The Ducati Monster was born in 1992 and since its inception is managed to gain the icon status relativelly fast. Featuring a bold design language and packed with a strong powerplant, the first Monster 900 was highly appreciated for its sporty handling and the perfect body balance.
After more than 20 years the Monster story continues and now the family includes a wider range of models, so you can choose your perfect bike. Among them you’ll find the Monster 795, a bike that shares many components with its sportier sibling, the Monster 1100EVO.
The riding position of the Monster 795 has been specifically designed to offer a high level of comfort and the seat height is only 770mm (30.3in). The bike is fitted with a pair of lightweight 3-spoke aluminium alloy wheels wrapped in front 120/60ZR and rear 160/60ZR rubbers.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Ducati Monster 795.
With its perfect balance of captivating lines, incomparable performance and easy handling, the Monster 795 combines power and iconic personality. Desmodromic heart and unmistakable Italian design: the Monster 795 lays bare Ducati’s sporting soul.
Less is Monster
The ’less-is-more’ philosophy behind all Monsters underlines Ducati’s never-ending pursuit of genuinely compact, high performance motorcycles, but these new models have succeeded in being even more ’pared down’ than their predecessors.
Every single component has been redesigned and redeveloped so now more than ever, form follows function. With any details detracting from the Monster concept being eliminated, ’less-is-more’ also means ’less-is-Monster’. Less weight plus more torque equals fun-filled riding.
In 1992 Ducati unveiled a new prototype that was to become an icon. Ducati’s creation awed the crowds and the world’s media of that year’s Cologne International Motorcycle show. The 900 Monster was a motorcycle that created a truly new niche - dramatically styled, minimalist in stature yet bristling with innovative engineering solutions. The Monster’s radical styling has also provided the inspiration for an entire after-market sector specialising in hot-rod parts for this legendary machine. For this reason, rarely do you see two Monsters the same. This radical and refreshing design departure also influenced other manufacturers but, as the old adage states: imitation is the highest form of flattery... The Monster is characterised by a long and successful history, by its introduction during the years of numerous cylinders and uncountable colour options, but above all by a constant technological evolution that this year brings us to the birth of the last version: the Monster 1100EVO, "The Ultimate Monster".
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.
Power and Torque Curves
The Monster 795 produces 87hp (64kW) @ 8250rpm and 57,9 lb-ft (8,0kgm) of torque @ 6250rpm
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 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.
The new crankcases hug the gearbox internals much closer to create a smaller and more compact outer profile and achieve considerable weight savings over previous cases.
The GP-style swingarm is chill-cast using aluminium in its most noble form. Gravity cast and heat treated, the component achieves the best mechanical characteristics as well as reduced final weight for improved handling.
Every carefully selected component of the Monster 696 has a net benefit to the overall light weight of the machine. The dry weight of 161kgs (355lb) has dramatic effects on not just manoeuvrability and ease of use, but also by contributing directly to increased performance, braking and acceleration.
The riding position of the Monster 795 has been specifically designed to put you firmly in control. The seat height is only 770mm (30.3in), making it easier for get both feet firmly planted on the ground.
Lightweight 3-spoke wheels
Lightweight 3-spoke aluminium alloy wheels increase agility and reduce rider effort. The 3.50x17 front wheel wears a 120/60ZR tyre while the 4.50x17 rear wheel runs 160/60ZR rubber. By resisting the temptation to over-tyre the 696 for styling’s sake, the end result is light, predictable and confidence inspiring steering qualities at a wide range of speeds with truly outstanding stability.
Outstanding grip and unbeatable riding comfort are ensured by a 43 mm Marzocchi upside down stanchion fork, which provides 120 mm of suspension travel.
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.
Sachs rear suspension
At the rear, a Sachs monoshock unit with progressive linkage provide a wide spectrum of both spring and damping settings. Seat Height
The riding position of the Monster 696 has been specifically designed to put you firmly in control. The seat height is only 770mm (30.3in), making it easier for get both feet firmly planted on the ground.
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 696 safer across a broader spectrum of riding abilities.
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.
An LED rear light unit satisfies the minimalist, weight-saving design ethos found throughout the Monster 696. The specially designed strip of LED are enhanced by a special diffuser lens to deliver outstanding light clarity and incredible longevity.
For the Monster 1100EVO, even the license plate light uses LED technology.
The silencer guards feature a longer shape and provide improved heat protection
The triple-parabola headlight on the Monster utilises the latest optical technology and advanced construction techniques to provide an incredibly compact lighting package. In spite of its compact size, the headlight throws a broad and deep beam to provide excellent visibility and make night riding safer. Viewed from the side, its discrete silhouette mimics the radical shape of the fuel tank.
The instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance. The bike has been built ‘system-ready’ for the data acquisition kit, which consists of special DDA software and a memory key that slots into a plug under the seat. The same plug also doubles as the connection for a handy new battery charger available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.
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.
|ENGINE TYPE||L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled|
|BORE X STROKE||88 x 66mm|
|POWER||64kW - 87 CV @ 8250 rpm|
|TORQUE||78 Nm - 8 kgm @ 6250 rpm|
|FUEL INJECTION||Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body with stepper motor|
|EXHAUST||Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and twin lambda probes|
|PRIMARY DRIVE||Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1|
|RATIO||1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26|
|FINAL DRIVE||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39|
|CLUTCH APTC||wet multiplate with hydraulic control|
|FRAME||Tubular chrome moly steel trellis, casted aluminium subframe|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks|
|FRONT WHEEL||3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17|
|FRONT TYRE||120/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Double sides swingarm|
|REAR WHEEL||3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17|
|REAR TYRE||160/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST|
|FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL||120mm (4.7in)|
|REAR WHEEL TRAVEL||148mm (5.8in)|
|FRONT BRAKE||2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper|
|REAR BRAKE||245mm disc, 2-piston calliper|
|INSTRUMENTATION||Digital 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.|
|DRY WEIGHT||167kg (367.4lb)|
|WET WEIGHT(KERB)||187kg (412lb)|
|SEAT HEIGHT||770mm (30.3in)|
|WHEELBASE||1450 mm (57.1in)|
|TRAIL||87mm (3,42 in)|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||15 l (3.8 US gal) / 13,5 l (3.6 US gal) ABS version|
|NUMBER OF SEATS||Dual seat|
|WARRANTY||2 years unlimited mileage|
|MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS||12.000 km (7.500m)|
|STANDARD EMISSIONS||Euro 3|