796

With the new 2011 Monster 796, Ducati has completed its line-up of air-cooled standards. It's a throwback to the old 800 and places itself right in the middle between the entry level 696 and the more ferocious 1100.

All the Monsters feel very light, small and easy to handle; despite the muscular stance, the rider doesn't need any muscle at all. The 796 is slightly different ergonomically than the 696 and its big brother the 1100. The seat height is a bit higher than the lesser-, and slightly lower than the larger-, capacity Monster. The wide handlebar gives a very good control of that stumpy front end, directional changes are easy, and the feel is feather-light.

Chassis

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 - 3.8gallon (US) / 13.5l - 3.6gallon (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 DDA system-ready for Ducati Performance accessory

DTC

DTC Not available on this model

ABS

ABS Available upon request

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

Transmission

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

Emissions

STANDARD
Euro 3 (Europe version) - USA: follows the US Federal Regulation