Ducati Monster 797 2017 vs. Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati Monster 797 2017

Ducati Monster 797 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017


Overview - Ducati Monster 797 2017 vs Ducati SuperSport 2017

The Ducati Monster 797 and the Ducati SuperSport, both 2017 models, are two distinct motorcycles with their own unique features and characteristics.

Starting with the engine and drive train, both bikes have a V-type engine, but the Ducati Monster 797 has a smaller bore of 88mm compared to the SuperSport's 94mm. The Monster 797 also has a smaller stroke of 66mm compared to the SuperSport's 67.5mm. In terms of power, the SuperSport takes the lead with 110 HP compared to the Monster 797's 73 HP. The SuperSport also has a higher torque of 96.7 Nm compared to the Monster 797's 68.9 Nm. The SuperSport's engine has a higher compression ratio of 12.6 compared to the Monster 797's 11. Both bikes have fuel injection systems and 90-degree engines with 2 cylinders, but the SuperSport has 4 valves per cylinder compared to the Monster 797's 2 valves. The SuperSport also has liquid cooling while the Monster 797 relies on air cooling. In terms of displacement, the SuperSport has a larger engine at 937ccm compared to the Monster 797's 803ccm.

Moving on to the suspension, both bikes have upside-down telescopic forks in the front, but the Monster 797's forks are from Kayaba while the SuperSport's are from Marzocchi. Both bikes have a swing arm in the rear and a monoshock, with the SuperSport offering more adjustment options including compression, preload, and rebound compared to the Monster 797's preload and rebound adjustment. Both bikes have a steel frame with a tubular design, a rake of 66 degrees, and a trail measurement, with the SuperSport having a slightly longer trail of 91mm compared to the Monster 797's 90mm.

Ducati Monster 797 2017

Ducati Monster 797 2017

In terms of brakes, both bikes have double disk brakes in the front with a diameter of 320mm and four pistons. The brakes use radial, monoblock technology and are from the brand Brembo. Both bikes also have ABS as an advanced rider assistance system.

Looking at the dimensions and weights, both bikes have a front tire width of 120mm and a rear tire width of 180mm, with a diameter of 17 inches for both. The SuperSport has a slightly longer wheelbase of 1478mm compared to the Monster 797's 1435mm. The SuperSport also has a higher seat height of 810mm compared to the Monster 797's 805mm. In terms of weight, the SuperSport is slightly heavier with a dry weight of 184kg compared to the Monster 797's 175kg. The SuperSport also has a higher kerb weight of 210kg compared to the Monster 797's 193kg. Both bikes have a fuel tank capacity of around 16 liters.

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

In terms of strengths, the Monster 797 is praised for its powerful engine, great sound, easy-to-read display, and classy look. On the other hand, the SuperSport is commended for its Testastretta engine, lots of torque, comfortable ergonomics, nimble handling, wide range of electronics as standard, Ducati look, and versatility.

However, the Monster 797 is criticized for having too hard of a chassis, while the SuperSport has noticeable vibrations in the handlebar and a higher price tag. Additionally, the SuperSport lacks a quickshifter with a blipper, which is available on some other models.

In conclusion, the Ducati Monster 797 and the Ducati SuperSport are both impressive motorcycles with their own unique features and strengths. The Monster 797 is known for its power and style, while the SuperSport offers a more versatile and comfortable riding experience with additional electronic features.

Technical Specifications Ducati Monster 797 2017 compared to Ducati SuperSport 2017

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeV
BoreBore88 mmBore94 mm
StrokeStroke66 mmStroke67.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power73 HPEngine power110 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8250 rpmRpm at Max. Power9000 rpm
TorqueTorque68.9 NmTorque96.7 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque5750 rpmRpm at Torque6500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio11 Compression Ratio12.6
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
DegreesDegrees90 Degrees90
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder2Valves per cylinder4
DisplacementDisplacement803 ccmDisplacement937 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel130 mmTravel130 mm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel150 mmTravel144 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeTubular
RakeRake66 degreeRake66 degree
TrailTrail90 mmTrail91 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial, Monoblock

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter245 mmDiameter245 mm
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Traction control

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1435 mmWheelbase1478 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height805 mmSeat Height810 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)175 kgDry Weight (with ABS)184 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)193 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)210 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16.5 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Ducati Monster 797 2017

Ducati Monster 797 2017

The Ducati Monster 797 is a great entry into the Monster family. Great V2 sound and great looks make it a fully-fledged Ducati Monster family member. The seating position is sporty, which makes chasing times on the home track a real pleasure. In everyday use, however, you have to bite the bullet when it comes to the suspension. The set-up is hard as a board, and bumps are passed on directly to the driver. Very exhausting in the long run.

Powerful engine

great sound

easy-to-read display

classy look

too hard a chassis

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

With the Supersport, Ducati has succeeded in creating a very attractive package that will appeal to every sporty, ambitious rider. It offers the looks of a racing machine, but has pleasant ergonomics, which means that distances of over 200km are no problem. The Testastretta engine has plenty of temperament and even more torque. Coupled with the sporty chassis, winding roads are a joy and it also does very well on the racetrack. For frequent use on circuits, however, the upgrade to the Supersport S with Öhlins suspension is recommended.

Testastretta engine

lots of torque

comfortable ergonomics

nimble handling

lots of electronics as standard

Ducati look

wide range of uses.

noticeable vibrations in the handlebar


quickshifter with blipper missing

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Ducati Monster 797 vs Ducati SuperSport

There are a few key differences between a Ducati Monster 797 2017 and a Ducati SuperSport 2017. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati SuperSport 2017 is about 30% higher. A Ducati Monster 797 2017 experiences a loss of 270 USD in one year of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 280 USD for a Ducati SuperSport 2017. Compared to Ducati SuperSport 2017 there are more Ducati Monster 797 2017 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 5 compared to 4. It takes less time to sell a Ducati Monster 797 with 79 days compared to 127 days for a Ducati SuperSport. Since model year 2017 1000PS.de editors have written 7 reviews for the Ducati Monster 797 and 6 reviews for the Ducati SuperSport since model year 2017. The first review for the Ducati Monster 797 was published on 11/7/2016 and now has more than 35,500 views. This compares to more than 105,100 views for the first review on Ducati SuperSport published on 10/4/2016.

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