Originally Posted by DR. Rock
Monster 695 lists at $7500 for reference.
Registration / titling / insurance is a big question, actually... how will that work? Also, it strikes me that the Monster engine is designed for the road (higher revs, air-cooled only, prioritizing power over torque, 6-speed (sweet!) transmission)... any concerns about grinding it on dirt at slow speeds for hours on end? Heat? Reliability?
You buy a Monster 695 and have it modified. The bike is titled as a Ducati 695.
Gearing will improve a 2v Ducati's low speed manners.
The 2v air-cooled engine with wet clutch is very reliable.
Rocker59 (aka guzzimike), Aux Arcs
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