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2005 Ducati Monster S4R
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2005 Ducati Monster S4R
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- 2005 Ducati Monster S4R

The original “naked” motorcycle, the Ducati Monster created an overnight sensation when it was launched over a decade ago. Today, it defines the class more than ever. An essential street fighter – with its fully exposed engine and bodywork – the Monster delivers style and real sport bike performance. This year, the Monster S4R, the first in the high-performance Monster SR dynasty, is joined by the new S2R. “Classic” versions of the bike, which have made this family so popular, include the agile 620 and the powerful 1000.

The Monster has a relaxed and confidence-inspiring riding position combined with some of our most powerful Ducati Desmo, 90° L-twin engines. A Superbike trellis frame, fuel injection, computer engine management and the latest race-performance brakes and suspension guarantee smooth and capable road manners.

Features & Benefits

The S4R is the top of the range Monster – the most powerful, highest-performance Monster ever. It all starts with the 996 cc Superbike engine and lightweight Superbike-derived trellis frame to ensure the perfect combination of power and handling. A Showa fully adjustable front fork with low friction TiN treatment and a fully adjustable Showa rear shock handle suspension duties. The exclusive Ducati Superbike rising rate, ride height adjustable rear suspension system includes a new single-sided aluminum swingarm. An extraordinarily beautiful “two into one into two” exhaust has been designed for the S4R. With both silencers positioned high and on the right side of the bike, the system has an aggressive and powerful new look.

The 996 cc, liquid-cooled, Desmoquattro, fuel-injected, L-twin engine is derived directly from our World Superbike champion race bikes. With muscle to spare, the S4R delivers tractable power and torque over the widest rpm range, so you’re on


Type L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; liquid cooled
Displacement 996 cc
BorexStroke 98 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Power 86.1 kw - 117 hp @ 8750 rpm
Torque 10.1 kgm @ 7000 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust 2 aluminium mufflers
Emissions Euro2


Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive Straight cut gears; ratio 1.84
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Dry multiplate with hydraulic control


Frame Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Rake 24°
Front suspension Showa 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork with TiN surface treatment
Front wheel travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm discs, 4-piston caliper
Front wheel 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir. Single-sided aluminium swingarm
Rear wheel travel 148 mm / 5.8 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity 15 L / 3.9 US gal (includes 3.5 L / 0.9 US gal reserve)
Weight * 181 kg / 399 lbs
Seat height 800 mm / 31.5 in
Instruments Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, neutral light, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, high beam indicator, turn signals, immobilizer system, LCD clock and oil temperature, LCD odometer and trip meter
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank Colours Glossy black, black with white stripe, red with white stripe, blue with white stripe
Frame and Wheel colours Black, red on red (with white stripe tank), blue on blue (with white stripe tank)
Versions Two seats

* = The weight includes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.

Additional Features

New for 2005 Great news for Monster fans! The Monster range for 2005 has doubled in size. The Monster S4R, a real naked superbike dedicated to the most demanding Ducati fans, will be joined by another just as mean, aggressive and exclusive Monster, the S2R. The arrival of the S2R heralds the birth of the SR family of Monsters, an innovative re-interpretation of the original Monster concept. And the S2R is not the only news in the Monster world. Fans of this unique motorcycle will be delighted to learn of the many developments that have taken place both in the 620 and 1000 models. The Monster Cromo is back, the bike made for riders who never want to go unnoticed. Great to look at, more than original, in fact quite unique, the Cromo will be available in a limited edition destined to command unlimited interest.



Beautiful hand air-brushed tanks, billet aluminium parts, carbon fibre accessories, multiple exhaust systems and literally hundreds of customizing parts to change the look and enhance performance are available. A Ducati Performance customizing catalog is standard equipment with your new Monster.