The Ducati Monster 696: A Classic Motorcycle for the Modern Rider
The Ducati Monster 696 is a classic motorcycle that has been around since 2008. It is a standard or “naked” motorcycle, powered by a 90° L-twin, 696 cc (42.5 cu in) 58.8 kW (78.9 hp) air-cooled engine with desmodromic valve actuation. It has a steel trellis frame and a lightweight aluminum subframe, and its claimed dry weight is 161 kg (355 lb).
The Monster 696 is a great choice for riders looking for a classic motorcycle with modern features. It has a slipper clutch to prevent locking of the rear wheel through clumsy down-shifting, and its brake system components including master cylinders and discs are supplied by Brembo. The front has 320 mm floating dual discs and radially mounted 4 piston Brembo p4.32 calipers, and the 245 mm rear solid disc have a two-piston p34 caliper.
2009 Ducati Monster 696
The 2009 Ducati Monster 696 was the first model of the Monster 696 series. It was powered by an 803cc L-Twin engine that produced 80 horsepower at 8,750 rpm and 50 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. It had a dry weight of 375 lbs and a seat height of 30.3 inches.
2012 Ducati Monster 696
The 2012 Ducati Monster 696 was the second model of the Monster 696 series. It was powered by an 803cc L-Twin engine that produced 80 horsepower at 8,750 rpm and 50 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. It had a dry weight of 375 lbs and a seat height of 30.3 inches.
2014 Ducati Monster 696
The 2014 Ducati Monster 696 was the third model of the Monster 696 series. It was powered by an 803cc L-Twin engine that produced 80 horsepower at 8,750 rpm and 50 lb-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. It had a dry weight of 375 lbs and a seat height of 30.3 inches.
Ducati Monster 696 Top Speed & Acceleration
The Ducati Monster 696 moves well considering that it has only 64 horsepower. It is helped by its relatively light dry weight of 165 kilograms which ensures that it is nippy from a dig recording a 0-60 mph time of only 3.81 seconds. This equates to 0-100 km/h for the monster 696 at 3.99 seconds.
The monster 696 needs to be revved right up to the limiter in the first three gears for the best effect and a change into fourth at around 9000 rpm for the fasters 0-100 mph time which the Monster 696 achieves in under ten seconds at a respectable 9.52 which matches the Ninja 650 almost exactly.
Almost at the end of fourth gear, the Monster 696 will pass through the quarter mile in 12.30 seconds at 109.9 mph making it around mid-pack of the very many motorcycles in the class.
Being a naked motorcycle top speed is not where it is at but hold on long enough and tuck good and you will eventually clock a very decent and respectable 126.8 mph from the Monster 696 and can be almost done in fifth though it is right at the limiter.
Ducati Monster 696 For Sale
If you’re looking for a classic motorcycle with modern features, then you should consider the Ducati Monster 696. At MotoWorks Chicago, we have a wide selection of Ducati Monsters for sale, including 2009, 2012, and 2014 models. We also offer financing options so you can get your dream bike today!