Rides from the Readers: 1995 Ducati M900 Monster

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1995 Ducati M900 reader ride
John Schiavo

Hagerty readers and Hagerty Drivers Club members share their cherished collector and enthusiast vehicles with us via our contact email, tips@hagerty.com. We’re showcasing some of our favorite stories among these submissions. To have your car featured, send complete photography and your story of ownership to the above email address.

Today’s featured ride is a 1995 Ducati M900. The bike helped to establish the “naked” bike aesthetic, using a minimal amount of bodywork to showcase its 904cc air-cooled V-twin. The 73-hp, 441-pound Monster was one of the first factory streetfighter bikes, and it was a shot in the arm for Ducati, proving itself the Italian firm’s best-selling model.

This particular M900 was discovered on Craigslist earlier this year by avid motorcycle enthusiast John Schiavo. The Ducati showed only 162 miles and has never had a license plate; it was originally used as a showroom piece by the International News clothing company in Seattle. After sitting in a garage for 23 years, the bike surfaced online and Schiavo knew he had to have it. Though the bike naturally needed a refreshed oil filter and air filter, plus new tires and cam belts, Schiavo has been careful to keep the bike stock. Even better, the Ducati has fulfilled his dream of owning a ’90s bike.

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