As special editions go, the Fogarty Monster is more than just paint. Starting with the 916 powerplant, adding a catalogue of carbon bits, then the bold graphics, and finally a nicely designed number plate including Carl's signature, it's a nice tribute. The 4-time WSBK champion started with Honda but achieved all of his championships with Ducati. Flexible like a Monster, he also won at Isle of Man, Le Mans, and managed the Petronas FP1 team.
Ducati made the water-cooled 4-valve engine available in the Monster starting in 2001, answering calls for more power with 101 hp. The steel trellis frame adapted from the ST4 is up to the task, helped by the 43mm inverted Showa forks and aluminum swingarm with adjustable Sachs monoshock. The two-into-two exhaust ends with carbon guards and Termignoni mufflers. Brembo brakes all around, dual 320mm floating front disks and 245mm rear. Carbon highlights are everywhere, the fender, mudguard, radiator shroud, air scoops, cam belt covers, side panels, clutch cover, chain guard, and chin spoiler, so much it's a real statement.
Looking great for its 5,700 miles, this S4 appears stock except for the blingy reservoir caps and absence of mirrors. The owner has also added a chassis lighting kit, there's just not all that much you can improve on a Foggy. Some I've seen have a monoposto seat fairing, but this one has a biposto ( carbon look ) seat. From the eBay auction:
I just got a great deal on a Jeep and now need to sell my bike so you get a great deal on my S4 Monster Limited Edition Foggy. Check out all the cool detail and stock carbon fiber, its too much to list everything. I put my hand on the exhaust after a long ride and can't even feel the heat.
ONLY HAS 5,600 miles and climbing because I do ride it but it is in near-mint condition. This motorcycle needs absolutely nothing and is 100% ready to ride. She has been meticulously cared for and I just installed a light kit that makes the bike even hotter.
Sweet handling and light weight made the extra ponies in the S4 a real bonus. Milder cams and careful ECU programming resulted in a wider torque band, making the bike more fun in town and out in the country. The 916 mill was helped by the lack of bodywork and overheating worries became occasional instead of constant. One of 300, the Fogarty commemorative will always be as rare as Monsters are commonplace. The drivetrain updates and nice components make the S4 a keeper, without even factoring in the Foggy edition paint and carbon fiber everything.
I can almost forgive the guy for selling to buy a jeep, but he's out in Illinois and it's toward the end of November after all. The lights, well...