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Hey guys, I am new to the site. Was just wondering if anybody on here owns a s4r? And also what does everybody think of em?
 

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I don't have an "R" but I do have an S4 and I love it. You may get more responses and input out in the general Monster board on this topic. What kind of information are you looking for?
 

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Just a general feeling of what people think. The people I talk to know very little about the s4r. Is there much difference between the s4 and the s4r?
 
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I am in northern minnesota, bought a blue/white S4R. Its my first Ducati, and I love it. I do not ride very much, but have owned many bikes and have ridden an S4, there is a big difference. I would highly recommend one-IF you can find one.
Like most others I do not like the catalytic converter, as it takes away from the bikes looks. I will just replace the exhaust system when a full system becomes available
 

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Matt13- do you have a bike already or are you just looking?
RLL- where in the great white north do you live? You should come down one of these weekends for a ride with the crew!
 

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I just bought one. It is on the way to mn right now. Should be here soon. 8)
 

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RLL I also bought the blue and white s4r. I hope it is as great as it looks and sounds.
 

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I saw one at Koup's cycle in PA in the Blue and White. Very nice bike, much better looking in person. Those white wheels are going to be a b*tch to keep clean.

The S4 is fast enough for me, for now. I saved $3000 and it already had pipes, ECU, and airbox on it. That made the decision a lot easier.
 
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tonyj- I do not live in the area, I have a lake/vacation house in northwestern minnesota, about 60 miles east of Grand forks ND.
Its in storage now along with other toys. I usually spend 5-7 weeks a year there. Maybe next summer. Only put a few hundred miles a year on a bike.
matt13- you will love the bike, i have had many japanese and just sold a triumph s3. The ducati has a real personality! But I am not a big biker, I enjoy many other fast hobbies like, boats,cars,horses etc.
monsta s4- was not demeaning your bike, I simply meant having ridden a stock s4 the s4r has a much stronger motor, the mid range roll-ons are very quick.
 

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Didn't take it as an insult. I love the S4R, it didn't fit the budget w/ buying a house. When you are around next summer, take the time to ride it down, would love to see it!
 

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Thats good to hear. I hope I can be good to the girl. I am not a real experienced rider but when I saw this bike I could not resist. I look forward to riding it to the lake and around some this fall. Anything else a guy should know when buying a new bike?
 

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Make sure you have them swap out the GS battery for a Yuasa before you sign the dotted line. Mine hasn't exploded yet but many have.
 

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Thats good to know. I saw someone else say that happened. How come?
 

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I see there is a poll on ethanol gas for monsters. What is the deal with that? I mean obviously I want to use the best gas possible for my bike. Does that mean non ethanol?
 

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Nevermind about the fuel. I read a bunch of threads on it. Apparently it is a big controversy.
 

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So what kind of methods do you guys in MN use to keep people from stealing your bike? I would like to drive mine to work in downtown but I worry about how safe my bike would be and where the best to park it would be.
 

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I work down at Marquette and Washington. If I ride in, I park in a secure lot that my company owns. Cameras and what not all over the place. Most garages will give you a discounted rate for moto parking. I live on 5th st ne- you could always park in my garage and walk over. Just leave the keys with me and I will take good care of it for you.
 

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I work on Marquette and sixth. I asked the building I work in and they said they didn't have anything. When you say discounted do you mean like 4 bucks a day?
 

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Oh and you probably would take good care of the bike. I bet at least for the first couple months it would be safer in your hands than mine.
 

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there is a garage on Marquette and 4th I think it is. I always see bikes parked on the first level there. Across the street from the Hennepin County Family Services Building and an open air lot on the other sides of Marquette. There are always scooters locked up right next to it between the alley and the underground garage. Walk over there at lunch and check it out. It is the plain white garage and they have the sign outside that says it is skyway connected. I dont know how discounted it would be, but it is worth a shot anyway.
 
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