Ducati has introduced an all new Monster, the 2008 Monster 696. A combination trellis frame with aluminum sub frame mounts a 696 cc L Twin 2 valve engine, producing 80 horsepower and 50 foot pounds of torque. It also sports easily removable panels on either side of the tank to quickly change colors.
320mm Brembo discs up front with 4 piston calipers, on 43mm Showa front forks. It has the lowest seat height of any Ducati and only weighs 355 pounds (sans fluids and battery most likely).
The Monster 696 will be available at dealers in the Spring of 2008.
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