About Monster 797
The Ducati Monster 797 is the new entry-level model in the company’s Monster range of streetfighters. Positioned between the Scrambler and Monster 821, this bike will lock horns with the likes of the Kawasaki Z800, Triumph Street Triple and the Harley Davidson Iron 883.
The Ducati Monster 797 mimics the minimalistic character of the original Monster from early 1990s. A traditional oval headlamp with LED DRLs sits at the front while the exposed frame and lack of bodywork accentuates its raw character. The Monster 797 is based on a traditional trellis frame. At the heart is an 803cc air-cooled L-twin engine borrowed from the Scrambler.
Though the Monster 797 loses out on electronics like traction control and riding modes, ABS has been retained. It rides on 43mm Kayaba inverted front forks and an offset Sachs rear monoshock with preload and rebound adjust. The Brembo brake setup consists of dual 320mm disc brakes up front and a 245mm disc brake at the rear. The LCD instrument console gets Ducati’s proprietary multimedia system.
The Ducati Monster 797 will be offered in three paint schemes – white, red and black. Targeted at customers taking their first step in the ‘big bike’ territory, the Monster 797 will sport a price tag of around Rs 7 lakh. We expect it to be launched in India in the first quarter of 2017.