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Old 11-20-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Why Duc Monster 696 and no 796 FS?

Not seriously in the market yet, but I still look at every Duc monster ad posted.
I want a 796.... but see nothing but 696s posted. I've only seen like 3 796 posted within 300 miles this year. 2 at the dealers.
Did Ducati not sell many 796? The 796 owners just keep them cause they are awesome? Just that many 696 out there because of the cost?
Personally, I won't buy new... too much depreciation if it can be avoided.

Anyone have any input?
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Most people mostly stuck with the 696 or the 1100, I'm guessing.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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I personally think that the 796 is the sweet spot when it comes to Duc Monsters. You get all the Duc style points with a little extra power for a very nominal increase over the 696. I have also noticed though you can find a 696 all the time.
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696's get sold more cus that's the "entry level" Ducati. Budding Ducatisti will likely feel less intimidated by the tamest Monster. Once they grow out of the 696, the 796 will seem too incremental of an upgrade and might go straight to the 1100 EVO. Other more seasoned riders prolly feel the same way. I myself have been tempted by some of the barely used Monster 1100 EVO with very reasonable asking price. Heck, there are a couple of 2012's you can easily pick up for $9K. ABS and TC included! So why would you bother with a 796?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DUCAT...orcev4exp=true

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2012-...orcev4exp=true
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lol, because I'm looking for sub $9k, to stay under 1000cc for insurance, and because I don't think i need an 1100. , I'm ALMOST happy with the power from my 650r, and i know it's all i really NEED.

I've seen a couple 796 listed ~$8k private party. Just not many of them, and no where near enough to drive the price down. and it seems like there's been handfuls of 696s on MH alone recently.

Honestly, when i'm more serious about buying, I'll look at 1100s, just don't think i need it.
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I personally think that the 796 is the sweet spot when it comes to Duc Monsters. You get all the Duc style points with a little extra power for a very nominal increase over the 696. I have also noticed though you can find a 696 all the time.
well put. Thats basically the reason. I have one coming into the shop soon if your interested. I believe its the 796 and white.
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I owned a duc 696 great bike but when it came to getting more power the 796 wasn't enough so I jumped up and got the street fighter 1098 very very happy
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We own a 796, its my wife's 1st bike and believe me, we looked and compared bikes for a while. There's just too many things to list of difference between the model 696-796. From single side swing arm to rims, paint, output, tires and so on..
We decided to scratch the 696 and go straight up
In your case, coming from a 650 I'd dare to say an 1100 if you could afford then would be your fit.
Good luck and happy hunting.
..and don't worry about buying new, Ducati is not a japanese brand, so while you pay this bike you will beat equity or bike devaluation by as soon as 6 months, we spent some time running numbers too

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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So true lucar!!! Quality rocks on all ducs
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It is hard to predict what you "need" until you've sampled the goods. : I remember thinking to myself yrs ago riding a 700cc Iinline4 power cruiser: "why on earth would I need more power?" Welll, I now ride a 1400cc and ask exactly the same question.

I don't pretend to know what would really be the better ride for you, but if $1~2k separates a 796 and an 1100EVO, you should at least test ride both before you decide.
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The answer is easy, the 796 has not been on the market as long, so there are fewer for sale used.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #12
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The answer is easy, the 796 has not been on the market as long, so there are fewer for sale used.
The 796 is that midrange package with all the goodies without the (could be for some) intimidating power.
my wife and I rode with ducatis a few times 2up and everybody in the group including ourselves were amazed at how the 796 kept up with the diavels.
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When I bought my 696 I did not think the 796 was worth the extra money. 7hp is not a huge difference for me just riding around the streets. Didn't really care about the single sided swing arm. I have been really happy with mine. It's only for sale because I have three bikes now and one needs to go.
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The only reason the 796 exists is because European tax on motorcycles over 1000cc is very high compared to the smaller bikes. The 796 is meant for riders who want more than what the 696 has to offer without the tax of the 1100. It wasn't really made with the U.S. in mind any way, so the fact that they're a little hard to find in the U.S. isn't surprising.
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