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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Ducati Monster 796

By MCN -

 05 August 2010 11:40

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Ducati Monster 796.                                             

Insurance group: 11
Engine: 803cc Air-cooled, 4v 90° V-twin
Power: 87bhp
Top speed: 125mph 
Weight: 167kg                    

The Monster 796 slots nicely between the first-timer Monster 696 and the more powerful Monster 1100 and it's one of biking’s easy-to-net pleasures. It’s not under or overpowered, definitely not expensive to buy or maintain, easy to ride and a looker to boot. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.       

All the requisites of a medium sized air-cooled V-twin are here in the Monster 796’s 803cc engine. A rolling mist of torque stretches across the rev range and is topped with an acceptable level of horsepower that won’t scare freshly licenced riders, or bore veterans of 130bhp and more.

Showa non-adjustable forks and the usual Sachs rear shock are a serious partnership – they’re tuned to work together so perfectly. Ok, so fast riding over bumps produces uppercut punches to the buttocks, but the first ride was on Italian roads that are far worse than the UK’s. 

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

3.5/5

Value

4.5/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying a Ducati Monster 796? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare. 


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