system as standard
o Front brake with dual 320 mm discs and Brembo M4.32 radial calipers
o Rear brake with 245 mm disc
o LCD Instrumentation
o LED side lights and tail light
o Under-seat USB port
o Ready for Ducati Multimedia System

 

 

2017 Ducati Monster 797 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Design
In creating the Monster 797 the Ducati Design Center has developed a compact, sporty bike with dynamic flair that embodies everything the Monster is about. The tank is Monster through and through. Stylish yet beefy, it features an attachment clip at the front just like the one on the original 1992 Monster. The round headlight is a contemporary take on the one that has equipped this iconic naked bike since its inception.

On the Monster 797 the frame isn’t just a structural element, it’s a true design feature that returns to its single-piece origins, from the steering head to the tail, including the traditional tubular grab rails for the passenger. The same concept is seen on the air-cooled twin cylinder Desmodue engine, the cooling fins recalling the spirit of the first-generation Monster.

The Monster 797 combines traditional elements with ultra-modern components. It actually features LCD instrumentation, LED side lights and tail light plus new switchgears.

A look at the chassis set-up reveals, in addition to the already-mentioned Trellis frame, a light, sporty cast aluminium twin-sided swingarm with a laterally mounted shock absorber. The triangular swingarm also recalls another milestone in Monster history, the 696 from 2008.

Engine
The Monster 797 engine is an air-cooled 803 cm³ Desmodue L-twin. This power unit takes its cue from the original Monster but is an up-to-the-minute Euro 4 engine capable of delivering 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 69 NM at 5,750 rpm. With bore and stroke measurements of 88 mm and 66 mm respectively, it has been designed to provide pure Ducati riding pleasure without ever being overly challenging.

The twin cylinder engine on the Monster 797 features a single 50 mm throttle body with two sub-butterfly injectors: this solution ensures fluid power delivery and accurate control of the fuel mix aspirated into the cylinders. The 2-in-1 exhaust has been designed to ensure optimal fluid dynamics and excellent heat protection for both rider and passenger.

The gearbox is a six-speed unit, while the APTC wire-controlled wet multiplate clutch ensures light lever action and the additional advantage of excellent responsiveness: a huge help in the continuous start-stop of city traffic. Moreover, the clutch also has a servo-assisted slipper function that limits rear wheel destabilisation during down-shifting.

Designed to be simple and reliable, the Monster 797 engine also features competitive 12,000 km maintenance intervals.

Frame
The Monster 797 features a traditional tubular Ducati Trellis frame. Essential, rigid and light, it leaves the Ducati L-twin engine in full view and is, together with the steel tank, a Monster hallmark. The frame matches the cast aluminium twin-sided swingarm to perfection and, thanks to the compact 1,435 mm wheelbase, ensures outstanding agility in traffic and stability at speed.

Offering that unmistakeable Monster look, the fuel tank has a capacity of 16.5 litres. The low seat (just 805 mm off the ground), wide handlebars and generous steering lock provide manoeuvrability at low speed and when moving off.

Suspension
The Monster 797 is equipped with a 43 mm Kayaba fork with 130 mm of travel. At the rear, instead, the suspension consists of a Sachs shock absorber. This features adjustable spring preload and rebound damping, is mounted on the left side of the bike and connected to the frame and swingarm without rising rate linkage. Rear wheel travel is 150 mm.

Tyres and wheels
The Monster 797 mounts light, 10-spoke alloy wheels. Pirelli Diablo Rosso II dual-compound tyres combine mileage-enhancing durability with constant grip, even in assertive cornering. These quality tyres apply Pirelli Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) to maximise the contact patch area whatever the lean angle, and Functional Groove Design (FGD) to optimise performance in the wet.

The specifications are 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear.

Braking system
The Monster 797 mounts a Brembo braking system featuring Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with an internal pressure sensor. To optimise braking performance and maximise safety, at the front the Monster 797 mounts twin Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc calipers that grip 320 mm discs and an axial-pump brake lever with incorporated fluid reservoir. At the rear, instead, is a single 245 mm, disc with Brembo caliper; like the front brake, it features enhanced-efficiency sintered brake pads. Premium components like these ensure top-notch braking performance, a feature that has always been a Ducati hallmark.

LCD Instrumentation
The Monster 797 instrument panel consists of a large, easy-to-see LCD screen that provides the rider with essential primary and secondary information. It gives info on speed, rpm, total distance ridden, trip1 and trip2, engine oil temperature and features a clock. Moreover, it also shows average speed and trip time.

Headlight and indicators
The Monster 797 mounts a headlight with LED side light, characterised by contemporary design and cutting-edge technology. A LED light is also incorporated at the rear. A hazard warning lights function is also available on the Monster 797; this is activated by pressing the dedicated indicator switch.

 



 

2017 Ducati Monster 797 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9295 to $9,895 USD

Engine

Engine L-Twin cylinder, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, air cooled

Displacement 803 cc (49 cu in)

Bore X stroke 88 x 66 mm (3.46 x 2.60 in)

Compression ratio 11,0:1

Power 55 kW (75 hp*) @ 8.250 rpm

Torque 68.9 Nm (50.8 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm

Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, 50 mm throttle bodies

Exhaust 2-1 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler with aluminium cover


TRANSMISSION

Gearbox 6 speed

Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1

Ratio 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26

Final drive Chain; Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z46

Clutch APTC wet multiplate clutch with mechanical control


CHASSIS

Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame

Front suspension 43 mm Kayaba USD forkm

Front wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50″ x 17″

Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 120/70 ZR17

Rear suspension Sachs monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable

Rear wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 5.50″ x 17″

Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 180/55 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear) 130 mm (5.12 in) – 150 mm (5.91 in)

Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston calliper with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Instrumentation LCD


DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Dry weight 175 (386 lb)

Kerb weight 193 (425lb)

Kerb weight (no fuel) 184 kg (406 lb)

Seat height 805 mm (31.69 in)

Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.50 in)

Rake 24°

Front wheel trail 90 mm (3.54 in)

Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l – 4.36 gallon (US)

Number of seats Dual seat


STANDARD EQUIPMENT

STANDARD EQUIPMENT Bosch ABS, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket, DMS ready, Passenger seat cover and windshield (Monster 797+)


WARRANTLY

Warrantly (Mesi) 24 months unlimited mileage

MAINTENANCE (Km/mesi) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance adjustment (Km) 12,000 km (7,500 mi)


HOMOLOGATION

HOMOLOGATION Euro 4

CO2 emissions 121 g/km

Consumption 5.3 l/100 km


Prices

Monster 797 – Red 9,295 USD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
Model page

Monster 797 – Star White Silk/Dark Stealth 9,395 USD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
Model page

Monster 797 Plus – Red 9,795 USD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
Model page

Monster 797 Plus – Star White Silk/Dark Stealth 9,895 USD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price



 


 

2017 Ducati Monster 797 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10195 to $10,895 CDN

Engine

Engine L-Twin cylinder, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, air cooled

Displacement 803 cc (49 cu in)

Bore X stroke 88 x 66 mm (3.46 x 2.60 in)

Compression ratio 11,0:1

Power 55 kW (75 hp*) @ 8.250 rpm

Torque 68.9 Nm (50.8 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm

Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, 50 mm throttle bodies

Exhaust 2-1 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler with aluminium cover


TRANSMISSION

Gearbox 6 speed

Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1

Ratio 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26

Final drive Chain; Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z46

Clutch APTC wet multiplate clutch with mechanical control


CHASSIS

Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame

Front suspension 43 mm Kayaba USD forkm

Front wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50″ x 17″

Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 120/70 ZR17

Rear suspension Sachs monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable

Rear wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 5.50″ x 17″

Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 180/55 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear) 130 mm (5.12 in) – 150 mm (5.91 in)

Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston calliper with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Instrumentation LCD


DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Dry weight 175 (386 lb)

Kerb weight 193 (425lb)

Kerb weight (no fuel) 184 kg (406 lb)

Seat height 805 mm (31.69 in)

Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.50 in)

Rake 24°

Front wheel trail 90 mm (3.54 in)

Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l – 4.36 gallon (US)

Number of seats Dual seat


STANDARD EQUIPMENT

STANDARD EQUIPMENT Bosch ABS, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket, DMS ready, Passenger seat cover and windshield (Monster 797+)


WARRANTLY

Warrantly (Mesi) 24 months unlimited mileage

MAINTENANCE (Km/mesi) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance adjustment (Km) 12,000 km (7,500 mi)


HOMOLOGATION

HOMOLOGATION Euro 4

CO2 emissions 121 g/km

Consumption 5.3 l/100 km


Prices

Monster 797 – Red 10.195 CAD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
Model page

Monster 797 – Star White Silk/Dark Stealth 10.295 CAD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
Model page

Monster 797 Plus – Red 10.795 CAD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
Model page

Monster 797 Plus – Star White Silk/Dark Stealth 10.895 CAD
Price MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)




 

2017 Ducati Monster 797 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7895 to £8345 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Engine L-Twin cylinder, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, air cooled

Displacement 803 cc (49 cu in)

Bore X stroke 88 x 66 mm (3.46 x 2.60 in)

Compression ratio 11,0:1

Power 55 kW (75 hp*) @ 8.250 rpm

Torque 68.9 Nm (50.8 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm

Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, 50 mm throttle bodies

Exhaust 2-1 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler with aluminium cover


TRANSMISSION

Gearbox 6 speed

Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1

Ratio 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26

Final drive Chain; Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z46

Clutch APTC wet multiplate clutch with mechanical control


CHASSIS

Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame

Front suspension 43 mm Kayaba USD forkm

Front wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50″ x 17″

Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 120/70 ZR17

Rear suspension Sachs monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable

Rear wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 5.50″ x 17″

Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 180/55 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear) 130 mm (5.12 in) – 150 mm (5.91 in)

Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston calliper with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Instrumentation LCD


DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Dry weight 175 (386 lb)

Kerb weight 193 (425lb)

Kerb weight (no fuel) 184 kg (406 lb)

Seat height 805 mm (31.69 in)

Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.50 in)

Rake 24°

Front wheel trail 90 mm (3.54 in)

Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l – 4.36 gallon (US)

Number of seats Dual seat


STANDARD EQUIPMENT

STANDARD EQUIPMENT Bosch ABS, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket, DMS ready, Passenger seat cover and windshield (Monster 797+)


WARRANTLY

Warrantly (Mesi) 24 months unlimited mileage

MAINTENANCE (Km/mesi) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance adjustment (Km) 12,000 km (7,500 mi)


HOMOLOGATION

HOMOLOGATION Euro 4

CO2 emissions 121 g/km

Consumption 5.3 l/100 km


Prices

Monster 797 – Red 7.895 GBP
Price includes VAT 20% + 350£ REG. FEES
Model page

Monster 797 – Star White Silk/Dark Stealth 7.995 GBP
Price includes VAT 20% + 350£ REG. FEES
Model page

Monster 797 Plus – Red 8.245 GBP
Price includes VAT 20% + 350£ REG. FEES
Model page

Monster 797 Plus – Star White Silk/Dark Stealth 8.345 GBP
Price includes VAT 20% + 350£ REG. FEES



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