We have good news to all superbike enthusiasts!
Ducati Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Ducati bikes in the country, has recently unveiled its budget-price middleweight bike—the Ducati Monster 795—specifically developed for the Asian market.
Combining the engine of the 796 and the chassis of the 696, the new M795, as it is called, is considered to be the most affordable Ducati model in the Monster range—priced at Php. 570,000.
According to Mirko Bordiga, Chief Executive Officer of Ducati Asia Pacific, “Due to the growth of the Asian market, Ducati decided to make a big investment with the Thailand assembly plant mainly to fulfil the needs of Asian clients. The strategic location chosen to assemble Ducati motorcycles in Thailand enable us to favourably comply with local import tax requirement. The result is not a cheaper bike, but a pure Ducati DNA motorcycle—fully designed and engineered in Italy with fewer duties of taxes.”
The Ducati Monster began its styling exercise in 1992, when designer Miguel Angel Galluzzi, created the first Ducati Monster. Since its inception, the Ducati Monster series has always been a “dream bike” of every motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the world for its minimalistic design.
Known as a naked bike characterized by an exposed engine and frame, the Monster 795 is expected to place a tougher competition among existing bikes in the 600cc category. The M795 is currently assembled in Thailand and also available in China, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.
We tested the new Monster 795 on the streets—and on the road—the bike attracts many bystanders. One thing for sure—is that this bike provides an intimidating look because of its unique appearance and naked body frame. At first glance, the M795 body frame displays an extraordinary balance between sports performance and sheer riding pleasure. Meanwhile, the bright white illuminated display of the M795 provides all the essential data—which include: speedometer, rev counter, time, scheduled maintenance, oil temperature, trip fuel, warning light for low pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, and immobilizer.
Now if you’re stuck on EDSA on Friday traffic, the Ducati Monster 795 is easy-to-ride. The bike has a shorter seat height (770 mm) specifically designed for Asian bikers. The upright riding position of the M795 gives every rider a comfortable ride.
Nestled within the naked frame of M795 is the 803cc, Desmodue, L-twin cylinder, air-cooled and dual spark engine matted with 6-speed gears that provides excellent power and riding comfort. Speed addicts who love to ride on a long trip would be amazed on how the 15-liter fuel tank of M795 works.
The reality is: Not everyone can afford to buy this bike. But with Ducati’s M795 lucrative price, it’s really worth of buying and offers best value for your hard-earned money.
Engine : Type L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air-cooled
Displacement : 803cc
Power : 85 hp at 8250 rpm
Torque : 78 Nm at 6250 rpm
Transmission : 6-speed
Chassis : Frame Tubular chrome moly steel trellis, casted aluminium subframe
Wheelbase : 1450 mm (57.1in)
Suspension (F) : Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks
Suspension (R) : Progressive linkage with preload rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
Rear wheel : 3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17
Rear tyre : 160/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
Front wheel : 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre : 120/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
Front brake : 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper
Rear brake : 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
Fuel tank : 15-liter
Price as tested : Php. 570,000.00