2017 Ducati Monster 797


With a pocketful of spy shots as confirmation, we sleuthy MOrons gladly scooped the news a couple of months back that Ducati was wanting to create another air-cooled Monster (2017 Ducati Monster 800 Spy Shots). Today at EICMA, Ducati introduced the creation rendition. The 2017 Monster 797 acquires the air-cooled 803cc L-Twin from Ducati’s Scrambler models and repackages it for use in its most up to date stripped.

With a drag and stroke of 88mm x 66mm, and utilizing a solitary 50mm throttle body with two sub-butterfly injectors, Ducati claims 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and 50.9 lb.- ft. of torque at 5,750 rpm from the Monster’s motor. When we last dyno’d a Scrambler Icon demonstrate (Scrambler Slam: Ducati Vs Triumph) with a similar motor, the outcomes were a respectably comparable 69.6 hp at 8,500 rpm and 46.5 lb.- ft. at 7,000 rpm.

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The Monster 797 mounts twin Brembo M432, 4-piston monoblock calipers and 320mm discs to the front of the bike, and a single 245mm disc and Brembo caliper to the rear. Both ends feature Bosch ABS. Front suspension is via a 43mm inverted Kayaba fork, while rear suspension duties are handled by a Sachs shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso II dual-compound tires are mounted to 10-spoke alloy wheels in 120/70-17 and 180/55-17 front and rears sizes, respectively. The Monster 797 features a traditional tubular Ducati trellis frame, while the headlight, indicators, and LCD instrumentation are characterized by contemporary design and current technological trends.

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Squeeze materials valued the Ducati Red with red edge and dark wheels Monster 797 at $9,295, and the Star White Silk with red casing and red wheels Monster 797 at $9,395. No cost was given for the Dark Stealth with dark casing and dark wheels model (may not come stateside).