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To compare the technical specifications and features of Ducati Monster 696 and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is a good way to find out which one of these motorcycles will better match your style and requirements. You certainly have your own comfort zones in speeding, handling and sitting position and these should guide you to your choice of motorcycle. After comparing one motorcycle versus another and so on, the circle of favourite models will be then eventually narrowed to several ones. The most appropriate method of exploring them is to actually ride each of them or at least sit on them to see how they feel.

Ducati-Monster 696   vs   Yamaha-Fazer FZ-1
Picture of Ducati - Monster 696Picture of Ducati - Monster 696
Ducati manufacturer Yamaha
Monster 696 bike name Fazer FZ-1
Naked mootorcycle type Sport touring
2008 - 2013 year since 2006
210 / 78 / 104 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)206 / 65.5 / 112.5 cm
696 cc engine displacement (cc)998 cc
Marelli injection, 45mm throttle body fuel supply method Fuel Injection
10.7:1 compression ratio 11.5:1
88x57.2 mm bore and stroke 77x53.6 mm
145mm (5.7 inches) ground clearance 135mm (5.3 inches)
3.2litres (3.4 quarts) engine oil capacity3.7litres (3.9 quarts)
15.0 litres (4 gallons) fuel tank capacity 20.0 litres (5.3 gallons)
210 km/h (130 mph) top speed246 km/h (153 mph)
79 hppeak horsepower 150 hp
69 nm (50.9 ft lbs)max torque 106 nm (78.2 ft lbs)
161 kg (355 lbs) dry weight204 kg (450 lbs)
185 kg (408 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 220 kg (485 lbs)
Showa (Marzocchi) 43mm inverted fork with 120mm wheel travel front suspension telescopic forks with 130mm travel
Sachs progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable mono shock. The rear wheel travel is 148mm. rear suspension link type swingarm with 130mm travel
120/60-ZR17 front tyre size 120/70-ZR17
160/60-ZR17 rear tyre size 190/50-ZR17
6-speed APTC wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control transmission type 6-speed
Marelli electronic ignition, electric starting ignition / starting Electric
dual 320mm disc with four piston caliper front brakes Two discs x 320mm
one 245mm disc with double-piston caliperrear brakes One disc x 245mm
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Air coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
6.10 l/100km (38.6 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)6.25 l/100km (37.6 mpg)
technical specifications of Ducati Monster 696see data separatelytechnical specifications of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1

The bigger engine size of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 in comparison to Ducati Monster 696 doesn't mean that it is more powerful or better performing bike. The second bike has the advantage of greater compression ratio of 11.5:1 than the other one. 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. When the mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber has bigger pressure (higher compression ratio) when it is ignited then it burns more effectively and therefore these bikes tend to have better fuel economy (comparing engines with equal displacement).
The bike with a better fuel economy is the Ducati Monster 696 which can travel 38.6 miles with one gallon of fuel. Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 on the contrary can travel 37.6 miles with a gallon. Measuring the fuel economy in mpg shows how many miles of ride are covered by a gallon of fuel and measuring in l/100km shows the average fuel consumption in litters for every 100 kilometers riding.
bike tiresIf the time to replace your motorcycle tyres has come then you need to find the proper new ones. Your individual riding style is another factor that determines which type is appropriate in your case. To get the proper tire size requires that you know the meaning of the numbers and letters printed on the side of each tire. The width of the tire measured in millimeters is shown first. Both motorcycles have the same with of their front tires - 120 mm. The aspect ratio of the tire is represented by the second number of the code. The third of the code numbers reffers to the size of the rim and it is measured in inches. Buying motorcycle tires online can save you precious time and cash.
Ducati Monster 696 has a better ground clearance of 145mm ( for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 it is 135mm). 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). This is the shortest line between the body of a motorcycle and the surface of the road.
Comparing the top speed values of both motorcycles we can see that Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is the faster one with 246km/h. As per the technical data of Ducati Monster 696 it would be behind it on the highway with 210km/h. However sources may vary as to whether these top speed parameters are precise or only approximate.
chain driven motorcycle These two motorcycles (Ducati Monster 696 and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1) have the same type of final drive which is chain. Most motorcycles are produced with chain drive because of its economical way to transfer power to the rear wheel and convey the biggest percentage of engine power in that process. However all chains require keeping an eye on them and proper lubrication when they get dry and cleaning when they get dirty.
compression ratio is a value that represents the ratio of the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the lowest point it is ever gonna go down and the volume of gas when the piston is at its highest point. Its value for Ducati Monster 696 is 10.7:1 and for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 11.5:1 based on the technical data of the motorcycles. In other words it represents how tightly the mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber is pressed before the ignition. If you got a motorcycle with a greater compression ratio for its specific engine it is getting better fuel economy than it would if it had a lesser compression ratio.
Engine oil is among the most important aspects of an engines health. Many different types of engine oils are available as minerral, part-synthetic and synthetic and they all come at different price. 3700 miles (6000 km) between oil changes is widely accepted rule. The quality of the synthetic oil allows up to 5000 miles (8000 km) between oil changes. Depending on the oil filter it needs to be replaced on each or every two oil changes. The technical specs show that the Ducati Monster 696 takes 3.2 litres of engine oil while the oil capacity of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 3.7 litres. This oil capacity values are with informative purpose only. Pouring exactly the proper amount of oil needed is achieved by observing the level sight window or the dipstick marks.

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