Ducati Monster 696: review, history, specs

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Ducati Monster 696
Manufacturer
Also called Monster 69620th Anniversary, Monster 696 20th Anniversary
Production 2008 - 2014
Class Naked
Predecessor Ducati Monster 695
Engine
696cc L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 88.9mm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Horsepower 80.06 HP (59.7 KW) @ 9000RPM
Torque 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 7750RPM
Air Filter K&N DU-6908 `08-14[1]
Spark Plug NGK `09-14[2]
Battery 11.0:1
Transmission Gear box: straight cut gears

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Suspension Front: 43mm upside-down forks
Rear: Progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable monoshock
Brakes Front: 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/60 17
Rear Tire 160/60 17
Wheelbase 57.09 inches (1450 mm)
Length 82.68 inches (2100 mm)
Seat Height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 368.17 pounds (167.0 Kg) (dry), 161.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
Ducati monster 696 left side

The Ducati Monster 696 was a L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled Naked motorcycle produced by Ducati between 2008 and 2014. Max torque was 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 7750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 80.06 HP (59.7 KW) @ 9000 RPM.


Overview

Ducati Monster 696 is the 2008 generation of the Ducati Monster line of motorcycles. It was announced in November 2007 and includes some improvements in ergonomics including the lowest seat height of any Ducati. Weight has been reduced 5kg on the previous model, the Monster 695.[3] It was officially launched in early April 2008 in Barcelona.

Design changes

  • Ergonomics
    • shorter reach to bars
    • lower seat height
  • Swap-able tank color panels
  • Reduced weight by 5kg
  • Engine power increase (9% boost)
  • New engine cylinder heads
  • New maintenance schedule
  • Trellis frame mounts to an aluminum subframe

Engine

The engine was a air cooled L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled. A 88.9mm bore x 88.9mm stroke result in a displacement of just 696.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a desmodromic valve control.

Drive

The bike has a straight cut gears transmission. Power was moderated via the APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control.

Chassis

It came with a 120/60 17 front tire and a 160/60 17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper in the front and a 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm upside-down forks while the rear was equipped with a Progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable monoshock. The Monster 696 was fitted with a 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 368.17 pounds (167.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.


2008 Ducati Monster 696

The 2008 MY Ducati Monster 696 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 696cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 80 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque.

It comes with features such as a tubular steel trellis frame, a dual seat, a high-mounted dual exhaust system, blacked-out, three-spoked cast-aluminum wheels, a digital instrumentation display, a single headlight, a 43mm Showa upside-down telescopic fork coupled to a Sachs adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage as a rear suspension, and Brembo brakes with dual discs and a single disc in the front and in the rear, respectively.


2009 Ducati Monster 696

The 2009 MY Ducati Monster 696 has standard fittings such as a tubular steel trellis frame, a dual seat, a high-mounted dual exhaust system, blacked-out, three-spoked cast-aluminum wheels, a digital instrumentation display, a single headlight, a 43mm Showa upside-down telescopic fork coupled to a Sachs adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage as a rear suspension, and Brembo brakes with dual discs and a single disc in the front and in the rear, respectively.

In the engine department it is powered by a four-stroke, air-cooled, 696cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerplant, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a calimed 80 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque.


2010 Ducati Monster 696

The 2010 MY Ducati Monster 696 boasts a maximum power output of 80 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 696cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic powerhouse that was paired to a six-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive.

In addition, it comes equipped with a tubular steel trellis frame, a dual seat, a high-mounted dual exhaust system, blacked-out, three-spoked cast-aluminum wheels, a digital instrumentation display, a single headlight, a 43mm Showa upside-down telescopic fork coupled to a Sachs adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage as a rear suspension, and Brembo brakes with dual discs and a single disc in the front and in the rear, respectively.


2011 Ducati Monster 696

The Italian engineers from the House of Borgo Panigale have designed the 2011 MY Ducati Monster 696 for a wide variety of riders, from novice to seasoned, that prefer the agility and comfort offered by a middle-class naked machine.

It has standard features such as a tubular steel trellis frame, a dual seat, a high-mounted dual exhaust system, blacked-out, three-spoked cast-aluminum wheels, a digital instrumentation display, a single headlight, a 43mm Showa upside-down telescopic fork coupled to a Sachs adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage as a rear suspension, and Brembo brakes with dual discs and a single disc in the front and in the rear, respectively.

Also, it is powered by a four-stroke, air-cooled, 696cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive, and can produce a claimed 80 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque.


2012 Ducati Monster 696

If you're on the market for a middle-class naked machine, that combines sportbike-like performance with ease the use and agility of a starter bike, then the 2012 MY Ducati Monster 696 may be the right choice for you. It boasts a maximum power output of 80 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque from its air-cooled, four-stroke, 696cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic engine, that was mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

The most notable features for this machine would be the tubular steel trellis frame, a dual seat, a high-mounted dual exhaust system, blacked-out, three-spoked cast-aluminum wheels, a digital instrumentation display, a single headlight, a 43mm Showa upside-down telescopic fork coupled to a Sachs adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage as a rear suspension, and Brembo brakes with dual discs and a single disc in the front and in the rear, respectively.


2013 Ducati Monster 696

The 2013 MY Ducati Monster 696 sports a reliable, air-cooled, 696cc, L-Twin cylinder engine with two Desmodromically actuated valver per cylinder, that produces 80 horsepower and 69 Nm of torque. It features a number of technologies that significantly improve its power delivery as well as rider safety, such as the APTC clutch and ABS as standard. It has a high-end suspension system, composed of 43mm Marzocchi upside down stanchion forks and a Sachs rear suspension, which make for a plush ride, as well as increased maneuverability.

It follows the "less is more" Monster concept, with all of its components proudly on display under a red frame, and it has the characteristic Italian thoroughbred design which is sure to turn heads, no matter where one decides to ride it.


2013 Ducati Monster 696 20th Anniversary

To celebrate the 20 years of production of the Monster family, the House of Borgo Panigale have launched the 2013 MY Monster 696 20th Anniversary. They have took the base Monster 696 and added special visual upgrades, for a more desirable machine, such as the bronze frame, gold brake calipers, front disc carriers, the champagne front fork bodies, the grey swingarm, engine outer casings and lower triple-clamp, a chromed headlight support, 90's style mirrors and seat fabric, as well as some restyled components throughout the bike.

At its heart lies the proven, 696cc, air-cooled, L-twin cylinder engine with two Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, that produces 80 horsepower and 69 Nm of torque, which was borrowed from the base model, as well as the Ducati Safety Pack and the DDA-ready technologies.


2014 Ducati Monster 696

If you are a rider who wants a naked bike suited both for urban jungle commuting and weekend joy rides, than the 2014 MY Ducati Monster 696 may be the right choice for you. At its heart lies the proven, air-cooled, 696cc, Desmodue L-Twin powerplant that can produce 80 horsepower and 69 Nm of torque. Aided by an APTC clutch, the machine is perfectly fitted for tackling inner city traffic and stoplights, without putting to much of a strain on the rider. ABS as standard and the Brembo brakes ensure increased performance and a safer ride, even when the road ahead becomes more treacherous than usual. Also, the lightweight three-spoked aluminum alloy wheels mean a more agile, more easy-to-control motorcycle. Add to this the characteristic Italian design and attention to details, and you get one of the most desirable naked bikes available on the market.


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References

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  3. webbikeworld.com. Ducati announces the Monster 696. Retrieved on 2007-11-14.

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