Ducati Monster S2R

Ducati Monster

Great news for Monster fans! The Monster range for 2005 has doubled in size. The Monster S4R, a real naked superbike dedicated to the most demanding Ducati fans, will be joined by another just as mean, aggressive and exclusive Monster, the S2R. The arrival of the S2R heralds the birth of the SR family of Monsters, an innovative re-interpretation of the original Monster concept. And the S2R is not the only news in the Monster world. Fans of this unique motorcycle will be delighted to learn of the many developments that have taken place both in the 620 and 1000 models. The Monster Cromo is back, the bike made for riders who never want to go unnoticed. Great to look at, more than original, in fact quite unique, the Cromo will be available in a limited edition destined to command unlimited interest.

The Monster Family

Only one year after the launch of the S4R, the most powerful and exclusive Monster ever made, built using a large number of superbike components, a sister has appeared in the form of the S2R. The idea behind the S2R remains that of an exclusive, high performance motorcycle capable of defining the very concept of a naked sport. Built around a less extreme engine, the S2R nevertheless shares the same uncompromising components as the S4R, and is equipped with everything you need for an amazingly exciting ride. With the addition of the S2R, Ducati has created the SR family within the Monster range. Ducati's naked range, loved by tuners everywhere, has therefore expanded to offer more choices than ever before and to satisfy an even larger number of fans and enthusiasts of this great motorcycle. The SR Monsters at the top of the 2005 range are accompanied by other more classic models, continuing the evolutionary cycle begun over ten years ago. The 2005 range includes Ducati's most advanced 620 and 1000 cc power units. Both the 1000 and the 620 ranges are made up of three models each. The 620 range in particular now includes the Dark Monodisco model that carries the lowest price tag of all Monsters.

Monster S2R, S2R Dark

The tremendous success that the S4R has demonstrated the need for a new family of more sports oriented nakeds, stylistically and technologically advanced Monsters capable of delivering competition level performance. This is the ethos of the new Monster S2R, less extreme in terms of power but just as able to deliver all the excitement and fascination of its bigger sister. The engine selected for the entry level to this new family of Monsters is Ducati's air-cooled twin valve 803 cc twin. The colour schemes of this new Monster are highly recognisable and mirror the eye-catching graphics of the S4R. The S2R is available in 5 new colours: black, black with tangerine red stripe, acid yellow with black stripe, Ducati red with white stripe and tangerine red with black stripe


New for 2005, the Monster S2R mirrors the overall design of the S4R. The only differences are those dictated by the presence of another kind of engine.

The choice of an air-cooled two-valve twin makes this latest Monster even more essential and sleek looking. Styling features the most exclusive solutions, like a twinned exhaust on the right side of the seat, and eye-catching colour schemes. The S2R comes in a choice of six different colours. Four of these reproduce the highly successful stripe down the mudguards and tank in different colour combinations. Classic Ducati red with white stripe is now backed up by black with tangerine red stripe, and acid yellow and tangerine red both with contrasting black stripes. Then there are two solid colours, black and matt black for the S 2R Dark. As with all Dark models the S2R Dark is the S2R with the lowest price tag and is also distinguishable by its level of equipment. The sports cockpit fairing and matching seat cover fitted to the other S2R models have been eliminated and the handlebars are conventional steel bars instead of variable section aluminium.


If you buy a naked like the Monster S2R you expect the sort of performance promised by its highly aggressive lines. And the latest addition to the Monster family will certainly not disappoint. Its chassis is designed to perform well in all conditions, especially on the mixed, fast roads that represent the S2R's ideal terrain.

The two 300 mm front discs and the 245 single rear disc deliver all the power needed to guarantee reduced stopping distances. You can place absolute faith in the suspension too. The fork is a Marzocchi 43 mm upside down unit and there is an adjustable Sachs monoshock at the rear. This damps a single-sided aluminium swing arm that represents one of the most exclusive components of the Monster SR family.


The engine is no newcomer. The air cooled 800 twin has already been acclaimed for its effectiveness on the Monster and for the ideal compromise it offers between power, torque and fuel consumption. Electronic fuel injection and an exhaust catalyser combine to deliver plenty of smooth power while keeping emissions low and ensuring miserly fuel consumption. The S2R's power unit has also been enhanced by a major new innovation. For 2005 the S2R incorporates the APTC clutch already tried and tested to great effect on other recent Monster models. The new clutch reduces the lever strenght, in order to benefit all riders, particularly in town traffic. The greatest benefit is nevertheless felt when the bike is ridden with verve and hard downshifting. These are the conditions under which the anti-skid "slipper" system of the APTC clutch really makes itself felt, eliminating the annoying effects of reverse-acting torque that causes the rear wheel to bounce on the asphalt. Compared to the clutches fitted to the 620 Monsters, that of the S2R also incorporates dampers for smoother gear changes.

Tech Specs:


Type: L twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement: 803 cc
Bore and stroke: 88 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Power: 56,7 Kw - 77 HP @ 8.250 rpm
Torque: 72,6 Nw - 7.4 kgm @ 6.500 rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: 2 aluminium mufflers
Emissions: Euro 2


Gearbox : 6-speed
Ratio: 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Primary Drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85
Final Drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch: Wet multiplate with hydraulic control


Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase: 56.7 in / 1440 mm
Rake: 24°
Front Suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork
Front Wheel travel: 5.1 in / 130 mm
Front Wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel travel: 5.8 in / 148 mm
Rear Wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear Tire: 180/55 ZR 17
Front Brake: 2 x 300 mm discs, 2-piston caliper
Rear Brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper


Fuel Capacity: 14 l (of which 3 l reserve) / 3.6 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
Dry Weight: 381 Ibs / 173 kg
Seat height: 31.5 in / 800 mm
Max Height: 48.1 in / 1222 mm
Max Length: 83.5 in / 2105 mm


Electronic panel: speedometer, rev counter, warning light for low oil pressure, indicators for high beam, fuel reserve, turn signals, LCD clock, immobilizer


2 years unlimited mileage


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