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2006 Ducati Monster 620
2006 Ducati Monster 620

2006 Ducati Monster 620
2006 Ducati Monster 620

2006 Ducati Monster 620
2006 Ducati Monster 620


– 2006 Ducati Monster 620

2006 Ducati Monster 620

The 620 is the perfect entry to the Monster family. Affordable to own and maintain, it is the lightest and easiest handling Ducati. The motorcycle of choice for the official Ducati riding courses, the 620 offers a low seat height and a comfortable, upright riding position.
The Monster 620 features the revolutionary APTC system, developed exclusively for Ducati. APTC makes gear shifting a breeze and also features a sophisticated “slipper” device which assists in preventing wheel lock-up during down shifting.

The Monster’s 620 engine, equipped with an advanced fuel injection system derived from our race machines, gives you the power and adrenaline you’re looking for. Its reliability and smooth power delivery make the 620 easy to ride.

Deciding which Monster is right for you is just the beginning of the adventure. Beautiful hand air-brushed tanks, billet aluminum parts, carbon fibre accessories, multiple exhaust systems and literally hundreds of customizing parts to change the look and enhance performance are available. A Ducati Performance customizing catalog is standard equipment with your new Monster.

2006 MSRP $7,495 USD



Once again it’s the job of the Monster 620 machines to provide the entry level to the Ducati range of naked bikes. All equipped with the less intimidating twin cylinder 629cc engine with APTC clutch (the slipper clutch developed by the Borgo Panigale engineering team to provide a lighter lever pull and prevent rear chatter during hard deceleration), the 2006 comes in two versions: the 620 Dark, with twin front discs, and the 620 classic, in two colour versions.


Ducati red and black are the chosen colours for the 2006 Monster 620, together with the handsome matt black finish of the Dark version. On the red and black versions, the former features a red frame and black wheels (recalling the Desmosedici bike that prevailed in the MotoGP world championship), while the latter has a black frame and black wheels reminiscent of the Monster S4R. The Dark version is characterised by the absence of the removable seat cover, which adds aesthetic appeal to the seat when riding solo, and the absence of the front fairing and rubber clad footrests. On Monster 620 models the paintwork on the seat cover is identical to that of the mudguard, tank, and front fairing.


The suspension equipment consists of fork and rear monoshock, complete with a brake system with two 300 mm discs on the front wheel, able to reassure riders who insist on the maximum safety and making the task of controlling the impressive stopping power of the system more manageable. This equipment is completed by a Marzocchi upside-down fork with 43 mm stanchions, and a Sachs shock with adjustable rebound and preload, plus a Brembo rear brake with 245 mm disc and fixed calliper with 2 opposing pistons.


The six-speed gearbox and electronic fuel injection control system maximise the pleasure in controlling the impressive power output of the air-cooled twin engine installed on Monster 620 models. Performance levels are impeccable, and riders can rely on a smooth torque delivery in all riding conditions, starting from high-traffic city routes. This engine is also able to deliver a potent torque curve, a quality that enhances the ability of Monster machines to offer extreme ease of handling and agility in mixed riding conditions. Like its predecessors, the 2006 model features the Adler Power Torque Plate Clutch (APTC) developed in accordance with the Ducati R&D department and equipped with a torque feedback control system. This means that the relationship between applied torque and transmitted torque is always linear, resulting, among other things, in a reduction of pulling force required on the handlebar lever. Another important characteristic of the APTC system is its ability to provide automatic limitation of reverse torque during sharp deceleration, thus eliminating potentially dangerous rear wheel chatter effects. The third and final benefit, although certainly not of negligible significance, is the fact that the evolution did not call for any form of modification to the clutch housing and the structure of the primary transmission.


The Monster is the original, unique “naked” motorcycle. Launched to rave reviews in the 1990s, it has become a cult classic. Today, more than ever, it is a modern motorcycling legend, the bike of choice of top designers, Hollywood stars and Formula One racing drivers.

