1997 Ducati Monster M600 by Mr H, Malaysia

1997 Ducati Monster M600

I’ve met Mr H yesterday at Puchong and he brought his newly restored 1997 Ducati Monster M600. Even though this is a restored M600, Mr. H choose not to overdone it by making it looks like new. He said he just want the bike to look ‘well-kept’ but not trying to much to become to look like ‘new’. (Senang cakap nak bagi nampak biasa je, tak nampak macam baru lepas restore). We have just recently viewed the 2011 Ducati Monster 795 which has just been released here in Malaysia, so, this M600 attracts my eyes and I didn’t let the chance to slip to get the picture taken. M600 looks small and much more beginners friendly in terms of weight and ride height. I’m an underbone rider and never had the chance to ride a big bikes like this, but after trying to seat in and leaning it to about 45 degree to the side, I think this bike is easy to handle. The design are simple and everything that it have seems well placed together. I like how it looks and the red/gold colour combination works perfect. To Mr. H, thank you for the opportunity and thanks for restoring the M600 to its glory that it should have.

Seat height are low and easy for beginners like me to ride it. Also, it didn't feels heavy.
Front tyre is 120/70-17
Ducati brand on the front fork with 4-piston Brembo caliper on the left side
Air cooled engine with L configuration at 90 degree that is specific to Monster
Wet clutch equipped for easy maintainance. Ducati brand with Made In Italy sign.
Made In Italy
Ducati Monster brand on the big tank
Round headlamp with low handle makes it looks like cafe racer
Hydraulic clutch lever for easy operation
Light trellis frame. Mr H says that he only need two finger to lift this up.
Exhaust pipe setup is 2-1-2. Notice the monoshock swing arm setup.
M600 model label on the side panel
Brembo 2-piston caliper for the rear brake
Brembo wheels! Rare!
Guess what is this elephant logo refers to? Answer at the bottom post.
Fully analog meter cluster. No digital display here.
Key hole is placed in front of the tank
Looks a little bit like cafe racer?

Answer: Cagiva

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