A pony by comparison but a racehorse in its own right, Ducati launch the Monster 797, the smallest in the current Monster series.
The latest Monster has arrived to stand in for the 796 that will no longer roll off Ducati’s assembly lines. Sitting in a cozy spot between the Scrambler and its elder sibling the 821, this just might be the perfect bike for the rider who loves fun but does not want to get committed. The Monsters are known for their ability to be infectious with their playful nature and the 797 puts that experience within reach of a larger audience.
Attention to detail has not been spared on the latest entry into the Ducati stable. The trellis frame flaunted by the bike is made from a single piece, coherent with the attitude of the motorcycle. The ergonomics of the 797 ensure that it is a pleasure to ride on mountain roads and urban roads alike.
At the heart of the 797, sits the impressive 803-cc, air-cooled Desmodue twin engine. It churns out an impressive 75 PS at 8,250 rpm and produces 68.9 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. The power delivery is smooth and you will rarely feel the need for more power. 90 per cent of the power is spread across the 4,000 to 8,500 rpm range. This model also reintroduces the use of cooling winglets for the Desmodue.
The Brembo brakes and the ABS system come as standard with the motorcycle.
Indian riders can expect the motorcycle to be priced between Rs 8 lakh to 9.5 lakh.