Can you ride the Ducati Monster 696 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Ducati Monster 696 (2008 - 2012) on an A2 motorbike licence. However, you will need to fit a restrictor kit to reduce its power output and make it A2 licence compliant!

Ducati Monster 696 (2008 - 2012) motorcycle

Ducati Monster 696 (2008 - 2012)

If there is one bike that made the Ducati brand really famous, it would probably be the Monster 696. For many years, it was the company’s best-selling motorcycle and it is still in very high demand even today.

Compared to previous models, the 696 features a slightly more modern design and it also offers better performance. The engine is almost identical to the Monster 695. However, they have managed to increase the horsepower by 9%.

The Monster 696 is considered a budget motorcycle by Ducati’s standards, but you will still have to pay more money than for most Japanese bikes. It is a well-made and reliable bike in general, but the servicing costs are pretty high, so keep that in mind.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Ducati Monster 696 is a 696cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 59 kW (80 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 40.6% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Ducati Monster 696 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Ducati Monster 696.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size696cc
Power output59 kW
Torque output44 ft-lb
Top speed128 mph
Horsepower80 bhp
Weight161 kg
Seat height770 mm
Front tyre size120/60-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size15 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Oil capacity3.1 litres
Annual road tax£117
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