Designed by Miguel Galluzzi, the first Ducati Monster came out way back in 1992, and has been a significant success story for Ducati since then. Over the years, there have been various iterations of the Monster, and the bike has been made available in various engine capacities.
Now, after so many years, the Italians are all set to launch an all-new Monster, which we suppose would be a considerably difficult task. Having sold more than 150,000 Monsters over the last 15 years, this is one bike with which Ducati probably can’t afford to take too many risks.
Until now, there’s only conjecture, speculation and computer-generated pics like the one you see here. The real 2008 Ducati Monster will be revealed at the Milan Motorcycle Show in November this year, so that’s another six months of waiting. Should be worth it though.
In the meanwhile, for Monster fans who also own cars, there’s the Fiat Panda Monster – a limited edition model which Fiat have created in collaboration with Ducati. The Panda Monster will be fitted with a 1.3-litre common-rail, 70bhp diesel engine and will feature 4WD. Only 695 units of this car will be made, and you can order yours right here. Or you could take a look at this Fiat 500 that's powered by a Ducati 999 engine..!Also see:
First official pic of the Triumph Street Triple 675
The Hyosung-engined Cagiva Mito 650
Ducati CEO Federico Minoli leaves the company
Scoop pics: Ducati's MotoGP bikes for the future
The very memorable Bimota YB6 Tuatara
The MV Agusta F4 R 312 wins MasterBike 2007