Ducati to launch Monster 796 in North America with dealer events this weekend

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Ducati will introduce North American riders to the 2011 Monster 796 with dealer premiere events at participating dealers this weekend.

The events begin with an unveiling celebration Friday evening. Riders can schedule test rides for Saturday.

“The latest of Ducati’s air-cooled powerplants puts out 87hp and 56lb/ft of torque, propelling the lightweight 367lb Monster to its destination in a rapid and comfortable manner thanks to the 796’s improved seat design and raised handlebars. The Monster 796 stands out in the Ducati lineup due to signiture red elements such as the bike’s trellis frame, ¼ stripe on the wheels and more,” the company says.

The Monster 796 will be available in white, black and Ducati red at a MSRP of $9,995.

Posted by Holly Wagner