The Monster is a “street fighter” that offers outstanding sport bike performance together with a style that has often been imitated but never equalled. In addition, the Ducati Performance Accessories catalogue, which is included with each bike, is bursting with ideas to customise your bike and improve its performance. You can get gorgeous, airbrushed fuel tanks, accessories machined from solid aluminium, carbon fibre, high performance exhaust systems and hundreds of special parts to make each and every Monster even more unique.

The Monster family offers a choice of air or liquid-cooled, two and four-valve Desmo engines. The Superbike derived trellis frame, powerful engines with fuel injection, plus braking and suspension systems that are all derived from our experience in the racing world.

For 2006 the Monster family includes the 620 and 620 Dark, joined by the aggressive, high performance SR models: S2R, S2R Dark, S4R and the new S2R 1000 and S4Rs Testastretta.

For 2006 the Monster family includes the 620 and 620 Dark, joined by the aggressive, high performance SR models: S2R, S2R Dark, S4R and the new S2R 1000 and S4Rs Testastretta.



Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Rake: 24°
Front Suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork
Front Wheel Travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front Brake: 2 x 320 mm discs, 2-piston caliper
Front Wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tire: 120/60 ZR 17
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with adjustable Sachs monoshock
Rear Wheel Travel: 148 mm / 5.8 in
Rear Brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear Wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17
Rear Tire: 160/60 ZR 17
Fuel Capacity: 14 L / 3.6 US gal (includes 3 L / 0.8 US gal reserve)
Weight * : 168 kg / 370 lbs
Seat Height: 770 mm / 30.3 in
Instruments: Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, neutral light, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, high beam indicator, turn signals, immobilizer system, LCD clock
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank and Fairing Colours: Red, Glossy black
Frame and Wheel Colours: Red or Black w/Black wheels
Versions: Two Seats
*=* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.


Type: L twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement: 618 cc
Bore and stroke: 80 x 61.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Power: 46.4 kw – 63 hp @ 9500 rpm
Torque: 5.7 kgm – 41 ft-lbs @ 6750 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminum mufflers
Emissions: Euro2
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
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 48
Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control


Model Tank/Fairing Frame Color Wheels Color
749 Dark Matte Black Metallic Grey Metallic Grey
749 Red, Yellow Red, Metallic Grey Black (on Red fairing), Metallic Grey (on Yellow Fairing)
749S Red Red Black
749R Red Red Black
999 Red, Yellow, Gloss Black Red (on Red fairing), Metallic Grey (on Yellow fairing), Black (on Black fairing) Black (on Red and Black fairing), Metallic Grey (on Yellow fairing)
999S Red, Gloss Black (both with white number plates) Red, Black Black
999R Red (white number plates) Red Black
620 Dark Matte Black Black Black
620 Red, Black Red, Black Black
1000S Red, Black Red, Black Black
S2R Dark Matte Black Black Black
S2R Red w/White stripe, Yellow w/Black stripe, Black w/Tangerine Red stripe Red (on Red fairing), Black (on Yellow and Black fairing) White (on Red fairing), Black (on Yellow and Black fairing)
S4R Red w/White stripe, Blue w/White stripe, Gloss Black Red, Blue, Black White (on Red and Blue fairing), Black
ST3 Red, Silver, Gloss Black Metallic Grey (on Red and Silver fairing), Black Metallic Grey
ST4S Red, Gloss Black Metallic Grey (on Red fairing), Black Metallic Grey
ST4S ABS Red Metallic Grey Metallic Grey
1000 DS Metallic Grey Metallic Grey Red
800 Red, Yellow Metallic Grey Metallic Grey
620 Dark Matte Black Black Black
620 Red, Yellow Red, Black Black
1000 DS Red, Silver, Gloss Black Red, Black Metallic Grey
1000S DS Red, Black Red, Black Black
GT1000 GT Grey
Smart 1000LE Classic Silver Sea Green Aluminum
Sport 1000 Burnt Yellow, Red, Black Black Aluminum

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