2005 Ducati Monster S2R Motorcycle Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Ducati Monster S2R 1000

2005 Ducati Monster S2R | Review

Monster S2R Review

The red Ducati Monster S2R parked in of a small café in the hills Fermignano, Italy, quickly the admiration of two stout, elderly One of them furrowed his brow in concentration, carefully choosing from his charming economy of “In America, Harley-Davidson is patriotism; in Ducati is religion.” That encapsulated the reverence with Italians regard Ducatis, an that verges on the sacrosanct. And in the of hallowed models from the factory, none is as worshiped as the

The no-nonsense styling and aggressive of the newest Monster—the S2R—continues the for sparse aesthetics with an 800cc two-valve L-twin cradled in the Superbike trellis This back-to-basics approach, of power and functionality, eliminates the and presence of a radiator, hoses, and

The Monster S2R’s dynamic scheme features a ’60s-style, racing stripe that from front to back the contours of the bikini fairing, tank, and rear section. The aluminum alloy tubes the single-sided swingarm combine a two-into-two exhaust pipe sweeping along the right of the bike, to give the machine an bold stance.

The S2R’s proven and versatile 800cc engine is more than the Superbike-bred 996cc in its big brother, the exalted S4R. But you feel deprived. The L–twin delivers plenty of low-end courtesy of two valves per cylinder, and an progressive powerband from the lower digits all the way to redline.

predictability is welcome, given the short wheelbase and steep head angle, where excessive power could the S2R’s quick turning and responsiveness into a white-knuckle for some. Be assured, though, in stock trim the S2R has plenty of horsepower long before you hit the rev and that Monsters work when growling, not screaming.

Ducati Monster S2R 1000

Part of any Monster’s appeal is its low, compact design. The and tank configuration, coupled the design of the frame, allows the body mass to sink in above the engine; you feel an integral part of the machine. positioning, and the handlebar placement, the confidence-inspiring leverage and high line-of-sight of an upright motorcycle maintaining an extremely low center of

Turn-in is exceptionally quick. The S2R to rider input—whether counter-steering on the bars or weighting the footpegs—with coaxing, and rewards with tracking and steering. It feels a street bike with the handling characteristics of a lightweight machine.

Once you get used to the quick, responsive nature, the of most other motorcycles seem slower and heavier, more physicality to perform the duties as the effortlessly compliant

A smooth, positive six-speed couples with surprisingly clutch lever action requires minimal hand Dual 300mm disc on the front end have a progressive opposed to the twitchy grab of the 999R—and are conducive both to the riding situations for which the is ultimately designed, as well as the pace of the track. Upside-down diameter Marzocchi forks with an adjustable Sachs shock comprise the suspension, up the road’s imperfections with and grace, while keeping the S2R and stable.

Pleasing stylistic touches on the Monster: 5-spoke Marchesini a tapered Magura aluminum functional mirrors and beautifully clutch and brake levers accent the natural motion of the

Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Ducati Monster S2R 1000

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