John Wilkins jswilks at
Sun Dec 2 11:34:27 PST 2007

Thanks Paul.

It is pretty sweet!  I'm anxiously waiting for the dealer to call to tell me
it's in.  He expects it in mid-December.

Break in is going to be a challenge.  I think I'm limited to 5500 rpm for
the first 1000km, then 7000 rpm up to 2500km.  Finally, after 2500km it's
clear to the rev limiter...

...this may take a while but I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes
and what I think.

Up front, the first impression sitting on the S4Rs at the dealer - a
beautiful black 2007 model - was how comfortable it was.  It actually has a
slightly more upright/less aggressive riding position than the GPz.  My legs
(I'm 6'2"/210lbs) tucked in like the bike was custom fitted.  So, the bike
seems to fit well at least static.  

More later.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Landry [mailto:p_landry at] 
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:49 PM
To: 'John Wilkins'; 'GPZ List'
Subject: RE: NEW RIDE


Very impressive..  Hope you have a lot of fun with it..  
Looking forward to some riding impressions when you get it and have chance
to put on a few miles..  

Paul W. Landry
P_Landry at

From: John Wilkins [mailto:jswilks at] 
Sent: November-29-07 8:34 PM
To: 'GPZ List'
Subject: NEW RIDE

Well, Christmas came early for me this year.

I've got to make room in the garage for a new 2008 Ducati Monster S4R S
Tricolore 998.  

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