Robb Design Portfolio: Behind the Curtain

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  • Fluto Shinzawa

The 2004 Monster 1000 is not Ducati’s top performance motorcycle, but many of the Ducatisti consider it one of the Italian manufacturer’s most aesthetically appealing machines.

 

The Monster is a naked bike, the designation assigned to a motorcycle stripped of its fairings, which exposes the bike’s inner workings for onlookers to admire. The centerpiece of the open-for-viewing Monster is its 992cc air-cooled engine, which produces 84 hp at 8,000 rpm and is encased in a tubular steel trellis frame. The 416-pound 1000, which is the most powerful Monster in the lineup, offers a riding position that is more comfortable than the forward-leaning style required to pilot the top-of-the-line Ducati superbikes.

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