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.
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.
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).