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Ducati Monster S2R 800

2005 Ducati Monster S2R

sisters, I feel your You are enticed by the idea of a wet-and-wild but you are not into racing a motocrosser street tires in a parking oh no.

Kerouac had his highway 66, but the one road I my own is the SS427, a winding leg between the of Varzi and the Del Penice pass. Jack, I have no philosophical or motives here, just a adrenaline addiction You’re too old or for broken bones on a weekly You are more into an open-road of supermoto, something less

A bike that would let you 150 miles without shaking fillings out on the way to that gnarly fantasy road, the one that’s so it gives you the goosebumps. Unfortunately, for you and me, an animal doesn’t really and it hurts. I feel your

I would be upset too if I had to do an hour-long drone on a track-oriented 450 SM with an board for a seat. Yes I know there are up-and-coming beasts as the 950/990 KTM twins, but are you sure the remedy for your pain with these high-horsepower, badass tools?

Well, I I’m pushing the proverbial with supermoto community but I think I’ve found the in a rather unexpected mount. at the pictures and read my thoughts. A Monster. what the hell that have to do with a Am I high on inhaled race gas Well no, this divine didn’t land on me all of the sudden.

After ten days with S2R, I came to the conclusion it’s the supermoto of sorts I would like to spend my day on. A day a good mix of open highways in of classy bends and then scratching and storming up and down passes. It’s a bit surprising considering the fact that the S2R is not the Monster’s flagship. Higher up the you’ll find the powerful S4R and of the classy M1000.

On the face of it, the S2R is a macho S4R looks but with a 77 hp engine. So why do I allow myself to out with such a bold Read on.

Design wise, you get the of the S4R with that racy off color stripe running the small shield to the back cover that looks, oh so Cobra ’60s.

The 800cc is not that well known and some introduction. During the upgrade of Ducati’s air-cooled a few years ago, the 900 was bumped to the 600 to 620 and the unpopular 750 to 800. Just the other two engines, the 800 mill heavy updates to its combustion head and lubrication system, but it have the twin spark DS

This setup is more on big bore engines such as the unit. The one important goodie the 800 does have over big is the new APTC clutch which effort at the lever as well as an antilock action. This is a improvement, as Ducs have heavy clutches which can be a in stop and go traffic.

Design wise, you get the looks of the S4R that racy off center stripe running from the shield to the back seat that looks, oh so Shelby 60’s. When I went to my test ride, in Orange and trim, I found it parked a red/white S4R and a yellow/black S2R and I must say my mount’s color scheme was the appealing. The red/white, available on the S2R is the bollocks, a true chick

Fire it up and the twin Termignonis a very muted beat. Luckily, their high — closer to ears means that you get plenty of feedback while seated.

On to the streets, first thing to get is the reduced effort at the clutch Not down to oriental levels, but a improvement nevertheless. After body settles down on the new dictated by the handlebars, seat and you also notice that the strange riding position of old has changed.

There is less on the wrists and the footpegs are now in a much proper position, so everything way more balanced. Mmmm. supermoto I hear myself Additionally, I must add that the Duc is more rational and adapted to dwelling.

The mildly redesigned bikini does an OK job in deflecting windblast your chest and has stronger but it still flexes and vibrates a lot, reminding you that is a Ducati after all.

On the ride home, only two bother me: stress at my wrists due to the angle and what feels too light of a front-end. It’s lighter than I remember the other Monsters I rode. A check with a tire gauge reveals that the is over inflated while the issue is solved with a 6 mm key and rotating the handlebars in the clamps.

There are test bikes I have no problem leaving until I have time for a ride after bringing home. Just the thought of a Supersport or Sport Tourer to do in the city makes me sweat. this Monster, it’s the way round. The single-cylinder-like narrowness, the yet erect seating position, the engine and the newly lightened allure me to go back into to play.

I don my jet helmet, my cut finger vintage black jacket and feeling all set for a hormone check in bars. My feisty mood has an reality check though.

a mile into my ride, I that I left my wallet at U-turn time in a double street and. Shiite! Mid I realize that there’s no way I am to make it and I almost crash a parked car’s door.

I’d forgotten the Monster has a history of limited steering and this bike’s maximum angle is simply pathetic!

Ducati Monster S2R 800

at the very last second, do I put a

Sure, the new APTC clutch’s is light, but now the lever is too short and the end digs annoyingly into my finger in constant city use foot down and save the from an embarrassing fall at 0 Shaken, I turn back grab my wallet and head out Time to get more agro.

clutch pull is light but now the is too short and the ball end digs into my little finger in city traffic use. two problems are double irritating they could be easily Otherwise, the M800 is such a for city riding/showing off. The from down low is nice and and by rolling the throttle just quicker while sprinting out of the front end comes up beautifully.

No here. Power is so controllable and that even a wheelie-challenged like me can pretend to be Doug for at least a couple hundred at a time. The small overall stiff frame and wide tempt you to arrive at stop with the rear end either in the air or up after a nice slide for the heck of it. It is indeed impressive how decade-old-plus design still so fresh and conveys those and brash emotions.

Just remember the limited lock and use three fingers than four on the clutch The thing still has the innate to make you feel king of the whenever you throw a leg over it. posing.

Saturday morning I hop on the highway and the M800 has no trouble at all a steady 100 mph and for a short and furious

I’ve seen 125 on the speedo. as with any full on …, of cc’s, droning at 80-90mph much more sense, and at speeds the 90 twin is pumping out in a relaxed and smooth fashion. relaxing trait is that the riding position more splits the load between and … cheeks.

The mildly bikini fairing does an OK job in windblast from your and has stronger attachments, but it still and vibrates quite a lot, you that this is a Ducati all.

Kerouac had his highway 66, but the one I call my own is the SS427, a winding leg the village of Varzi and the Del Penice Unlike Jack, I have no or existentialist motives here, a simple adrenaline addiction. Milanese squids prefer the Trebbia road in the valley at the side of the pass. I on the other am a sucker for the 20 miles of mental that this road with hardly any straight to catch your breath.

It’s the kind of place there’s not much use for more 80-90hp or less, but it demands handling, quick steering, brakes, usable power and front end feedback. This has such a nice mix of all the above, I’m in full banshee within 30 seconds. Something different about this setup, the front end feeling reactive and the slight laziness tipping old Monsters into has almost disappeared.

This S2R loves my futile attempts to the frame and reacts to my countersteering with a quick and smooth into bends. Weighing-in at 15 less than the M1000 help here too. In the hairpins it’s easier to in the last degrees of lean and the ground clearance ensures there won’t be any muffler here, even while mid-corner bumps.

Ducati Monster S2R 800
Ducati Monster S2R 800
Ducati Monster S2R 800
Ducati Monster S2R 800


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