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Hi All,
I am new to the Ducati world and am considering a 900 Monster. Are the fuel injected models significantly better or are the carburated models just as good? Were there any other significant upgrades that would make it important to look for a newer one eather than a 90's model? What does the "S" mean?
Thanks for your help.
Brian :)
 

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You might want to check out these threads...

http://www.ducatimonster.org/cgi-bi...um1;action=display;num=1073938231;start=14#14

http://www.ducatimonster.org/cgi-bi...orum1;action=display;num=1073924319;start=1#1

This one might have some info for you, too...

http://www.ducatimonster.org/cgi-bi...um1;action=display;num=1069465290;start=12#12

I think the carbs vs. FI issue is addressed in those and other variations as well.

The 'S' stands for special, I believe... Those bikes got upgraded suspension and some other shiney/CF bits...

I don't know if there's really a reason to avoid earlier Monsters, although they did improve over time. Suspension changed over time and some are considered better than others. The cylinder head studs are considered weaker in earlier bikes. The earlier bikes didn't come with a tachometer.

Take a look at those threads, and let us know if you have more questions...

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Very early Monsters put out more power than later carb models since the engine got even more restricted. They also were prone to breaking cylinder bolts (mine did). If it hasn't been fitted w/ new exhaust and jetted then count that in the price since they're a bit of a dog before that. Depending on how mean you want your monster of course.
 
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