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We look back into the 25 years of Ducati Monster, the bike that transformed street motorcycle market.Who would have known that a motorcycle inspired by a movie poster will go onto become one of the most legendary motorcycles in the history of the world. The Ducati Monster not just created the naked street-fighter category, and it is not just a bike that saved DUCATI from imminent bankruptcy, what it is truly is a phenomenon that transformed the industry. The Ducati Monster history is worth talking about again and again and here we ride through its origin and evolution over the years.Read more
When it comes to significance for both its manufacturer and a generation of riders, few bikes can get close to the Ducati Monster. The brain-child of Argentinean designer Miguel Galluzzi (now head of design at Piaggio), under the direction of the legendary Massimo Bordi, the Monster was both something of a parts-bin special born out of necessity and a masterstroke that proved so successful it saved Ducati.
Indeed, in becoming an overnight best-seller that first M900 not only spawned both a whole family of other Monsters (600 and 750 versions soon followed) it inspired a breed of imitators sufficient to create the whole naked class and in doing so became the very backbone of Ducati’s modern line-up.