These new sport bikes are lightweight and comfortable enough for an entry-level rider, but they've also got enough power to satisfy a seasoned pro.
Ducati Monster 696
First released in '92, the Monster spawned a cult of naked bike enthusiasts, and the stripped-down sport bike's newest iteration only helps it to maintain icon status. With an emphasis on ergonomics, lightness, and custom styling for riders of every level, the Monster still packs the power you'd expect from a Ducati.
Type: L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Top Speed: +/- 120 mph
Bore x Stroke: 88x57.2mm
Compression Ratio: 10.6:1
Power: 58.8kW - 80hp @ 9000 rpm
Torque: 7.0kgm - 50.6lb-ft @ 7750 rpm
Fuel injection: Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminum mufflers
More Info: Ducati.com