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A good way to figure out whether BMW S1000RR or Ducati Monster 796 is better matching your personal style and requirements is to compare their specifications and features in details. Your choice of motorcycle should be all about your individual preferences and comfort level. After comparing one motorcycle versus another and so on, the circle of favourite models will be then eventually narrowed to several ones. A good way to find the most suitable one among them would be to sit on each of them and if possible ride it for a while.

BMW-S1000RR   vs   Ducati-Monster 796
Picture of BMW - S1000RRPicture of BMW - S1000RR
BMW manufacturer Ducati
S1000RR bike name Monster 796
Sport bike mootorcycle type Naked
Since 2009 year Since 2010
205.5 / 82.5 / 114 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)211.4 / 78.4 / 108 cm
999 cc engine displacement (cc)803 cc
Fuel injection - electronic fuel supply method Fuel injection - electronic
13:1 compression ratio 11:1
80x49.7 mm bore and stroke 88x66 mm
140mm (5.5 inches) ground clearance 150mm (5.9 inches)
3.9litres (4.1 quarts) engine oil capacity3.7litres (3.9 quarts)
17.5 litres (4.6 gallons) fuel tank capacity 15.0 litres (4 gallons)
305 km/h (189 mph) top speed203 km/h (126 mph)
193 hppeak horsepower 87 hp
105 nm (77.4 ft lbs)max torque 78 nm (57.5 ft lbs)
183 kg (403 lbs) dry weight167 kg (368 lbs)
208 kg (459 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 187 kg (412 lbs)
46mm upside down telescopic forks, compression and rebound stage adjustable, 120mm travel front suspension 43mm upside down forks
aluminium two-sided swingarm, compression and rebound damping, 130mm travel rear suspension progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable monoshock
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 120/70-ZR17
190/55-ZR17 rear tyre size 180/55-ZR17
6-speed with straight toothed gearbox transmission type 6-speed
Electronic ignition / starting Electric
Dual 320mm discs with 4-piston Brembo calipers front brakes Dual 320mm discs, 4-piston radial callipers
Single 220mm disc with 1-piston floating caliperrear brakes Single 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeAir cooling
6.20 l/100km (37.9 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)5.60 l/100km (42 mpg)
technical specifications of BMW S1000RRsee data separatelytechnical specifications of Ducati Monster 796

The bigger engine size of BMW S1000RR in comparison to Ducati Monster 796 doesn't mean that it is more powerful or better performing bike. The first of the bikes has a bigger compression ratio (13:1) which is economically better. This is the ration of the volumes in the cylinder in two stages of the stroke when the piston is at the lowest and then at the highest point in the cylinder. The bigger compression ratio means better fuel economy comparing engines with the same displacement because the mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber burns more effectively.
The bike with a better fuel economy is the Ducati Monster 796 which can travel 42 miles with one gallon of fuel. BMW S1000RR on the contrary can travel 37.9 miles with a gallon. When measured in mpg the fuel economy shows how many miles can be traveled with a gallon of fuel. Alternatively when measure in l\100km it shows the fuel consumption in litters per 100 kilometer trip.
how to buy motorcycle tires Motorcycle tyres come in variety of sizes and these sizes are strongly specified for each model. Another considerable factor here is your own riding style. You need to know what the code designators printed on the tire mean in order to be able to find the proper size for your bike. The width of the tire measured in millimeters is shown first. Both motorcycles have the same with of their front tires - 120 mm. The second number show the aspect ratio. How many inches is the diameter of the rim - that is what the tird number reveals. A good way to save some time and money is to purchase your motorcycle tires online at competitive price.
The ground clearance (ride height) of BMW S1000RR is 140mm and is smaller than the clearance of Ducati Monster 796 which is 150mm. The ground clearance is also called the ride height and that is the distance between the base of the tyre and underside of the motorcycle’s body (the chassis). In other words that is the shortest distance between the road surface and the lowest mechanical part of the motorcycle.
Comparing the top speed values of both motorcycles we can see that BMW S1000RR is the faster one with 305km/h. As per the technical data of Ducati Monster 796 it would be behind it on the highway with 203km/h. Sometimes of course motorcycle speed statistics may be contradictory from various sources.
final drive implemented with chain Chain final drive is used with both motorcycles - the BMW S1000RR and the Ducati Monster 796. Chain drives are by far the most popular final drive technology in the history of motorcycles and are the most economical way to drive power from the engine to the rear wheel. Many bikers may complain of the need of constant care though. Since the chain is exposed to dust, sun and rain it needs to be periodically cleaned and properly lubricated.
Compression ratio Imagine an engine's piston is at the bottom of its stroke (step one) and moves up compressing the gas in the cylinder till it reaches its top position of the stroke (step 2). The compression ratio is the ration of the volume in step one over the volume in step two. Its value for BMW S1000RR is 13:1 and for Ducati Monster 796 is 11:1 based on the technical data of the motorcycles. To avoid engine knocking when compression ratio is high those motorcycles might be recommended to use premium fuel only. Higher compression ratio means bigger pressure of the fuel/air mix in the combustion chamber and better efficiency achieved of its ignition.
The good quality of the engine oil is an important factor in keeping the motorcycle in peak condition. Engine oils are different types as synthetic, mineral, part-synthetic and they all come at their price and qualities. It is commonly accepted engine oil to be changed on every 3700 miles (6000 kilometers). The quality of the synthetic oil allows up to 5000 miles (8000 km) between oil changes. Replacing the oil filter is also to be considered on each engine oil change. The oil capacity of BMW S1000RR is 3.9 litres and the engine oil of Ducati Monster 796 is 3.7 litres as per their technical specs. When changing the oil it is advisable to put less than the specified oil capacity and to check the level. Pouring exactly the proper amount of oil needed is achieved by observing the level sight window or the dipstick marks.


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