Radical Ducati is now offering a body kit designed by Dragon TT for the Monster 696/796/1100. The kit consists of two unpainted tank sides and a tail cover, all of which can be purchased separately. I did a double take when I saw the prices — €75 for each tank side and €70 for the tail cover. I’m not all that current with global exchange rates, so I added them up, Googled a converter and came up with a price of $317.96 in good ol’ American dollars. That’s crazy cheap; Ducati’s own Monster Art bodywork kits go for $750.
For carbon fiber, prices are predictably higher, 135€ for each tank side and 120€ for the tail cover or $563.66 for the whole shebang.
Pro Italia lists $380.32 as the price for a single OEM tank side making this kit a bargain (even after factoring in paint costs) if you’ve got a crashed monster that needs bodywork. Aftermarket carbon tank side kits sell for around $300 on eBay, so you’re not getting much of a deal there, but the Radical kit comes from a well known shop, and will never be mistaken for anything else.