2011 Ducati lineup: new 848EVO and Monster 796, updated 1198 range

2011 sees two all new bikes for Ducati: the 848EVO and Monster 796. Several other models see upgrades, some with significant additions of higher spec equipment while keeping the MSRP unchanged. A couple models see their priced dropped, and 3 models are discontinued.

2011 Ducati 848EVO

Ducati says:
The 2011 848 now further enhances Ducati's most impressive lightweight Superbike ever with more power from the Testastretta engine and more braking power from Brembo’s incredible Monobloc brake technology combining to provide an even more exciting way to enter the world of Ducati Superbikes.

The “EVO” treatment applied to the 848 introduces a 6hp power boost to 140hp (103kW) and a torque increase to 72.3lb-ft (98Nm) that results in a razor-sharp and easy-to-use power delivery while the combination of the 848's legendary (168kg) chassis set-up and planet-stopping Brembo Monobloc brakes gives unthinkable braking performances most can only dream of.

In pursuit of perfection, Ducati engineers have listened to passionate owners of the 848 Superbike since its delivery in 2008 and now enhance its specifications to deliver impressive performances whether riding through mid-town traffic or racing through track-day competition.

Iconic features from the World Championship-winning machines, such as the twin under-seat silencers, single-sided swingarm, Trellis frame, beautiful race bodywork and steering damper, are all part of the EVO 848 's DNA. Its family resemblance assures that it is equipped with all the performance advancements of the Superbike family, while adding its own particular character and style.

The 848 maintains the traditional colour of Ducati red with red frame and black wheels and introduces the stunning new schemes of arctic white silk with red frame and red wheels and “dark stealth” with racing black frame and black wheels.

The new 848 is powered by a liquid cooled, L-Twin, Desmodromic engine that produces 140hp (103kW) @ 10,500rpm and a high-accelerating 72.3lb-ft (10kgm) of torque @ 9,750rpm.

The 94mm x 61.2mm bore and stroke breathes through 4 valves per cylinder fed by totally revised inlet port shapes and racing-style elliptical throttle bodies, which are now increased in size from an equivalent diameter of 56mm to 60mm.

A brand new piston crown and combustion chamber shape improve burn efficiency and increase the compression ratio from 12:1 to a power-enhancing 13.2:1 while new performance-driven camshafts provide 13mm of valve-lift compared with 11.5mm and an inlet duration increase from 253° to 257°.

These incredible valve performances are made possible because of Ducati's unique Desmodromic system, where valve closure is activated mechanically. At high rpm it would be almost impossible for the valve to follow the steep closure profile of the cam lobe if it were relying upon a normal valve spring. With the Desmo system, the valve is closed mechanically with the same accuracy as it is opened, enabling steep cam profiles and radical cam timings. This system is used on every single Ducati motorcycle including their world-beating Superbike and Desmosedici MotoGP bikes.

Electronically injected and ignited by Marelli, the super-efficient power unit then exhausts through a lightweight 2-1-2 system equipped with a catalytic converter and up-rated to twin lambda probes for smooth mapping and Euro3 conformity. Terminating in Ducati's trademark twin under-seat silencers, the system delivers that unmistakable signature sound of the Desmo 90° L-Twin.

The highly advanced 848 engine was the first Ducati Superbike to introduce vacuum die-cast crankcases, formed using Vacural® technology, a process that achieves a significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength. For 2011 this impressively lightweight engine has its outer-cases finished in black.

The 848EVO engine is a fitting reward to Ducati's ingenuity and a clear result of the continual attention to detail and development of their twin-cylinder technology.

Having more experience and success with twin-cylinder high performance engines than any other manufacturer, the L-Twin configuration remains central to Ducati's philosophy of motorcycling. This experience, plus constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques, has enabled 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometres) between service intervals, making Ducati ownership easy and enjoyable.

