Additional photos of this re-bodied Monster S4R are available here for your perusal.
This is not your average Ducati Monster. It’s well established that Miguel Galluzzi, the original designer of the Monster, paved the way for the leading contemporary motorcycle design in the naked bike category. The Monster’s elemental simplicity has also made it a favorite platform for custom bike builders, which in turn led to fascinating bodykits such as the Paolo Tex Design “Road Rage Rude” seen on this particular Monster.
The Road Rage Rude kit is made out of fiberglass, and it includes a belly pan, tail, and headlight fairing which tucks beautifully into the lines of the trellis frame and tank.
Additional upgrades include a Power Commander, custom exhaust, and ample carbon fiber parts with a few pieces sprinkled in from the Rizoma catalog.
On top of the beautifully kept bodywork kit, the S4R was the top of the range Monster produced at the time. Packing the 996cc motor from Ducati’s superbike of the time with 113 horsepower, the S4R was complemented by fully-adjustable Showa suspension and a single-sided aluminum swingarm. Oh yeah, and it weighs just 425 pounds.
This Monster (VIN: ZDM1RB5T74B041863) shows 16,913 miles on the odometer. The seller acquired this bike in Florida almost a year ago with the kit already equipped, but he is selling it to fund a house purchase. He has put approximately 1,000 of the miles on himself, changing the oil and filter when he acquired the machine (and again two months ago). The Monster got a full 15k Desmo service (including belts and valve adjustment) in July 2017 for $1,071 at Mellili Moto – a photo of the invoice can be provided but we’re not sharing it publicly to protect the previous owner’s information.
There are several carbon fiber pieces, including the ignition cover, belt cover, front fender, radiator guard, and chain guard. here is also three Rizoma parts – the clutch cover, handlebar, and mirrors.
There are no mechanical issues, however the chain should be replaced soon. Cosmetically, there are two small paint chips on the fuel tank, corrosion on the front brake fluid reservoir, and a scratch on the speedometer.
The Monster S4R is already a special machine, but with the Paolo Tex bodywork you’ll have a motorcycle that rides well and stands out in a crowd.