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The Ducati Monster Bible: New Updated & Revised Edition

Author: Ian Falloon   Series: Bible (Wiley)

  • Hardcover
    $62.05
PUBLISHED: 26th June 2014
ISBN: 9781845846169
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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. Here is the ultimate guide to the Monster maze.
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  • Hardcover
    $62.05
PUBLISHED: 26th June 2014
ISBN: 9781845846169
ANNOTATION:
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. Here is the ultimate guide to the Monster maze.

Annotation

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. Here is the ultimate guide to the Monster maze.

Publisher Description

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 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 1100cc there really is a Monster for everyone. This book provides a guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 18 years.

Author Biography

One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of twenty books on motorcycles, of which ten are on Ducati, including the best-selling Ducati Story, and Ducati Twins Restoration Guide. As an owner of several Ducati 750s since 1973 he has a particular enthusiasm for this model, still owning the 750 Super Sport he bought back in the 1970s. Ian trained as a symphony orchestra oboist before a serious motorcycle accident forced a change in profession. Born in New Zealand, he is a freelance contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, and currently lives in Australia with his wife, Miriam, and sons, Ben and Tim.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. The first Monsters: 900, 750 and 600 1993-1999 1993 model year 1994 model year 1995 model year 1996 model year 1997 model year 1998 model year 1999 model year Monster 400 Chapter 2. First styling update: 2000-2003 2000 model year 2001 model year 2002 model year 2003 model year Specifications model year 2003-2004 Chapter 3. Single-sided swingarm: the Monster from 2004-2007 2004 model year 2005 model year 2006 model year 2007 model year Chapter 4. New generation: the 696 and 1100 2008 model year 2009 model year Chapter 5. Continual evolution 2010 model year 2011 model year Index

Review

plenty of useful information and even stuff I didn't know ... As usual with Ian's books, this one's a must have. Benzina A book specifically for the Monster series of Ducati does not exist in German so far and it is presumably not going to. After all, you can rely on [this] English-language work ... Detailed data boxes complete the textual information. The image quality is consistently good to very good www.sidecar-news.de Author Ian Falloon is the acknowledged master of this type of books and Italian bikes in general and the first edition was brilliant excellent, so by definition so is this latest work with extra pages covering the last three years evolution is equally so ... The quality and size of this hardback is the same and typical of all Veloce publications providing a fascinating guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 21 years. If you own one you cannot afford not to have this book on the shelf as a reference work, or if you just want to see what the attraction is for these models, then it is a great general read. Ian Kerr - Freelance

Long Description

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.

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