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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.

Radical Ducati

  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Wow, not that impressive. I am totally for improving the Monster looks, but for that cost, you could track down a great artist and have them paint your duc. That’s what I did. Oh, and “paint my duc” is not a euphemism. Yet.

  • Edward

    I really like this look and have a monster with the same red frame. The price is also reasonable (compared to any of the Ducati OEM kits). Anyone know a dependable paint shop in NYC for this kind of work?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Swing by Works on N14 in Greenpoint and ask who they use.

  • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

    Get Deathspray to knock em out for ya. $$$?

  • http://www.thisblueheaven.com Mark D

    Awesome idea. You could probably commission a local artist to paint it, and get the “Well, THAT’S a cool project!” discount most artists have.

  • Kyle

    likin it…now I just gotta find a used duc