Ducati 797 Monster 2017

2017 marks the return of an entry-level Monster!

With the disappearance of the 696 and the 796 at the end of 2014, the legendary Ducati roadster was only offered in 1200cc and 821 cc versions and in the process had signed the ban on air-cooled monsters..

Brought back into fashion with the sparkling Scrambler, this Ducati-branded technology is now making its big comeback on the Monster with the arrival of a new 797 equipped with the 803cc Desmodue block. Enough to promise a nice program at a more affordable cost than the big sisters in the fleet!

Recognizable among a thousand, the Monster 797 respects the codes of the family: trellis frame, large tank, minimalist rear and (roughly) round headlight for the front !

On the mill side, the various anti-pollution standards have not had an effect on the performance of the 797 L-shaped twin-cylinder with two valves. Indeed, it will not offer ‘than‘ 75 horsepower, when the 796 offered 87 in a not so distant time. The torque, for its part, drops by almost 10 Nm (with a total of 69 Nm) which almost brings it closer to the performance of the 696 which developed 80 horsepower for 69 Nm. However, the engineers worked to release the torque from 5750 rpm while it reached its maximum at 7750 rpm on the Scramblers. We can assume that it will therefore easily pass the clamping for A2 license.

But, rest assured, this same Scrambler has just proven to what extent the fin mill knew how to be playful and pleasant. His arrival on this little Monster therefore has a great chance of being another successful marriage with the blessing of the Euro4 standard.!

The frame also marks a return to basics. In the purest Ducati tradition, it is a one-piece tubular steel trellis. On the other hand, exit the single-arm of the 796, the Bologna firm having opted for a triangular oscillating arm reminiscent of that of the 696 of 2008. And in aluminum please! On the suspension side, the 797 gets a non-adjustable, 43mm Kayaba inverted front fork and a Sachs shock with adjustable rebound and preload for the rear. This chassis offers a reduced wheelbase of 1,435 mm, which will guarantee good stability but above all sharp agility. Important arguments for this Monster which will be above all a devourer of virolos. The scale announces in fact 193 kilos full facts which places it 15 kilos below the 821 and will give it better aptitudes to investigate the curves. The 16.5 liter tank (+1.5 liter compared to the 796) will allow for interesting turns while the APTC clutch promises a very soft touch..

Equipped as standard with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II mounted on 17 rims" with 10 branches (120/70 front, 180/55 rear), the Monster 797 relies on very, very heavy braking since it is two large 320 mm discs and 4-piston Brembo radial calipers which will take care of stopping the miss. ABS is of course required.

Equipment side, the 797 is sober: full LED lighting, LCD dashboard and USB port under the saddle.

By relaunching this heir to the 796, Ducati seeks to seduce those nostalgic for the first Monsters, while offering an accessible and sexy roadster to bikers allergic to the neo-retro trend. The low saddle height, its low weight and its high-performance cycle part will allow neophytes to afford Italy without hurting themselves too much. Especially as announced at 8990 €, it will allow itself to hunt on the lands of stars of the category like the Yamaha MT-07.

Available in concessions from March 2017, it will be offered in 3 colors:

Red with red frame and black rims
White with red frame and red rims
Black with black frame and black wheels

Sébastien de Malfin – Photos builder

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The technical aspect

Ducati 797 Monster 2017

  • Frame
  • Tank: 16.5 liters
  • Wheelbase: 435 mm
  • Dry weight: 175 kg
  • Weight in running order: 193 kg
  • Train before

Ducati 797 Monster 2017

  • Transmission
  • secondary by chain
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 803 cc
    (88×66 mm)
  • 75
    at 8,250 rpm
  • 7.03 mkg
    at 5,750 rpm

Detached pieces


chain kit


Ducati 797 Monster 2017

Ducati 797 Monster 2017

Ducati 797 Monster 2017

Ducati 797 Monster 2017

Ducati 797 Monster 2017


Ducati 797 Monster 2017

Ducati 797 Monster 2017

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