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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-12-2016, 12:38 PM
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this looks like the result of a drunken bootycall between a streetfighter and a scrambler.
- this made me nearly spit out my coffee...
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I'm more interested in the 2017 M1200. They addressed all the problems with the previous generation M1200. The Passenger footpegs, the lack of quick shifter, the underpowered engine (compared to its competitors), the lack of gear indicator, the slow handling, and the ... that's all the bad I think actually.

It's good to see Ducati isn't going to abandon new riders looking to join the brand. We'll never see an A2 Ducati probably.

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post #23 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-11-2016, 11:18 PM
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Not a fan of it. If it had the swingarm from the 796 it would much more sporty looking. This looks a bit like 'trying too hard'.
The head unit isn't up to date with the latest Ducati's either, like the current 1200 model for example. No point in upgrading in my opinion.

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Not a fan of it. If it had the swingarm from the 796 it would much more sporty looking. This looks a bit like 'trying too hard'.

The head unit isn't up to date with the latest Ducati's either, like the current 1200 model for example. No point in upgrading in my opinion.

Again, this isn't an upgrade/update for most owners. They have water cooled versions for that. This is most likely for purists wanting oil cooled versions of the bike but don't want a used bike.
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Again, this isn't an upgrade/update for most owners. They have water cooled versions for that. This is most likely for purists wanting oil cooled versions of the bike but don't want a used bike.
Or people who are new to Ducati, want a Monster, but (for any of a number of reasons) don't want/need a supernaked.

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Nice bike but wish the seat was lower for my wife to transition into.

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for what its worth i just pulled the trigger on a black 797 to replace my 2001 monster600
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It's not very different from the 796. The point is to have an entry-level Ducati Monster, and it should serve that purpose just fine. I don't get why people feel they have to bag on everything all the time.

It's got ABS and all the tech, and actually costs fewer dollars than the original M900 did when it came out in 1993. That's a LOT less, considering inflation.

Of course you will. If you've already got one, there's no reason to change. But there are probably one or two people out there somewhere that don't already have one, so this bike is for them.

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I wouldn't not be surprised if a lot of hidden power masked by Euro 4 compliance is unleashed by the addition of a few after-market parts.
I bought a 797 just to get a light fun to ride air cooled motorcycle.Have a r1200rt and gsxs1000f arrow headers flash tune data link and map.Tuner in ft meyers got 157rwh.Point is in 1973 kawasaki 2 stroke triple 750 had 64 rwh, the 797 has 69 rwh,but somehow its regarded as maybe you should only ride on the side walk as you would impede traffic.Son inlaw has 2017 1200s , neat but rather spend the day on my 797.
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I've been riding for 35 years. This is funny to read through this thread. People that don't like it, don't like it because "my bike is better". No one asked you to trade your bike for this one. That's not the point.

The 821 is not a "upgrade", it's a different bike. Electronics, rider aids, water cooled (and not very attractive IMO with all the exposed coolant hoses), seating position, etc.

The 797 is marketed to buyers that want a new bike, don't want to spend a ton of money, and want a simple air cooled, light, naked Ducati. Or they want a second or third bike - like me.

Ducati has nailed it by bring this back since the 796 was phased out. The 821 is not a bike to attract new riders.
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