Ducati Monster S4R Concept by Paolo Tesio

04/25/2012 @ 10:30 am, by Jensen Beeler15 COMMENTS

While the Ducati Monster S4R is a special machine in its own right, using a water-cooled four-valve superbike-derived motor, this custom by Paolo Tesio caught our eye as something singularly different from the Italian brand’s fine work. First creating a custom subframe, tail section, and fork guards in CAD, Tesio’s finished motorcycle compliments the original design of the Monster S4R quite well, in a balanced “evolution, not revolution” sort of way.

Complete with an underslung box-style exhaust, the look is clean, different, but still very true to the Monster’s café roots. Our favorite part is perhaps the least functional, as the fork guards give a girder front-end feel, and are tastefully emblazoned with the retro Ducati logo. If there is enough interest, Tesio says he will make a kit available to S4R owners. More tragically small and horribly cropped photos after the jump.

Source: Racing Café

  • Ken C.

    Oh. Hell. Yes.

  • Westward

    I second that.

    Do the fork covering not offer any beneficial aerodynamics?

  • Kevin Gettmann

    I love the tail chop. I’ve removed my frame tabs for the rear passenger foot pegs as my bike is not an amusement park ride. The single seat idea is great.

  • Tessier

    That is awesome!

  • That’s pretty. I’d like a front fender, though. ‘Cuz I’m lame like that. :-D

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  • Westward

    I’m amused every time I ride mine, I also enjoy taking on passengers, who are often very appreciative of the experience.

  • Lumengrid

    Holy crap Batman!

    I think they just made my x-mas gift.

    Stunning, simply stunning.

  • I love that tail chop too. Is it possible to do that to a 1999 cbr 600f4?

  • BikePilot

    I like everything but the tail chop. A classic monster tail without the beer can holder is just about perfect, this looks unbalanced to my eyes. Love what they did with the front end, tank and the generally tidy engine arrangement. Can’t wait to see a panigale-based monster!

  • Richard Gozinya

    That would be hideous, the Panigale is about the ugliest thing ever built without its plastic. The S4R and Speed/Street Triple are two very rare examples of a liquid cooled bike looking good naked.

  • Richard Gozinya

    And yeah, this bike is pretty damn awesome. Not everything suits my personal tastes, but that can’t be considered a fault, customs should not be a one size fits all kind of deal. This one does what it set out to do, and looks amazing doing it. Not sure what the fork guards do, but they look good, so whatever.

  • I would love to get my hands on this kit! It really brings out the best in the monster! Love it!

  • paolo

    For information contact me on FB “paolo tex”

  • aro lee

    i found it the best customized ducati monster ever!
    hope Tesio can make the kits open to the market!