Monster 796 Racer
August 8, 2011 2 Comments
The other day I stopped by my old motorcycle shop, Eastside Motosports, and took a few pictures of their latest project/race bike. A Ducati Monster 796 turned into a racer to compete in the WMRRA 650 Super Sport Twins class. If you are a customer that is racing a Monster, you could qualify for a contingency program that Eastside Motosports is running called the Monster Cup. You can read their story of the bike by clicking on this link. I wish I had better pictures, but I only had my crappy camera phone with me at the time.
Full on side view of the bike. You can see the fit and finish of the bodywork is really good. Almost close enough that it could have come off the factory floor like this. The stock tail section and tank integrate very nicely with the Desmo bodywork as well.
Besides the bodywork they’ve installed the full Termi pipes, new rear sets, clip on bars, and reworked the suspension including brand new full adjustable cartridge fork kit.
I’d love to have a little bike like this for the track and ripping around on the streets. Good suspension, brakes and about 80+HP. Sounds about right. All it needs is a head light and some turn signals to get back on the street. I’d probably need to shrink a bit to as evidenced by the hilarious picture of me sitting on the bike before the bodywork.