Since the unveiling of its prototype in 1992 at the Cologne International Motorcycle Show, the Ducati Monster has become one of the most iconic naked bikes the world has ever seen. Now, several versions and more than 25 years later, the wide range of choices on offer for an aftermarket exhaust system for Ducati Monster motorcycles might seem complicated and even overwhelming. Fortunately, the team at Design Corse is here to help make it one of the easiest and most rewarding decisions you can make.
Summing up the philosophy behind the naked bike movement, Miguel Galluzzi — the original Monster designer — famously stated that the only things you need are “a saddle, tank, engine, two wheels and handlebars.” Of course, the fact that Ducati has gone on to successfully produce hundreds of thousands of Monsters means there’s also a bit of beauty and power in each of these bikes that their riders uniquely enjoy.
To stamp such a popular naked bike with your own personal style can be a challenge. In many cases, riders look to upgrade their Ducati Monste with an aftermarket exhaust for increased performance and a unique style.
Different Types of Ducati Monster Exhaust Systems
For a road-worthy motorcycle, you need a few things in addition to a“a saddle, tank, engine, two wheels and handlebars.” Everything from brakes to lights are necessary for legal, safety and control matters. But one of the richest intersections of power, performance and aesthetics is located in the Ducati Monster’s exhaust system. Made up of a header, mid-pipe and muffler, the system does the combined job of enhancing the engine’s performance while at the same time muffling the extreme levels of noise produced.
It’s here where design, materials and personal taste come together to offer you some interesting options for personalizing your Ducati Monster. Since motorcycle manufacturers are bound by various budgetary and regulatory requirements when designing and building their bikes, the result of OEM exhausts is often far from the best option for individual riders who have varying levels of aesthetic and performance requirements.
Slip-ons are easy to install and typically involve swapping out your original muffler for an aftermarket part that requires no complex modifications. Their benefits are geared toward riders looking for better sound and visual results.
In contrast, full exhaust systems require more installation work but also offer increases in fuel efficiency, weight reduction and overall performance enhancement.
Benefits of Upgrading Your Ducati Monster Exhaust System
Whether you choose a slip-on upgrade from the world-renowned manufacturers at QD Exhaust or a full titanium exhaust system from Moto Corse, personalizing your Ducati Monster via our online store at Design Corse is much more than a rewarding shopping experience. Along with the manufacturers already mentioned, we stock other aftermarket parts for your Ducati Monster from top brands like CNC Racing, R&G Racing, HP Corse, Whitelights and more.
In addition to a wide selection of exhaust systems, we have rearsets, tail tidies, suspension, steering and a host of other aftermarket parts to make all your upgrade projects possible. Our team of industry experts is committed to supplying you with the best parts and advice you can find for your bike.
When it’s time to upgrade your Ducati Monster, it’s time to shop Design Corse. Contact us for informed answers and unbeatable technical support.
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