The engine on each 2004 Ducati 749 is paired with a six-speed manual for a simulating ride, while the inverted fork and rear twin-sided swing that comprise the suspension makes sure that driving is smooth. An aluminum frame construction makes the bike lighter, yet retains its sturdiness. The digital dashboard is rich with instrumentation that includes a clock, tachometer, trip odometer, lap time, speedometer, service reminder indicator, and temperature and fuel level warning lights. Other standard features on the ‘04 Ducati 749 include an engine immobilizer as a theft deterrent, mounts for installing a windshield; and halogen lights and rearview mirrors for increased visibility. With the 749S model, you have the option of getting a single or dual vinyl seat; the Base model gets a dual, while a single is standard on the R version.