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Ducati Monster 696

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Ducati Monster 696
Aka Monster 696
Manufacturer Ducati
Production since 2008
Predecessor Ducati Monster 695
Class naked bike
Engine 696 cc, 2 valves per cylinder desmodromic air cooled L-twin
Bore x stroke: 88 mm × 57.2 mm / 88 mm × 57.2 mm

Compression ratio: 10.6:1

Power 80 hp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 69 lbft @ 7,750 rpm
Tires Front: 120/60 ZR 17
Rear: 160/60 ZR 17
Transmission 6 speed
Suspension Front: Showa 43 mm upside-down fork
Rear: Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Brakes Front: Two 320 mm discs, radial 4-piston calipers
Rear: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rake 24°
Wheelbase 1452 mm
Length 2100 mm
Seat height 770 mm
Dry weight 163 kg
Fuel capacity 15 L including {(3.5 L reserve)


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 5 kg on the previous model, the Monster 695. It was officially launched in early April 2008 in Barcelona.


Design changes

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


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Ducati Models
Scrambler 250 | M620 Monster | 620 SPORT | 748 | 748S | 749 | 749/R/S | 750 Imola | 750 SS | 800 Sport | 800 SS | 848 | 851 | 888 Superbike | 900SS | 900GTS | 916 | 996 | 998 | 999 | 999/R/S | 1098 | 1198 | Apollo | Desmosedici | Hypermotard | Monster | Multistrada | Pantah | Paso | Sport 1000 Classic | 1000DS | PaulSmart1000LE | ST2 | ST3 | ST4 | ST4S | SuperSport
Ducati Model Timeline
Current motorcycles: Multistrada (Multistrada 1200) Template:· DesmosediciTemplate:· Desmosedici RRTemplate:· Monster 696Template:· MonsterTemplate:· SportClassicTemplate:· 848Template:· 1098Template:· 1198Template:· HypermotardTemplate:· Streetfighter
Previous motorcycles: 60, 60S, 65STemplate:· 65T, 65TL, 65TSTemplate:· 98, 98N, 98T, 98TL, 98S, 98SSTemplate:· 125 S, SV Template:· 125 Gran Sport Mariana Template:· 125 AureaTemplate:· 98TS and 85, 98, 125 BroncoTemplate:· Mach 1Template:· ApolloTemplate:· 750 GTTemplate:·750 ImolaTemplate:· SupermonoTemplate:· 800SSTemplate:· 851Template:· 888Template:· 900GTSTemplate:· 748Template:· 749Template:· 916Template:· 996Template:· 998Template:· 999Template:· PantahTemplate:· PasoTemplate:· PaulSmart1000LETemplate:· ST series (ST2Template:· ST3Template:· ST4) Template:· SuperSport
Ducati mopeds: CuccioloTemplate:· 55Template:· BriskTemplate:· FalconTemplate:· Rolly
Designers FabbroTemplate:· GalluzziTemplate:· TaglioniTemplate:· TamburiniTemplate:· Terblanche
Racing division: Ducati Corse