Since we’re on a roll with a bunch of Ducati submissions, here is a beautiful beast; a 2006 Ducati Monster S4Rs. Her name is “Bonnie Elisabeth Parker” and Gianni Antenna is the proud owner. Gianni wanted to modify his Ducati Monster S4Rs; he knew that all the modifications he was going to do to his beloved “Bonnie Elisabeth Parker” had to be more than just visually appealing; they had to be functional. Gianni contacted Kbike for the required enhancements.
If KBike sounds familiar, think Paolo Tesio and his fantastic S4Rs. KBike is a relatively new manufacturer of Ducati parts from the land of Ducati. You will start seeing a lot of their builds hitting the pages of this blog.
The bike was completely taken apart. The frame and swing arm were powder-coated black. The engine was also painted black and every single bolt and screw was replaced with new stainless steel pieces. Gianni chose a full Termignoni carbon fiber exhaust system and to help “Bonnie Elisabeth Parker” he upgraded her ECU to a Ducati Performance unit so she would be more responsive. A KBike slipper clutch was installed, and now Gianni can drop the hammer without the risk of locking up the rear-wheel. The rear-sets are a one-off custom job by Giancarlo Braschi and they look pretty darn at home on this build.
Monster S4RSThe seat was custom made and it looks similar to the comfort of a Ducati Corse gel seat. A LED Barracuda rear taillight with integrated turning signals help keep this Ducati Monster S4Rs tail tidy and minimalistic. The rear mud guard is a carbon fiber piece along with the chain protector, timing belt covers and the 999 front mud guard. A larger clutch slave cylinder by CNC Racing which helps with the pull of the clutch . KBike frame plugs add a subtle yet nice touch of attention to detail. All the hoses were replaced with new units and clamps were replaced with stainless steel ones, making this beast practically new.
At the front end there is a custom 7 inch headlight kit, CNC Racing, upper and lower, triple clamps, Rizoma reservoirs for brake and clutch and Gilles Tooling Variobar clip-ons. A set of Montana mirrors mounted below the clip-ons help this beast with lane splitting like there is no tomorrow. The beautiful Ohlins suspension are the only elements of gold on this build and they stand out beautifully against the black theme of this Ducati Monster S4Rs. KBike did a great job with painting the bike as well, as the gloss on the gas tank looks still wet and the powder-coating of the wheels is somewhat flat.
Monster S4RsOverall this is a great build, with quality parts and many hours of blood, sweat and tears. The attention to detail and the craftsmanship of the parts used stands out as quality. Make sure you check out KBike as they have some pretty awesome parts and not only for Ducati. Check out the gallery below for the rest of the pictures on this beast of a Ducati Monster S4Rs. By: il-ducatista