2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: All-New Ducati Monster 797 Breaks Cover

Ducati has unveiled the entry level Monster at the 2016 EICMA Show in Milan.

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Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has unveiled the all new Monster 797 at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show.

Powering the latest addition to the Monster family is the 803cc L-twin from the Ducati Scrambler. The air-cooled engine produces 74bhp and 68.6Nm of torque.

Suspension wise, the new Monster features a 43mm KYB fork up front along with a preload/rebound adjustable Sachs monoshock at the rear.

The Monster 797 features a one-piece trellis frame along with a 16.5-litre steel fuel tank and a twin-spar swing arm.

The seat height is 805mm while the wheelbase is 1,435mm long.

Braking duties on the 193 kilogram Monster 797 are handled by twin 320mm discs with Brembo M4.32 calipers up front, while at the rear there is a single 245mm brake disc. Helping the brakes is Bosch's 9.1MP ABS module.

The new Ducati Monster 797 sits on 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels that are fitted with 120/70 17 (front), and 180/55 17 (Rear) Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres.

In Terms of electronics, the Monster 797 uses a an all-new LCD unit to display all the details to the rider along with the Bosch ABS system. Also present is a slipper clutch that helps make shifts faster.    

Design-wise, the new Monster 797 retains the muscular looks of its bigger sibling, the Monster 1200 S and also gains the bigger motorcycle's headlamp unit with the Daytime Running Lamps running right across the centre. 

The Ducati 797 is available in three colours: Red, Star White Silk, and Stealth Black.

Ducati is also offering a Plus variant of the Monster 797 which adds a small windshield up front and a rear seat cover.

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