Since 1999, the #1 Motorcycling Magazine for Women and the Men Who Ride with Them

Follow WRN on Facebook Follow WRN on Twitter Follow WRN on Pinterest Follow WRN on Instagram
Women Riders Now - Motorcycling Lifestyle. Women. Men. Men Riding with Women.

Since 1999, the #1 Motorcycling Magazine for Women and the Men Who Ride with Them









Your Review: 2012 Ducati Monster 796

Like flying on the road

By Amanda King, Northhampton, Massachusetts
5/18/2014

If you'd like to submit a motorcycle product review, either with video or photos, please read these guidelines on how to do it.

review 2012 Ducati monster 796
Amanda KIng on her 2012 Ducati Monster 796. You can see she's tip-toeing so she's considering getting a lower seat. Read her full review of the 796 here and find out modifications she did.

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 haven't 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! (Doesn't it sound hilarious when it grunts? I thought about naming it "Piglet.”)

The brakes are also eager to bring you to a stop, but after a few rides it all falls into place beautifully! The 796 also has an ABS option. This bike rides wonderfully, and as you lay down close to the tank you have the sensation of flying—like you are riding "head first" down the road.

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 don't 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.

Now, read WRN Editor Genevieve Schmitt's review of the Ducati Monster 696 and how it compares to the Ducati 796, plus photos and info on the newest Monsters, the 1200 and 1200s. 

If you'd like to submit a motorcycle product review, either with video or photos, please read these guidelines on how to do it.

Related Stories
5 Sexy Lightweight Motorcycles
REVIEW: 2014 Ducati Monster 696, 796, 1200, 1200S




Your thoughts on this article

Your Name
Email (kept private)
City
Country
v
State/Province
v
Comments
Image(s)
Allowed File Extensions:
.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, .png


Anti-Spam Question:
Please enter the words you see in the box, in order and separated by a space. Doing so helps prevent automated programs from abusing this service.
Submit
Clear