695 is not merely a name, a number or an engine size. 695 represents a most unique offering in the world of motorcycles and in the Ducati Monster family. It is a motorcycle that is welcoming to novice riders but, at the same time, is a Ducati delivering a level of performance that can even thrill more advanced riders.
While remaining the entry point to the Ducati Monster family of motorcycles, the Monster 695 transforms a motorcyclist into a Ducatista, a member of a tribe of fans whose motorcycle looks, feels and sounds like no other.
The Monster 695 replaces the 620 and is a quantum leap forward in terms of handling, riding pleasure and performance. The potent new 695 cc L-Twin delivers much greater horsepower and torque - the highest output per cc of any Ducati air-cooled engine - while producing smoother and more fluid power, making every twist of the throttle exciting and satisfying.
The Monster 695 introduces new graphics and appealing new colour treatments in line with its increased performance. The Trellis frame and engine area has a new `clean' and uncluttered look, as electrical wires and connectors have been hidden, and the need for numerous wire ties has been eliminated. What's left is the simple elegance of the Trellis frame surrounding the potent new 695 engine.
Three different colour schemes are available with the 695: traditional Ducati Red, with red frame and black wheels, aggressive glossy black, with red frame and black wheels and distinctive matte black, with matte black frame and black wheels
The new engine clearly needs to be matched to a similarly advanced frame, and the Monster 695 takes full advantage of the confidence-inspiring road-holding and stability of the unique Ducati Trellis frame design. The Trellis frame is light, rigid and beautiful, and distinctively Ducati.
The rider's environment on the 695 is a perfect mix of sporting character and a confident upright rider position that allows optimal control and comfort. Every Monster 695 rider will feel perfectly at ease thanks to Ducati's lowest seat height, 30mm lower than all other Monsters.
The Monster 695 sports quality Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks and a Sachs rear shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.
At the front, the 695 employs a Brembo braking system made up of two 300mm floating discs, together with floating twin-piston calipers. The single 245mm rear disc sports a fixed twin-piston Brembo caliper.
As on every model in the Monster family, the electronic dash is multi-functional, allowing the rider to switch to either the oil temperature or clock readout even while riding. It is also possible to dim the instrument's illumination should they be too intense during night riding.The odometer and trip meter readings are indicated via a liquid crystal display. An anti-theft system is standard equipment, and its status is displayed on the instrument panel.
The engine of the 695 is the most important technical advancement, and much more than an additional 77cc of displacement might indicate. The new L-Twin delivers new levels of horsepower and torque, but maintains a smooth and fluid power delivery that ensures an exciting performance in all conditions.
The 695's increase in displacement was achieved with the application of an even more `over-square' design compared to the 620. The enlargement of the cylinder bore from 80mm to 88mm and the reduction in the stroke from 61.5mm to 57.2mm results in a larger combustion chamber which allows the use of larger intake and exhaust valves, as well as 17% lower piston speeds for greater reliability.
The end result is that the 63hp of the 620 has been increased to 73hp for the 695, the highest output per cubic centimetre of all our Ducati air-cooled engines. Of course there is a significant increase in torque from the already impressive 5.7kgm of the 620, to an outstanding 6.2kgm for the 695.
The Monster 695 takes full advantage of the Ducati exclusive Adler Power Torque Clutch, a unique system that makes the 695 even friendlier, safer and more comfortable. It provides an amazingly light clutch pull that is a true benefit especially in urban riding, where frequent stops require frequent clutch use. Another advantage of the `slipper' clutch, typically found on race bikes, is that it reduces the destabilising rear wheel `lock-up' or `chatter' phenomenon when downshifting abruptly or aggressively. It also benefits advanced riders, and racers alike, for the very same reasons.
As on every 2007 Ducati, the Monster 695 benefits from an extended, less frequent scheduled maintenance programme.