In 1999, Ducati released a special edition of the Monster. They called it the Cromo, and it was obviously named due to the distinctive tank, which was complemented by a carbon fiber rear seat cover and rear fender. It also got adjustable front forks and the high-po 74 horsepower engine. The next year, Ducati added fuel injection to the Monster and cancelled the Cromo. Ducati aficionados will know that the brand brought the Cromo model back in 2001, though that bike lost most of the goodies like the adjustable front forks – it was basically base Dark model with a shiny tank. Let’s go back to the ’99 model: it seems that just 101 were brought to the US, though plenty of Monster owners have sourced Cromo tanks to put on their non-Cromo models.
This example has just 1,584 miles and the seller does not exaggerate when he says it looks fantastic. I’m not sure I’ve seen a nicer example, but that’s reflected in the asking price. The bike recently got new timing belts, carb clean, and fluid changes in the clutch and brake master cylinders. The sale includes the owner’s manual, service manual, both keys, and what the seller calls the “the original selling dealer folder.”
Find this Cromo for sale in Hopkins, Minnesota for $7,500 here on Craigslist.
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