2008 Overland Motorcycles Terra Mostro 695 - First Ride

A New-Generation Ducati Scrambler, Made The American Way

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Kevin Wing

Tech Spec
Evolution
Ducati's baby Monster if it were raised by wolves.

Rivals
Aprilia's RXV550 is the only other mid-sized, dual-sport V-twin we're aware of.

TECH
Price $16,590
Engine type a-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 4v
Displacement 695cc
Bore x stroke 88.0 x 57.2mm
Compression 10.5:1
Fuel system Marelli EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 73.0 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Claimed torque 44.9 lb.-ft. @ 6750 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis
Front suspension 46mm Kayaba fork adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Wilbers shock adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 300mm disc
Rear brake Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire 80/100-21 IRC Trail Winner GP-110
Rear tire 110/100-18 IRC Trail Winner GP-110
Rake/trail 26.0/na
Seat height 35.0 in.
Wheelbase 60.5 in.
Fuel capacity 3.6 gal.
Claimed dry weight 395 lbs.
Colors Black/black, black/red
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Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact: Overland Motorcycles
413 Amber Leaf Way
Brentwood, CA 94513
877.667.8761http://www.terramostro.com

Verdict
A little heavy but surprisingly effective off-road. Why doesn't Ducati build this already?

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