2018 Ducati Monster 797+ First Look | Plus Two Changes

For 2018, Ducati has slightly upgraded its entry-level Monster 797, calling it the 797+. Here are the essential fast facts for this Ducati under $10,000.

1. As hinted at by the “+”, the 2018 Ducati Monster 797+ is not an all-new model. Returning is the same 73-horsepower air-cooled L-twin motor with desmodromically actuated valves.

2018 Ducati Monster 797+2. The engine is mounted beneath the same steel trellis frame as in the previous 797. High-quality Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires are mounted on 10-spoke alloy wheels.

3. The 2018 Ducati Monster 797+ gets a new headlight fairing and passenger seat cover. Those are the only two changes for 2018, compared to last year. So, the update is a slightly functional cosmetic one.

4. If you want a deal, get the Monster 797+ in Red. The Red version is $9295, and you’ll pay a $100 premium to get the 2018 Monster 797+ in White Silk or Dark Stealth.

5. The arrival in dealerships of the 2018 Ducati Monster 797+ has not been set. We will let you know when it’s due to hit showroom floors.

2018 Ducati Monster 797+ Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: L-twin
  • Displacement: 803cc
  • Bore x stroke: 88 x 66mm
  • Maximum power: 73 horsepower @ 8250 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 49 ft/lbs @ 5750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 11.0:1
  • Valve train: Desmodromic; 2vpc
  • Fueling: EFI w/ 50mm throttle bodies
  • Cooling: Air
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Tubular steel trellis
  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 43mm Kayaba fork; 5.1 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Spring-preload and rebound adjustable Sachs shock; 5.9 inches
  • Front wheel: 3.50 x 17; 10-spoke alloy
  • Rear wheel: 5.50 x 17; 10-spoke alloy
  • Front tire: 120/70-17; Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
  • Rear tire: 180/55-17; Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
  • Front brake: 320mm semi-floating discs w/ radially mounted Brembo Monoblock M4.32 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 245mm disc w/ single piston caliper
  • ABS: Bosch

DIMENSIONS

  • Wheelbase: 56.5 inches
  • Rake: 24°
  • Trail: 3.5 inches
  • Seat height: 31.7 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.36 gallons
  • Curb weight: 425 pounds

2018 Ducati Monster 797+ Prices & Colors:

  • Red: $9295 MSRP
  • White Silk; Dark Stealth: $9395 MSRP