Ducati Monster 800S2R

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Ducati Monster 800
Ducati Monster 800

N irvana. No, not the Grunge band Seattle, I’m referring to the dictionary “a place or state characterized by from or oblivion to pain, and the external world”. Or, follow simple mathematic equation: + twisty roads = nirvana.

The Monster S2R is the latest offering in the regarded Monster series. It an air-cooled 90 degree v-twin, two valves per cylinder, Marelli injection and supplemental oil cooler. The is a six speed.

All of this is stuffed a gorgeous steel trellis The single-sided swing arm is made of tubing and is a work of art in itself. The arm allows for a high-swept exhaust and our test bike had aftermarket cans. The 5 spoke Marchesini are simply stunning.

Overall, the bike makes you want to a step back to really it. Most Ducatis are seductive by and this one’s no exception.

aboard the S2R, one notices the instrument cluster consisting of gauges, digital odometer/trip fuel reserve, plus the array of indicator lights. below the gauges to the ignition and turn the switch on. The tach and do an automatic sweep then back, and an indicator light that you’re ready to ‘er up. There’s a choke near the grip.

Flip it on, thumb the and the 800 springs to life and settles a sweet, although fast, The booming of the Arrow cannisters is to my ears, although they draw the neighbors to their at 6:30 in the morning. Ask me how I know. a slight reach to the Magura aluminum bars.

Pull in the snick it into first, and off.

I am always conscious of positions and basic ergonomics. I was a concerned about the slightly riding position and somewhat foot pegs. I shouldn’t been.

When riding around you will feel some on your wrists, but once you get out of the limits and up to speed, everything just right.

Hey! I found a new complaint: the metal pegs. While they cool and offer decent when dry, in rain are like the Bon Jovi album, when wet. Other that, it’s business as

Except the fact that riding one of the most fun motorcyles to grace American roads. If it like I’m smitten, it’s because I am. It’s really not to like a motorcycle that, for the part, does exactly you want it to do.

It’s also to confess that, as a rider, you may not lived up to the motorcycle’s expectations. I tried! I threw everything I had at and she always came back more.

Some women, you can satisfy.

Over the few days I had the I put it through my usual riding While it obviously enjoyed the roads, and trips to local coffee shops, it was a willing bike as well. Throw the bag over your shoulder and go. my coworkers could definitely see a in my behavior as a result of this new I talked more passionately things, often using arm to further my point.

I would complain, to whoever would about the lack of decent in the vending machine.

An eight work day can drag, but there’s as exhilarating as when the Friday whistle blows and you’re out to the parking area. Think of Flintstone sliding down the of his Brontosaurus, with that grin on his face, and you’ll get the

It’s been a few hours I’ve left work. raining. I don’t know where I am and I don’t care. All matters at this moment is I’m in the proper gear, leaned and looking through the corner at I’ll exit. The Ducati is

I am happy! The exhaust is booming. I am I’m through the curve, but I slow as I notice another twisty to the right of me.

I don’t know it goes, but there’s only one way to out. Several miles curves) later the fuel is telling me to start looking for I stop to fill up, and ponder way to go. All the while the bike seems to be “Take your time, up, the choice is yours, don’t be

Still. I have a couple until the bike needs to be to the dealership, although the rain’s heavier and I still need to get pictures. A Kodak moment or two and we’re back on the road. I stumble across another fun road, I finally accept we need to get back. The rain up more and I arrive in Delano a soggier.

Regretfully, I hand the back and wait for my ride

It’s a long, rain-filled home from the dealer. the way, my brain starts mental notes about my with the Ducati; likes, and random observations. Likes—that’s great powerband, top shelf “Arrest Me Now” red paint awesome v-twin exhaust and reasonable ergos, all on a drop-… piece of moto-art.

Dislikes: a little stiff for longer, trips (ie: Riding the to Chicago to meet friends for Take the BMW) but we’re to have a couple of aftermarket And there’s not a lot of wind protection for crappy days.

If this my personal bike, I’d probably the handgrips as well. And the aesthetics are of ruined by an ugly and obviously pollution canister.

That’s much it for the bad stuff. Clearly, the outweighs the bad here. But the big question: this bike find a home in my garage? Probably.

No one can fault its ability to peg the Fun Meter time it’s ridden. OK, so the pipes’ ability to rattle my window panes makes me well, neighborly. I really was the one to worry about being Mr.

Popular. The reality is that it be an only bike for me. The lack of protection hurts it’s for that, especially for our temperamental climate.

