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Ducati Monster S4R

Ducati Monster S4R
The Ducati Monster S4R Official Press Release

The first true production Ducati “cafè racer”, it is an evolution of Italy’s – and the world’s – best loved racing motorcycles from Ducati.

The basic design that has made the Ducati Monster such a huge year-after-year success has been retained, but now – for the first time in the history of this motorcycle and after ten years of undisputed leadership – every aspect of the S4R has been given a decidedly aggressive look.

The most important developments regard the set-up and the engine, now equipped with the championship-winning, electronic injection, water-cooled Ducati 996 engine.

Features include:
New Ducati  996 engine – New exhausts – New high mufflers “two in one in two” – Aluminum muffler cover – Aluminum exhaust cover – New aluminum single-sided rear swinging arm – New Showa fully adjustable rear shock absorber – New fully adjustable Showa front fork with TIN (titanium nitride treatment) – New mirrors – New separately forged rider and passenger foot-rests – New aluminum stand – Front mudguard, side panels, radiator cover, belt covers in carbon – Oil radiator – New rear disc 245 x 6 – Variable cross-section aluminum handlebar – New lighter steering head – Electronic instruments with new racing design.

The Ducati Monster S4R thanks to 113 HP, 12 more than the S4, is the most powerful Monster Ducati ever made! A bike that is unbeatable on a fast blend of curves, thus giving you a bike that is perfect for every road and track situation.

The introduction of the 996 eight-valve water-cooled desmodromic engine, a derivative of the 996 racing engine, makes the S4R a motorcycle for riders with extensive motorcycling experience.

The set-up has been improved considerably, both in absolute terms and with respect to the previous version. The mechanical component that stands out the most, enhanced by a unique design inspired by the MH evolution, is the single-sided aluminum rear swinging arm: a solution that is sure to be big hit with fans of the Monster concept.

Other elements which highlight just how attentive Ducati is to set-up are the fully adjustable front Showa fork with TIN (titanium nitride treatment), and the rear shock absorber. Changes in this area regard the rear braking system, which features a modified disc brake, the thickness of which has been increased from 5 mm to 6 mm.

As requested by Monster owners themselves, the S4R has a riding position that abandons the semi-handlebar solution derived from the ST and now features an elegant, practical, variable cross-section aluminum handlebar. Thanks to the new, separate rider-passenger foot-rests, the new stand and the new exhausts, ground clearance has been increased so that the rider can lean into the bend at even more extreme angles. The foot-rests have not only been repositioned: they are narrower too, thus reducing the front cross-section of the Monster S4R. The mirrors have also been re-designed.

The multi-functional electronic dashboard has been given a new racing-look design with black-and-white background. The digital display allows the rider to switch from water temperature to clock at the touch of a button, even when riding.

The rider can also adjust the intensity of dashboard illumination should it bother him/her during night riding and the display is programmed to inform the rider when it is time to have the motorcycle serviced. The partial and total odometers are of the liquid crystal type and the immobilizer, fitted as standard, is integrated into the dashboard with an automatic default setting.

Red, Yellow, Black with Metallic Grey chassis and wheels; Metallic Grey with Metallic Grey chassis and Fluorescent Red wheels; Blue with White Stripe and Blue chassis with White wheels


Type L twin cylinder, 4 valve Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 996 cc
Bore x Stroke 96 x 68,8
Compression Ratio 11,6:1
Cv / HP 113 CV @ 8,750 rpm
Torque 95.5 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Fuel system Magneti Marelli Electronic Fuel Injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust 2 aluminum mufflers
Type 6 speed with straight cut gears
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
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1440 mm
Rake 24°
Front suspension Showa upside-down fork 43 mm fully adjustable
Front wheel travel 130 mm
Front wheel Five spoke light alloy 3.50 x17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with Showa fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 148 mm
Rear wheel Five spoke light alloy 5.50 x17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17
Front brake 2 x 320 mm discs, 4-piston caliper
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 15 liters (3.5 liter reserve)
Ducati weight 193 kg / 425 lbs.
Seat height 803 mm
Electronic panel: Speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, turn signals, theft immobilizer, LCD water temperature, LCD clock
Special features
Front mudguard, water radiator and lateral cover in carbon fiber, theft immobilizer
2 years unlimited mileage
Tank colors
Red, yellow, black,  metallic gray, blue-white
Frame and wheel colors
Metallic gray, blue (only with blue-white tank) frame Metallic gray, fluorescent red (only with metallic gray tank), white (only with blue-white tank) wheels

The weight includes battery, lubricants and cooling liquid only for cooled liquid models