AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand learner riders will get their own piece of Ducati awesomeness to play with, following the reintroduction of the Monster 659, accessible under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS).
The all-new 2018 Ducati Monster 659 is based on the new Monster 797 (pictured above), itself a new model for 2017, and has the same key features, benefits and levels of safety as its big brother, including ABS as standard.
The 659 will also offer the key elements of its predecessor; lightweight, easy handling and rider friendly V-Twin power delivery, with the 2018 version having a very attractive low standard seat height of 785mm; ideal for all learner riders.
Essential Ducati detailing, high quality and safety is evident throughout the 659 design, as with all Ducati models, as is the styling, renowned by the already well established and iconic naked Monster family.
“Ducati has once again produced the new Monster 659 specifically for our market so as many Learner riders as possible can have the opportunity to ride a new Ducati” said Warren Lee, CEO – Ducati Australia and New Zealand.
“The new 659 is based on the new 797, which is already proving to be a very popular model with younger, female and less experienced riders, so again it’s the ideal basis for our new LAMS model.”
As with all new Ducati motorcycles, the 659 will be covered by a 2-Year Unlimited Kilometre Warranty and 24 Roadside and Emergency Assist.
The new Monster 659 is expected to arrive in show rooms in October 2017 with an introductory RRP of $12,490 (plus on-roads).