@ 7750 rpm
The big ol' Ducati Monster 1000 offers a compelling mix of style
and presence. It's not the most technically sophisticated machine
ever built. And it does require expensive cam belt changes at
an irritatingly regular two-year inverval. But for naked big
bike cruising its certainly worth looking at.
The trademark Ducati steel trellis frame is a perfect way to
show off the Monster M1000's huge hunk of V-twin engine. For
its size its not the most powerful engine, but its more than
adequate for the type of riding most Monster owners are looking
The chassis is complimented by quality Brembo brakes which are
more than up to the task of bringin this bruiser up to a halt.
It might not have the same speed or reliability as some of the
Japanese bikes on offer. But it does have bucket loads of character
to fall back on.