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Next Bike has added the Ducati Monster 796 S2R to its range. The bike was recently launched at Sepang in conjunction with the Malaysian MotoGP weekend and the third Asia Ducati Week.

The new Monster 796 S2R, dressed in white with a red racing stripe and red wheels, gets dark finished handlebars and front fork bodies. The 167 kg naked bike is also fitted with the “micro-bikini” fairing and single seat cover as standard. The “comfort-enhancing seat” is further accentuated with red stitching.

The heart is a Desmodue 796 engine. The crankshaft was designed with a lightweight 848-type flywheel and uses a 66 mm stroke, which maximises power to 87 hp at 8,250 rpm and 78 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The power unit is said to maintain the smooth and enjoyable character of the Desmodromic L-Twin.

Twin 320 mm semi-floating discs are gripped by radially mounted four-piston Brembo calipers, while the rear is equipped with a 245 mm disc and two-piston calliper, also by Brembo. ABS, a single-sided swing arm, 43 mm Showa forks up front and a single-sided rear swing arm (controlled by a single rear Sachs unit, with adjustable spring preload and return damping for passenger load optimisation) are the other highlights.

“Ducati Monster is a very important model to Ducati Malaysia. The Malaysian biking community is strong and very supportive towards the brand and this particular model. With this latest addition of this Monster 796 S2R to the Ducati family, we are confident to achieve our target sales, breaching the 1,000 unit sales target for 2014,” said Datuk Wira SM Faisal, Naza’s joint group executive chairman.

The Ducati Monster 796 S2R’s nett selling price is RM64,888.