Ducati Monster 797
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Ducati Monster 797 Overview
The new Ducati Monster 797 is an entry-level bike from the Monster series offered by Ducati; it is hence addressed as the ‘Baby Monster’. The Monster series was created in 1992 by the company, and it became a sub-brand in itself over the years, since it’s quite affordable and appealing in looks. The design of Ducati 797 remains evergreen and that’s why it still desirable after 25 years. The fuel tank and the headlamp are similar to those of the Monster 1200, and the instrument cluster is same as the Monster 821.
Ducati Monster 797 Engine & Transmission
The numbers on the Monster 797 are astonishing. In fact, the Monster 797 can be someone’s first big bike or as said, ‘First Superbike’. This Baby Monster comes with an 803 cc L-twin-cylinder engine producing a good 74 bhp of power at 8250 rpm and 69 Nm of torque at 5750 rpm. The 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch allows precise shifts. The bike misses out on the heart-throbbing exhaust note of the Monster 821, but that can be called as a trivial trade-off.
Ducati Monster 797 Mileage
The Monster should give a good range of about 310 km with the 16.5 L fuel tank completely filled, which is a staggering 18.86 kmpl. The new Monster features things like a digital speedometer, service reminder, digital tachometer, ABS light and a practical USB charging port. More features could be added at a price of Rs. 7.79 Lakh in India.
Ducati Monster 797 Performance and Handling
Ducati decided to stick to the basics, and hence focusses only on the bike and the rider. The 193 kg kerb weight is evenly distributed and low ride height makes it convenient for short riders as well. Most of the torque is available at lower revs, and the power delivery is quick and linear throughout. The 320 mm front discs come with Brembo brake setup and ABS by Bosch, whereas at the rear, there is a 245 mm single brake by Brembo with ABS. Ducati brings in this Monster in a completely knocked-down route. The bike is pocket-friendly for Indian customers. The 797 might not be as high on its performance as the Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple; however, since it stands to around Rs. 1 Lakh cheaper than its competitors, it’ll turn out to be worth the buy for an entry-level segment.