The Ducati Monster appeared at the end of 1992 and sparked off a new trend in the so-called "naked" (without fairing) segment of the market. With the Monster, powered by its famous and prestigious L-shaped engine, Ducati offered enthusiasts a bike that combined a comfortable ride with outstanding performance. 260,000 Monsters have been sold over the last 20 years, mostly in the United States, France, Germany and Spain as well as Italy. The various versions of the Monster have become the basis for many different interpretations by specialists in the field of personalization. The machine has become a symbol for all kinds of motorcyclists, from the novice to the seasoned rider, from the young to the mature.This book covers the Monster's 20 years of history, availing itself with a wealth of illustrative material made available by Ducati.
Born in Rome in 1950, Claudio Porrozzi has always written about motorcycling. He has been the director of the Italian motorcycle monthly La Moto and author of numerous sports and history books.
Fabrizio Porrozzi, born in Rome in 1961, is one of the top Superbike photographers, a sport he has followed right from the start. He owns an agency that also covers Moto GP.