2006 Ducati Monster S4R

THE STREET FIGHTER THAT PERFORMS TO THE MAX

The S4R is the first-born of the ultra-performance Monster SR series, inheriting the award-winning 996 engine and lightweight trellis frame from its Superbike parentage to ensure an exhilarating combination of power and handling.

The L-twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Desmoquattro 996 pours out power and torque throughout the rev range. A broad linear power delivery and sure handling combine to let you accelerate out of corners in perfect control. Short, precision-mesh gearing gives lightning-fast acceleration: A close ratio six speed gearbox can thrust you quickly turn to turn, or if you’re looking for a smooth, flowing ride you can forget the gearbox and make the most of the tractable engine by just using the throttle. With 117 hp and a dry weight of 181 kg (399 lbs), every twist of the throttle means excitement and and sports riding thrills.

The suspension system features a fully adjustable, TiN-treated Showa fork up front, improving the response of the suspension to uneven road surfaces. The rear shock is also by Showa and is fully adjustable so it can be adapted to your own riding style and load conditions. The S4R is fitted with high performance Brembo brakes: twin 320 mm discs at the front and a 6 mm thick disk at the rear.

Considerable ground clearance lets you lean aggressively into the corners and make the most of the S4R’s road holding qualities. Moreover, variable cross-section aluminium handlebars and adjustable brake and clutch levers further improve the ergonomics of this thoroughly modern bike, created to enhance the thrills of sports riding. The S4R features carbon fibre details like the front mudguard and radiator covers.


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