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2011 Ducati Monster 796 Photo Gallery

We test ride Ducati's newest Monster 796 street bike. Find out how it performs in the 2011 Ducati Monster 796 First Ride review.

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The 2011 Ducati Monster 796 retails for $9999. Pricing on the ABS version has yet to be announced.
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Monster 796 can be further personalised with an additional 10 color schemes from the Monster Art program.
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All 2011 Ducati Monster 796s have red Trellis frames and come in three standard colors: Red, Arctic White Silk or Diamond Black Silk.
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The engine in the 796 is peppy and can satisfy the needs of both novice and experience riders alike.
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Regardless of where you’re from or your background rolling around a Monster is your entry into its exclusive two-wheeled fraternity.
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We rode our 2011 Ducati Monster 796 to this year’s World Ducati Week celebration held at the Misano racing circuit in Italy.
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The 2011 Ducati Monster 796 offers a balance between the entry-level Monster 696 and sport-oriented Monster 1100.
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The engine in the 796 is peppy and can satisfy the needs of both novice and experience riders alike.
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The shape of the seat has been modified and it is now almost 0.5 in. lower than the Monster 1100. As you can see planting your feet on the ground is easy for Waheed’s six-foot tall chassis.
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The entire Monster line-up offers easy handling, but the 796’s might be just about perfect for use in the city.
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The Monster 796 gets a beautifully crafted single sided aluminum swingarm.
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The Monster 796’s subframe can accommodate passenger grab handles available as an accessory.
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The Monster 796's handlebar is positioned nearly an inch higher than the Monster 696/1100 which contributes to a more upright riding position.
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The 2011 Ducati Monster 796 uses an air/oil-cooled 803cc L-Twin engine as used in the Hypermotard 796.
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The suspension spring rates are on the soft side but still acceptable for an 180-pound rider during an spirited sport ride.
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The Ducati Monster 796 is perfect for motorcycling in the city.