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Ducati Monster S4R
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2006 Ducati Monster S4R
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 S4R boasts a wide array of performance features and is available in a new range of colours: solid glossy black, and either blue or red with a white racing stripe.
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 are on the gas sooner and shift less.
Deciding which Monster is right for you is just the beginning of the adventure. Beautiful hand air-brushed tanks, billet aluminum 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.
MSRP $13,495 USD
THE ORIGINAL "NAKED" MOTORCYCLE
The Monster is the original, unique naked motorcycle. Launched to rave reviews in the 1990s, it has become a cult classic. Today, more than ever, it is a modern motorcycling legend, the bike of choice of top designers, Hollywood stars and Formula One racing drivers.
The Monster is a street fighter that offers outstanding sport bike performance together with a style that has often been imitated but never equalled. In addition, the Ducati Performance Accessories catalogue, which is included with each bike, is bursting with ideas to customise your bike and improve its performance. You can get gorgeous, airbrushed fuel tanks, accessories machined from solid aluminium, carbon fibre, high performance exhaust systems and hundreds of special parts to make each and every Monster even more unique.
The Monster family offers a choice of air or liquid-cooled, two and four-valve Desmo engines. The Superbike derived trellis frame, powerful engines with fuel injection, plus braking and suspension systems that are all derived from our experience in the racing world.
2006 MONSTER MODELS
For 2006 the Monster family includes the 620 and 620 Dark, joined by the aggressive, high performance SR models: S2R, S2R Dark, S4R and the new 1000S and S4Rs Testastretta.
As a key member of the SR range, this model maintains a reference role also in the MY '06 range. If the SR4RS Testastretta version currently constitutes the quintessential machine in terms of technology, performance, and equipment, the S4R maintains a place of honour in the Monster SR family. This bike, an icon in terms of its raw uncluttered appeal, is designed to constitute a trailblazer in this specific market segment. The over and under silencers that emerge alongside the seat, the compact headlight shell, the exclusive colour schemes, the presence of top quality suspension systems, and the powerful Desmoquattro series engine are all details that have transformed the Monster S4R into an authentic cult machine. This is an important machine that continues to hold a place of honour in the range of Ducati MY '06 bikes, captivating the interest of even the most demanding Ducati enthusiasts
The dominant style echoes the features that underpin the Monster's success,
characterised by a mix of very spartan bodywork with a large number of business-like
mechanical parts that are clearly visible together with the handsome trellis
frame. On the S4R the exposed parts are more numerous and, more importantly,
since they derive directly from the world of the racetrack, of the highest
possible quality. The styling is therefore absolutely uncompromising, echoing
the riding style, which differs from that of all the other Monster machines.
The absence of fairings and covers draws attention to a long series of special
parts, starting from the Superbike series powerplant with its highly individualistic
curved oil cooler. The eyes are also drawn immediately to the two exhaust
silencers emerging from the right side, the single-sided aluminium trellis
swingarm, the headlight shell, and the large number of carbon fibre components.
An exclusive touch is provided by the variable section aluminium handlebar.
The business end of the machine is completed by a classic racing style instrument
panel, spartan enough but complete with all the information needed by those
who rely for their day-to-day transport needs on this fascinating
without the fairings!
The Ducati Monster S4R is available in three colour schemes also in the M.Y. 05 range: red, blue, and black, all with a white racing stripe.
The round tube trellis frame is easily able to handle all the stresses induced by an engine that is remarkably lively, although partially tamed to improve performance on the road. But since the Monster S4R is also designed to offer outstanding track performance, the brakes and suspension are absolutely superb, with characteristics that are similar in all aspects to the original equipment of the top Ducati Superbikes. The ground clearance of the S4R is increased to make it compatible with extreme sports riding, with accentuated lean angles without the risk of clipping the road surface with any part of the machine. The chosen suspension systems reflect the very best available on the market, with Showa 43 mm upside-down forks the stanchions of which have been subjected to TiN treatment to eliminate any traces of surface roughness and ensure the maximum precision of sliding movements. Designed to appeal to knowledgeable, demanding riders, the suspension features adjustment facilities for all damping functions to allow the attainment of the perfect balance between the front and rear suspension. For the same reason, the Showa rear shock allows the rider to obtain the ideal setup by adjusting preload, compression and rebound, and also the ride height of the rear end.
The twin cylinder engine mounted in the S4R frame hardly needs an introduction. It hails from the Desmoquattro family of engines, mounted on the Superbikes that have achieved such superb results on race circuits all over the world. To provide the necessary credentials to power a machine that has plenty of raw grunt, although not limited exclusively to track racing, the four valve per cylinder desmodromic engine features even fatter torque output than in the past. The result is a thoroughbred naked sports bike, with rated power output of 117 HP at 8,750 rpm, and delivering 10.1 kgm of torque at 7000 rpm.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1440 mm / 56.7 in
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 Tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock with piggy back 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 Tire: 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel 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, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, neutral light, low fuel warning light, immobilizer system, LCD clock and oil temperature, LCD odometer and trip meter
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank and Fairing Colours: Glossy black, Red with white stripe, Blue with white stripe
Frame and Wheel Colours: Red w/White wheels (on Red) - Blue w/White wheels (on Blue) - Black w/Black wheels (on Black)
Versions: Two Seats
*=* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type: L twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; liquid cooled
Displacement: 996 cc
Bore and stroke: 98 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.6:1
Power: 86.1 kw - 117 hp @ 8750 rpm
Torque: 10.1 kgm - 73 ft-lbs @ 7000 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminum mufflers
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 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