The S2R 800 is the smallest Monster in the SR family, developed just three years ago to explore a previously uncharted segment - that of the small naked machine with a race personality.
Although it was unveiled just two years ago, this model soon hit the headlines with record sales and made waves in the biking community thanks to its exceptional mix of iconic styling, sheer performance, and accessible pricing. Equipped with an 803cc L-Twin, two-valve , air-cooled engine, the S2R 800 maintains the classic looks of the SR family with a distinctive colour scheme thanks to the iconic racing stripe extending from the rear seat tail-piece to the headlamp fairing. For 2007, this engine also respects the limits imposed by Euro 3 regulations.
The S2R is the entry level Monster allowing newcomers to get a first taste of the qualities of the `single-sided swingarm' family - the naked bikes with a race personality that have come to personify this emerging market segment. Introduced to the range in 2005, the SR2 has all the aesthetic features of the bigger SR Monsters, combined with the remarkable success of the 800 cc air-cooled L-Twin engine. In terms of styling, the result, which combines typical race details with several of the essential characteristics that have brought fame to the fabulous Ducati naked machines, has captivated the attention of enthusiasts. For 2007, the S2R is offered in two colour versions: Ducati red with a white racing stripe and black. And there's one highly characteristic technical feature shared by all SR models: we're talking about the much admired vertically stacked twin exhaust system that snakes down the right-hand side of the bike.
The S2R project is built around a series of chassis solutions designed to ensure that the bike handles in a way that is compatible with its aesthetic appearance. In order to provide the machine with the qualities needed to tackle all riding conditions, it has been equipped with a braking system that combines incredible stopping power with the maximum controllability. The twin 300 mm front discs are assisted by an equally effective single 245 mm disc at the rear . Even though it is the `smallest' model in the range, the suspension systems on the Monster S2R are exactly as those on the larger displacement higher-performance versions: the Sachs single shock is coupled to the attractive and extremely rigid single-sided aluminium swingarm. The front end of the traditional steel tube Trellis frame is equipped with Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks.
The 800 cc engine with two valves per cylinder boasts an optimal balance in terms of performance, thanks to its excellent power output, delivered without creating problems for less experienced riders. The blend of high performance and reduced fuel consumption was refined with the evolution of the twin- cylinder powerplant, which in its most recent edition has been equipped with electronic fuel injection and a catalytic converter exhaust system. Since 2004, the 800 Desmo engine has been coupled with another distinctive technical solution: the APTC clutch derived from the version installed on 620 engines but with additional updates. The APTC is now fitted with a cush-drive designed to make the downshift phase smoother and more progressive. In addition to the benefits of the APTC slipper clutch requiring a much reduced clutch lever effort, the "slipper" clutch design also eliminates the rear wheel `lock-up' or `chatter' during aggressive down-shifting.
Type: L-Twin cylinder,2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Bore x Stroke:88 x 66mm
Power: min 56,7kw -77hp @ 8250rpm
Torque: min 72,6Nm - 7,4kgm @ 6500rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body
Exhaust:2 aluminium mufflers
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 1.85:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 41
Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension: Marzocchi 43mm upside-down fork
Front wheel travel: 5.1in
Front wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tire: 70 ZR17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with preload and rebound adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 5.8in
Front brake: 2 x 300mm discs, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity: 3.6 US gal (of which 0.8 US gal reserve)
Dry weight: 381 lbs
Seat height: 31.5 in
Max height: 48.1 in
Max length: 83.5 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 year unlimited mileage
Versions: Dual seat