Ducati introduce Monster 797 at EICMA
Ducati offer a new entry level Monster, with 75hp and Euro4 compliance
Ducati presents the new Monster 797, a Monster with Ducati appeal that is accessible to everyone. Sporty and compact, the Monster 797 represents the gateway to the Ducati world. Everything on the Monster 797 recalls the iconic ’90s bike while offering a modern Trellis frame, air-cooled L-twin engine and round headlight.
With punchy power of 75hp at 8,250rpm and great delivery throughout the rev range, the Monster 797 puts performance and fun within everyone’s grasp.
The ABS on the Monster 797 works in concert with a top-drawer front braking system consisting of two 320 mm Brembo discs gripped by two Brembo M4.32 radial calipers.
Ducati Monster 797 Colours
- Ducati Red with red frame and black wheels
- Star White Silk with red frame and red wheels
- Dark Stealth with black frame and black wheels
Ducati Monster 797 main equipment
- 803cc air-cooled Desmodue engine with 75hp at 8,250rpm and 69Nm at 5,750rpm
- Euro 4 emissions
- Two-into-one exhaust with single silencer
- Tubular steel Trellis frame with cast aluminium twin-sided swingarm
- Seat height 805 mm
- Fuel tank capacity 16.5L
- Light alloy 10-spoke wheels, Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres, 120/70 ZR17, 180/55 ZR17
- Kayaba upside down 43mm forks
- Sachs shock with adjustable pre-load and rebound damping
- Bosch ABS braking system as standard
- Front brake with dual 320mm discs and Brembo M4.32 radial calipers
- Rear brake with 245mm disc
- LCD Instrumentation
- LED side lights and tail light
- Under-seat USB port
- Ready for Ducati Multimedia System
In creating the Monster 797 the Ducati Design Center developed a compact, sporty bike with dynamic flair that embodies everything the Monster is about. The tank features an attachment clip at the front just like the one on the original 1992 Monster. The round headlight is a contemporary take on the one that has equipped this naked bike since inception.
On the Monster 797 the frame isn’t just a structural element, it’s a design feature that returns to its single-piece origins, from the steering head to the tail, including the traditional tubular grab rails for the passenger.
A light cast aluminium twin-sided swingarm with a laterally mounted shock absorber also recalls another milestone in Monster history, the 696 from 2008.
The Monster 797 combines traditional elements with ultra-modern components, and features LCD instrumentation, LED side lights and tail light plus new switchgears.
The instrument panel consists of a large, easy-to-see LCD screen that provides the rider with essential primary and secondary information. It gives info on speed, rpm, total distance ridden, trip1 and trip2, engine oil temperature and features a clock. Moreover, it also shows average speed and trip time.
The Monster 797 mounts a headlight with LED side light, characterised by contemporary design and cutting-edge technology. A LED light is also incorporated at the rear. A hazard warning lights function is also available on the Monster 797, activated by pressing the dedicated indicator switch.
The Monster 797 engine is an air-cooled 803cc Desmodue L-twin. This power unit takes its cue from the original Monster but is Euro4 complaint and capable of delivering 75hp at 8,250rpm and a maximum torque of 69NM at 5,750rpm, with bore and stroke measurements of 88 x 66mm respectively.
The twin-cylinder engine on the Monster 797 features a single 50 mm throttle body with two sub-butterfly injectors, ensuring fluid power delivery and accurate control of the fuel mix aspirated into the cylinders. The two-into-one exhaust has been designed to ensure optimal fluid dynamics and excellent heat protection for both rider and passenger.
The gearbox is a six-speed unit, while the APTC wire-controlled wet multiplate clutch ensures light lever action and the additional advantage of excellent responsiveness: a huge help in the continuous start-stop of city traffic. Moreover, the clutch also has a servo-assisted slipper function that limits rear wheel destabilisation during down-shifting.
Designed to be simple and reliable, the Monster 797 engine also features competitive 12,000 km maintenance intervals.
The Monster 797 features a traditional tubular Ducati Trellis frame. The frame matches the cast aluminium twin-sided swingarm and, thanks to the compact 1,435 mm wheelbase, ensures outstanding agility in traffic and stability at speed.
Offering that unmistakable Monster look, the fuel tank has a capacity of 16.5 litres. The low seat (just 805mm off the ground), wide handlebars and generous steering lock provide manoeuvrability at low speed and when moving off.
The Monster 797 is equipped with 43mm Kayaba forks with 130mm of travel. At the rear the suspension consists of a Sachs shock absorber. This features adjustable spring preload and rebound damping, is mounted on the left side of the bike and connected to the frame and swingarm without a rising rate linkage. Rear wheel travel is 150mm.
The Monster 797 mounts light, 10-spoke alloy wheels. Pirelli Diablo Rosso II dual-compound tyres combine mileage-enhancing durability with constant grip, even in assertive cornering. The specifications are 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear.
The Monster 797 also features a Brembo braking system featuring Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with an internal pressure sensor. At the front the Monster 797 mounts twin Brembo M4.32 four-piston monobloc calipers that grip 320mm discs and an axial-pump brake lever with incorporated fluid reservoir.
At the rear is a single 245mm disc with Brembo caliper andlike the front brake features enhanced-efficiency sintered brake pads.