10 things about the Ducati Monster 796 Corse Stripe


As you know by now, Ducati Malaysia (Next Bike Sdn Bhd) expanded its model line up for the Malaysian market recently with the introduction of the new Monster 796 Corse Stripe. Here are the essentials you need to know about the newest Italian naked to hit our market.

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The Monster 796 Corse Stripe is presented as a mid-range model within the Monster naked line-up. It was specifically designed to incorporate characteristics from its siblings the Monster 696 and the Monster 1100.

Merging the styles of both the 696 and 1100, the Monster 796 boasts slightly revamped ergonomics, designed to bring balance between both sporty uses and daily practicality. The 796 has its seat height raised slightly to 800m from the 795 and 696’s height of 770mm. The handlebars on the 796 have also been raised slightly to accommodate the increased seat height.

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The Monster 796 Corse Stripe is powered using Ducati’s new generation 796 Desmodue engine. Displacing 803cc, the new L-twin has an increased crankshaft stroke figure of 66mm instead of 57.2mm in the Monster 696’s Desmodromic L-twin unit. Following this is the Desmodue’s higher compression ratio of 11:1 as oppose to the 696 Desmodromic’s 10:7:1 ratio.

The Monster 796 Corse Stripe’s 803cc engine generates similar amounts of power as the Monster 795 version, outputting 87hp at 8,250rpm and 78Nm of maximum torque at 6,250rpm. Keeping weight down as much as possible, the engine also utilises new lightweight crankcases.

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The Monster 796 Corse Stripe is equipped with a similar six-speed manual transmission as the 795 along with similar ratios, but the 796 version has an updated clutch unit. The APTC multi-plate wet clutch in the 796 now boasts a self servo action on drive, as well as a slipper action on over-run – two functions previously unavailable in both the 795 and 696.

One of the biggest and key changes in the Monster 796 Corse Stripe is the chassis’ use of a new single-sided swingarm unit as oppose to the 795 and 696 versions’ double swingarm. With the reduced weight, the Monster 796 Corse Stripe promises to deliver better performance and handling all-round.

For the Malaysian market, the Monster 796 Corse Stripe will offer ABS brakes as standard, as well as the Corse Stripe livery.

The Monster 796 Corse Stripe has a claimed wet (laden) kerb weight of 188kg.

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The Monster 796 Corse Stripe for the Malaysian market comes in the form of completely knocked-down (CKD) units assembled in Thailand.

In Malaysia, the new Monster 796 Corse Stripe carries a nett selling price that starts from RM63,888.

Engine type L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement 803cc
Bore x Stroke 88 x 66 mm
Compression ratio 11:1
Power 64 kW (87 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
Torque 78 Nm (58 lb-ft) @ 6,250 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body 45 mm with stepper motor
Exhaust Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter with twin lambda probes
Gearbox 6 speed
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
Ratio 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control, Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame Tubular chrome moly steel trellis, casted aluminium subframe
Front suspension 43mm upside-down forks
Front wheel 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable monoshock. Single sided swingarm
Rear wheel 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Front wheel travel 120mm (4.7in)
Rear wheel travel 148mm (5.8in)
Front brake 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper, ABS avaliable upon request
Rear brake 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS available upon request
Instrumentation Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, 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.
Dry weight 167kg (369lb) / 169kg (373lb) ABS version
Wet weight (KERB) 187kg (412lb)
ABS wet weight (KERB) 188kg (414.5 lb)
Seat height 800mm (31.5in)
Wheelbase 1450mm (57.1in)
Rake 24°
Trail 87mm (3,42 in)
Fuel tank capacity 15l – 3.8gallon (US) / 13.5l – 3.6gallon (US) ABS version
Number of seats Dual seat
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 12.000 km (7,500m) / 12 months
Valve clearance check 12.000 km (7.500m)
Emissions and Consumption Standard Euro 3 (Europe version) – USA: follows the US Federal Regulation

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