Q Why can’t I unleash the beast when I want Monster fun?
My 2010 Ducati 1100 Monster is great for gassing past clumps of cars where I live in London. But when I stretched its legs with a run to Bath recently I noticed that the engine seemed to be holding back slightly above 7000rpm and wouldn’t pull up to the redline in the higher gears. What’s wrong? Harry Cracknell, London
Answered by Richard Llewellin, Louigi Moto The symptoms you’re describing are typical for a partially blocked fuel filter restricting fuel flow at higher revs. The filter has a two-year life and is located in the fuel tank itself. It’s a 30-minute job to replace and I’m sure fitting a new one will transform your bike’s performance.