Well my Monster is now a week old, so it's obviously time for some customisation. Traditionally Ducatis have a dry clutch, which is where that fantastic rattling sound comes from, but due to tighter and tighter noise regulations in Europe they've gone to a wet clutch on new models like mine. This means that you can't put an open clutch cover on my bike like a lot of the other customised Dukes do, so I had to come up with something different. The clutch cover on the 695 is pretty unremarkable except for the raised lettering on it. So with a bit of trepidation I taped up the clutch cover and set to work with some emery paper. After spending years trying to protect my cars' paintwork it seemed a bit strange at first to be defacing my brand new bike, but I'm very happy with the results. So just a little mod in the scheme of things, but it's great knowing that my bike is now just that little bit more individual.