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Ducati Monster S4R Testastretta

Ducati Announces the Ducati Monster S4R Testastretta

More:  Monster S4RS  |  Monster S2R  |  Text and photos courtesy Ducati Motor S.p.A.

Official Press Release – The Monster 2007 range is now bigger and better with the new S4R Testastretta.

This new bike gains the famous 130 HP Testastretta low sump L-twin engine, previously mounted only on the top version S4Rs Testastretta.

Founder of the SR family, this bike takes upon a very important role, coming up alongside the S4R s Testastretta which represents the current performance and equipment apotheosis.

The S4R has an increase in power from the S4R, from 117 HP of the previous engine to the 130 HP of the Testastretta, maintaining its very important role in the SR family.

The S4R Testastretta includes the two-sided mufflers, the aluminium trellis single-sided swingarm, the small fairing, the exclusive paint schemes and the high quality suspension from the S4R.  This has been joined with the powerful low sump Testastretta engine, which is a milestone in the development of the Monster S4R Testastretta.

This is a motorcycle that has a very important role in the new Ducati 2007 range, catching the attention of the most performance-oriented “ducatista”.

The S4R Testastretta is different from the “S” version due to the suspension.  The front forks are now fully adjustable upside- down Showa’s, giving the customer the possibility of a perfectly balanced bike.

The rear is fully adjustable with piggy back shock absorbers by Sachs, allowing modification of suspension settings.  The height of the rear of the bike is adjustable too by the modification of the length of the push rod.

Whilst respecting the previous version, the S4R Testastretta has the prestigious Brembo front brake system, like the S4RS.  The front has now a prettier look thanks to the new front fork bottom end, purposely created to fit the Brembo radial calipers.

The new S4R Testastretta is now available in two new colour schemes: Titanium with central black stripe, and in the traditional Ducati red with central white stripe.

Both color versions have the red frame with the black painted swingarm, just like the new Showa front fork bottom end.  A lot of the other components are black painted: the headlamp support, the steering plates, the risers, the footrests and the water cooler side covers.

The motorcycle will be available in the early October.

All 2007 Ducati models require less frequent service, less parts and labor during each service and, as a result, greatly reduced scheduled maintenance costs – by as much as 50%

Ducati Monster S4R Testastretta – Specifications
Engine Type L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 998cc Bore x Stroke 100 x 63,5mm
Compression Ratio 11,4:1
Power 95.7kw – 130hp @ 9500rpm
Torque 103.9Nm – 10.6kgm @ 7500rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50mm throttle body
Exhaust 2 aluminium mufflers
Emissions Euro 3
Transmission Gearbox 6 speed
Ratio 1a 37/15, 2a 30/17, 3a 27/20, 4a 24/22, 5a 23/24, 6a 24/28
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1 Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Chassis Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase 1440mm / 56.7in Rake 24°
Front suspension Showa 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 130mm / 5.1in
Front wheel Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 148mm / 5.8in
Rear wheel Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tire 180/55 ZR17
Front brake 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial caliper
Rear brake 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity 14 l (of which 3 l reserve) / 3.6 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve) *
Dry weight 390lbs
Seat height 800mm / 31.5in
Max height 1222mm / 48.1in
Max length 2121mm / 83.5in
Instruments Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer **
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Versions Dual seat

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