The Ducati Monster 795 has finally been unveiled today and the Ducati website has updated with all the details about the Asia specific lower costing Ducati Monster.

Here is a video from the launch:

Now why is this Ducati Monster cheaper?

Well the major changes that we can see that are different from the international Monster 796 is as following:

– Single sided swingarm of the Monster 796 becomes a double sided swingarm in the monster 795

– Seat height decreases from 31.5 inches on the Moster 796 to  30.3inches on the Monster 795

– The Monster 796 has 5 spoke alloy wheels the Monster 795 has 3 spoke ones.

– The Monster 796 front tyre is a 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso while the new Monster 795 has a 120/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST.

– The Monster 796 rear tyre is a 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso while on the new Monster 795 it is a 160/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST.

Well from the above list nothing seems to be a cost reduction factor apart from the new double sided swing arm, but the real trump card in the cost reduction comes in the fact that these bikes would be assembled in Thailand, with whom India has a free trade agreement, and hence would see a nice drop in the prices. Currently the Monster 796 retails for about 8.5 lakhs in Bangalore, the new Ducati Monster 795 is expected to retail at about 6 lakhs ex-showroom. For those wondering how can a sub 800cc motorcycle import be legal? The Monster 796 and the new 796 are infact 803CC.

The Monster 795 would be available in the following countries:

  • Thailand
  • China
  • India
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore

Here is a look at the official specifications released:

Chassis: Frame Tubular chrome moly steel trellis, casted aluminium subframe

Wheelbase: 1450 mm (57.1in)

Rake: 24°

Rear swingarm: Double sides swingarm

Front suspension: Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks

Front wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)

Front wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17

Front tyre: 120/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST

Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock

Rear wheel travel: 148mm (5.8in)

Rear wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17

Rear tyre: 160/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST

Front brake: 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper

Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper

Fuel tank capacity: 15 l (3.8 US gal) / 13,5 l (3.6 US gal) ABS version

Dry weight: 167kg / 169 kg ABS version

Instruments Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, time, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, overrev, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system.

Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage

Body colour (frame/wheel) Red (red / black) – Arctic white silk (red / black) – Diamond black silk (red / black)

Versions Dual seat

Seat height 770mm (30.3in)

Engine: Type L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled

Displacement: 803cc

Bore x Stroke: 88 x 66mm

Compression Ratio: 11:01

Power: 64kW @ 8250 rpm

Torque: 78 Nm – 8 kgm @ 6250 rpm

Fuel injection Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body with stepper motor

Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and twin lambda probes

Transmission Gearbox: 6-speed

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

Primary drive Straight cut gears: Ratio 1.85:1

Final drive Chain: Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39

Clutch APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control


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  2. I’ve been on the market for a little while now for a motorbike of the middle-weight category. Ninja 650R, etc. Then came along the Ducati 795. Read, saw everything on the www. Went to the Ducati showroom in B’lore this morn and found it closed, no, locked down – is a better term. Searched the web. came across some threads on xbhp. More research and trawling the net sprung more info. I dont know if the Ducati dudes can do business in India this way. Very Very dissapointed


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