• Jesse

    I love Ducati bikes, they are sexy as hell. It’s a shame I can never ride one as none of them work with my 5’6″ height.

    • robotribe

      Having just poo-pooed the Monster 696 in the preceeding Ducati Monster 796 post, I’ll swallow my personal opinion in this case. Unless you’ve got a un-proportionally short inseam compared to your torso, the Monster 696 should fit you well. I’m your height and the 696 felt low compared to most bikes. I wear a size 30 inseam in pants.

      As for the various Ducati graphic treatments, I wholeheartedly approve. Ducati, I dare you to make it so.

  • apples

    A red, green and white tri-color… oh no, there goes the next impulse buy!

  • bobsmop

    DucaMon, gotta catch ‘em all

  • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

    With the red frame some of the alternative colors don’t look very good. But the Isle of Mann tricolore is spectacular. Wow.

  • The Grudz

    Me likey. Black and gold is always so badass on these bikes, and that powder-blue job is about to make it’s way onto my money-pit 900SS.

  • Sid

    Nice! I dig the black and gold.

  • TonyS

    I really like it. They could have gone super cheesy/commercial with this, instead they took a more ‘heritage’ stance. Cool.


  • deckard

    All that video does is reinforce the fact that new Ducati doesn’t even come close to old Ducati, from a jaw dropping, art/design standpoint.

    • http://www.urbanrider.co.uk Urban Rider

      Amen to that brother.

      New monsters look turd compared to the old ones IMO.

    • georGe

      BINGO!! The purty paint jobs do not make up for the fact that the “new” Monster was designed by accountants not designers.

  • matt

    will wait for the pink hello kitty scheme

  • Woody

    I’ll take one of these with a regular bucket headlight and less-futuristic clocks, please.

  • http://slum.net/monster cds

    Gah. And here I had to source some vintage Ducati Meccanica logos and pay a guy to repaint my 99′s tank. THANKS DUCATI MARKETING!
    Also, the new-gen models look like crap. That frame is horrid and my gas tank does not need vents, thankyouverymuch.

  • froryde

    Me likey! Perhaps these paint schemes would be even more fitting on an old Monster?

    And how come they don’t do design from the TT1/TT2 race bikes? The yellow/red (TT2) and blue/red (TT1) combos rock!

  • Christian

    796 owners are better off with the Craigslist mod so they can then use the cash to buy an older, dry clutch Monster — one without that ugly subframe.

  • Nick

    I have to disagree, I think the new Monster is the mutts. Second to the Hypermotard as the best looking Ducati. Then again, I liked the 999.

  • Ahks

    the new ugly subframes shave like 5lbs off the dry weight and make removal of that rear beer tray even easier. I’m in the market for a Duc and I’m looking at a 796. Even tho I could afford a gently used 1000 easily.