Western Australia newbies, your wait to get the Ducati Monster 659 LAMS ABS is over. The Ducati Australia has announced that the Ducati Monster 659 ABS, approved under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMs), is now available for learner riders in Western Australia (WA).
Previously, Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMs) bikes are administered by NSW’s RTA for all Australian states and territories except ACT and WA.
“Ducati has produced the Monster 659 ABS specifically for our market as we want as many new riders as possible to have the opportunity to learn to ride with the confidence, enjoyment and safety of a new Ducati.” said Warren Lee, CEO of Ducati Australia. “The 659 is based on the 696, already a very popular model with younger, female and less experienced riders, so it was the ideal basis for our LAMs model. With the WA Government now adopting LAMs, which is already successful throughout all other states and territories, new riders can now also ride a Ducati.”
The Ducati Monster 659 LAMS ABS is based on the current Monster 696. The Monster 659 LAMS ABS has the same key features of the Monster 696 including a 770mm seat height, weighs 161kg (dry), rider friendly L-Twin power delivery, easy handling, and ABS braking as standard.
The power of the Monster 659 LAMS ABS has been reduced over the 695/796 models. It is powered by 659cc L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled engine. This bike is designed to suit all riding abilities from newbies to expert.
The Monster 659 LAMS ABS is available in three colors: Red, Stone White and Dark Stealth.