When Ducati released the Monster in 1993 it created a new niche market for the naked motorcycle that continues today. Continual advancement over the past 20 years has enhanced the Monster’s ‘less-is-more’ philosophy, and Ducati has created Monsters to suit everyone, from entry-level 400s and 600s to 1100cc superbikes. All Monsters share the naked style that showcases the engine and chassis, and provide superb handling suitable for cities or canyons.
When Ducati unleashed Galluzzi’s Monster at the Cologne Show at the end of 1992, few expected it to become Ducati’s most successful model. Dramatically styled, minimalist in stature, yet
bristling with innovative engineering, the 900 Monster created a new niche market. A multi-faceted machine, the Monster bridged the gap between racetrack-oriented sports bikes and cruisers. Here was a naked motorcycle that was as much a performance machine as it was a cruiser.
The Monster’s radical styling has also been the inspiration for a large after-market industry, providing cosmetic and performance accessories, and with engine capacities ranging from 400 to 1200cc there really is a Monster for everyone.
This book provides a fascinating guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 21 years.
Reviews for the previous edition:
A high quality hardback liberally spread with full colour factory Images of the various models accurately described, by bike historian and Ducati fan, Fallon.
The book retains the high quality look and feel of all In the series and Is easily read as general read, as well as being a reference work on the model.
In ‘The Ducati Monster Bible’, Ian Falloon details the entire story from the very beginning bringing us through every model, no matter how minor its differentiation from its siblings, to the current day and the new generation Monster 1100EVO which features the first 2-valve Ducati to deliver 100bhp straight from the factory gates.
If you have a Ducati Monster, want one or simply want to increase your knowledge of one of the most important Ducati models then ‘The Ducati Monster Bible’ is well worth a read.
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Promising to unravel the plethora of different configurations of Ducati's most successful motorcycle - and with more than a dozen different engine sizes to choose from it will take some unravelling - the book covers all models of the Monster from its launch in 1993 right up to the latest incarnation, the 11 OOEvo, as well as the numerous special editions produced along the way.
Technical specs are given model by model, and year by year changes are given in minute detail, making this book no lightweight read.
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Since its release in 1993 the Monster has become the longest running and most successful of all modern Ducatis.
Contains full production figures for the Monster.
Includes a technical analysis of all variations.
Covers the period 1993-2011, and all 600, 620, 695, 696, 750, 796, 800 900, 1000, 1100 Monsters.