Ducati Monster S4 with the 916's V-twin liquid-cooled eight-valve marvel. The frame wasn't from the Monster family either, but instead from the ST4 tourer. Monster S4 is the first of the breed to move on from those initial compromises. It still borrows major components from other Ducatis.
The handling has improved immensely as a result and the motor inevitably seduces with its crisp and characterful power delivery.
Ducati S4 916 bike's all-round ability has impressed even the hard liners.