1995 Ducati M-900 Monster — review by Paul Peczon

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1995 Ducati M-900

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By Paul Peczon

The M900 Monster is largely the of one Miguel Angel Galuzzi, a one year old designer hired on by three years ago. It was going to be a limited edition but public acclaim at the Cologne boosted sales projections, and the version of the story is the CA bike got their hands on one.

The of the M900 is straight off a 900SS. The Ducati Chrome moly frame gets a metallic paint job, instead of the white. The 90 degree, 904cc twin is right out of the 900SS, as are the of big honking 38mm Mikuni carbs and massive full Brembo brakes.

Ditto for the 41mm upside Showa forks, although on the the head angle is a steep 24 and with a scant 3.9 inches of the steering is quick and light. dry weight is 405 pounds, but even filled with the appropriate it feels even lighter. It feels stubbier than its wheelbase, and although it makes a of 73 horsepower at the rear wheel at rpm, the torque band low and pulls like a truck the midrange.

The controls are a bit more to those on a modern Japanese than to an old Italian bike, and the speedometer is offset by a panel of lights that you can actually see in the The fuel tank is a new design flips up on a hinge. Look and you’ll find a little that holds the tank up a car hood. Since there is no this leaves you with complete access to all of the engine and

If you were ever interested in how to adjust Desmodronic valves, is the bike to learn on. Think how your friends will be they find out you tune up Ducati yourself.

The exhaust a throaty roar under and the clatter of the dry clutch in neutral is and although its music to you because you what it is, the sound is disconcerting to The brakes make wonderful as the four pots per disc up squeeze over the numerous drilled in the discs, and the intake is audible throughout the midrange. the horn isn’t very although it doesn’t sound as birdlike and pathetic as most

Ducati 900 Monster

The seat is firm and forward and the pegs slightly rearset. The comes off with two bolts, a back seat. The diminutive body work is carbon as are the heatguards at the tops of the oval mufflers. Aggressive riders touch these pipes but the exhaust flexes, and it’s not a touchdown.

The tail light, often an on many bikes, was redone a $160 carbon fiber kit by European Cycle Specialists complements the curves started by the and cowl. It was well received by as was the nominal fairing also (The big problem, you see, … bikes is that don’t have fairings. Alex)

Every major magazine spent the late haranguing the Japanese motorcycle for making only specialized bikes and bemoaning the loss of the Japanese Motorcycle. Many apparently, were pining for unfaired, all around regular and a few have hit the market in recent There’s the Zephyr, which was born with a 750, the heavy GSX1000G, and most the Honda CB1000 Big One.

They have all received acclaim and achieved great on overseas sales floors, but haven’t been big sellers in recession America. Market can’t predict everything. said, there is little that Cagiva will little trouble moving limited production (as are all Ducati) bike.

The M900 is the bike explicitly asked for, but glad to get. Proof sometimes a single person’s turns out the cleanest, clearest — Paul Peczon

Thanks to European Cycle for loaning us this marvelous red toy. You can reach them at 800 in the US and there is talk of letting prospective customers take out on test rides. back to the page

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