6. DUCATI MONSTER 797
THE FACTS O 75bhp O 193kg Seat height 805mm
HIGHLIGHTS Air-cooled 803cc L-twin 10-spoke lightweight wheels Bosch ABS
If you’re looking for a simple and attractive new roadster, they don’t come with much more of either than this – the new Monster 797. It’s great to have an air-cooled two-valve engine back in a Monster package again, and the 803cc Desmodue L-twin boasts 75bhp, 50.8ftlb torque, and a slipper clutch, while there’s also the excellent Bosch 9.1MP ABS module and Brembo M4.32 calipers to take care of slowing it all down again. Add a tubular steel trellis frame, 16.5-litre steel tank, wide bars and a full LCD dash, and the 797 looks very attractive indeed.