Type: L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement: 849.4cc
Bore x Stroke: 94x61.2mm
Compression Ratio: 13.2:1
Power: 140hp (103kw) @ 10,500rpm
Torque: 72.3lb-ft (98Nm) @ 9,750rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies.
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers
Emissions: Euro 3

Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch: Wet multiplate with hydraulic control

Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase: 1430mm (56.3in)
Rake: 24.5°
Total steering lock: 57°
Front suspension: Showa 43mmfully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel: 127mm (5in)
Front wheel: 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
Rear wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Front brake: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc 4-piston calipers.
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper

Fuel tank capacity: 15.5l - 4.1 gallon (US)
Dry weight: 168kg (370lb)
Seat height: 830mm (32.6in)
Max height: 1100mm (43.3in)
Max length: 2100mm (82.6in)
Instruments: Digital MotoGP derived unit with displays for: Speed, rev counter, lap times, time, air temp, coolant temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, DTC level selected (if activated) scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Integrated immobilizer system and management of DDA, DTC and DQS.
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Versions: Dual seat
Colors: Stealth Black, Ducati Red, Limited Edition White
US MSRP: $13,995. ( $12,995 for Stealth Black)

2011 Ducati 1198

The 1198 will receive significant upgrades and value added features for the same price. These include:
Ducati Traction Control as standard equipment
Ducati Quick Shifter
DDA as standard
Colors: Red
MSRP: $16,495

2011 Ducati 1198 SP

For 2011 the 1198 S is replaced by the 1198SP. Upgrades from the 2010 1198 S include:
Aluminum fuel tank
Ohlins TTx rear shock
Ducati Performance Slipper Clutch
Ducati Performance Quick Shifter

Colors: Red or Black with dedicated graphics
MSRP: $21,995

2011 Ducati Streetfighter and Streetfighter S
Both the Streetfighter and Streetfighter “S” are largely unchanged for 2011.
Changes: Both models receive black radiator guards; the S models get black wheels, and red or black frames.

Colors: Red for the Standard Model, Metallic Black and Red for the “S” model
USA MSRP: $14,995, and $18,995 for the “S”

2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200
The 2010 Multistrada 1200 is largely unchanged for 2011.

Changes: Updated Fuel mapping and ABS electronics. New pannier latches for better sealing and new center stand for less intrusion when riding. Software and bag latches will be offered to MY2010 owners as a no-cost upgrade.

Colors: Red and White (Standard and ABS models) Red, White and Black (All “S” models)
USA MSRP: $14,995, 3 option packages available. (ABS at $16,495; S Touring and S Sport at $19,995)

2011 Ducati Monster 696 Dark
The Monster 696 comes only as a Dark matte black, and at $500 less than 2010.
Changes: 20mm bar risers, 43mm Marzocchi front forks, dark chrome handlebar finish.

Color: Matte Black
US MSRP: $8,495

2011 Ducati Monster 696 ABS
The Monster 696 ABS remains unchanged, and at $1000 less than 2010.
Changes: 20mm bar risers, 43mm Marzocchi front forks, dark chrome handlebar finish.

Colors: Red, White or Black.
US MSRP: $8,995

2011 Ducati Monster 796 / 796ABS

Ducati says:
Urban icon
Launched as an early entry model year 2011, the Monster 796 opens a new road to the world of Ducati Monster and becomes the ‘urban icon’ of hand-built Italian naked motorcycles.

The Monster 796 is an exciting addition to the line-up that combines the user-friendliness of the 696 with the sports character of the 1100. Delivering 87hp (64kW), a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb) and optional ABS, the stylish new Monster 796 returns the magic of mid-range to the Monster family.

With the new Desmodue 796 engine at the heart of the machine, a single-sided swingarm and revised ergonomics, the Monster 796 perfectly balances lifestyle performance with everyday functionality to enhance the original Monster spirit.

Monster spec
Ducati continued to listen to its passionate Monster owners and used their valuable feed-back in the design of the Monster 796. The riding position was revised by reducing the 1100’s seat height by a full 10mm (0.4in) to 800mm (31.5in) and the combination of redesigning the seat shape and raising the handlebars by 20mm (0.8in) has improved posture and increased comfort. Combined with a dry weight of just 167kg (368lb), thanks to its new lightweight engine, and the option of being equipped with ABS, the new naked inspires confidence to make life simpler in the city.

Suspension up front is now handled by user-friendly 43mm Marzocchi forks, while the sporty Ducati single-sided rear swingarm is controlled by a single rear Sachs unit with adjustable spring preload and return damping for passenger load optimisation.

Twin 320mm semi-floating discs are gripped by radially mounted 4-piston Brembo callipers to provide powerful and progressive front-end braking with rider-friendly ‘feeling’, while the rear is equipped with a 245mm disc and 2-piston calliper, also by Brembo. The Monster 796 offers the added option of ABS to further underline the model’s focus on ease of use and everyday security.

