1997 Ducati Monster 900 For Sale by Auction
While its large-capacity sports models were grabbing the headlines by dominating the World Superbike Championship, it was the relatively humble Monster that was Ducati's real success story, selling worldwide by the container-load and thus ensuring the Italian company's survival. Designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi and introduced in 1993, the Monster single-handedly kick-started the continuing revival of 'naked' motorcycles. The fact that it was achieved by raiding the parts bin and combining the major components of existing models, only serves to underline the brilliance of Galluzzi's original concept. Thus the first M900 version used the air-cooled, two-valves-per-cylinder engine of the 900 Supersport and the chassis of the 851/888 Superbike. A 600 Monster arrived in 1994 and Ducati has continued to ring the changes on the engine front as the range expanded to encompass a plethora of variants. It remains a cornerstone of the Ducati range to this day. Italian registered, this Monster 900 has had three owners from new and is described by the vendor as in excellent condition (last serviced in June 2017). Currently displaying a total of 47,615km (29,588miles) on the odometer, the machine comes with its original clutch cover; two original keys (seat lock not working); tool kit; owner's manual; and Italian registration papers.
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Winter Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 11 December
Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 112) 9am
The National Motorcycle Museum Reserve Collection (Lots 201 – 252) 11am
Saturday 12 December
Motorcycles (Day 2) (Lots 501 – 708) 10am
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles by clicking 'Message the seller' with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 9 December 9am to 5pm
Thursday 10 December 9am to 5pm
Friday 11 December 9am to 5pm (Lots 501 – 708 only)
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register using the 'Message the seller' button.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED LOTS
Motorcycle lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 2pm Sunday 13 December 2020. Limited collection is available until 2pm Monday 14 December, by appointment only. If collecting Monday, please access Bicester Heritage via the 'Main Gate', Buckingham Road, OX26 5HA. Please email us using the 'Message the seller' button with your collection or transport instructions as soon as possible following your successful bid. Failure to instruct Bonhams by the given time will result in your vehicle being uplifted to store at your expense, as detailed in the Conditions of Sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.
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