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.