Modified Collectible – 1999 Ducati Monster Cromo

In Custom, Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Monster did not get any interest at the asking price of $5,500.

In 1999, Ducati released a special edition of the Monster. Called the “Cromo”, it was obviously named due to the distinctive tank. Typically, limited-production Ducatis are left alone by owners, but the same can’t be said for this example.

The chrome tank was complemented by a carbon fiber rear seat cover and rear fender. It also got adjustable front forks and the high output 74 horsepower engine. The next year, Ducati added fuel injection to the Monster and cancelled the Cromo. The model name was brought back in 2001, but it wasn’t the same. Most of the extras (such as adjustable front forks) were eliminated, and it was basically a 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 model.

I can’t say I enjoy the way this Cromo has been modified, though it doesn’t look like any changes are permanent. Some of the many changes include wheels from a SportClassic, Rizoma handlebars, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, Ohlins steering damper, Sil Moto titanium exhaust, Acewell dashboard, and even TKC80 tires. I’d keep the exhaust, clutch slave cylinder, and steering damper and then try to source OE for everything else. Whether you agree with that assessment or not, you can find this modified Cromo for sale in Bellerose, New York with a BIN of $5,500 or best offer