This web page is now several years old. The bike was crashed on October 4, 2003 and totalled. The surviving parts have been sold to other Monster owners. I'll keep this site around for those who want to use it as a reference, but suggest you go to www.DucatiMonster.org for more Monster information.
Cutting off the tail of a Monster
Here's what it looked like before I had done any serious modifications: 1997 Ducati M900 Monster
Check out my notes on Customizing a Monster.
There are also notes on installing a Ducati Performance tachometer and installing a Factory Pro Jet kit (www.factorypro.com) on the bike.
Also have a look at my Honda S2000.