27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 262
 

2003 Ducati Monster S4R
996 Desmoquattro Superbike engine

Sold for £3,450

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: BL03 JYC
Frame No:
ZDMM400AA3B040567
Engine No: ZDM996W4B-006410
CC: 996
MOT:
August 2024

  • Superbike performance in a Monster chassis
  • Showa suspension and Brembo brakes
  • Includes manuals, spare key and a V5C

RESERVE REDUCED

Ducati was established in 1926 by Antonio Ducati and his sons, initially producing electrical components. After WW2 they moved into motorcycles with the Cucciola, essentially a push-bike with a clip-on engine. By the '60s they had become associated with performance bikes selling a range of sporty 250 and 350 singles. In response to the demand for larger capacity bikes chief engineer Fabio Taglioni designed the classic V-twin bevel drive engine first used in the 1971 GT750. This proved to be an immediate success, helped considerably by Paul Smart’s win in the 1972 Imola 200 race. This started a tradition of race-winning V-twins that have gone on to dominate World Superbike racing over the years. The unfaired Monster began as a styling exercise in 1992, designed by Miguel Angel Galluzzi, and it took time to convince the management at Ducati to build it. The model became an immediate success and has gone down in history as the bike that saved Ducati due to its popularity and cheap development costs with over 300,000 having been produced. Whilst the Monster was initially conceived as a low cost entry model, the S4 range placed the 4 valve water cooled engine from the 996 sports bike in a trellis chassis featuring state of the art suspension and braking.

This S4R has been part of a private collection for a few years and is only being sold now to give the vendor more space for his other projects. Offered in good original condition including its genuine Ducati ZDM-33/34 stamped end cans it will make an interesting and quick bike to ride whilst still appreciating in value. It had new tyres and a brake overhaul including new Brembo front disc in 2022, not doing many miles since, and a new battery and fuel pump at the beginning of March this year. Run recently it comes supplied with a paddock stand, some receipts, old MOTs, a current MOT until August 2024, its original tool kit and owners manuals together with a V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

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