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The Ducati Monster Bible [Kindle Edition]

Ian Falloon
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Book Description

When Ducati unleashed Galluzzi’s Monster at the Cologne Show at the end of 1992, few expected it to become Ducati’s most successful model. Dramatically styled, minimalist in stature, yet bristling with innovative engineering, the 900 Monster created a new niche market. A multi-faceted machine, the Monster bridged the gap between racetrack oriented sports bikes and cruisers. Here was a naked motorcycle that was as much a performance machine as a cruiser. The Monster’s radical styling has also been the inspiration for a large after-market industry, providing cosmetic and performance accessories, and with engine capacities ranging from 400 to 1100cc there really is a Monster for everyone. This book provides a guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 18 years.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-845846-36-7 (9781845846367)
Print ISBN: 978-1-845846-16-9 (9781845846169)

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Comprehensive, well illustrated and east to ride to the Ducati Monster. Check out the other range of Ducati books from Veloce. A must read for all Ducati Monster enthusiasts. Recommended. --Vintage Motorcycles Online

plenty of useful information and even stuff I didn't know ... As usual with Ian's books, this one's a must have. --Benzina

A book specifically for the Monster series of Ducati does not exist in German so far and it is presumably not going to. After all, you can rely on [this] English-language work ... Detailed data boxes complete the textual information. The image quality is consistently good to very good

Author Ian Falloon is the acknowledged master of this type of books and Italian bikes in general and the first edition was brilliant excellent, so by definition so is this latest work with extra pages covering the last three years evolution is equally so ... The quality and size of this hardback is the same and typical of all Veloce publications providing a fascinating guide through the maze of Monsters produced over the past 21 years. If you own one you cannot afford not to have this book on the shelf as a reference work, or if you just want to see what the attraction is for these models, then it is a great general read. --Ian Kerr - Freelance

About the Author

One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of twenty books on motorcycles, of which ten are on Ducati, including the best-selling Ducati Story, and Ducati Twins Restoration Guide. As an owner of several Ducati 750s since 1973 he has a particular enthusiasm for this model, still owning the 750 Super Sport he bought back in the 1970s. Ian trained as a symphony orchestra oboist before a serious motorcycle accident forced a change in profession. Born in New Zealand, he is a freelance contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, and currently lives in Australia with his wife, Miriam, and sons, Ben and Tim.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16984 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd (22 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #942,692 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand in 1952 and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a career as a symphony orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a motorcycle accident he began writing articles on motorcycles for magazines. His first book, the Ducati Story, was published in 1996 and in now in five editions and has been published in three languages. The success of the Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now written 30 books on motorcycles, mostly historical but also restoration guides. With an interest and passion spanning forty years he now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. Ian Falloon lives in Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his wife Miriam and sons Ben and Tim.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book 18 Aug. 2011
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Ian knows his Ducatis, and since Monsters are the company's best-selling model, this book was well overdue. Ian has done a great job of sorting through the many permutations and subtle changes since the release of the Monster in the early 1990s - now I understand why mechanics could use some parts of some bikes, but not on others. There will need to be a second edition I suspect because this bike will be with us for years to come (or as long as petrol is affordable). Now, if I can just find the parts I want, I can make my own personal favourite - and best - Monster. Well done, Ian!
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I already had some books on Ducati history. Having recently moved from superbikes to a somewhat more comfortable new Monster, this was the best book to catch up on the latest model changes.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected 26 Jan. 2013
By Popelli
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great if you whant show room data on various models but if you are looking to improve or modify or customise or maintain your bike then there are better books out there
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read 17 April 2013
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this book is has everything for the ducati monster lover,
it even has a pic of mine,
thank you great read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Monster Bible? 10 Sept. 2012
By Desmo-loco - Published on
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Book dissapoints- pictures often seen before- ducati ads.
Uninteresting details...colour schemes, minor insignificant changes....very poor writing style. Could have been a lot more interesting with test reviews, impressions, opinions...
Not worth the mooney.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Monster read 31 Oct. 2012
By Autolycus - Published on
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For all Monster riders - or wannabees - this is a must-have read. Though somewhat coffee-table-ish, it is full of excellent photography, though the Technical details for each specific model seem slightly on the light side - hence the 4-star rating. I had (sold it now...), a Monster 1000 S.i.e., which was not covered as thoroughly as other specific models, but then, not many of these were made by comparison to more popliar lines...
Still, if you're a typical Ducati driver, you'll like this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ducati Monster Bible 6 Jan. 2012
By catimac - Published on
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As a recent convert to Ducati I didn't know a great deal of history about them. This book told me everything I wanted to know, plus an awful lot I didn't think I would find interesting. If you own a Monster, or are going to buy one, buy yourself this book. It will also help you plan which Monster is your next one.
4.0 out of 5 stars A general overview of monsters 16 Oct. 2013
By Tony Seipelt - Published on
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Being a monster owner I found this book had a general story about the monster series of bikes.Another great book.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any Monster fan 7 Oct. 2014
By Marcie Bigsby - Published on
Nice quality book with good information and excellent pictures.
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