The Monster is the original ‘naked’ motorcycle. Launched to rave reviews in the early 1990s, it has become a cult. Today, more than ever, it is the bike of choice for top designers, Hollywood stars and Formula One racing drivers.
Your own unique Street Fighter
The Monster is a ‘street fighter’ that offers outstanding sport bike performance together with a style that has often been imitated but never equalled. The Ducati Accessories catalogue, which is included with each bike, is bursting with ideas to customise your bike and improve its performance.
From beautifully airbrushed fuel tanks, carbon fibre parts and accessories machined from solid aluminium to high performance exhaust systems and hundreds of special parts, the Ducati Accessories catalogue has something to make each and every Monster unique.
The Monster family offers a choice of air or liquid-cooled, 2 and 4 valve Desmo engines. All models boast Superbike-derived Trellis frames, fuel injection and braking and suspension systems that are direct results of our experience in racing.
2007 range models
For 2007 you can choose among the Monster 695, the ideal choice for every beginner, and the four different models in the SR series. The Monster SR series starts with the exciting S2R 800 and S2R 1000 models, while at the pinnacle of the Monster performance is the exciting new S4R Testastretta and the outstanding S4R S Testastretta.
Ducati Monster S4R S Testastretta, the "Monster Superbike"
Designed for the most experienced riders who expect the very best in terms of technology, performance and componentry, the Monster S4R S Testastretta sets new standards for the Monster family with the application of Ducati experience gained in the World Superbike Championship.
For unparalleled power, road holding and sheer excitement — all in a uniquely styled motorcycle that is distinctly Ducati — the Monster S4R S is the choice for discriminating enthusiasts.
The liquid-cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, 998 Testastretta L-Twin engine features a 100mm bore and short stroke of 63.5mm to limit average piston speed and allow increased rpm. The result is a staggering 130hp and 10.6kgm of brute torque.
Smooth power delivery, unparalleled components
Testastretta technology allows a reduced angle between the intake and exhaust valves resulting in a clean, compact combustion chamber that is highly efficient. The perfectly smooth combustion environment and linear flame front inside the specially designed heads, combined with cutting-edge electronic engine control technology, guarantees precise combustion throughout the rev range. This design not only provides a smooth and potent power delivery but also ensures that the Monster S4R S Testastretta complies with stringent Euro 3 emission control standards.
The chassis components are unparalleled. Fully adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear complemented by lightweight Y-shaped 5-spoke wheels ensure outstanding handling, while 320mm Brembo twin discs on the front have radial-mounted callipers with four pistons and pads per calliper to provide rigidly mounted, powerful brakes with incredible stopping power.
And to make this Monster look even more exciting and contribute to its overall light weight is the use of carbon fibre for the silencer cover, exhaust heat plate, front mudguard, radiator covers and cam belt covers.
Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Front suspension: Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork with TiN
Front wheel travel: 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial caliper
Front wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided 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: 14 L (of which 3 L reserve)/ 3.6 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
Weight: 177 kg / 390 lbs
Seat height: 800 mm / 31.5 in
Instruments: Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Colour combinations(Tank-Frame-Wheels): (red with white stripe-red-black) (pearle white with red stripe-red-white) (black with grey stripe-matte black-black)
Versions: Dual seat
Type: L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Testastretta Desmodromic; liquid cooled
Displacement: 998 cc
Bore x Stroke: 100 x 63,5 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.4:1
Power: 95.7 kw - 130 hp @ 9500 rpm
Torque: 103.9 Nm - 10.6 kgm @ 7500rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminium mufflers
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 1.84:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Whether you want to learn to ride, improve your road riding technique or aspire to learn advanced racetrack skills, the Ducati Riding Experience, DRE, is for you. With five courses ranging from the women’s and men’s ‘learn to ride’ course, to the advanced road skills course, to the racing and master racing course, there’s a DRE course waiting for you.