1996 M900


1996 Ducati M900

Desmo Times 1996 Ducati Monster

Owner: LT Snyder

Purchased: October 1996 – 2nd Owner

Mileage – 13000

Current Modifications*:

  • Sil Motor High Pipe Slip-ons
  • Polished Header Pipe
  • Cyclecat Rearsets
  • Superbike Forks with Cyclecat Top Triple Clamp
  • 65mm spacing superbike calipers
  • Hagon rear shock
  • Dr Desmo Header clamps
  • Keihin 41mm FCR Carbs
  • Custom Billet Battery Box
  • Westco AGM Battery
  • Upgraded Ground/Starter Cables
  • ElectrexUSA Voltage Regulator
  • Billet Oil Breather and K&N Breather Filter
  • Galfer Braided Clutch/Brake Lines
  • CF Buckle Guard
  • CF Seat Surrounds
  • Pro Grips and Throttle Rocker
  • Evoluzione Wires
  • Desmo Times Clutch Combo w/Paulimoto Pressure Plate and Spyder Retainer/Stainless Springs/Bolts
  • Vented Clutch Side Cover
  • Carbon Vented 1/2 Clutch Cover milled out to match cam belt covers
  • Carbon Cam Belt Covers milled out
  • Carbon Front/Rear Fenders
  • Carbon Chin Fairing
  • Marchesini 5 Spoke Magnesium Rims
  • CF Rear Fender w/tail chop
  • Kellerman LED turn signals with flasher modulator
  • Blue Zenon headlight
  • Cyclecat Clip Ons
  • Powder-Coated Frame/Swingarm
  • Billet Oil Filler Plug
  • Preload adjuster keys
  • LED Tachometer with carbon shroud
  • Evo Clutch Slave
  • Cyclecat +1″ Billet Sidestand
  • CRG Mirrors (not montrack mirrors shown)
  • EBC Floating Rotors
  • LED Tail light and clear lens
  • Wilbers/Hyperpro Steering Damper
  • Brembo Superbike Brake and Master Cylinders

* Please do NOT email me with requests for where I got the parts for this bike. Modifications have taken place over the course of a 15 year span.

Owner Comments: The Monster is probably my favorite series of Ducati models because of its versatility, ease of access for maintenance, and overall fun factor. Still, if you considering one, get a fuel injected one. If not fuel injected, get one with a set of 41mm Keihin flatslides. In short, I’ve dealt with the Mikuni carbs on many Ducatis and hate them. I’ve kept my M900 fairly reliable by keeping the engine mostly stock, except for the carbs and clutch upgrades. The first voltage regulator died at around 8K, but I haven’t had any other problems. It’s been a very reliable bike, and one that I have constantly tinkered with. I wouldn’t do anything differently in terms of mods, but I would change the priorities and fix the suspension right away. The M900 didn’t have adjustable front forks until the late 90s, and it never did have a good rear shock. The Monster is twitchy due to the short wheel base, particularly when encountering mid-corner bumps. A steering stabilizer and decent forks settle the front end quite a bit.


Keihin 41mm Flatslide Carbs, Custom Battery Box, Maintenance free battery upgrade, carbon ignition cover, Cyclecat top triple clamp, NCR preload adjusters. Hyperpro steering damper


Carbon chin fairing, custom milled carbon clutch cover and belt covers, DT clutch innards, billet oil fill plug, vented clutch housing, billet oil breather with K&N filter.


CRG mirrors, carbon superbike front fender, Brembo superbike master cylinders


LED tach with carbon surround


Marchesini 5 spoke magnesium wheels and Galfer rotors. Superbike front end. Cyclecat rearsets, Sil motor high pipes with a polished header, STM frame plugs, Cyclecat +1″ sidestand, Evo plug wires, CF seat surrounds, Cyclecat bar risers.


Kellerman LED turn signals, Carbon tail with tail chop. LED tail light with clear lens, Carbon tank guard, carbon hugger/chain guard.