2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore
2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore
Some of the most sought after Ducati models are the striking ‘Tricolore’ versions. Models like the F1 750, 851 and more recently the 1098 Tricolore, produced in limited quantities, represented the best-of-the-best and now enjoy legendary status.
For 2008, Ducati will produce a Special Edition S4R S in the bold Tricolore colour scheme. True to its legacy, the S4R S Tricolore epitomizes the essential soul of Ducati. Its Italian design heritage is expressed by the colours of the Italian flag and its sporting heart could not be better represented than by the racing technology and absolute racing performance it embraces.
The Monster S4RS Tricolore – true to its name – the flagship of the Monster family.
THE “MONSTER SUPERBIKE”
The liquid-cooled, 4-valve per cylinder, 998 Testastretta L-Twin engine features a 100mm bore and short stroke of 63.5mm to limit average piston speed and allow increased rpm. The result is a staggering 130hp and 76.6 lb-ft of brute torque.
Testastretta technology allows a reduced angle between the intake and exhaust valves resulting in a clean, compact combustion chamber that is highly efficient. The optimised combustion environment and linear flame front inside the specially designed heads, combined with cutting-edge electronic engine control technology, guarantees precise and optimal combustion throughout the rev range.
The chassis components are unparalleled. Fully adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear complemented by super lightweight Y-shaped 5-spoke wheels ensure outstanding handling, while 320mm Brembo twin discs on the front have radial-mounted calipers with four pistons and four pads per caliper to provide incredible race-worthy stopping power.
And to make this Monster look and feel even more exciting, ultra-light carbon fibre has been employed for the silencer cover, exhaust heat guard, front mudguard, radiator covers and cam belt covers.
2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore Specifications:
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Front suspension Öhlins 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork with TiN
Front wheel travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front brake 2 x 320 mm discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial caliper
Front wheel 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 148 mm / 5.8 in
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity 14 L (of which 3 L reserve) / 3.6 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
Weight * 177 kg / 390 lbs
Seat height 800 mm / 31.5 in
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
Body colours (frame/wheels)
Versions Dual seat
* = The weight excludes battery, lubricants and, where applicable, cooling liquid.
Type L-twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Testastretta Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 998 cc
Bore x Stroke 100 x 63.5 mm
Compression Ratio 11.4:1
Power* 95.7 kw – 130 hp @ 9500 rpm
Torque* 103.9 Nm – 10.6 kgm @ 7500 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust 2 aluminium mufflers
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratios 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 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
* = Data calculated using an inertia dynamometer
Specifications and features are subject to change