Fuel is received from a 3.8-gallon fuel tank through 45mm throttle bodies, each equipped with a single fuel-injector. Exhaust is piped through a 2-1-2 stainless-steel configuration that terminates with twin shorty-style under-tail mufflers. Each header pipe is fitted with an oxygen sensor which ensures optimum engine running conditions. A six-speed transmission and a hydraulically-operated APTC clutch control the engine’s power through a chain drive. Furthermore the clutch is bathed within the engine’s oil supply enhancing reliability and reducing noise as compared to the racing-style ’dry’ clutches used on the 1198 Superbike. The clutch also incorporates a slipper/back torque limiting functionality which helps prevent the rear wheel instability during downshifts at high rpm. The engine is cradled in a lipstick-red steel trellis frame. It attaches to a reworked subframe which is compatible with passenger grab handles that are available as a Ducati accessory ($129). The 796 also gets the same well-crafted single-sided aluminum swingarm as used on the more expensive 1100 modelThe primary difference that distinguishes the mid-level Monster is its use of a 4-valve, 803cc V-Twin, identical to the unit employed in the Hypermotard 796 street bike.” “2+2=4” Adam, you know you goofed otherwise why is the use of a 4 valve (total) the “primary difference that distinguishes the mid-level Monster is its use of a 4-valve, 803cc V-twin” when the OTHER Monsters ALSO use a 4 valve (total) valve train? When ever a motors cylinder head is discussed and somebody says 4 valve, 2 valves, 3 valves, 5 valves and so on we all understand it to be the number of valves PER head not TOTAL. It’s okay to make mistakes like in the article for the XR1200X you guys have it down as chain drive….at least the pictures look pretty.
Engine: 803cc air-cooled L-Twin, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.1:1
Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel-injection
Clutch: APTC wet multi-plate, hydraulic actuation
Final Drive: Chain, 15F/39
Front Suspension: Showa 43mm inverted fork, non-adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Sachs hydraulic shock absorber, spring preload and rebound damping adjustment; 5.8 in. travel
Front Brakes: Dual 320mm discs with radial-mount Brembo 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake: 245mm disc with Brembo twin-piston caliper
Front Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso 120/70-17
Rear Tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso 180/55-17
Wheelbase: 57.1 in.
Length: 82.3 in.
Rake: 24 deg. Trail: 3.43 in.
Seat Height: 31.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.8 gal.
Claimed Dry Weight: 368 lbs.
Colors: Ducati Red; Arctic White Silk; Diamond Black Silk
Warranty: Two years, unlimited mileage