Written by  on Tuesday, 03 July 2018 15:39

Welcome to Inside Motorcycles’ online Commuter Bike series and a look at the 2018 Ducati Monster 797.

With an increasing number of urban residents turning to motorcycles as a method of commuting to and from work and around town, we have created this unique video series to focus on this growing segment. Every month a test rider will be invited to join us for a ride through one of Canada’s major urban centres and then provide their thoughts on whether or not the motorcycle measures up in each of the following categories:

• Affordability

• Performance and handling

• Appeal to new riders

• Capacity / Utility

• Overall styling

On behalf of all of us at Inside Motorcycles, I hope that you enjoy this series and encourage you to send us your thoughts and feedback.
Patrick Lambie, Managing Editor, Inside Motorcycles

2018 Ducati Monster 797

Technical Specifications:

• MSRP: starting at $10,595

• Engine: Air-cooled, L-twin

• Displacement: 803 cc

• Weight: 193 kg (425 lb), wet

• Seat Height: 805 mm (31.69 in)

• Fuel Capacity: 16.5 L

Test rider: Derek Rockel

Occupation: Director of Sales, Inside Track Communications Inc.

Years of riding experience: 22 years

2018 Ducati Monster 797 – Score Card

Affordability (*see note below)


Performance and handling

Appeal to new riders

Capacity / Utility


Overall Styling

 *while the Monster 797's MSRP of $10,595 positions it near the top of the commuter bike segment, it should be noted that this motorcycle includes a number of premium features including Brembo brakes, ABS and LED lighting.

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