S4R Monster

Dukesox

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I bought this monster on New Year`s Eve. it had been up for sale on MCN for a few weeks and with a new lockdown in force it seemed a good time to buy especially as it was quite close to home. Its a 2003 bike, 30k miles with 3 previous owners and is in very nice condition with good history up to 5 years ago when the last owner started DIY. Having seen his workshop I`m reasonably confident.
I like the fact it has a steel tank, Sargent seat and fat grips but I`m not sure about the belly pan, horrible 996 number stickers,crash bungs and red radiator cap etc but thats all easy to sort out. I`m also not sure if I need the extra BHP and torque compared to my S2R but I suppose I`ll find out in the Spring....
 

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Hughdg

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A "proper" Monster👍🏻, so much nicer than the later offerings and a nice full exhaust system as well, I've got the same on my S4RS and it sounds great. 2021 has clearly started well for you. 😁
 

Dukesox

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I really prefer them to the termi shotgun style that are higher.
How are you finding the Monster ? Less capable than a GS but lots more enjoyable perhaps ? A friend of mine has a BMW R1200RS which I have ridden a bit and I briefly had a R1200s. Both brilliant in every way apart from they forgot to make them fun IMO . I prefer the visceral & agricultural feel of a Ducati or Guzzi twin.
 
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Noobie

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I like the Mivvs. I normally hate stubbies as they look like Zhed has made them. The mivvs seem to be shorter than standard but not too much, just about right.
 

Bradders

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How are you finding the Monster ? Less capable than a GS but lots more enjoyable perhaps ? A friend of mine has a BMW R1200S which I have ridden a bit. It is brilliant in every way apart from they forgot to make it fun IMO . I prefer the visceral & agricultural feel of a Ducati or Guzzi twin.
Not ridden much tbh. But it feels feather light and knife sharp compared. But I do miss QS, cruise, heated grips... 🤣
 

Dukesox

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Not ridden much tbh. But it feels feather light and knife sharp compared. But I do miss QS, cruise, heated grips... 🤣
Maybe time for heated gloves, an aftermarket cruise control thingy and clutch free gear changes ? Easy on the way up anyway.
 
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