2017 Ducati Monster 797


The Monster 797 is the ideal bike for those seeking carefree enjoyment, whether in the city or out of town. The design recalls the iconic bike of the 90s, reinterpreted with a modern twist: the trellis frame, a traditional Ducati trait, perfectly marries with the muscular tank and rear double-sided swingarm in cast aluminium, lightweight and sporty, with side-mounted shock. The seat, positioned just 805mm from the ground, the wide handlebar and wide steering angle ensure agility in traffic and stability at high speed, while the contained weight and chassis offer the rider great feeling, whatever the experience level.

803cm³ Desmodue

The Monster 797 is powered by the air-cooled 803cm³ Desmodue twin. Though inspired by the Monster’s roots, it is a modern, Euro 4 homologated engine, able to unleash 75 hp of maximum power at 8250 rpm. Characterised by 88mm bore and 66mm stroke, it has been designed to offer sheer enjoyment without ever proving difficult to ride. The 2 in 1 exhaust has been designed to guarantee optimum fluid dynamics and excellent heat protection for the rider and passenger. The engine of the Monster 797 is also competitive in terms of its maintenance intervals, with services required every 12,000 kilometres.


The Monster 797 is equipped with the traditional Ducati steel trellis frame. Essential, rigid but also lightweight, it leaves the Ducati twin on view and, together with the steel tank, is one of the characteristic elements of the Monster. The frame marries perfectly with the cast aluminium double-sided swingarm and, thanks to the compact 1435mm wheelbase, ensures agility in traffic and stability at high speed.

LCD instruments

The dash of the Monster 797 comprises a large, high-visibility LCD screen, featuring the main and secondary functions. The unit provides data including speed, engine revs, total mileage, trip1 and trip2, engine oil temperature, clock, average speed and journey time.


Engine L-Twin cylinder, 2 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, air cooled

Displacement 803 cc (49 cu in)

Bore X stroke 88 x 66 mm (3.46 x 2.60 in)

Compression ratio 11,0:1

Power 55 kW (75 hp) @ 8.250 rpm

Torque 68.9 Nm (50.8 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm

Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system, 50 mm throttle bodies

Exhaust 2-1 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler with aluminium cover


Gearbox 6 speed

Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1

Ratio 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26

Final drive Chain; Front sprocket Z15; Rear sprocket Z46

Clutch APTC wet multiplate clutch with mechanical control


Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame

Front suspension 43 mm Kayaba USD forkm

Front wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 3.50" x 17"

Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 120/70 ZR17

Rear suspension Sachs monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable

Rear wheel 10-spoke light alloy, 5.50" x 17"

Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 180/55 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear) 130 mm (5.12 in) - 150 mm (5.91 in)

Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Rear brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston calliper with Bosch ABS as standard equipment

Instrumentation LCD


Dry weight 175 (386 lb)

Kerb weight 193 (425lb)

Kerb weight (no fuel) 184 kg (406 lb)

Seat height 805 mm (31.69 in)

Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.50 in)

Rake 24°

Front wheel trail 90 mm (3.54 in)

Fuel tank capacity 16.5 l - 4.36 gallon (US)

Number of seats Dual seat


STANDARD EQUIPMENT Bosch ABS, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket, DMS ready, Passenger seat cover and windshield (Monster 797+)


Warrantly (Mesi) 24 months unlimited mileage

MAINTENANCE (Km/mesi) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance adjustment (Km) 12,000 km (7,500 mi)



CO2 emissions 121 g/km

Consumption 5.3 l/100 km