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Official DUCATI Press Release - 2003 Monster S4R


The first true production "cafè racer", it is an evolution of Italy's - and the world's - best loved "naked" racing motorcycles.

With 113 HP, the Monster S4R is the most powerful naked Ducati ever made :it boasts the championship-winning, electronic injection, water-cooled Desmoquattro 996 engine.

The set-up has been improved considerably, making this new bike an enormous step up from the previous S4 version. One of the most dramatic changes is a stunning MH-inspired single-sided aluminium rear swing arm.

Among an entire host of exciting new features are a practical and elegant variable cross-section aluminium handlebar and a newly designed multi-functional instrument panel.

A unique motorcycle built to beat the world's best on fast curvy roads, the Monster S4R is unbeatable on and off the track.

New features:

  • New SBK 996 engine
  • New exhausts
  • New high mufflers "two in one in two"
  • Aluminium muffler cover
  • Aluminium exhaust cover
  • New aluminium 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 aluminium stand
  • Front mudguard, side panels, radiator cover, belt covers in carbon
  • Oil radiator
  • New rear disc 245 x 6
  • Variable cross-section aluminium handlebar
  • New lighter steering head
  • Electronic instruments with new racing design


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