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Ducati Monster - 2005 Range

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Monster S4R | Monster MS2R | Monster 620 Dark | Monster 1000

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.

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 1000 (1000 DS, 1000S DS, 1000 Cromo) The same engine has been chosen to power three significantly different models. Ducati's brand new 1000 cc twin spark engine has been incorporated in three quite different Monsters, one mean, essential naked, one for the refined rider who demands perfection in every detail, and a third, uniquely styled model with a shiny chrome tank. MONSTER 620 DARK single disc Style The 620 Dark single disc is the machine that most closely resembles the first ever Monster introduced back in 1993, a bike that took essential styling to its logical limits and was equipped to leave maximum opportunity for customising. The new 620 Dark single disc features a single front disc and absolutely no frills or fairings.

It is available only in matt black, the colour chosen to identify so many entry-level Ducati models. Chassis The Monster's tubular steel trellis frame has evolved constantly over the years into a form that now shares the same geometry as the ST frame. In this version the front brake is a single 320 mm disc as used on early Monsters and guarantees excellent stopping power. Suspension is provided by a Marzocchi 43 mm upside down fork and a Sachs monoshock that is adjustable for spring preload and rebound to combine sports handling with the necessary comfort. Other distinguishing features of the Dark single disc and all other 620 Monsters are their 120/60 ZR 17 and 160/60 ZR 17 tyres, smaller than the 120/70 and 180/55 sizes fitted to the larger Monsters for quicker handling. Engine One of the most important innovations to the 2005 Monster 620 Dark single disc is the fact that it is now equipped APTC clutch, first introduced on the 620 and 620 Dark twelve months ago. This means that even the basic entry level machine in the Monster range now boasts all the benefits of an anti-skid "slipper" clutch system and superbly smooth clutch action, with five speed gearbox. The Monster 620 Dark is fuelled by an electronic injection system and features a catalysed exhaust that ensures conformity to Euro2 emission control standards. APTC clutch Since this new clutch was first introduced on some 620 Monsters a year ago, it has met with universal approval. The new clutch has therefore been extended to all 620 Monsters for 2005.

All Monsters now use the same unit. The new APTC (Adler Power Torque Plate Clutch) has been developed to meet the precise technical specifications of Ducati's R&D department and incorporates the Adler power torque control system. In simple terms this system ensures that the torque transmitted by the clutch is always proportional to the torque applied to it. The APTC system also significantly reduces the effort needed to operate the clutch lever without in any way reducing the strength or life of the clutch. The second major benefit of the APTC system is its ability to prevent rear wheel slip by automatically limiting the reverse-acting torque generated during hard downshifting. MONSTER 620 AND 620 DARK Style Ducati red, dark metallic grey and black are the colours chosen for the 2005 Monster 620, plus of course, the matt black of the Dark model. Two are the novelties in terms of colors, the red and black versions: the first is proposed with red frame and black wheels (like for the Desmosedici colors), and the second with black wheels and frame, like for the MS4R of M.Y.'04. Other distinguishing features of the Dark are the absence of the removable seat cover, making the seat look more aggressive when no passenger is being carried, and the absence of the cockpit fairing and rubber covered footrests. The seat cover of the Monster 620 comes in the same colour as the mudguard, tank and cockpit fairing. Chassis The suspension is identical to those of the M.Y.'04, with a top quality fork and monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound. The main difference between the two Dark versions lies in their braking systems.

The 620's front braking system features two 300 mm discs to provide all the power needed for braking in maximum safety. Engine A six speed gearbox and electronic fuel injection ensure satisfying power delivery from the Monster 620's air cooled engine. Performance is excellent and power is smooth enough to be appreciated under all riding conditions, even in city traffic. The engine is also impressive in its ability to perform superlatively under varying conditions on high speed roads. The APTC clutch is proposed even for the M.Y.'05, and it has been developed to meet the precise technical specifications of Ducati's R&D department and incorporates the Adler power torque control system. In simple terms this system ensures that the torque transmitted by the clutch is always proportional to the torque applied to it. The APTC system also significantly reduces the effort needed to operate the clutch lever without in any way reducing the strength or life of the clutch. The second major benefit of the APTC system is its ability to prevent rear wheel slip by automatically limiting the reverse-acting torque generated during hard downshifting. MONSTER 1000 DS, 1000S DS, 1000 CROMO Style Like the 620's, these three 1000 models also differ radically in style.

The Monster 1000 DS is fascinatingly styled and fully expresses the essential Monster concept, a concept that needs a high torque, high power engine to be really appreciated. The 1000S DS incorporates extra technical and stylistic details like a cockpit fairing and an aluminium swing arm normally reserved for top of the range sports motorcycles. These details are not there just for their looks but make an important contribution to reducing weight and increasing structural rigidity. The third Monster 1000 model, available in a limited edition, is dedicated to the rider who never wants to go unnoticed. Its mirror finished chrome tank gives the an cromo extremely personal look greatly appreciated by all those who love to customise naked Ducatis. Chassis The three 1000 cc Monsters share a number of important chassis solutions that set them apart from the Monster 620's.

The 1000's allow you to modify the rear suspension height and change the bike's weight distribution to match your riding style. The basic setup is high, ensuring increased ground clearance and permitting extreme angles of lean. The rear suspension is a Sachs monoshock that is adjustable for spring preload and damping. The 1000S DS replaces the conventional steel swing arm with an aluminium swing arm, achieving a major reduction in un-sprung weight. The most sports oriented of the 1000 Monsters also has a far more advanced front end. Like other 1000 cc Monsters it is equipped with a Showa 43 mm upside down fork but this time it is fully adjustable to satisfy the needs of riders who want the best possible setup for all conditions, and in particular the right balance between front and rear end suspension action. Engine Only recently introduced to power the SS and Multistrada range, the 1000 DS is the most powerful and advanced of Ducati's production two valves, air cooled engines. It features twin spark ignition and delivers bags of torque even at low revs. Smooth, muscular and with an excellent speed range, the 1000 DS is the ideal engine for easy riding but when asked, turns instantly into a thoroughbred sports engine capable of exploiting the Monster's excellent trellis frame to the full. All three 1000 cc Monster models are fitted with electronic fuel injection systems with 45 mm throttle bodies and catalysed exhausts for emission levels well within the limits imposed by Euro 2 standards.