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2017 Ducati Monster 797 - Pre Owned

  • Certified Pre-Owned

  • Engine and Fork Sliders

  • Heated Grips

  • Auxillary Front Lights

  • Tank Bag

  • Side Bags

  • Raised Renthal Handlebar Clamp

  • Only 4494 miles

  • Just serviced and all new clutch plates installed

 VIN 01655

Over the last 25 years, Ducati has produced many versions of the Monster, each representing an evolution in styling and engineering. This time, attention is on building a smaller, more-accessible bike for those entry-level riders who were overlooked when the Monster 696 and 796 were removed from the lineup in 2015. More than just straightforward and simple, however, Ducati also intended for the bike to be capable enough so that even more experienced riders could appreciate its unique styling and sporty performance. Accessible, but fully modern and capable.

The Monster 797 take its styling cues strait from the Monster handbook. A new steel fuel tank and rounded headlight are straight-up old-school Monster. The frame also returns to its roots with a single-piece steel-tube design that runs from headstock to tail, complete with traditional tubular grab rails for the passenger. Throw in a new triangular twin-sided cast aluminum swingarm that contains a link-less shock mounted on the left side, and you’ve got yourself a real looker.

The 797 retains the same 31.7-inch seat height as the Monster 821, but lower footpegs and a wider handlebar provide a more comfortable riding position. The 797 weighs a claimed 425 lbs., which is impressive enough, but the tighter wheelbase of 56.5 inches also contributes to a light, nimbler ride.

The 803cc engine, with its 88mm bore and 66mm stroke, delivers a claimed 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and 50.8 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,750 rpm. A single 50mm throttle body with two sub-butterfly injectors provides a precise and smooth power delivery; not too intimidating for the beginner but more than enough power to have a good time or make the occasional roll-on pass.

The six-speed transmission is equipped with Ducati’s APTC, cable-controlled clutch, which provides a lighter pull. The servo-assisted slipper function helps smooth out downshifts so that the gear changing operation can be as seamless as possible.

A nice, clean LCD dash is mounted to the top triple clamp and dispalys all the pertinent information. There is also a USB port under the seat so that you can access Ducati’s optional Multimedia System (DMS). This allows for things like your phone, navigation maps, and such to be accessed through the system via the dash or earphones.

Riding the bike

Power delivery is smooth with 80 percent of the torque coming in at 3,500 rpm.

The 797 powers out of corners nicely, with a very usable and linear delivery—never hesitating throughout the rev range. The bars feel wide at first but the extra leverage is appreciated. All the controls are within reach and as I mentioned, the seating position is comfortable and roomy, allowing you the option to move around.

Braking is exceptional thanks to the dual Brembo 320mm discs and radial-mounted monobloc M4.32 four-piston calipers. The rear gets a single 245mm disc and a dual-piston caliper. A Bosch 9.1 MP ABS braking system is standard issue and the control is barely noticeable. The Monster 797 comes with lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II dual-compound tires complementing the whole package.

ENGINE TYPE Air-cooled V-twin
BORE & STROKE 88.0 x 66.0mm
SEAT HEIGHT 31.69 in.
RAKE 24°
TRAIL 3.5 in.
WHEELBASE 56.5 in.