Motorcycle references tickles me too, as one needs to make them right . The Ducati Monster is just (like a watch model) name for their popular naked bike style. They come as small as 400c with power adequate for a beginner and the related license. Monster was ever meant to deliver big power, not even in it's 1200cc declination, or track use. 20 years ago the overused reference for a top performance bike was perhaps an Hayabusa, more modernly maybe Ducati V4, or a Ninja H2R.