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I am going in to purchase a monster S2R today. I have been reeling over the decision to get the 800 dark (I love the dark), or to just go big and get the 1000. I think I'm going to go with the silver/black 1000 - but I just wanted to know if anyone out there has any opinion on why I should just save the $1500 and get the 800 in the color I want. I rode an 800 and the performance great, plenty fast for my purposes and I doubt if I'll ever adjust the shock, but I'm sure in a few years the few minor differences (besides the obvious cc jump) will make a difference for me.

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Ask if the dealer will put the Dark stuff on the Silver/black bike. What could it hurt. Best of both worlds.
 

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I am partial to the 1K. I held off and waited to test ride the 1K and found that one big difference is the front end, I guess the best way to describe it, is similar to the ease of a bicycle. I have the silver/black but, slowly becoming carbon fiber. A plus side is that you can buy the S2R 800 and put the left over moolah in a great sounding system.:) Either way it's a Monster and that'll make you the coolest kid on the block! :D

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Everyone has their own needs, wants, desires, whatever. Get the one that makes your little heart go pitter-patter, because in the end that is all motorcycles are really about.

Me, I'd take he 1000, no question whatsoever. I like the stronger motor and big whalups of torque.
 

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+1 on the 1000 and plus the 1000 has more adjustability in the suspension!
 

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Zoom- you are sooo right! I traded seats with a 620 owner and set the Monster to the lowest stock setting and she is prrrrrfect. I love, love, love my S2R 1000.

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re your S2R decision

I have owned a 1982/3 SL600 Pantah, 2000 M600 Monster, 2005 S2R800 and now a 2006 ST3. My S2R 800 had Termi's/ecu, catalytic converter replacement pipes, light flywheel and timing gears, powercommander and a host of carbon on it. The S2R made 79hp at the rear wheel on the dyno vs a claimed 77hp at the crank. Sport classic 1000 have a claimed 79hp at the crank (according to Two Wheels mag in Oz).
I'm riding a standard 1000DS Multistrada at the moment while my ST3 gets fixed and the 1000DS engine is grunty but doesn't rev out much compared to my S2R or , obviously, my ST3. My S2R 800 really did fly not only due to the engine mods but the weight saving with the carbon fitted and with the catalytic converter removed. It had grunt everywhere. However, how much does one want to spend for what they get? It cost a heap more than the difference between the 2006 S2R1000 and 2005 S2R800 purchase price to get the 800 performing better than a stock 1000 so for the minimal extra go the S2R1000 because in my experience aftermarket accessories have little resale value even if they are ducati performance items from the catalogue.
Happy Monstering,
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Nah, they claim 91 hp at the crank for the Sport Classic 1000, 95 at the crank (I think) for the S2R1000, same as the SS1000. That seems to be about 85 to 87 hp at the wheel, depending whose dyno numbers you go by. 79 hp sounds more like the old 900 motor.
 

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re monster hp

Hi YD,
Your figures would make better sense with what I feel from the MTS1000DS engine. Guess I either misread Two Wheels or they mis printed it. I do remember vaguely 92-95hp being quoted for the 1000DS engine here in Australia a while ago so maybe I'm just suffering from KRAFT. Thanks for the correction.
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YellowDuck said:
Nah, they claim 91 hp at the crank for the Sport Classic 1000, 95 at the crank (I think) for the S2R1000, same as the SS1000. That seems to be about 85 to 87 hp at the wheel, depending whose dyno numbers you go by. 79 hp sounds more like the old 900 motor.
My SS1000 did 87 at the crank with slip-ons and no other mods.

The DS is a great motor, I'd go for that over the 800.

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wet clutch/dry clutch

Besides the difference in engine size the clutchs are different the 800 has a wet clutch which is more durable and better around town and has a light pull. The 1000 has a dry clutch which can be tough in traffic and around town and less durability + heavy pull. Try before you buy!!!! 800 also less weight so a bit faster through the curves and better around town. Are you really going to mess with the front fork adjustments? Depending on where your from there may be a big difference in insurance cost between 800 and 1000.
Good Luck!!!
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resale value

Sorry! forgot while saving money on insurance with the 800 the 1000 will probably have a better resale value cause the odds of a price increase next year are good if you look at the price increase in the 800 this year.
Pantha
 
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