October 25th, 2013
I haven't confirmed with myself, let alone the local dealership, about buying the Monster, but today my head was filled with thoughts and ideas on how to modify it. I know that for the first three/four months the bikes sole job would be to get me too and from work in probably some fairly grim weather, but I'm starting to look at this bike as a potential project. I was searching the web, as you do, and found a few colour schemes that incorporate the classic black/gold Ducati paint scheme. Below is a picture I took of a 900ss that was on display during the Ducati trackday at Donnington earlier in the year.
I love the way the gold contrasts against the black and I especially like the classic Ducati logo too. Now I also found this colour scheme on a more modern Ducati machine, this a custom Ducati Sport Classic which is a modern retro bike that was available for a few years from 2006.
You can see that the colour scheme already pays homage to the SS, but the shape of the bike in the bottom picture is far closer to that of the Monster. Now if I decided to go for something like this, I would plan on keeping the trademark bright red trellis frame currently on the Monster. It could be a nice little project to get my teeth into, but of course, I would have to buy the bike first.
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My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.