Ducati Monster 696 (2008-2012)
Original Monster wasn’t completely updated until 2008 – first with the entrylevel 696, later with the full-bore 1100. While retaining the original’s ‘runty’ spirit, both featured all-new chassis, fullyreworked air-cooled two-valve motors and new clocks, bodywork and more. Cheaper 696 had more basic spec and 67bhp but handling and performance were both improved over the old model. What you’ll pay today £4000-£6000. But should you? Brilliantly affordable.