2017 new Ducati Monster 797 photos & details
DUCATI MONSTER FAMILY
Presented in 1992 at the Cologne fair, the Monster was an immediate hit, a machine that skilfully combined a few simple technical elements to create not just a bike but, first and foremost, a true design phenomenon. Over the years the Monster has gone on to become a motorcycling icon and now, twenty years later, Ducati offers a full Monster 'family' that has something for every motorcyclist.
Per il 2017 la famiglia Monster si rinnova e si allarga, grazie all'arrivo del Monster 797, la più accessibile delle naked della Casa di Borgo Panigale e i nuovi Monster 1200 (disponibile anche nella preziosa versione S) un progetto nuovo nel design e nei contenuti, per la celebre naked bolognese. Queste novità affiancano i Monster 821, ora EURO 4 e disponibile nel nuovo colore Dust Grey e lo sportivo Monster 1200 R.
A core feature of the Monster family is the high-capacity steel fuel tank that enhances its powerful character. Emphasized by its thin flanks and the compact front headlight, the outline of the Monster resembles that of a charging bull. A clean, minimalist handlebar zone underscores the bike's essential style, while close attention to detail is evident in the high-quality finish.
Whereas the Monster 797 features the air-cooled Desmodue twin, the rest of the Monster family offers a particularly broad range of power units. The twin-cylinder 821 Testastretta 11° delivers 112 hp @ 9250 rpm and a maximum torque of 89.4 Nm (65.9 lb-ft) @ 7750 rpm. The Testastretta 11° DS on the Monster 1200, instead, comes in two different versions: 150 hp @ 9250 rpm and 126.2 Nm (93.1 lb-ft) @ 7750 rpm on the 1200 and 1200 S version and 160 hp @ 9250 rpm and 131.4 Nm (97 lb-ft) @ 7750 rpm on the R version.
When it comes to the Monster chassis, Ducati uses the most advanced design techniques it has ever developed. On the 821 and 1200, the iconic Trellis frame remains a central design feature, with the attachment points positioned directly on the cylinder heads, a technique already implemented on the Panigale Superbike. The Monster frame is extremely compact. Large-diameter steel tubing ensures a combination of optimal torsional strength and minimal weight. The Monster 797 features a traditional tubular Ducati Trellis frame. Essential, rigid and light, it leaves the Ducati L-twin engine in full view and is, together with the steel tank, a Monster hallmark.
Ducati Monster 797
1. Ducati Red with red frame and black wheels
2. Star White Silk with red frame and red wheels
3. Dark Stealth with black frame and black wheels
_ Main equipment
o 803 cm• air-cooled Desmodue engine with 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and 69 Nm at 5,750 rpm
o Euro 4 emissions
o 2-in-1 exhaust with single silencer
o Tubular steel Trellis frame with cast aluminium twin-sided swingarm
o Seat height 805 mm
o Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l
o Light alloy 10-spoke wheels mounting Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres, 120/70 ZR17