2014 Monster 796. MSRP $10,495.00
The Monster 796 has it all: outstanding style, performance and comfort. A joy-to-ride gem bursting with iconic Italian design.
The Monster 796 opens a new road to the world of Ducati Monster and becomes the ‘urban icon’ of hand-built Italian naked motorcycles.
The 796 engine is a completely brand new, lightweight Desmodue power unit designed to provide the torquey, smooth and enjoyable character famous of all Desmodromic L-Twins.
The ‘less-is-more’ philosophy behind all Monsters underlines Ducati’s never-ending pursuit of genuinely compact, high performance motorcycles, but these new models have succeeded in being even more ‘pared down’ than their predecessors. Every single component has been redesigned and redeveloped so now more than ever, form follows function. With any details detracting from the Monster concept being eliminated, ‘less-is-more’ also means ‘less-is-Monster’. Less weight plus more torque equals fun-filled riding.
An immensely strong but light tubular steel Trellis frame with aluminium rear sub-frame is the visual and structural backbone of the Monster. Delivering unparalleled rigidity with minimal mass, the chassis design is pure Ducati in its ingenuity and simplicity. A separate, all aluminium sub-frame saves weight and adds a pleasing continuity with the aluminium footrest hangers and matte finished swingarm.
The triple-parabola headlight on the Monster utilises the latest optical technology and advanced construction techniques to provide an incredibly compact lighting package. In spite of its compact size, the headlight throws a broad and deep beam to provide excellent visibility and make night riding safer. Viewed from the side, its discrete silhouette mimics the radical shape of the fuel tank.
L-Twin, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, air cooled
64 kW (87 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
78 Nm (58 lb-ft) @ 6,250 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes
Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Tubular steel Trellis frame
43mm upside-down forks
Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17
120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable monoshock
Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50 x 17
180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Front wheel travel
Rear wheel travel
2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper
245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, overrev, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system.
Dimensions and weight
167kg (369lb) / 169kg (373lb) ABS version
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
ABS wet weight (KERB)
188kg (414.5 lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Fuel tank capacity
15l – 3.8 gallon (US) 13.5l – 3.6 gallon (US) ABS version
Number of seats
2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
Valve clearance check