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Monster on the menu

So I was thinking it was time for an update on the Bullitt 821 then started going through the archives, only to realize we’ve never made a single post about the newest member to the family. I know we’ve shared a handful of photos to social but I was sure there was at least an intro post here. Well, without further ado, allow me to introduce you all formally to the Bullitt 821.

If you couldn’t tell from the name, she’s a Ducati Monster 821 Dark. I wavered on this or the Monster 1200 R but ended up going for the smaller 821 package. After falling in love with the Bullitt SP, our Hyper SP, I knew I loved Ducati’s water-cooled 821 powerplant. There’s no denying that the 1200R is a killer machine, but this one was calling my name.

Ducati Monster 821 cafe racer

The Bullitt 821’s maiden voyage to Alice’s Restaurant in the Santa Cruz mountains

We’ve got big plans for this little girl, let me tell you that right now. While some of them may in fact have to be scaled back, like the BST carbon wheels we were chasing, but many of them are trudging ahead.

Ducati Monster 821 Dark stock

Part of the thought behind choosing the Monster 821 was that this was by far the less common choice for customs out there. Yes, the single-sided swing arm is a work of art. Yes, it would be nice to have it. We actually had plans to add on the M1200 swingarm, but that’s another story. Yes, the suspension on the M1200S or M1200R is awesome, but we’ve got plans for that too. Stay tuned for more…

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.