I purchased a Ducati Monster 796 this month and have fallen in love! It’s sexy and nimble, and is a blast to ride. At 5-feet-3, it is a tad tall—I cannot be “flat footed” when sitting on it—but can touch the ground, and havent had any issues. I installed a 696 rear upper shock mount and this lowered the height a bit too.
I am contemplating purchasing a lower seat at some point, just to have more of my foot on the ground comfortably. Give this bike a little bit of gas, and it is eager to take you as fast as you dare! (Doesnt it sound hilarious when it grunts? I thought about naming it “Piglet.”)
I am particularly fond of the silk frost pearl white color with the red frame. This is my third year riding, and my first sportbike (my previous bike was a dual sport and more dirt oriented). I am very excited to have discovered your site and the WRN Forum! I dont really know any other women who ride, and am excited to meet new people with a shared interest. Thanks for reading to my story and allowing me an opportunity to share a bit about my new bike.
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5 Sexy Lightweight Motorcycles
REVIEW: 2014 Ducati Monster 696, 796, 1200, 1200S