2012 Ducati Monster 696

2012 Ducati Monster 696
MSRP $8,795

The Ducati Monster 696 is an entry-level premium mid-range bike that has been enhanced with revised ergonomics, and new subframe that is now also equipped with Kayaba front suspension to complete an ideal package. The riding position of the Monster 696 gives the rider firm control and with its low 30.3 inch seat height, the easy-to-reach handlebars and user-friendly 4-point adjustable levers, every rider will find it easy to conquer. The sculpted fuel tank cover allows for the greatest comfort and control and the narrowing of the ‘waist’ area of the 696 has the same effect as lowering the seat height, making it easier to get both feet flat on the ground.

ModelMonster 696
Engine TypeL-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cyclinder Desmodromic
Engine Displacement696cc
Bore Stroke88 mm x 57.2 mm
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Fuel SystemSiemens electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6 Speed APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail24.0° / 4.7 in.
Seat Height30.3 in.
Wheelbase57.1 in.
Front SuspensionMarzocchi 43 mm upside down forks
Rear SuspensionProgressive linkage with preload and rebound sachs adjustable monoshock
Front Brake2 x 320 mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear Brake245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire120/60-17
Rear Tire160/60-17
Fuel Capacity3.8 gal.
Dry Weight355 lbs.

2012 Women’s Street Bike Shootout

2012 Women’s Street Bike Shootout

The 2012 Women's Street Bike Shootout pitted five mid-sized bikes from four countries against one another in a host of categories, both subjective and objective, and the results are in!