Now available for auction is this 2001 Ducati Monster S4 finished in Gray Metallic. Designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi and produced in Bologna, Italy, the Monster or Il Mostro remains one of Ducati’s most successful and recognizable motorcycles. A purist’s naked bike, the Monster features a traditional 90° V-twin engine and has continued to evolve throughout its production since 1993. Representing one of the more significant evolutions, the Monster S4 was debuted in 2001 with a new refined chassis, advanced computer technology, upgraded brakes, and the highly regarded 916cc Desmodromic engine. Sporting a few tasteful carbon fiber trim upgrades, this 2001 example has been preserved indoors for much of its life and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Virginia while showing under 2k miles on the odometer.
The bodywork of the S4 stays true to the original Monster design and was carefully adapted for the new high torsion stiffness tubular frame derived from the ST series. This example comes finished in Ducati Gray Metallic and features upgraded carbon fiber front and rear wheel fairings and exhaust covers. The 17” five-spoke Marchesini wheels are similar to those from the 996 sports bike and come finished in red with Michelin tires. The seller notes a slight scratch on the right side near the EVAP system cover behind the footpeg. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The Monster S4 debuted a liquid-cooled 916cc twin-cylinder DOHC Desmodromic engine with a new lighter 5.9 M electronic management system. Approximately 100 HP is sent to the rear wheel through a 6-speed manual transmission with a multi-plate dry clutch. The chassis incorporates progressive linkage rear suspension with a fully adjustable Sachs shock and piggyback aluminum swingarm, 43mm Showa upside-down front forks, and Brembo four-piston calipers paired with semi-floating 20mm x 5mm front discs. All gauges and lights are said to work properly, and the seller reports the clutch, brakes, joints, and fluids to be in good order.
Accompanied by a set of three keys and a clean title, this elegant, timeless, and low-mileage Monster S4 is just waiting to be enjoyed out on the open road.