Ducati M1000S Monster (2003 - 2005) review

992cc fuel injected motah for the Monster range is still air-cooled, but has twin plug heads and packs a meatier punch. The definitive Monster?

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By Visordown on Wed, 1 Jan 2003 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Ducati
Category:
Naked
Price:
£ 7250
Overall
4
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992cc fuel injected motah for the Monster range is still air-cooled, but has twin plug heads and packs a meatier punch. The definitive Monster?

992cc fuel injected motah for the Monster range is still air-cooled, but has twin plug heads and packs a meatier punch. The definitive Monster?

Dryweight (kg) 180
Seats 0
Seat Height (mm) 800
Suspension Front Showa 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable fork
Suspension Rear Progressive linkage with adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium swingarm
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brakes Front 2 x 320 mm discs, 4-piston caliper
Brakes Rear 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres) 15
Wheelbase (mm) 1440
Rake (degrees) 24
Chassis Tubular steel trellis
Cubic Capacity (cc) 992
Bore (mm) 94
Stroke (mm) 71.5
Compression Ratio 10.1
Ignition Electronic
Cooling Air Cooled
Fuel Delivery EFI
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Chain

Score Breakdown
Overall
4
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