Ducati Monster S2R 800 (2005 — 2008) review — Naked — Motorcycles — Visordown

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Ducati 800 Sport

Ducati Monster S2R 800 (2005 2008)

Ducati have and truly streamlined their range for 2005. The 620, 620 and S4R stay, out go the 800, S4 and 1000 S, and in this, the new Ducati Monster S2R .

on which way you look at it, the S2R is either a M800 or a budget S4R. it’s a big nod to the top-dog Monster, the The S2R gets the same single-sided high-level exhaust, nose and classy two-tone paint, but closer and you’ll see that the new to the range is an altogether more Monster.

Not to mention cheaper.

The heart of the package is an air-cooled motor. Monster-loving traditionalists’ will prick up at this as many have never comfortable with the appearance of engines (as seen on the S4 and S4R) in the range. Instead, we get basic-but-effective power in the form of Ducati’s automotive low-tech, punting out a and not shabby 77bhp.

This the S2R a useful, but above all usable, of performance, which will to a wider range of riders than any other Monster in the While the S2R will ultimately get out of on the open road its design aims the bike squarely at streets, which is where its of accessible drive, impressively (for a Ducati. ) clutch and easy manners are ideally

Unlike the S4R’s thumping 996cc motor, which the bike forward with downward thrust of piston, the softer, smoother delivery makes the bike more fun to in everyday conditions. A typically riding position adds to the with flat, phat, Magura bars giving control over the taut trellis chassis, while is of the budget, barely (if at all) variety, and does the job up to a point below).

Ducati 800 Sport

Perhaps most importantly for tinkering with the idea of into the Ducati brand, the Monster S2R boasts stylish looks, and this alone it a winner. While there are colour options to choose (single main colour Ducati stripe on the tank and cone), the best by far is the red/white including white wheels and a red Very cool. But there are ‘buts’. Firstly, the brakes, effective enough in town, are in outright power.

Ducati down-braked the S2R to make the bike user-friendly for inexperienced riders, but I they’ve gone a little too Even with a full fingers on the lever it was hard hauling the Monster to a standstill or off enough speed when with the appearance of an unexpected bend — and this with a rear brake lacked both power and

Secondly, the forks are too stiff. they feel way overdamped. The don’t seem to be to blame as adequate sag at a standstill, and on smooth there’s no problem at all, but the end struggles to cope with imperfections. Bumps and potholes a heart-in-mouth experience if hit while over, and the Ducati even on the verge of a tankslap while over bumps out of first hairpins.

As the forks are non-adjustable this be dialed out, but lighter fork oil might help. can we have a bit more steering please Ducati? There seem to be any reason the bars be turned a few degrees more or right, and it would make the even more agile and than it already is. Despite the the S2R has a lot going for it.

Given its combination of performance and price — £5995 — it could become a bestseller for Ducati. It a neat trick by offering to both new-comers and the more alike, and that broad of appeal should guarantee success. It’s in the shops

Ducati 800 Sport
Ducati 800 Sport
Ducati 800 Sport
Ducati 800 Sport


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