Posts Tagged ‘monster’

Pandora by Scott G. Toepfer

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our Ventura shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer.

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Pandora at Serra Cross in Ventura

The lovely Pandora and I went for an evening ride on this overcast and warm Ventura day. Soft clouds make for great photos, it’s a giant softbox in the sky dampening and washing all the sun around.

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Last week I featured a photo of Lucia Braham from Sydney, Australia on her Triumph Bonneville chopper.. and now I present to you her other ride, a Ducati Monster complete with Termignoni exhaust. [ more real women who ride | tagged Ducati ] 

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Stefania Marzano of San Diego on her Ducati Monster dark. Plus, another lovely example of the motorcycle smile. Photograph by Spencer Tuck, copyright 2014. [ more tagged Ducati ]

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Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day. Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

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Simone’s Ivory Monster

It’s really cool seeing other retro-ish Monster builds out there. Simone de Ranieri from Pisa, Italy sent me these photos of his Ducati Monster build.  Much like the beginnings of my bike, his was a little rough around the edges.  Definitely something to be excited about in the ‘after’ state, however.  Here are some photos from the process.  Nice 60’s style Ducati logo. Gotta dig the black accents on the bottom part of the tank that give it slightly different (unique) lines when back on the bike. Build pic slideshow- Thanks for sending,… Continue Reading »

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A girl and her Monster- photographs by Wioletta Hain. Sylwia Helwich aka Ginger with her Monster 620.  [ Sylwia on facebook | more tagged Ducati Monster ]

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A girl and her Monster- photographs by Wioletta Hain. Sylwia Helwich aka Ginger with her Monster 620.  [ Sylwia on facebook | more tagged Ducati Monster ]

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The One Moto Snow

Road Trip (Part 2) Getting to the One Show (the1moto.com) this year was a bit more difficult than in the past- partially because I moved to San Diego and partially because it snowed like crazy. The first portion of my road trip was easy peasy- driving the Purple Prius Eater (my Tacoma) to San Francisco from San Diego went shockingly well. The next leg started out with rain, and ended with Pandora’s Box looking like a Ducati popsicle.  If you want to see pictures from the first leg of the road trip check… Continue Reading »

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Pandora’s Out of the Box: First Real Monster Ride

Over two long years, with help from so many amazing people, I’ve finally got the Monster on the road. As I mentioned in my previous announcement, “Pandora’s Box” rides well but needs tweaking. In the past few days, with some helping hands, I’ve tweaked the carbs a bit and undone some damage from the previous owner(s). While my test riding the other day way nice, it was limited to a 20 mile radius of my place for obvious reasons. Can’t go braaping off into the sunset until you’ve got the gremlins hammered… Continue Reading »

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