Monster 659 (learner legal)

The "less-is-more" philosophy that has made the Monster a motorcycling icon is now accessible to Learner Riders with the new Monster 659, produced exclusively for the Australian market and the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMs)
50 hp (37 kW) @ 9250 rpm i
32.4 lb-ft (44 Nm) @ 5500 rpm i
Seat Height
785 mm (30.91 in)
Gearbox and clutch

The gearbox is 6-speed while the APTC wet multiplate clutch with cable control ensures a much lighter lever actuation and provides additional advantages of excellent modulability: incredibly useful when managing continuous starting and stopping in city traffic. Furthermore, the clutch is equipped with power torque limiting rear wheel hopping during downshifting.

Exhaust system

The twin-cylinder engine of the Monster 659 has a single 50 mm diameter throttle body with two injectors downstream of the throttle, ensuring fluid distribution and precise control of the mixture strength taken in by each cylinder. The 2 in 1 exhaust has been designed to ensure optimal fluid-dynamics and excellent thermal protection for both the rider and the passenger.


The Monster 659 is fitted with the air cooled 659 cc (40 cu in) Desmodue twin-cylinder engine. This engine is a nod to the origins of the Monster ables to deliver 50 hp (37 kW) at 9,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 32.4 lb-ft (44 Nm) at 5500 rpm . Characterised by an 88 mm bore and a 54,2 mm stroke, it has been designed to offer pure riding enjoyment, like a real Ducati, without ever seeming demanding.

Headlights and indicators

The modern highly developed and technological headlight of the Monster 659 learner legal is integrated with the LED position lights. There is also an LED light at the rear. The Monster 659 includes the hazard warning lights function, which can be activated by pressing the designated button.

LCD instrument panel

The Monster 659 dashboard consists of a large LCD high-visibility screen with the main and secondary indications. The unit provides information on speed, rpm, totaliser, trip1 and trip2, engine oil temperature and clock. It also possible to display average journey time and speed.


To ensure optimum performance in braking and maximum safety, the Monster 659 is equipped with a Brembo braking system, fitted as standard with Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with internal pressure sensor. This component ensures the most highly performing brake system in the sector, a trait which has always been characteristic of all Ducati bikes.

Braking system

The Monster 659 is equipped with a Brembo braking system, fitted as standard with Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with internal pressure sensor.

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The Monster 659 has a 43 mm diameter Kayaba fork with a 125 mm wheel travel at the front. The rear suspension has an adjustable Sachs shock, with spring preload and on extension on the left side of the bike connected without progressive leverage to the frame and fork. The rear shock system has a maximum wheel travel of 150 mm.


The 10-spoke wheels of the Monster 659 are in light alloy. The Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres are in made from double-compound technology to combine resistance during long trips with constant grip also during extreme leaning. These high-quality tyres apply Pirelli EPT technology (Enhanced Patch Technology) to maximise the contact area with any leaning angle and FGD (Functional Groove Design) to optimize performance in wet conditions. The dimensions of the tyre at the front are 120/70 ZR17, and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear.

Standard Equipment

Bosch ABS, LED position light and tail light, USB power socket, DMS ready
Suggested Ride Away Price $13,500 AUD
Suggested Retail Price $13,690 NZ
  • Ducati red
WHEELBASE 1435 mm (56.50 in)
SEAT HEIGHT 785 mm (30.91 in)
659 cc (40 cu in)
88 x 54,2 [mm] (3.46 x 2.13 [in])
50 hp (37 kW) @ 9250 rpm
32.4 lb-ft (44 Nm) @ 5500 rpm
Data sheet

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