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The Ducati has a top speed of 125 mph and will do 38 mpg.
Overall Rating 4 out of 5
Yee-haar. Puzzled? Don’t be. The simple truth is Ducati’s 796 slots nicely between the first-timer Monster 696 and the more powerful Monster 1100 and it's one of biking’s easy-to-net pleasures. It’s not under or overpowered, not expensive to buy second hand or maintain, easy to ride and a looker to boot. Plus it carries one of the most recognisable brand names ever on its fuel tank: Ducati.
Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5
Showa non-adjustable forks and the usual Sachs rear shock are a serious partnership – they’re tuned to work together so perfectly. Ok, so fast riding over bumps produces uppercut punches to the buttocks, but the first ride was on Italian roads that are far worse than the UK’s. Thankfully Ducati’s Monster design team has seen the light and started to move the wide one-piece tapered handlebar up and away from the front wheel spindle (20mm higher than other models). There’s still an amount of bodyweight propped on the wrists but it’s better and picking up the pace gives instant relief. An agile chassis that gives feedback a plenty front and rear makes for a purposeful road chaser, in or out of town.
Engine 4 out of 5
All the requisites of a medium sized air-cooled V-twin are here in the Monster 796’s 803cc engine. A rolling mist of torque stretches across the rev range and is topped with an acceptable level of horsepower that won’t scare freshly licenced riders, or bore veterans of 130bhp and more. There are more details involved in making the 796 an enjoyable riding experience: 1) light throttle action, 2) boom-bastic reverb from the airbox on the overrun, 3) quality throttle response and 4) it handles…
Build Quality & Reliability 3 out of 5
The Monster 696 and 1100 are sorted machines that have revealed no major concerns for owners or potential buyers. This way of thinking surely applies to the 796. Aesthetically, Ducati’s constant battle to boost build quality shows with every new model – wiring and frame clips are mostly out of view, tip-top coating finish. Shame about the piss-poor mirror mounts that can come loose in the breeze.
Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5
However much you pay, the amount of fun the Ducati supplies is worth considerably more than the bike’s asking price. It can rock along at a good pace, cut the mustard through traffic and it’ll even be a good blast on a track day. And it looks good to boot. Find a Ducati Monster 796 for sale.
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Equipment 3 out of 5
On the face of it the 796 comes with very little by the way of toys or gizmos. However, the LCD race-replica dash while tasty is nothing new in Ducati-ville. Like the sporting 1098/1198 bikes the Monster carries a facility to record and download to computer throttle position, revs, gear selected etc via an accessory device.
By MCN Staff
6 owners have reviewed their DUCATI MONSTER 796 (2010-2013) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 4.5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4.8 out of 5
Engine 4.5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 4.5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 4.5 out of 5
Equipment 3.7 out of 5
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