It depends. For one track day, especially if it's your first, the stock bike should do ok. The kickstand may drag if you really put it on it's side, but that's about all.
If you decide to continue, then it will start to add up. I've got about 15 days or so on mine, and after the first couple, I upgraded the suspension (new forks/internals and shock), brakes, raised it to the 1100 height, installed OEM Streetfighter bars. Huge difference. It all depends really on how hard you will be pushing the bike. Suspension and brakes never hurt, so I would say it's always a good place to start, especially on the Monster, I would go suspension before anything.
The bike is well balanced and has good geometry and is very stable mid-corner (like many Ducs), especially up to medium speeds, though make sure you get your sag/rebound on the stock shock set properly by someone you trust. If you're not sure, it's well worth the $40 or whatever to get the local track suspension provider to do a baseline setup for you. Good/fresh tires and you should be all set.
Ducati Monster 796 ABS - Best colour
Trackday upgrade pack:
-Streetfighter bars, radial brake and clutch masters
-Braking SK front rotors
-Ohlins DU737 / 1100 Showa forks w/Racetech .85 springs, Ohlins FPK valving & K-Tech comp needles
-S4R rearsets / LSL racing pegs
-SC Project Carbon Slip-Ons, Carbon belt covers
Last edited by mszilves; 04-28-2014 at 07:02 PM.