DT: 2k-Mile 2001 Ducati Monster S4

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.

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  • Rutech (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Asking price $6600

  • wilkenspat 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $4,550

  • Aiello11 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $4,258

  • Rutech (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    5 MINUTES left
    Don’t miss the deal?

  • wilkenspat 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $4,008

  • sjg507 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,750

  • motionclassics 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • Rutech (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @sjg507 yeah,that’s good to know ?
    I have only road it 4 times
    Two of them was to make a videos of cold start and test ride for #pcarmaker
    But I loved it tho .

  • sjg507 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Rutech: You might want to limit the rides. Ducati recommends replacing belts every 2 years/12K miles. Many owners let them go 3 years. When bikes sit, the belt sections on the gears harden and are more likely to break when ridden.

  • Rutech (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Martiniman101 I rode it and I didn’t notice any issue. If anything I was surprised how much power 2001 can produce. Pulls all the way up.
    I’m the owner of ‘16 Xdiavel S and ‘15 Hypermotard and both of them are quick-but I’m sure that this monster can pull on my Hypermotard

  • sjg507 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Purchase; replace belts, fluids, and tires; ride like you stole it!

  • Martiniman101 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    I used to ride an S4R. They are known to have flat spots around 4K. Have you ridden it? Do you know if it’s been tuned? Thank you.

  • Rutech (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @sjg507 tires indeed old

  • sjg507 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • Rutech (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @sjg507 yes ,that’s right. If it is going to be on the road-it need inspection and about tires age I’ll get back to you shortly

  • Rutech (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @sjg507 no leaks or any dry rot that I could see.
    For example,wire looms still soft -fork seals seems good, any rubber that u can touch on the bike feels like new. Bearings,bushings and spinable/rotatable joints has a lube on them(nothing excessive) .
    And remember that it is not a barn found but comes from thru bike collector. And as I can see the bike has been under professional hand thru the years.

  • sjg507 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Rutech: Forgot to ask about battery and tires. Aged-out tires will need to be replaced. Thanks.

  • sjg507 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Rutech: Any leaks? I have purchased several older bikes that have sat more than been ridden. Invariably, seals have dried out and need to be replaced. Have fluids been changed despite not being ridden? Thank you.

  • Rutech (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @wab_jr It’s very clean. Common precision when storing a carburetor bikes ,is letting it to run out of gas .

  • ducfan 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    I've owned many Ducatis and have ridden a couple of Monsters. They are plenty sporty enough for the backroads but comfortable seating for riding around town, too. Super fun bikes with plenty of power. My hooligan friend loves his. The styling is classic and still looks fantastic to my eye even after 20 years.

  • wab_jr (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    How’s the inside of the tank?
    Relined at any point?

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DT: 2k-Mile 2001 Ducati Monster S4
Buy Now: $6,750 Final Bid: $4,550