Ducati Monster 797



The new Monster 797 finally brings the iconic Monster spirit and Ducati values within everyone’s reach. Sporty, compact, essential but also sophisticated and contemporary, the Monster 797 provides a gateway to the Ducati world, for those looking for an easy, intuitive ride as well as sheer sports enjoyment.


Every element has been very carefully designed and executed to fully express the Monster spirit. The riding position, chassis and 73 hp Desmodue twin-cylinder engine instil confidence right from the first miles. The Monster 797 is the ideal bike for those seeking carefree enjoyment, on any road and in any situation.


Sporty and compact

The design of the Monster 797, elegant and muscular, perfectly integrates the wide handlebar, tank, trellis frame, engine and double-sided swingarm. An agile and dynamic line that transmits sportiness and instils confidence right from first glance: a compact, sports design that is unmistakeably Monster.

Essential and sophisticated

The clean, slim line of the Monster 797 enhances those designer elements that are in fact structural components, such as the trellis frame created as one single piece. An essential but sophisticated bike, where every element expresses a high level of stylistic and technical research while retaining a freshness that makes it easy for anyone to ride.

Contemporary and iconic

The Monster 797 is inspired by its roots which can be seen in its every aspect, reinterpreted in a modern style. The classic circular headlight is equipped with LED position lights, the tank reintroduces the fastening hook and the Desmodue twin, advanced and powerful, sees the return of the cooling winglets. Traditional elements combined with extremely modern components that make it contemporary and iconic, 100% Monster.


A sport bike for all

The Monster 797 is perfect for those approaching motorcycling and the world of Ducati for the first time but also ensures fantastic riding enjoyment, even for the most expert of riders.

Versatile on any terrain

The Monster 797 chassis is designed to ensure maximum ease of riding. Compact dimensions, a low and narrow seat, a wide handlebar and reduced weight make it agile in city traffic and sporty on out-of-town roads.

An enjoyable, gutsy engine

The Desmodue twin, with 73 hp and 6,8 kgm of torque, ensures riding enjoyment in maximum safety. The constant, fluid torque curve immediately instils confidence without creating any difficulty. Carefree fun is guaranteed!


The pleasure of sports riding

The Desmodue twin

The Desmodue twin unleashes 73 hp and 7kgm of torque, with 90% of the maximum power available between 4000 and 8500 revs: an engine that is always ready to satisfy a rider’s need for power, allowing him/her to enjoy the turns without having to rely too much on the gears.

A taste for twists and turns

The integrated trellis frame, just like the first Monster, together with the chassis with short wheelbase ensure great manoeuvrability and agility. Expert riders will appreciate the handling and the ease with which it changes direction: corner entry speed is always a pleasure.

Mission enjoyment

To fully exploit the horsepower of the Desmodue, the Monster 797 is equipped with a fully adjustable 43mm front fork and a rear shock with adjustable preload and rebound. The Brembo brakes and Bosch 9.1 MP ABS as standard make for even more exciting sports riding as well as always ensuring maximum safety.


The Monster 797 is available in three huge colours: Star White Silk, with red frame and wheels, the classic Ducati Red, with black frame and wheels and smart Dark Stealth with black frame and wheels. Available also in Plus version, equipped with passenger seat cover and windshield.

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The new Monster 797 is also available in the Plus version. The Monster 797+ features a distinctive look thanks to the rich standard outfitting including the headlight fairing and the passenger seat cover, both matching the tank and the front mudguard. Moreover, the headlight fairing also offers the rider better aerodynamic protection, improving comfort. The Plus version is available in three colours: Star White Silk, Ducati Red and Dark Stealth.

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Style, comfort and maximum protection for everyday riding, both in city traffic and out-of- town paths.

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Turn up the fun

The trellis frame, Desmo twin-cylinder and unmistakeable design: Monster 797 is ready to welcome you to the Ducati world. Versatile and easy to ride, it will accompany you in the city and on mountain rounds, offering you pure carefree enjoyment.


