The second-generation Monster chassis fitted with the Dual Spark engine from the Hypermotard 1100.
High-style naked Euros such as Aprilia's Tuono R, Benelli's TNT 1130, KTM's Super Duke 990, Moto Guzzi's Breva 1200 Sport, MV Agusta's Brutale 910 and Triumph's Speed Triple.
|Price ||$11,995 |
|Engine type ||a-c 90-deg. V-twin |
|Valve train ||SOHC, 4v desmo |
|Displacement ||1078cc |
|Bore x stroke ||98.0 x 71.5mm |
|Compression ||10.7:1 |
|Fuel system ||Siemens EFI |
|Clutch ||Dry, multi-plate |
|Transmission ||6-speed |
|Claimed horsepower ||95 bhp @ 7500 rpm |
|Claimed torque ||75.9 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm |
|Frame ||Tubular-steel trellis with single-sided aluminum swingarm |
|Front suspension ||Showa 43mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping |
|Rear suspension ||Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping |
|Front brake ||Four-piston Brembo radial calipers, 320mm discs |
|Rear brake ||Two-piston Brembo caliper, 245mm disc |
|Front tire ||120/70-ZR17 Bridgestone Battlax BT016 |
|Rear tire ||180/55-ZR17 Bridgestone Battlax BT016 |
|Rake/trail ||24.0/3.4 in. |
|Seat height ||31.9 in. |
|Wheelbase ||57.1 in. |
|Fuel capacity ||3.8 gal. |
|Claimed dry weight ||373 lbs. |
|Colors ||Red, silver, black |
|Available ||March 2009 |
|Warranty ||24 mo./unlimited mi. |
Ducati North America, Inc.
10443 Bandley Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Less weight, more torque and better handling-plus the functional improvements from the 696-make this the best Monster yet.