Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1997 Ducati 916. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
In 2014, Ducati replaced the Monster 1100 with the Monster 1200, packing the second-gen Testastretta 11-degree dual spark motor. It was very similar to the 1199 superbike motor, but with valve timing changes for stronger midrange and better streetability. Wet weight is 461 pounds, and it packed the iconic trellis frame, single-sided swingarm, and a new generation of electronics htat included ABS, traction control, ride by wire, and three ride modes.
The Monster 1200 was a fine bike, but the “S” model was the one you wanted in 2014 as it came with a power bump (145 hp, 92 lb-ft), 48mm Ohlins forks, Ohlins shock, bigger brake discs, and Brembo Monobloc M50 calipers up front (the same found on the 1199 Panigale).
Currently located at our shop in Marina del Rey, California, this custom Monster (VIN: ZDM1RBSW8EB004563) is offered with a clean California title. It’s also quite a bit different from stock, having been converted into a scrambler of sorts before Ducati offered their own Scrambler lineup in 2015.
Please note that the 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S was available in Ducati Red with a red frame or White with a bronze frame. It is our assumption that this is one of the latter, and a previous owner swapped out the tank for a black unit from a different year or model (it does not look to be repainted).
We note several modifications, including a SC-Project CR-T exhaust with heat-wrapped headers.