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Ducati Monster 1000

The 2006 S2R 1000 Might Be The Deal In Ducati’s Lineup

to Miguel Galluzzi, the Argentinean who dreamed up this whole thing in the first place, all you is a saddle, tank, engine, two and handlebars. That’s an apt description of any and doubly so when it comes to the new S2R OK, so the monstrous S4Rs is more the more you’re impressed by raw and … parts.

But this new Monster is truer to Galluzzi’s stripped-down ideal-and at $9995, $5000 cheaper hardly The ergonomic challenges of a wide and high pegs are just as here, and unless you buy shoes in the department, there’s not much for your boots. But otherwise, precious little to complain

Like Ducati’s original M900, the S2R 1000 is powered by an desmodromic entertainment center, two valves atop each x 71.5mm cylinder. Essentially from the Supersport 1000, the Dual Spark V-twin is a and better-behaved version of the old carbureted engine. Blessed with fuel delivery despite fuel injection that thorny Euro 3 emissions there’s useable grunt all the way to 2000 rpm.

It doesn’t rev as quickly, but the humble engine is a bit more obliging on the than the Testastretta S4Rs Even better, the simpler Pompone twin actually more horsepower between and 6000 rpm, where spend most of their If you’re underwhelmed by the 87.3-horsepower that arrives at 8750 it’s much more in person. Think quality, not The 1000 makes 86 of those at 7500 rpm.

Torque? There’s a steady 60 stream of the stuff on tap from to 8000 rpm.

The lack of a and its unsightly plumbing makes the S2R to look at as well, especially if you to the aesthetic that says a is an air-cooled motorcycle. Such makes the 436-pound S2R 10 pounds than the S4Rs, and less at tune-up time. Still, you argue with Testastretta at the dragstrip.

Despite a respectable 116.17-mph quarter-mile, the S2R 1000 is three-quarters of a second and 10 mph behind the And though the Desmodue twin is out in a 0-60 mph sprint as well-3.42 vs. 3.12-less weight and more in the basement make it easier to

It’s the next-best thing to a bike around town. is quick through the twisty but never too quick. The softly less sophisticated Showa and Sachs shock are less than top-shelf hlins Down-market Brembo front need a firmer squeeze to things down.

Ducati Monster 1000

The net result is a fidgeting in the fast corners and two on the brake lever instead of

But if you can live with those hardships-along with a pronounced deficiency-we’re pretty sure you can something else to do with extra $5000. We certainly

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Anyone who the quality of horsepower as much as its quantities will welcome the twin’s accommodating manners. it makes 20 horses fewer the quicker-revving S4Rs, the S2R engine’s ponies arrive at 8750 That’s 1000 rpm earlier its pricier stablemate.

Moreover, the two-valve air-cooled is happier and stronger under rpm. Factor in fuel that’s as good as it gets and looking at Ducati’s best engine.

2006 Ducati S2R 1000

Ducati Monster 1000

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