Du­cati Mon­ster 797

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75bhp | 193kg | Seat height 805mm

It’s great to have an air-cooled, two-valve en­gine back in a Mon­ster pack­age again, and this new ad­di­tion is prob­a­bly a bet­ter home for the 803cc Des­modue L-twin than the Scram­bler. While the Scram­bler is trying very hard to be a style icon, the Mon­ster 797 is just trying to be a great lit­tle road­ster. With a great price tag it’s also likely to at­tract a whole new gen­er­a­tion of fu­ture Du­catisti. There’s no trac­tion con­trol to lean on, but you do get the ex­cel­lent Bosch 9.1MP ABS mod­ule, mated to a thor­oughly de­cent pair of Brembo M4.32 calipers that will eas­ily haul the 797’s 193kg kerb mass plus rider down to an abrupt halt. The frame is a pleas­ing tubu­lar steel trel­lis af­fair, and the 16.5-litre tank is also steel. Those who strug­gle with tall seat heights will hope­fully get on well enough with the 805mm seat on the 797, and once in po­si­tion you’ll get a clas­sic view over wide bars to a fully LCD dash, and the 797 is also en­abled to use Du­cati’s Mul­ti­me­dia Sys­tem.

Re­turn of the two-valve Mon­ster

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