Farewell to my Ducati Monster 620 Engine

It’s almost fitting that the last hour or so of my Ducati’s life as a 620 were spent helping teach my brother how to ride. I couldn’t ask for more of a full circle if I tried. It’s how we started together and it’s how we finished.
Saturday I dropped her off at my mechanic and in a few weeks I’ll get her back but with a different heart. The engine made it nearly 75,000 miles. Not too bad… not bad at all.

Here she is just a few days ago. At the very least the new one will be cleaner.

Here she is just a few days ago. At the very least the new one will be cleaner.

She's beginning to show her age. 75k is a pretty good life for a bike though.

She’s beginning to show her age. 75k is a pretty good life for a bike though.

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But sometimes the view just knocked you out and you had to stop.

But sometimes the view just knocked you out and you had to stop.

I'd hate me too if I knew this  was how I rode home.

I’d hate me too if I knew this was how I rode home.

What is wrong with my baby?

What is wrong with my baby?

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About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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4 Responses to Farewell to my Ducati Monster 620 Engine

  1. lanie belluz says:

    I had a Ducati 620 for many years – mine was an ’03 and yellow. I loved that bike! I recently just sold it – it had not issues except that the seals were starting to weep a little – it only had about 22k on it, though. Great bike! I’d probably buy another if I had $$ to spare.

  2. Onwards and upwards! A couple of weeks tho? I’d be climbing the walls!

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