A Monster 900 yes, but the S4 has the four valve 916 engine, and the Fogarty Commemorative with better components and quite a bit of carbon fiber. Today’s seller apparently knows what they have and have prepared it beautifully.
Derived from the ST4, the S4’s trellis frame almost disappears making room for the 101 hp desmoquattro, but holding steady under the 101 hp. Suspension is fully adjustable, with Showa USD forks and Sachs monoshock. Semi-floating Brembo brakes and 17-inch alloys complete the components, and the metals contrast the carbon fiber mudguards, radiator shrouds, side and clutch covers, exhaust shields and engine scoop. Foggy’s angry eyes adorn the the bikini fairing and tank, with a special numbered plaque.
Evidently the first owner was well-connected and arranged Foggy’s signature on the front fender, and though a signed helmet is mentioned, it might want to be displayed rather than worn. Outstanding condition overall, super clean and seemingly original. Part of the eBay auction‘s comments –
Foggy Special Edition S4 with signed front fender and helmet by Carl Fogarty.
A tribute to 4 times World Champion; 300 manufactured and fewer than 75 shipped to USA. Number 220 with 6,216 miles. 6,000-mile service completed by Desmoto-Sport, San Francisco.
Carbon fiber extras, never been down, super clean. Have original parts, keys, code card and manual. Original front and rear stands. Some light scratches on right fork strut. Most like when reflector removed.
Key differences in this edition include larger rear sprocket for quicker acceleration, a modified airbox and ECU bump horsepower 9hp, and suspension components that are visually unique to the Foggy.
The front fender and Arai Ducati Helmet has been signed by Carl Fogarty after arrangements were made with Carl’s Manager Neil Bramwell in Australia and coordinated with friends in UK.
World Superbikes’ winningest rider until Jonathan Rea came along, Foggy was also a winner at Isle of Man, Formula One ( bikes ), plus the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Bol d’Or on the way to a Endurance World Championship. All before the age of 35, as he retired from racing after a tough crash in 2000. One of just 300, today’s example is quite special but with a few miles, so the next collector needn’t resist the urge to add more.
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