  • Ergonomics
  • Engine
  • Chassis and brakes
  • Electronic equipment
Technical specification


The Monster 797 is the ideal bike for those seeking carefree enjoyment, whether in the city or out of town. The design recalls the iconic bike of the 90s, reinterpreted with a modern twist: the trellis frame, a traditional Ducati trait, perfectly marries with the muscular tank and rear double-sided swingarm in cast aluminium, lightweight and sporty, with side-mounted shock. The seat, positioned just 805mm from the ground, the wide handlebar and wide steering angle ensure agility in traffic and stability at high speed, while the contained weight and chassis offer the rider great feeling, whatever the experience level.

803cm³ Desmodue

The Monster 797 is powered by the air-cooled 803cm³ Desmodue twin. Though inspired by the Monster’s roots, it is a modern, Euro 4 homologated engine, able to unleash 73 hp of maximum power at 8250 rpm. Characterised by 88mm bore and 66mm stroke, it has been designed to offer sheer enjoyment without ever proving difficult to ride. The 2 in 1 exhaust has been designed to guarantee optimum fluid dynamics and excellent heat protection for the rider and passenger. The engine of the Monster 797 is also competitive in terms of its maintenance intervals, with services required every 12,000 kilometres.

Gearing and clutch

The Desmodue is equipped with a six-speed gearbox and APTC multidisc wet clutch with control cable, which guarantees a light clutch lever action and offers optimum modulation, a great help when it comes to managing continual start-stop action in city traffic. The clutch is also equipped with the anti-wheelie function, which keeps the bike stable even during aggressive shifting, typical of sports riding.

Power and torque

The Desmodue engine of the Monster 797 unleashes 73 hp horsepower and maximum torque of 6.8 kgm at 5750 rpm. Thanks to the 50mm single throttle body with two sub-butterfly injectors, power delivery is fluid and full at any speed, a stand-out characteristic of all Ducati twins, and ensures a rapid response to any twist of the throttle. The constant torque curve, with 90% of maximum power available between 4000 and 8500 revs, ensures maximum riding enjoyment with minimal use of the clutch.


The Monster 797 is equipped with the traditional Ducati steel trellis frame. Essential, rigid but also lightweight, it leaves the Ducati twin on view and, together with the steel tank, is one of the characteristic elements of the Monster. The frame marries perfectly with the cast aluminium double-sided swingarm and, thanks to the compact 1435mm wheelbase, ensures agility in traffic and stability at high speed.


The Monster 797 is equipped with a 43 mm Kayaba fork with 125 mm travel. Rear suspension comprises a Sachs shock, with adjustable spring preload and rebound, positioned on the left side of the bike and connected without progressive linkage to the frame and swingarm. The rear shock system boasts maximum travel of 150 mm.

Rims and tyres

The ten-spoke rims of the Monster 797 are in lightweight alloy, with a 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear. The Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres are produced in a double compound to ensure resistance over long-range trips and continuous grip even at extreme lean angles. These high-quality tyres apply Pirelli EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) to maximise the area of contact at any lean angle and FGD (Functional Groove Design) to optimise their performance in wet conditions.


The Monster 797 is equipped with a Brembo braking system. To ensure optimum performance and maximum safety during braking, two 4-piston M4-32 monoblock radial callipers at the front act on 320mm discs, with an axial brake pump and integrated oil tank. At the rear is a single 245mm disc, with a calliper equipped as per the front with pads produced in a sintered material to increase efficiency. The standard equipment is completed with the Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with internal pressure sensor.

LCD instruments

The dash of the Monster 797 comprises a large, high-visibility LCD screen, featuring the main and secondary functions. The unit provides data including speed, engine revs, total mileage, trip1 and trip2, engine oil temperature, clock, average speed and journey time.

Lights and indicators

The front headlight has always been one of the distinctive traits of the Monster: with its modern, technological design, it boasts an LED position light and a single bulb for the high and low beam functions. LED technology is also used for the compact rear light and licence plate light. The bike is also equipped with hazard lights, activated by pressing the dedicated indicator button.

USB and DMS Ready

A USB port is located under the seat of the Monster 797, useful for charging a smartphone or any other device with a USB connection. The Ducati Multimedia System is available on request and allows for latest-generation smartphones to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth technology, so that the rider can manage the music player and receive notification of any incoming calls or messages.


The power/torque values indicated are measured using an engine dynamometer according to homologation regulation and they correspond to the homologated data, as quoted in the Bike Registration Document.