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2012 Ducati Monster 795


Ducati’s ’less-is-more’ philosophy behind all of its Monster line bikes underlines the Italian bikemaker’s never-ending pursuit of genuinely compact, high performance motorcycles. But what’s really impressive is that these new models have succeeded in being even more ’pared down’ than their predecessors.

Every single component on the new Ducati Monster 795 has been redesigned and redeveloped so it’s become far more imposing than what it already is.

Visually, the Monster 795 now features a simple digital instrumentation that provides an array of data on command or, at a glance, just speed and revs. Everything you need to know while riding this Monster, including scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip odometer, lap time, fuel reserve, warning light for low oil pressure, turn signals, over-rev warning, immobilizer and neutral warning light, is already at your disposal.

The digital display is programmed with a stopwatch function that, when enabled, can be triggered by using the high-beam flash button and each recorded time stored in a memory.

At the heart of the Monster 795 is Ducati’s legendary 803cc L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled engine that produces an unmistakable 87 horsepower while also providing enough torque to exit the most challenging of corners. The impressive torque, typical of the Ducati L-Twin engines, will excite with every twist of the throttle, while also giving riders the unmistakable performance credentials that could only come from a Ducati.

Find out more about the Ducati Monster 795 after the jump.

Ducati Monster 795

Engine

Ducati Monster 795

The engine of the Monster 795 is the legendary Desmodue, air cooled, L-Twin engine whose 87 hp gives it that unmistakable Ducati sound. Developed for an incredibly flexible power delivery, the 795 Desmodromic engine provides enough torque to exit the most challenging of corners. The impressive torque, typical of the Ducati L-Twin engines, will excite with every twist of the throttle.

The 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system uses an efficient pre-silencer configuration with twin lambda probes providing finer fuel mapping and Euro 3 conformity. The system’s lightweight and compact design is achieved by using 1mm thick tubing and terminates in Ducati’s trademark twin under-seat, black exhaust mufflers, stylishly contrasted with great looking aluminium end caps.

The APTC ‘wet’ clutch gives a ‘slipper’ type action that prevents destabilizing of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and also gives the extra benefit of a super-light feel at the lever, a great benefit in stop-start city traffic or during longer journeys. The 21-plate oil-bath clutch (11 friction and 10 steel) represents a power-enhancing weight reduction over the ‘dry’ system as well as having a quieter operation and requiring less maintenance.

Chassis

Ducati Monster 795

The heavily tapered and deeply sculpted fuel tank cover allows maximum comfort and control. The narrowing of the bike’s ‘waist’ has the same effect as lowering the seat height, making it easier for more riders to get both feet flat on the floor. The steering-lock is vastly improved with a useful 64 degrees of lock-to-lock steering travel. Incredible attention to detail has gone into maximising the effective steering-lock.

Outstanding grip and unbeatable riding comfort are ensured by a 43 mm Marzocchi upside down stanchion fork, which provides 120 mm of suspension travel.

An immensely strong but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame is the visual and structural backbone of the Monster. Delivering unparalleled rigidity with minimal mass, the chassis design is pure Ducati in its ingenuity and simplicity. A separate, all aluminium sub-frame saves weight and adds a pleasing continuity with the aluminium footrest hangers and matte finished swingarm.

Brakes

Ducati Monster 795

The latest in Brembo braking hardware delivers exceptional braking power front and rear to improve rider safety. At the front, 320mm floating discs are gripped by four-piston, radially mounted callipers, while a 245mm floating rear disc works in combination with a twin-piston calliper. This powerful braking set-up offers unrivalled feel and feedback making the 795 safer across a broader spectrum of riding abilities.

Equipment

Ducati Monster 795

Visually simple digital instrumentation provides an array of data on command or, at a glance, just speed and revs. Information available at your fingertip include: scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip odometer, lap time, fuel reserve, warning light for low oil pressure, turn signals, over-rev warning, immobilizer and neutral warning light.

The digital display is programmed with a stopwatch function that, when enabled, can be triggered by using the high-beam flash button and each recorded time stored in a memory. After your journey or track session, the times or lap times can be recalled from the memory and scrolled through by using the instrumentation buttons on the left-hand switchgear.

Specifications

ENGINE TYPEL-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
DISPLACEMENT803cc
BORE X STROKE88 x 66mm
COMPRESSION RATIO11:01
POWER64kW - 87 CV @ 8250 rpm
TORQUE78 Nm - 8 kgm @ 6250 rpm
FUEL INJECTIONSiemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body with stepper motor
EXHAUSTLightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and twin lambda probes
GEARBOX6-speed
RATIO1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
PRIMARY DRIVEStraight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
FINAL DRIVEChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCH APTCwet multiplate with hydraulic control
EMISSIONSEuro 3
FRAMETubular chrome moly steel trellis, casted aluminium subframe
WHEELBASE1450 mm (57.1in)
RAKE24°
FRONT SUSPENSIONMarzocchi 43mm upside-down forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL120mm (4.7in)
FRONT WHEEL3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYRE120/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
REAR SUSPENSIONDouble sides swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL148mm (5.8in)
REAR WHEEL3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17
REAR TYRE160/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
FRONT BRAKE2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper
REAR BRAKE245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15 l (3.8 US gal) / 13,5 l (3.6 US gal) ABS version
WET WEIGHT187kg / 189kg ABS version
DRY WEIGHT167kg / 169kg ABS version
INSTRUMENTSDigital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, time, 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
VERSIONSDual seat
SEAT HEIGHT770mm (30.3in)
DDADDA system-ready for Ducati Performance accessory
DTCNot available on this model
ABSNot available on this model

Quotes

Auto Carindia----"The 795 is a hybrid; a combination of two existing Monsters. The chassis of the entry level 696 offers convenience for shorter riders thanks to a lower seat height. Repositioned handlebars (sourced from India!) ease the forward lean ergonomics and the foot pegs are likewise repositioned. At the heart of the iconic motorcycle sits the 803cc, Desmodromic valve-train equipped motor from the Monster 796. Ducati knows this combination is best suited for Asians and Indians. A double sided alloy swingarm helps keep costs competitive."

New Motorcycle Release----"Supported with 90-degree engine V-Twin 803 cc engine that can furnish energy 87 hp during 8.250 Nm with 79 Nm of torque during 6.250 rpm. This engine total with a six-speed transmission."



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