air cooled L-twin
||73 hp @
/ 30.3 inches
to the Monster 620, which
it replaces, the 695 is a leap forward in performance. The new
L-twin delivers more horsepower and torque - on its introduction
it offered the highest output per cc of any Ducati air-cooled
The 695 cc L-twin provides 73 horsepower @ 8,500 rpm. It has
a shorter stroke but wider bore than the previous engine. The
power delivery is strong and smooth across the rev range.
The balanced chassis of the Monster 695 is confidence inspiring
and provides a light and nimble feel. The suspension is a little
on the soft side, but this makes for comfortable relaxed riding
suited to all but the most serious of riders. The low seat is
great for shorter riders.
A well built machine which is a considerable improveement on
previous buget Ducati models which could be plagued by reliability
issues and sub-standard build quality.