2006 Ducati Monster S2R Dark
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– 2006 Ducati Monster S2R Dark
2006 Ducati Monster S2R Dark
A Dark version of the Monster S2R is available in the now classic matte black and includes all the essential equipment.
Confirming its performance priority, it’s equipped with the exclusive APTC clutch system, which ensures maximum safety on the most demanding roads by using a slipper device to prevent rear wheel lock when down shifting, and enhances riding comfort in city traffic.
The S2R also features oversized tyres and extra ground clearance, so that you can lean even further into the bends.
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.
2006 MSRP $8,495 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.
The S2R 800 cc is the smallest Monster in the SR family, developed just three years ago to explore a previously uncharted segment: that of the naked machine with a race personality. Although it was unveiled just a year ago, this model soon hit the headlines with record sales, making waves in the biking community thanks to its exceptional mix of iconic styling, sheer performance, and accessible pricing. Equipped with an 803 cc twin cylinder powerplant, with dual valves and air cooling, the S2R 800 maintains the classic looks of the SR family with a distinctive colour scheme thanks to the iconic racing stripe extending from the rear fairing to the headlight shell.
The S2R is the entry level Monster allowing newcomers to get a first taste of the qualities of the “single-sided swingarm” family – the naked bikes with a race personality that have come to personify an emerging market segment. Introduced into the range in 2005, the SR2 has all the aesthetic features of the bigger SR Monsters, combined with remarkable success with an 800 cc air-cooled twin-cylinder engine. In terms of styling, the result, which combines typical race details with several of the essential characteristics that have brought fame to the fabulous Ducati naked machines, has captivated the attention of enthusiasts. For the MY ’06, the S2R is offered in the classic versions, obviously including the popular Dark model, which follows tradition and, with its handsome matt black paintwork, is the version offering the best quality/price ratio and also the most accessible opportunity to enjoy the dynamic qualities of this superb machine; in fact, this model is supplied without the headlight fairing and painted seat cover, and is equipped with conventional handlebar in place of the variable section aluminium version of the other models in the S2R series.
The most characteristic colour schemes of the Monster S2R are the basic three classic combinations with their distinctive broad racing stripe. And there’s one highly characteristic technical feature shared by all SR models: we’re talking about the much admired vertically stacked twin exhaust system that snakes down the right-hand side of the tail section.
The S2R project is built around a series of chassis solutions designed to ensure that the bike handles in a way that is compatible with its aesthetic appearance. In order to provide the machine with the qualities needed to tackle mixed riding conditions, ideal to underscore the excellent torque characteristics of the twin cylinder air-cooled engine, this machine has been equipped with a braking system that combines incredible stopping power with the maximum controllability. The twin 300 mm front discs are assisted by a equally effective single 245 mm disc on the rear wheel. Even though it is the “smallest” model in the range, the suspension systems on the Monster S2R are sized exactly like those of the bigger displacement higher-performance versions: the Sachs monoshock is coupled to the attractive and extremely rigid single-sided aluminium swingarm. The front end of the traditional steel tube trellis frame is equipped with an upside-down fork with 43 mm diameter stanchion tubes.
The 800 cc engine with two intake valves per cylinder can boast a proven track record of optimal balance in terms of performance, thanks to its excellent power output, delivered without creating problems for less experienced riders. The blend of high performance and reduced fuel consumption was refined with the evolution of the twin cylinder powerplant, which in its most recent edition has been equipped with electronic fuel injection and a catalytic converter exhaust system. Extremely lively despite the carefully controlled fuel consumption, since 2004 the 800 desmo engine has been coupled with another distinctive technical solution: the APTC clutch derived from the version installed on 620 engines but with an additional update. The APTC is now fitted with a cush drive designed to make the downshift phase smoother and more progressive, and a twin primary drive sprocket to reduce transmission noise. One advantage, in addition to the benefits of the APTC slipper clutch resulting in reduced clutch lever operating force, consists of the “slipper” clutch design, that eliminates the damaging effects of reverse torque on suspension and engine in conditions of hard braking.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Wheelbase: 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Front Suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork
Front Wheel Travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front Brake: 2 x 300 mm discs, 2-piston caliper
Front Wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with Sachs adjustable monoshoshock. 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: 14 L / 3.6 US gal (includes 3 L / 0.8 US gal reserve)
Weight * : 173 kg / 381 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
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Tank and Fairing Colours: Matte black
Frame and Wheel Colours: Black w/Black wheels
Versions: Two Seats
*=* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type: L twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic; air cooled
Displacement: 803 cc
Bore and stroke: 88 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Power: 56.7 kw – 77 hp @ 8250 rpm
Torque: 7.4 kgm – 54 ft-lbs @ 6500 rpm
Fuel system: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminum mufflers
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Primary drive: Straight cut gears; ratio 1.85
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control