The Ducati Monster - the original 'naked' motorcycle. Launched to rave reviews in the early 1990s it introduced a new way of motorcycling and has become an icon of Italian design. Today, more than ever, it is the bike of choice for top designers, Hollywood stars and Formula One racing drivers. The Monster is a 'street fighter' that offers outstanding sport bike performance together with a style that has often been imitated but never equaled.
And for 2008, Ducati introduces the all-new Monster 696: the next generation naked and the final word in urban excitement
Your own unique Street Fighter, the Ducati Accessories catalog, which is included with each bike, is bursting with ideas to customize your bike and improve its performance.From beautifully formed carbon fiber parts and accessories machined from solid aluminum, to high performance exhaust systems and hundreds of special components, the Ducati Accessories catalog has something to make each and every Monster unique.
The Monster family offers a choice of air or liquid-cooled, 2 and 4 valve Desmo engines. All models boast Superbike-derived Trellis frames, fuel injection and race-worthy braking and suspension systems. Meeting the demands of a new rider as well as the most experienced veteran, there is a Monster to satisfy everyone.
2008 range models, the Monster family welcomes all bikers with the 695, both affordable and easy to drive. In the powerful Monster SR series, the S2R combines the force of 1000 cc and a fundamental design to guarantee an exciting experience on any road. For maximum performance, the S4R and the S4R S apply top technology, the Monster design, track performance and an aggressive style. The S4R S Tricolore represents the best of the Monster family, a flag ship that celebrates an unforgettable racing season. For 2008, Ducati is proud to present the Monster 696, the extraordinary naked bike of the new generation.