Ducati has unveiled the 2016 Monster 797 in Italy. The new entry level offering in the Monster range, the Monster 797 is a back-to-basics streetfighter priced at GBP 7,875 (Rs 6.51 lakh).
The Ducati Monster 797 is based on a traditional trellis frame. Powering the Monster 797 is the 803cc air-cooled L-twin engine borrowed from the Scrambler. This engine delivers 75bhp and is mated to a six-speed transmission. While it loses out on electronics like traction control and riding modes, the Monster 797 does get an ABS system. It rides on 43mm KYB front forks and Sachs monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound at the rear. The Monster 797 has an electronic instrument console with the company’s proprietary multimedia system.
While it isn’t as sophisticated as other Monsters, Ducati expects the Monster 797 to be the highest selling product among its brethren. Ducati has positioned it between the Scrambler Icon and the Scrambler Urban Enduro in the UK, which means we can expect it to be priced around Rs 7 lakh in India. It will share the market space with the likes of Kawasaki Z800, Triumph Street Triple and the Harley Davidson Iron 883.