Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe touches down

Domestic Ducati distributors, Next Bike, today revealed the latest rendition of its popular ‘Naked’ bike variant, the Monster 796 Corse Stripe.

The Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sporty nature of the 1100. Following its initial debut at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in ’92, the Monster line-up is still Ducati’s most sought-after variant. With revised ergonomics, and increased power, thanks to the brand new Desmodue 796 engine at its heart, the Monster 796 perfectly balances lifestyle performance with everyday functionality. Standard ABS and the striking Corse Stripe livery further emphasize Ducati’s authentic sporting spirit.

All elements, mounted on a light and immensely strong Trellis frame, have been redesigned and redeveloped to ensure that form follows function. Powered by a lightweight 803cc Desmodue air-cooled engine, the Monster 796 delivers an impressive 87hp at 8250 rpm and 58lb-ft of torque at 6250rpm.

Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe embarks on a minimalist concept, with a ‘Monster-rous’ nature

True to its minimalistic and ‘Monster-ous’ nature, the 796 keeps with Ducati’s ‘less is more’ philosophy that is behind this range and all details detracting from the Monster concept have been eliminated. Less weight, more torque and high quality componentry makes the Monster 796 a smooth, responsive and thrilling ride.

Front suspension is handled by user-friendly 43mm Kayaba forks whilst a sporty single sided swingarm is controlled by a Sachs unit with adjustable spring and damping settings at the rear. The swingarm lends to the reduced final weight and improved road handling. A mildly urbanized riding position with higher handlebars inspires confidence, while a redesigned seat provides optimum ride comfort.

In conjunction with the Monster 796 Corse Stripe announcement, Next Bike initiated the Ducati Safety Course (DSC) program, which is a prelude to the global Ducati Riding Experience (DRE). This program is especially drawn up for the owners and slated to begin this weekend at the Ducati HQ in Petaling Jaya.

Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe price and availability

The Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe is estimated to contribute 35 percent of total sales, thanks to its exceptional net selling price of RM 63,888.

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