2004 Ducati Monster S4R Motorcycle — First Ride & Review — Motorcyclist Online

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Ducati Monster S4

2004 Ducati Monster S4R The Meanest Monster Ever

At the of the Italian coastal town of the road opened and stretched the distance—and suddenly Ducati’s motorcycle, the Monster S4R made

I cranked the throttle for the first and the most powerful production lunged forward almost enough to bend its fancy new aluminum handlebar. This fast! Seconds later the S4R is accelerating hard past 120 not surprising considering its grunt from the 996cc desmo recently powered Ducati’s 996

But you only need to glance at the swingarm and stacked mufflers to there’s more to this than a bigger motor. The concept has evolved gloriously in 10 (with 130,000 units since the original M900), and the new S4R is a far aggressive machine than all its

Motor-related mods are limited to the and exhaust. A larger airbox the Monster S4 teams with intake trumpets for added It exhales through a right-side with stylishly stacked silencers.

Peak output is a 113 hp at 8750 rpm—12 hp up on the S4 and a world from the original M900’s 73-hp rear-wheel output.

the S4 and every other Ducati, the is a tubular-steel trellis, but many of the bolted to it are new. This the 43mm inverted Showa with titanium-nitride coating and internals as well as the fully Showa rear shock. are 70mm closer together for cornering clearance, and the passenger now mount on separate hangers, easy removal for track

The S4R wears a tubular aluminum swingarm similar to that of the Hailwood replica. It’s the weight and stiffness as the old twin-sider, and Ducati admits this more for style than All other changes are also The gauges sport fresh and adjustable illumination, while the benefits from new mirrors and options.

As on the Monster S4, trim are carbon fiber.

One thing the fuel-injected S4R doesn’t is an automatic choke (there’s a on the bar), which is my excuse for it exiting the trendy Cattolica hotel. In town, the bike a tad hungover. The heavy, dry clutch was a in traffic, and the injection’s low-rev was typical Ducati.

Monsters are bought for around-town use as much as else, and here the S4R is more than its forebearers. At 31.6 the seat is fairly tall and the are plenty high. However, the position provides a lot of steering and a near-upright riding position quite comfortable.

Urban instantly disappear when you let the S4R Whereas the S4 was a significant improvement on the old Monster, the S4R is a giant step: Its horsepower and increased torque the bike charge smoothly the midrange and on to its 10,500-rpm limiter.

The S4R felt equally rev-hungry on the hitting an indicated 160 mph on a short straight, suggesting that its top speed on flat land be a similar figure. Not that want to spend a lot of time up given the moderate protection the small flyscreen. Still, Monster’s boogie is worth a bit of

Ducati Monster S4

The S4R’s strong in the corners, thanks to the typically rigid frame, racy steering and firm suspension that well with everything. just 425 pounds (claimed, the Monster’s reasonably light, and its bar gives plenty of leverage for through turns.

Every time I had the opportunity to it some stick, the S4R was brilliant Those seeking a … for commuter duty should its marginal low-speed manners and buy-in (bikes should be June 2003). But on the open the S4R is far and away the best Monster providing all the style, speed and appeal required of a big, … V-twin.

Ducati S4R


MSRP: $13,495

Type: l-c V-twin

Valve dohc, 8v

Ducati Monster S4
Ducati Monster S4
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