Let’s the mod begin…. Ducati Monster S2R 800 Phase 1
Well, well, well.. what do we have here..? Finally, the shipment of several items for my Monster has arrived. Two carton boxes delivered to my office and I cannot wait to check them out. Ducati Monster is one of the most modified bike out there, with tons of after market parts and accessories. For this first phase, I have decided to alter and to add the following to my Monster: SpeedyMoto Frame Slider, Carbon Fiber mud guard, Rear Sets and last but not least Zard Titanium Full Exhaust System.
Speedy Moto Frame Slider
Frame Slider is basically to protect the engine if (God forbid) you by any chance drop the bike. If that happen, the frame slider shall protect the delicate parts of the engine. I bought the Speedy Moto Frame Slider as it is highly recommended by several discussion board in the Internet.
Speedy Moto frame slider is bit short, compare to several slider I’ve seen in my friends Multistrada. Should be better though for the Monster, as it will not stuck out very much from the trellis frame the Monster so famous for.
Carbon Fiber Mud Guard
Monster S2R does not come with a mud guard. Monster 695 does come with a mud guard. Why you ask me? I have no idea. Considering the S2R is higher spec than 695, I personally think Ducati should add mud guard on the S2R.
I choose the carbon fibre mud guard. And it was very light, not that really matters but I think it should be better compare the fibre glass version.
The new rear sets is merely for the looks. It looks like a racing rear sets where the foot pegs, the rear brake and gear change pedal made from a very nice metal. The color is Antrachite… yup first time I heard about that color also but it certainly look very-very professionals.
I originally did not want to change the rear sets. But I did drop my S2R once and it bended the gear change pedal. This new sets shall replace that and to look at the quality of the metal compare to the stock unit I think this will also look nice on the bike.
Zard Titanium Full System Exhaust
Now this is I think the most crucial mod there is for my S2R. Full system exhaust system made by Zard. Zard is an Italian company that the founder was originally a Termignoni designer. The reason I choose Zard is purely aesthetic. I love the looks of the round dual under seat silencer. Other brand like Termi, Remus, Quat-D do make under seat silencer but the silencer is not round, bit elliptic. Zard round silencer looks much nicer to me compare to other.
Being a full system, the stock catalytic converter has to go and replaced by the Zard mid pipe. The silencer is Titanium, with a Zard logo on it. Very nice. It shall work with OEM ECU so I do not need to use power commander to make it dial in properly. It can crank out 102dB, or in other words LOUD! I admire the built quality of the unit cannot wait to have it installed on the S2R.
Tomorrow the S2R with the parts will be delivered to Ducati workshop. Will report the results when all parts installed.
Thanks for reading!