Ducati Offers 2011 Review, Price,Feature

Ducati Offers 2011 Review, Price,Feature
In response to feedback from motorcycle show visitors, Ducati is pleased to announce the addition of a stunning diamond black color scheme for the new 2011 Ducati Diavel.

With the Diavel receiving consumer attention at motorcycle shows around the globe, Ducati collected feedback from passionate motorcyclists viewing the bike for the first time. The new diamond black color option is the result of immediate response to customer demand.

Suspension on the 796 consists of an inverted, non-adjustable 43mm Showa fork and a Sachs shock adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping – similar to that on the Monster 696. The Monster 1100’s 43mm inverted Showa fork is fully adjustable while its Sachs shock offers the same range of adjustments found on the 696 and 796.

Scrubbing speed on the 796 is the work of dual four-piston radial-mount Brembo calipers grabbing 320mm discs; a two-pot Brembo squeezes a 245mm disc out back. This is essentially the same system utilized on the 696 and 1100, save for the use of a radial-pump master cylinder on the biggest Monster.

Standard niceties for the middle child Monster include an attractive “micro bikini” windscreen, four-way adjustable clutch and brake levers and a pillion seat cover.

Press materials for the 796 eagerly highlight its 31.5-inch seat height is 0.4 inch lower than the 1100’s saddle, and that the 796’s tapered handlebar sits 0.8-inch higher than the bigger Monster’s bar. These changes, says Ducati, are made in response to Monster customers’ requests. In fairness to the 696 we figured we’d let you know its seat is 30.3 inches off the ground.


Base Price: $9,995 (ABS $10,995)

Warranty: 2 yrs., unltd. miles

Website: www.ducatiusa.com


Type: Air-cooled, transverse, 90-degree L-twin

Displacement: 803cc

Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 66.0mm

Compression Ratio: 11.0:1

Valve Train: Desmodromic, 2 valves per cyl.

Valve Adj. Interval: 7,500 miles

Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle bodies x 2

Lubrication System: Wet sump, 3.1-qt. cap.

Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated wet clutch

Final Drive: O-ring chain


Ignition: Electronic

Charging Output: 480 watts max.

Battery: 12V 10AH


Frame: Tubular-steel trellis w/ cast seat subframe & single-sided swingarm

Wheelbase: 57.1 in.

Rake/Trail: 24 degrees/3.43 in.

Seat Height: 31.5 in.

Suspension, Front: 43mm male-slider fork, no adj., 4.7-in. travel

Rear: Single shock, adj. for spring preload and rebound damping, 5.8-in. travel

Brakes, Front: Dual semi-floating discs w/ opposed 4-piston calipers

Rear: Single disc w/ opposed 2-piston caliper

Wheels, Front: Cast, 3.50 x 17 in.

Rear: Cast, 5.50 x 17 in.

Tires, Front: 120/70-ZR17

Rear: 180/55-ZR17

Wet Weight: 415 lbs.

Load Capacity: 445 lbs.

GVWR: 860 lbs.


Fuel Capacity: 3.8 gals., last 0.8 gal. warning light on

MPG: 91 octane recommended (high/avg/low) 45.3/45.2/44.9

Estimated Range: 172 miles

Indicated rpm at 60 mph: 3,400