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08 Monster 696 Revealed!

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!


    Officially Official: Ducati unveils the new 2008 Monster 696 - Autoblog

    Meh. I'm actually kinda disappointed. The Monster is supposed to be THE naked bike, and now it seems they are just covering more up with that swoopy silver rear piece.

    The specs are nice, but the body not so much. I'm sure it'll grow on me.

    EDIT: I know the other Duc thread mentions the Monster. I feel it deserves its own thread

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    Sounds like a good choice for ULSB ......hmmmm

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    I gotta agree that the styling kinda sucks. Looks like the top of a hypermotard with the tank and seat combination....I loved the old ones... maybe an S4RS has a place in my future.....

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    Headlight a la Brutale

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    +1. and that giant aluminum bracket on the side looks kawi or suzuki-ish... rather uninspiring.


    hopefully it's like the 916-generation bikes... they got ugly w/ the 999 then with the 1098 they got it right again. maybe it goes beautiful-ugly-beautiful? (who knew ducati needed rebound chics)

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    I like it....new beefy swing-arm and 80hp nice!

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    I like the headlight, tank, frame and swingarm. THe exhaust has potential with a different can set-up.

    Those aluminum thingies are a bit too kawi, but I'm imagining a carbon fiber replacement that may just take the bike where it needs to be...

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    Paul, You sound like you are about to get your wallet out!

    Looks like it would be fun out at Louden too!

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    If I ever get paid for getting creamed head on by that oldsmobile, I might get the wallet out. I don't know though. The hypermotard is like the siren's song. (just a little hard to resist)

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    08 Monster 696 Revealed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    The hypermotard is like the siren's song. (just a little hard to resist)

    +1 million

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