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MONSTER S4R Testastretta

Official press release

(2007 early release)

The Monster 2007 range is now bigger and better with the new S4R Testastretta. This new bike gains the famous 130 Hp Testastretta low sump L-twin engine, previously mounted only on the top version S4Rs Testastretta.

Founder of the SR family, this bike takes upon a very important role, coming up alongside the S4R s Testastretta which represents the current performance and equipment apotheosis. The S4R develops and increases in power going from 117 Hp of the previous engine, to the 130 Hp of the Testastretta, maintaining its’ very important role in the SR family: its two sided mufflers, the aluminium trellis single-sided swingarm, the small fairing, the exclusive paint schemes, the high quality suspensions, joined together with the powerful low sump Testastretta engine, is a milestone in the development of the Monster S4R Testastretta.
A bike that, in the new Ducati 2007 range, has a very important role, catching the attention of the most exigent performance –oriented “ducatista”.

The S4R Testastretta is different from the “s” version due to the suspension. The front forks are now fully adjustable upside- down Showa’s, giving the customer the possibility of a perfectly balanced bike. The rear is fully adjustable with piggy back shock absorbers by Sachs, allowing modification of suspension settings. The height of the rear of the bike is adjustable too by the modification of the length of the push rod.

Whilst respecting the previous version, the S4R MY ’07, has, like the S4RS, the prestigious Brembo front brake system too. The front has now a prettier look thanks to the new front fork bottom end, purposely created to fit the Brembo radial callipers.

The new S4R Testastretta is now available in two new colour schemes Titanium with central black stripe, and in the traditional Ducati red with central white stripe.

Both colour versions have the red frame with the black painted swingarm, just like the new Showa front fork bottom end. A lot of the other components are black painted: the headlamp support, the steering plates, the risers, the footrests and the water cooler side covers.

The bike will be available in the early October.

All 2007 Ducati models require less frequent service, less parts and labour during each service and, as a result, greatly reduced scheduled maintenance costs – by as much as 50%.

Colour scheme

MS4R Testastretta Tank Frame Rims

Red Red Black
With white stripe

Titanium Red Black
With black stripe

Technical Specifications

Type L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 998cc
Bore x Stroke 100 x 63,5mm
Compression Ratio 11,4:1
Power 95.7kw - 130hp @ 9500rpm
Torque 103.9Nm - 10.6kgm @ 7500rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50mm throttle body
Exhaust 2 aluminium mufflers
Emissions Euro 3
Gearbox 6 speed
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 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase 1440mm / 56.7in
Rake 24°
Front suspension Showa 43mm fully adjustable upside-down fork
Front wheel travel 130mm / 5.1in
Front wheel Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 148mm / 5.8in
Rear wheel Y-shaped, 5-spoke in light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17
Front brake 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston 4-pad radial caliper
Rear brake 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity 14 l (of which 3 l reserve) / 3.6 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
* Dry weight 390lbs
Seat height 800mm / 31.5in
Max height 1222mm / 48.1in
Max length 2121mm / 83.5in
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
Versions Dual seat
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Me likey, but I will probably snag a S2R or S2R 1000 next year.

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Pretty sweet... Something needs to be done with the exhaust though... And that oil cooler scares me... Doesn't it look like ever rock, pebble, grain, and every other peice of road debris would just get fired right up in there from the front wheel...
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The Titanium color looks awesome in person, the pictures don't do it justice. Personally I'd still spring for the extra 2 grand for the S4Rs to get the Ohlins suspension and 10-spoke wheels though.
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is this the older 998 motor?
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This is the 999 motor.
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current 999 motor? sweet-
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I'd pimp it
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I've been keeping an open eye on these things but now that Benelli has released its new bike. The TNT 1130 Titanium this year. IDK which one I like the best.

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That bike is puuuuuuuuure sex, no doubt about it. As far as I'm concerned, it's right up there with the Brutale.


I heart that bike.
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Originally Posted by fnfalman View Post
This is the 999 motor.
Yup, and pretty much undiluted from the 999, unlike the usual neutering that takes place when a race bike motor is put into a naked bike. With the Termi full system, ECU and modified airbox that comes with the kit it's close to 150HP and is a nasty, snarling beast. We installed the kit on our demo S4Rs and I rode it many times, scaring the pi$$ out of myself every time I rode it! Off-idle all the way through midrange a blip of the throttle will send the front wheel skyward. It's an advanced-rider only type of bike, not just due to the motor but even more importantly the Brembo radial brakes, which are straight off the 999R/749R and VERY powerful. We had our S4Rs on the track once (Shhhh......) with a regional sportbike champ riding it, passing liter bikes out of the last turn down the front straight, it was pretty cool!
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