Ducati Monster 620ie Review

2002 Ducati Monster 620ie from Greece

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance8000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Bandit 400 (jp)

Summary:

Lot's of character. Too stiff suspension though

Faults:

Nothing. Didn't have it for that long though. 1 year and about 8k klm. Got scared by Ducati reputation and traded in for GSX 1400.

General Comments:

Bought it brand new after a Suzuki Bandit 400 (Japanese import) I had.

Bike was a little stiff, as I recall, resulting in an almost-spill I had with the wife on back... Not enough feel and info passed to the rider, especially the USD fork.

Not that friendly for everyday due to stiff suspension. GSX 1400 I bought after was amazingly more easier to ride.

Lots of character though!

Awesome sound!

Great looks!

Come to think of it, it was not a bad bike. Just not ideal for a novice.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th October, 2009

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review