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Interested in buying a S4RS in a 620 frame

Hi, I joined this forum because of the wealth in Ducati knowledge which I hope to tap into to avoid mistakes and possibly embrace opportunity. Iím interested in buying a bike for sale that is a 2008 S4RS fitted into a 2004 Monster 620 frame. The seller said the original frame was damaged and uninsured so he used the 620 frame to get the bike on the road again. For all intents and purposes it looks pretty good. It has been road registered and used in this format for the past two years.
The asking price is half the price of a S4RS with similar distance travelled.
Is the frame the same and interchangeable or will there be hidden problems.
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If my question should be in a different section please point me in the correct direction.
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The S4RS is far more than just an engine - in fact the "S" part of that equation is all frame, wheels, and suspension. So you're are not getting anything near what a real S4RS is. If I'm not mistaken the 620 has a double swingarm and a shorter wheel base and the original S4RS has a single sided swingarm. Also, the 620 is air-cooled and the S4 is liquid-cooled. I'm not sure how he got around the radiators, hoses, catch-cans and other liquid-cooling mounting but I can imagine that it would be a lot of back-yard engineering to get it all done.
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+1 on that. Youíre essentially buying an engine for that money, since nothing else is right. An S4RS is in all likelihood a future collectible, and a very nice machine with Ohlins suspension and all kinds of nice little bits which would cost a fortune purchased separately. All it will ever be worth is as a spare engine for someone with an S4RS. What kind of money are you talking ? 2 years ago I bought a low mileage S4RS in nice condition with extra farkles and Termi exhaust for $5500.

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the actual frame is fairly different in little ways. the main mounting points are the same, but differences are radiator mounts, airbox mounts, cross brace in front of vertical cylinder, pillion footrest mounts, rear muffler mount. lots of little things. done right it would be indistinguishable if one was handy and capable.

all the bolt ons - suspension, etc, should transfer as far as i can think of.
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Iím struggling to post the photographs. Here is the link to the advertisement.
https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/d...SSE-AD-5672346

The photographs are in the link.
Thank you to all that have shared their knowledge thus far.

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that's been for sale for quite some time i think.

what's a good s4rs worth?

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In the USA, $5500-12000 is the range Iíve seen them posted for. Usually $6500-8500. I doubt that many go higher than that, the postings seem to stay up forever. One at $8500 has been on Craigslist for over a year.

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It would help to know where you are Keskillia.

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it's in australia. american values are quite different.

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