After a severe high-side on Mt. Palomar, the Monster was tattered, battered, and bent. It was never going to be a "pretty" Monster again, but I couldn't let the salvage yard dismantle this bike. How can this Monster be different from the others, yet still retain its "Monster-ness"? I searched forums, bike-nights, and Ducati Island in a quest for inspiration. I was reading some WW I history and read of Francesco Baracca and his heroics. That's it: make a fighter themed Monster (i.e.- street fighter). Of course spruce and canvas from that era wouldn't work, but aluminum and rivets would. DP made some aluminum accessories for the Monster and I had a rear hugger rolled out to match. Now this Monster does strafing missions in the canyons of southern California.