Ducati has added depth, personalization and nostalgia to their classic Monster line up with the new mid-range 796 (804cc engine) and ten bolt-on color options that include three solids and seven historical liveries. The move toward personalization includes tank panels, micro bikini faring, single seat cover and front mudguard. Ducati says you can swap out these body panels in as little as 10 minutes and is offering a free kit of to anyone who buys a new Monster 1100 or 1100S before June 30th. Think of them as the motorcycle equivalent to interchangeable body panels on a Smart car.
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This year’s New York Motorcycle Show may not have been all that significant from a new model introduction standpoint, but that doesn’t mean Javits wasn’t packed to the brim with eye candy. We already brought you some tastey shots of Confederate’s B120 Fighter and Wraith but Progressive Insurance also had a kick ass booth full of one-off choppers and other custom creations. Equally cool was the Sucker Punch Sally and Campagna T-Rex displays. Hell, Ducati even put on a little fashion show to highlight their new Multistrada and line of motorcycle-inspired apparel. Check out all the goodies after the jump.
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It’s Summer in the city and all the Italian toys have come out to play. No question that both of these two-wheelers will get you there in style, it’s just a matter of how quickly you need to get there.
For the retro-inspired SportClassic series, Ducati dug into the archives to create a line of bikes reminiscent of their iconic 1970’s cafe-racer models. The end result is a harmonious mix of old and new. But don’t be fooled by all the vintage sheet metal – this bike is no Sunday cruiser and boasts 92 horsepower in a package that weighs just under 400 pounds. This stylish gent opted to remove the front fairing, adding his own sprezzatura!
It is difficult to miss the throaty growl emanating from the Monster’s exhaust. Couple that in with the fact that this particular example is chromed and you have a motorcycle that is hard to miss. The driver was rocking hi top Chucks and a Momo Fighter Helmet, exactly what you would expect to see while cruising Prince Street.