Ducati Monster: the bike of choice for passionate riders and enthusiasts.
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By: One of the most famous motorcycle brands in the world, Ducati Monster has been around since 1973 and produced many iconic bikes like the Ducati Monster and the legendary 999. It was founded by Claudio de Villota and Claudia Brignoli in Bologna, Italy and it is now headed by Piero Ferrari (Ferrari Group) after he bought it from Malaysian billionaire James Jannard’s company. The name of Monster is inspired by a combination of words such as ‘monster’ and ‘dare’. The founder wanted a high-performance bike that could handle well in any terrain and could perform a variety of stunts.
The bike is known for its outstanding performance, design, and reliability. It was recognized as the best bike of 2015 by both Motorcycle USA and World Superbike. The current Ducati Monster bikes come with several notable features including hydraulic suspension, Brembo brakes, satellite navigation system, start-stop technology, ABS, etc. The price of Ducati Monster ranges from $8,000 to $14,000 (on average) depending on the series (racing or touring).
The History of Ducati
Ducati was born in Bologna city where Claudio de Villota founded it in 1973. He was a motorcycle racer and an Italian entrepreneur and he set the company’s philosophy – to build 100% racing bikes. The first bike – 999 – was built after winning the 1973 European Superstock 600 Championship; it was named ‘Monster’ because of its outstanding performance and design. The next year, de Villota founded Ducati Motor Holding SpA (MHR) to manufacture Ducati racing machines, including motorcycles for stock-class racing, as well as cruisers and V-twin engines for commercial applications.
In 1978, the first prototype of the Legend came out with a 750cc engine which was developed by Franco Rocchi. In 1980, the company offered a derivative from this 750cc bike – the 888 with a larger engine of 989cc. In 1983, the weight was reduced to 183 kg and it had a 77.5-bhp engine. In 1985, Ducati stepped up its game with a V-twin engine which was introduced in 1988, and it gave 110 hp for both motorcycling enthusiasts and race fans.
In 1993, the factory shifted to Bologna from its previous place of manufacture – Borgo Panigale – and that same year also marked the introduction of the Supermono – a monocoque frame with a 916cc four-cylinder engine developed by Filippo Sega. The new frame was made of magnesium alloy, reducing the weight of the bike to 200 kg.
In 1994, Ducati introduced the Desmoquattro engine which was used in the Supermono. This engine helped the bike reach a top speed of 180 km/h, making it one of the fastest bikes in that time. Ducati Monster 900 entered the market in 1996 with 900cc four-cylinder engine and it reached a top speed of 195 km/h.
In 2004, Ducati introduced its Superbike range with 998 4-cylinder engines which later evolved into 999’s 6 straight-valve heads for maximum power output.
In 2007, Ducati Monster 796 was launched with a two-valve head engine which delivered more power at both the low and high rpm. The bike also featured a higher capacity of 803cc engine.
Safety Measures for Riders
Before you start riding your bike, it is important to know how to ride it safely. Your safety on the road depends on your knowledge of riding techniques, your motorcycle parts, and your ability to read road conditions by paying more attention.
As a motorcycle rider, you must be able to do the following things.
The first is knowing how to ride in different conditions. For instance, when you are riding on wet roads, be sure to slow down your speed because when your tires are wet, they have just 60% grip on the road. When riding at night, be sure to use headlights regardless of the weather conditions because most accidents happen in poor visibility especially among motorcyclists. When riding uphill or downhill, keep in mind that both situations require overpowering control over accelerating and braking since overpowering will result in bogs or wheelspin respectively.
The second is understanding motorcycle parts so you can identify any issues with your bike before they become serious. Basic knowledge of motorcycle parts is very helpful especially if you are on the road far from home. Good knowledge of your bike will also help you assess the causes of any problems.
The third is learning words or phrases for signals that can be used when riding. For instance, some signals like ‘watch out’ or ‘no entry’ are common around many countries. Avoid any unnecessary risks by learning some basic words and phrases.
Fourth is knowing how to do emergency braking and swerving maneuvers, especially if you are riding on an unfamiliar terrain or road condition. Emergency braking requires your front brake first, then rear brake while turning right or left respectively depending on which side the emergency brakes were applied to avoid skidding of tires. It is important to know how to control the bike in an emergency situation like this one.
Review of the 2017 Ducati Monster 797
The Monster 797 is a standard motorcycle with a 399 cc engine capable of producing 63.5 hp at 9,500 rpm and 50 Nm of torque at 7,750 pm. The engine has four-stroke and two-cylinder features along with a dry-sump lubrication system and dual overhead camshaft configuration. It has a power valve and tubular exhaust manifolds for maximum power output. It has a five-speed manual transmission and wet multi-plate clutch which helps riders shift smoothly without any jerks or vibrations.
The front suspension is made of 43 mm inverted telescopic forks while the rear suspension has a Sachs mono-shock. Both suspensions are fully adjustable. The front brake system has a dual 300 mm disc brake while the rear has a single 220 mm disc.
The dashboard of the motorcycle can be adjusted to riders’ height and weight with an adjustable reach and height. For extra comfort, the motorcycle provides ABS (anti-lock braking system) which helps riders in applying brakes when needed. There are six standard riding modes that can be adjusted by riders to adjust their movement speed for better control on the road.