The 17” wheels are in the five ‘Y-shape’ spoked style and produced in lightweight aluminium to keep the unsprung weight low and handling, braking and acceleration performances high. To differentiate the 796, the wheels sport a stylish pin-stripe for 60° of the circumference of the rim which creates a full circle of red when in motion. They roll on the same 180/55 rear and 120/70 Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres enjoyed on the 1100.

Desmodue engine
The new 796 Desmodue power unit uses fully redesigned crankcases to save an incredible 1.2kg (2.64lb) over the original 696 castings, and are responsible for the major part of the impressive 1.9kg (4.2lb) total saving over the original 696 power unit. The clutch and alternator outer casings of the new engine are finished in carbon grey.

The crankshaft is designed with a lightweight 848-type flywheel and uses a 66mm stroke instead of the 696’s 57.2mm, helping to maximise power to an impressive 87hp (64kW) @ 8250rpm and torque to 58lb-ft (78Nm) @ 6250rpm, while maintaining the smooth and enjoyable character, famous of all Desmodromic L-Twins. An oil cooler is fitted to protect power delivery by maintaining optimum efficiency.

The 803cc swept volume is compressed to a ratio of 11:1 – compared to the 696’s 10.7:1 – then injected and ignited by Siemens controlled electronics. The 2-1-2 catalytic exhaust system uses twin lambda probes and regulating valve to provide finer fuel mapping and Euro 3 conformity. The system’s lightweight and compact design is achieved by using 1mm thick tubing and terminates in the Monster’s signature twin lateral mufflers, stylishly updated with the latest style of heat guards.

An APTC ‘wet’ clutch gives a ‘slipper’ type action that prevents destabilising of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and also gives the extra benefit of a super-light feel at the lever, a great benefit in stop-start city traffic. The oil-bath clutch represents a power-enhancing weight reduction over the ‘dry’ system as well as having a quieter operation and requiring less maintenance.

The easy-to-own Monster 796 offers competitive service intervals of 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles).

The Monster 796 has enhanced comfort and control with 20mm higher bar-risers gripping sturdy tapered section aluminium handlebars. Integral type Brembo master cylinders are used for both the clutch and brake systems and maintain a clean handlebar arrangement for the rider. They are fitted with user-friendly, 4-point adjustable levers that provide easy-to-reach control for all hand sizes and the APTC clutch offers a super-light lever action ideal for use in the city.

796 colours and style
The Monster 796 comes in traditional Ducati red, arctic white silk or diamond black silk with all three colours against a red Trellis frame and black wheels, which feature a new red flash around 60° of the rim side, creating a red stripe at speed. Further aesthetic enhancements come from the footrest hangers finished in matte black to match the rear sub-frame and single-sided swingarm, the Ducati logo on the front mudguard and the Tricolore displayed proudly on the single-seat cover and fuel tank. The Monster 796 can be further personalised from a choice of ten additional colour schemes available within the innovative Monster Art program.

The Monster 796 is fitted with the micro-bikini fairing and single seat cover as standard and features a new seat designed with a comfort-enhancing shape, further accentuated with stylish red stitching.

Type: L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement: 803cc
Bore x Stroke: 88 x 66mm
Compression Ratio: 11:1
Power: 87hp (64kW) @ 8250rpm
Torque: 58lb-ft (8.0kgm) @ 6250rpm
Fuel injection: Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and twin lambda probes
Emissions: Euro 3

Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control

Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1450mm (57.1in)
Rake: 24°
Steering angle: 32°
Front suspension: Marzocchi 43mm usd forks Marzocchi
Front wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
Front wheel: Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x17
Rear tire: 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Rear suspension: Progressive Sachs adjustable monoshock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Rear wheel travel: 148mm ( 5.8in)
Rear wheel: Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50x17
Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso
Front brake: 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper

Fuel tank capacity: 15 l (3.8 US gal), 13,5 l (3.6 US gal) ABS model
Dry weight: 167kg (369lb), 169kg (373lb) ABS model
Seat height: 800mm (31.5in)
Max height: 1079mm (42.4in)
Max length: 2114mm ( 83.2in)
Instruments: Digital unit displaying: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, oil temperature, trip fuel, lap time, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, fuel reserve, neutral, turn signals, overrev, immobilizer. Ready for DDA system.
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Versions: Dual seat
Colors: Red, Black or White
US MSRP $9,995

2011 Ducati Monster 1100
The Monster 1100 remains unchanged for 2011, and now includes ABS at no additional cost.

Colors: Red, Silver and Black.
MSRP: $11,995

The Sportclassic, 1198R, and 1198 S Corse Special Edition have been discontinued for 2011

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