Part Monster, part Superbike,2002 Ducati Monster S4 SPS Frame no. ZDM1RB8S92B008122

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Lot 137
Part Monster, part Superbike,2002 Ducati Monster S4 SPS
Frame no. ZDM1RB8S92B008122

US$ 10,000 - 13,000
£ 7,300 - 9,500
Amended
Part Monster, part Superbike
2002 Ducati Monster S4 SPS
Frame no. ZDM1RB8S92B008122
Sure, the swoopy 916 repli-racer got all the headlines and won World Superbike championships, but it was the standard-style Monster 900 that was a runaway sales success and firmly planted Ducati back in the black. For many, a dream bike involved yanking out the Monster's 75hp air-cooled two-valve V-Twin and replacing it with the 100-plus ponies available in the 916's liquid-cooled four-valver, taking the bike from standard to street-fighter.

That's just what Ducati did with the Monster S4, retuning the engine for even more torque. Suddenly, even mild-mannered riders became Wheelie Kings aboard the S4. "The Ducati is one cool piece of kit," enthused motorcycle.com. "The motor is so well behaved, yet subversively powerful, that it's not hard to fall for it. And then the cycle side of things can really handle whatever you pitch at it. The tasty carbon bits and the exotic engine are simply the sexy icing on the cake."

The S4 on sale here started out as the higher-specification SPS version, which was then, by special order, manipulated at the factory. These modifications to engine management system and the delightful-sounding twin Termignoni exhaust canisters, are reported to result in a heady 120bhp at the rear wheel. Already a comfortable ride, this Monster is even more so thanks to a larger-than-stock handlebar-mount fairing and billet gold-anodized bar risers. Ridden only 1600 miles, the bike is not even fully broken-in. Here's an opportunity to own a virtually as-new high-performance Monster.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number for this motorcycle is RB82007170.
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Part Monster, part Superbike,2002 Ducati Monster S4 SPS Frame no. ZDM1RB8S92B008122
Part Monster, part Superbike,2002 Ducati Monster S4 SPS Frame no. ZDM1RB8S92B008122
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