2008 Ducati Monster 695
2008 Ducati Monster 695
BECOME A DUCATISTA
The 695 is a unique offering – a bike that is welcoming to new motorcyclists, and at the same time delivers a level of performance that can thrill more advanced riders. A Monster 695 transforms a motorcyclist into a Ducatista – a rider whose motorcycle looks, feels and sounds like no other. And to make every twist of the throttle exciting, the Desmo L-Twin 695 engine impresses with its potently smooth and fluid power.
SAFETY AND CONTROL
With the lowest seat height of any Ducati, the riding position of the 695 is one of comfort, control and confidence. The rider’s position is more upright as hands reach to a set of raised handlebars that are wide for increased comfort and control. The footpegs strike a comfortable balance between a rearward ‘sport’ position and a forward relaxed sport cruiser position. All in all, a rider feels confident and in control aboard a Monster 695.
DUCATI POWER AND APTC CLUTCH
The 695 Desmo L-Twin engine, with its advanced computer controlled fuel injection and a big bore, short stroke design, delivers an impressively smooth and fluid 73 hp. The 695 also respects the environment by responsibly adhering to the stringent Euro 3 clean air standards.
The Adler Power Torque Clutch, a Ducati exclusive, makes the 695 even friendlier, safer and more comfortable. It provides a clutch pull that is amazingly light, while also including ‘slipper’ clutch benefits. A ‘slipper’ clutch, typically found on race bikes, benefits the rider by reducing the destabilizing rear wheel ‘lock-up’ or ‘chatter’ phenomenon when downshifting aggressively.
The 695 takes full advantage of the confidence-inspiring, road-holding stability of the Ducati Trellis frame design. The Trellis frame is light, rigid and beautiful, and distinctively Ducati. Quality Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down forks and a ZF Sachs rear shock, both crafted in Italy, smooth out the bumps and add their share of poise to the 695’s road manners. And for world-class stopping power and safety, high performance Brembo calipers grip twin 300 mm discs up front and a single 245 mm disc at the rear.
The 695 sports a striking Ducati Red or Black colour scheme combined with matte black components. Starting with the front end, the upper and lower fork crowns, along with the lower fork caliper mounts, disc carriers and headlamp support are matte black. The high performance theme is further extended to the rear of the bike with a black swingarm, footpeg brackets and left and right engine cases. The black theme is continued with matte black wheels to complete this Monster’s style attitude.
2008 Ducati Monster 695 Specifications:
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Front suspension Marzocchi 43 mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front brake 2 x 300 mm discs, 2-piston caliper
Front wheel 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/60 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
Rear wheel travel 148 mm / 5.8 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17
Rear tyre 160/60 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity 14 L (of which 3 L reserve)/ 3.6 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
Weight * 168 kg / 370 lbs
Seat height 770 mm / 30.3 in
Instruments Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Body colours (frame/wheels) (red – red – black) (matte black – matte black – black) (black – red – black)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type L-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement 695 cc
Bore x Stroke 88 x 57.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Power* 53.7 kw – 73 hp @ 8500 rpm
Torque* 61 Nm – 6.2 kgm @ 6750 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust 2 aluminium mufflers
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer
Specifications and features are subject to change.