Following 24 days of suspense created by the release of the Micro Monster Website that showed a hidden motorcycle and a countdown, Ducati has finally launched the new Monster 795 in Malaysia!
Delivering 87bhp, with a dry weight of just 167kg, the new Monster 795 adds the magic of mid-range to the Monster family for Ducati enthusiasts in Asia.
More than 500 enthusiast and 100 media from Malaysia and all over Asia attended the launch of the new Monster 795, with the presence of the Ducati management, Mr Cristiano Silei (Ducati Motor Holdings Vice President of Sales), Mr.Mirko Bordiga (CEO of Ducati Asia Pacific), and Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin (Joint Group Executive Chairman of the NAZA Group).
The ceremony reached its climax with the arrival of a special guest, Valentino Rossi. The nine-time world champion was greeted with an ovation by the Ducati enthusiasts before he took to the stage to unveil the Monster 795.
This latest model affirms Ducati’s focus towards the Asian market. Mirko Bordiga, CEO Ducati Asia Pacific, said, “Monster has been the Ducati model sold in the highest numbers all over the world: it is an icon and represents an important part of Ducati’s history. The new Monster 795 has been thought and developed specifically for the Asian markets and for the growing group of Ducatisti in this area.”
During his speech, NAZA’s Joint Group Executive Chairman, Datuk Wira SM Faisal stated, “What makes this all the more significant is the fact that as we reveal this latest Ducati in Malaysia, we are also unveiling it to the whole Asia. Among the highlights we have experienced over the decade, this is certainly one of the most extraordinary. Ducati has honoured us with this opportunity, for which we are sincerely thankful.”
A series of related activities will follow the Monster 795 unveiling event in Malaysia. A photo contest in which the participants have the opportunity to win the new Monster 795 has also been launched at a dedicated website. In the coming months, the Monster 795 will be released in all the other Asian countries.
The new Monster 795 is being retailed at a nett price of RM59,900 and prospective purchasers in Malaysia can reserve one of the new Monster 795 by placing a RM1,000 deposit.
Monster 795 Specification
The Monster 795 is essentially a 696 model chassis and running gear but with the 803cc 796 powerplant. The riding position has been revised by reducing the 796’s height from a full 800mm to 770mm. The combination of redesigning the seat shape and raising the handlebars by 20mm has improved posture and increased comfort.
In pure Monster style, the entire chassis set-up is unified into a sturdy, great handling package by a bright red Trellis frame. Lightweight, with incredible torsional stiffness, the large diameter tube construction flows into the cast aluminium rear sub-frame matches the matte black rear swingarm.
Twin 320 mm semi-floating disc are gripped by radially mounted 4-piston Brembo callipers to provide powerful and progressive front-end braking with rider-friendly ‘feeling’, while the rear is equipped with a 245mm disc and 2-piston calliper, also by Brembo.
The 17″ wheels are in the 3 spoke style and produced in lightweight aluminium to keep the unsprung weight low and handling, braking and acceleration performance high. They roll on the 120/60 and 160/60 Pirelli Angel ST tyres.
The brand new 796 Desmodue power unit uses fully redesigned crankcases to save an incredible 1.2 kg total saving over the 696 power unit. The clutch and alternator outer casing of the new engine are finished in carbon grey.
The crankshaft is designed with a lightweight 848-type flywheel and uses a 66mm stoke instead of the 696’s 57.2mm, helping to maximise power to an impressive 87bhp and 78Nm of torque while maintaining the smooth and enjoyable character, famous of all Desmodromic L-Twins. An oil cooler is fitted to protect power delivery by maintaining optimum efficiency.
The 803cc swept volume is compressed to a ratio of 11:1-compared to the 696’s 10.7:1- then injected and inginted by Siemens controlled electronics. The 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system uses twin lambda probes and regulating valve to provide finer fuel mapping and Euro 3 conformity.
The system’s lightweight and compact design is achieved by using 1 mm thick tubing and terminates in the Monster’s signature twin lateral mufflers, stylishly updated with the latest style of heat guards.
An APTC ‘wet’ clutch gives a ‘slipper’ type action that prevents destabilising of the rear-end under aggressive down shifting and also gives the extra benefits of a super-light feel at the lever, a great benefit in stop-start city traffic. The oil-bath clutch represents a power-enhancing weight reduction over the dry system as well as having a quieter operation and requiring less maintenance.
The new Monster 795 offers competitive service intervals of 12,000 kilometres.
The monster 795 has enhanced comfort and control with 20 mm higher bar-risers gripping chrome steel handlebar.
Integral type Brembo master cylinder are used for both the clutch and brake systems and maintain a clean handlebar arrangement for the rider, the APTC clutch offers a super-light lever action ideal for use in the city.
Looking clean and minimalist in true Monster style, the bright white illuminated display provides all essential data by default and far more by scrolling with the left-hand switchgear. Data includes speed, revs, time, scheduled maintenance, oil temperature and trip fuel. Warming lights illuminate for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, turn signals, high beam and neutral selection.
In addition, the instruments present immobiliser status and automatic light-off function after 60 seconds with the key on, as well as a memory to store lap times recorded by using the high-beam flash button as stopwatch.
The display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.
The Monster 795 has been built ‘system-ready’ for the data acquisition kit, which consist of a special DDA software and memory key that slots into a USB style plug under the seat. The same plug also doubles as the connection for the handy new ‘battery maintainer’ available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.
New Monster 795 features
The Monster 795 features a new seat designed with a comfort-enhancing shape, further accentuated with stylish red stitching. Furthermore, the rear sub-frame has been constructed ready to accept new accessory grab-handles designed to provide a confidence-inspiring grip for the passenger, while blending into the natural line of the rear-end.
Monster 795 in 11 colours
The new Monster 795 comes in traditional Ducati red, with a red Trellis frame and black wheels. Monster art extends the standard red colour to 11 with the new collection, Logomania.