The back-to-basics Monster started life with an air-cooled, two-valve 900-cc V-twin, and was also eventually offered as this 750-cc version.

1997 Ducati 750 Monster Pictures

The 1997 Ducati 750 Monster motorcyle was the entry-level Ducati in the United States, though 900-cc V-twin models were also available.

No-nonsense philosophy deemed a tachometer unnecessary.

Monster engines were available in displacements of 600 cc, 750 cc, and 900 cc.

Big Brembo floating discs were used, though there was only one on the front wheel rather than the pair that appeared on most sporting Ducatis.

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