In March 1993, the history of one of Ducati’s most successful models begins: the Monster.

The first 20 models of the Monster 900 were produced on March 5th, 1993.

Over the years the Monster underwent modifications to the displacement, which increased its popularity.

Starting in 1995, the first version of the 600cc was brought out. The Monster 695 was the last of the “small” Monsters offered in the line first brought out in 1993.

In 2007, after 14 years of roaring success, Ducati brought out the Monster 696, a restyled version of the old Monster.

The new Monster family gives even more customisation possibilities.

In 2009, Ducati presents the Monster 1100, the new “adult” version of the popular Twin-Cylinder.


In 1992 Ducati unveiled a new prototype that was to become an icon. Ducati's creation awed the crowds and the world's media of that year's "Cologne International Motorcycle show".

Monster designer Miguel Galluzzi said of the philosophy behind his creation: "All you need is: a saddle, tank, engine, two wheels, and handlebars."
One of the most copied motorcycles of all time, the Monster immediately spawned legions of imitators - but imitation is, after all, the highest form of flattery.

For Ducati, the bike marked a return to the essential all-around motorcycles like the Marianna, Elite and Scrambler.
But even this comparison does not quite do the Monster justice since the Monster is naked by choice rather than by custom.

A bit of history: The "Cologne Motor Show", autumn 1992 - a mysterious Ducati prototype stands out among the new innovations on show. On display is the Monster 900, a model destined to take its rightful place in the history of international motorcycling.

Monstrously beautiful, it is a cocktail of exquisite Ducati components, including the Trellis frame from the 851/888 series and the 904 cc air/oil cooled "Pompone" engine from the Supersport range.

With its boundless personality and audacious nudity, it is a motorcycle that has revolutionized the "naked" bike category, lending renown and prestige to a breed of motorcycle previously unknown in the Western tradition.
Since its launch, the Monster has had a history of great successes: it has become a family and has seen numerous special versions.
It continues to evolve without losing anything of its radically "monstrous" identity.

Above all, it has infected thousands of motorcyclists across the world with the Monster bug, transforming them into "monsteristi". Up to now, there have been over 250,000 Monsters released from the production lines of Borgo Panigale.

The Monster is one hundred percent pure emotion.
It is an embodiment of the spirit of motorcycling which has become a way of life.


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