2009 Ducati Monster 696

2009 Ducati Monster 696
MSRP $8,995

The new Ducati Monster 696 is the next generation naked and the final word in urban excitement. Ride the Monster 696 around your favorite downtown routes in relaxed style or, when the spirit moves you, unleash its dark side to deliver more naked performance than ever before. A comfortable and confidence-inspiring chassis combines with the famously smooth and powerful Ducati L-Twin engine to provide the most enjoyable riding experience. The balance of new technologies expressed in stylishly finished materials is shaped around the original cool Monster heritage.

ModelMonster 696
Engine TypeL-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic
Engine Displacement696 cc
Bore Stroke88 x 57.2 mm
CoolingAir cooled
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Fuel SystemSiemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Starting SystemNA
Transmission6 speed
Final DriveChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 45
Rake Trail24°
Seat Height30.3 in
Wheelbase57.1 in
Front SuspensionShowa 43mm upside-down forks, 4.7in travel
Rear SuspensionProgressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock, 5.8in travel
Front Brake2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear Brake245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire120/60-17
Rear Tire160/60-17
Fuel Capacity3.8 US gal (of which 0.9 US gal reserve)
Dry Weight355lbs

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2012 Women’s Street Bike Shootout

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