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Apparently, the new Monster 696, 848, and 1098R have been released. They are on ducati.com, but the site is obviously bogged down right now.

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http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/index.jhtml;jsessionid=JKMQGJQPUQI2WCRNCB2SFFAKFUIHUIV4

696
http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/my2008/Monster/M696-08/presentation/index.html

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/N...507new2008ducatimonsterrevealed/?&R=EPI-96836

848 (no s or r versions for 08 it appears)
http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/my2008/ModelPage.jhtml?family=Superbike&model=SBK848-08

1098R
http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/my2008/ModelPage.jhtml?family=Superbike&model=SBK1098R-08

I like the new Monster, but I have already read a few negative comments that is looks like Ducati just copied the Brutale. I wonder how it will fair against the speed triple? I assume it is definately down on power, but I wonder if the feel of the bike will make up for it. Or if the Ducati badge on the tank will be enough to sway an opinion.
 

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Ducati rules!
 

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Reading more, it looks like as rumored, the 848 has a wet clutch. I thought most Ducati people like the jingle jangle? You would think Ducati would be happy to give them what they want? I wonder if this is to broaden the lower bikes appeal to more people who do not like the noise or enjoy the (assumed)lower clutch lever effort, or if it is simply to reduce cost?

696 has wet clutch just like 695 before it.

No new ST series or refreshed styling for the Multistrada :(
 

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Copied the Brutale? Ridiculous.

That 848 is hot. Man, I wanna race it in HW and Supertwins!
 

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i really like the paid scheme on that 1098R :1pimp

no single sided swingarm on the 696 monster? booo

i like the white of the 848, but just like the 748/749, why own the same bike with a smaller engine? of course, unless your racing it.
 

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I think it was in reference to the head light. I think it was from a purist who would only be appeased with a perfectly circular front light.

Reading even more, Ducati seems to list them as previews. So will the rest of the monster line migrate to this styling for 08, or just the 696? Will there be an 848S available this summer at launch, just like 1098 and 1098S were both available at the same time?

I don't know why I ask these questions, no one is going to know. :lmao: I guess I like to think out loud.:laughing:
 

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i like the white 848 :1pimp
 

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Yup, I wont own a duc with a wet clutch. Huge mistake on Ducati's part.
 

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DISPLACEMENT 1198.4cc


why is that in the tech specs box on the ducati website for the 1098....im assuming misprint, right?
 

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DISPLACEMENT 1198.4cc


why is that in the tech specs box on the ducati website for the 1098....im assuming misprint, right?
Nope, its a 1200. Homologation model for WSBK. it'll run about $40-50K.
 

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The rumors I read had Ducati claiming they would reveal the most important bike in 10 years at this bike show. Is the Monster supposed to be that (not judging if new Monster styling is worthy, just a question)?

Or is there still something else to be revealed tomorrow? Budget Desmodici?
 
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