But, when has more then one motorcycle been a bad thing?

by Sev Pearman

has two cylinders, a bad attitude, and has completely Europe and all of North America? It is the Monster, the original … Since their arrival in Monsters have covered great riding road in our Known as il Mostro in Italy, continue to be best sellers for

Over 50% of all registered Ducatis in the US are

The reason for this continued success is simple: riders get a bike with humane that looks and sounds at an attainable price. Our tester, the 800 SR-2 is another iteration of wicked, effective formula. One thing: Monsters are simply fun to

The new 800cc motor is another of Ducati’s signature 90є V-twin. from the previous 750cc it has bore/… of 88mm x 66mm, an actual 803cc. Compression is 10.5:1. The engine is air-cooled, and runs an oil cooler.

Peak is 77bhp @ 8250rpm with a peak of 53.5 ft-lbs @ rpm. Fuel is delivered via Marelli fuel injection honking 45mm throttle Spark is controlled with a engine management system.

The started readily using the lever. I rode in temperatures between the high 40s and high 60s and no injection glitches. The Monster 800 features outstanding rideability.

Ducatisti are serious about bike bling. There are of goodies made for the Monster, from both Ducati and the Our tester ran an aftermarket Arrow

Although of excellent quality, fail the ALT test: my young E.L.T. covered his ears and whenever he heard the bike. pipes anger neighbors,

The maintenance interval on 800cc has been increased 25% to 7,500 Despite this development, riders remain cautious, accustomed to their Asian with a service interval of miles or more. If you are a high-miler, interval may be a factor.

If you are like riders and put on 3,000 miles a you’ll be able to ride two seasons without an inspection.

The 800 a race-derived slipper clutch. APTC in Ducati-speak, it eliminates wheel hop on ham-fisted downshifts. I unsettle the rear end even very late downshifts cornering in the rain in Northern Another benefit is the reduced lever effort, a boon for traffic.

This piece of works, and works invisibly.

is fed through a 6-speed gearbox. is a blend of light lever and robust feel. Gear require only the lightest of the lever.

Ducati Monster 800
Ducati Monster 800

The Monster’s V-twin a broad, flat torque Most of this torque is right off the bottom. Even if you are in the gear coming out of a corner, is enough torque to accelerate you you enjoy the WHAAHKK-WHAAAAAKK music of the is a delightful transmission, well to the bike and its purpose.

Did I mention how fun the SR-2 is to ride?

Why is it that stuff just looks Even something as mundane as a can is infused with style and design. Italian bikes a certain look, and the Monster 800 is no exception. The Monster utilizes trademark steel trellis

This design is light, strong and butch. The motor is in sight, suspended in its cage.

The runs a braced, single-sided swingarm and is pure eye-candy. swingarms are a mixed bag. and foremost, they are a race engineered to facilitate rapid wheel changes. But they are than an equivalent conventional end.

Pros? High and easier rear wheel Cons? Greater unsprung higher initial cost and a rear stand for service.

The runs a trendy 2-1-2 exhaust. While I appreciate how design choice allows the swingarm to shine and helps tire changes, it reduces The twin high pipes luggage choices and put the passenger on roast.

The proof? Passenger X so much as sit on the bike. While I a beautiful machine, when I am riding I prefer function. I I am too German.

The Monster rolls on Marchesini 5-spoke alloy These are stronger and lighter those of their competitors. wheels reduce unsprung which aid suspension duties and wheel turn-in. Tire are a 180/55 ZR17 rear and a ZR17 on the front. Braking is Ducati: strong, linear, and excellent.

Front brakes are 300mm discs with Brembo calipers; the rear another 2-piston Brembo, a 245mm disc.

While and roomy compared to Ducati’s bikes, the original … has limited legroom. Footpegs are set and tucked in. Footpeg placement and routing were chosen for ground clearance and it is unbelievable. though I settle the suspension 1/8th of a ton, I never any hard parts while Rear suspension is by Sachs, for preload and rebound.

The SR-2 a race-spec progressive linkage allows ride-height adjustment. You can the ride height no matter the settings. This is a very feature.

I received no complaints from my The seat remains comfortable, after emptying the 3.6-gallon (includes 0.8 gal reserve.) The base has a tractor style shape distributes your mass. The of the seat rear taper the base, facilitating cornering shifts.

The front of the seat and wraps down at the tank. clever design trick the inseam-challenged to reach the ground at I had no problem flat-footing it with my 32”

The cockpit is delightful. You get white-faced tach and speedo; a digital trip meter and fuel/miles and the usual … lights. rest on a tapered Magura bar.

If you don’t like the reach, you can swap them for a bend, but prepare to pay more you would for a conventional 7/8” jobbie. I didn’t find the lean uncomfortable. The windblast some of the weight off your especially at speed. Mirrors?

mirrors? I guess there are but I was having too much fun to notice effectiveness. While the SR-2 with a tiny flyscreen, it is for only. Your head and chest will battle the

All Monsters come with an immobilizer. Thankfully, I didn’t this system, either by or out of necessity.

Wife’s First – “I don’t hate it…”

One word: F-U-N

Increased intervals

That 90є V-twin music

Ducati Monster 800
Ducati Monster 800

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