Ducati has unleashed its Streetfighter 848 in 2012 and despite the fact that is slightly weaker than its bigger brothers; the bike has still a lot to love. It features a capable L-Twin unit, savvy chassis technology, a single-sided swingarm and monobloc brakes.
The motorcycle sits on lightweight, 10-spoke aluminum wheels, 5.5-inches wide out back, 3.5-inches wide up front. The wheels are shod in Pirelli Diablo Rossi Corsa tires designed from World Superbike Championship technology - 120/70/ZR17 front and 180/60/ZR17 back.
One of the most modern technologies offered by the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 is the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) which offers eight profiles, each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive riding levels of skill, graded from one to eight.
The rider is met by a modern digital unit in the instrument cluster which displays information for Speedometer, rev counter, lap times, time, air temp, coolant temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, DTC status and level selected (if activated) scheduled maintenance.
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The Ducati Streetfighter S is one of the most iconic models in its class. The motorcycle is equipped with a lot of components developed using Ducati’s experience in the field of racing. The motorcycle is powered by a strong L-Twin 1099 cc engine which cranks out 155hp (114kW) @ 9500rpm and 85lb-ft - 115Nm of torque achieved at 9500rpm. The engine is mounted on a tubular steel trellis frame which is light but strong and gives the motorcycle a perfect torsional rigidity at high speeds.
The ride quality is assured by Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable front forks which are combined with a fully adjustable rear suspension. The motorcycle sits on five-spokes light-alloy wheels shod in front Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3 120/70 ZR17 and rear Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3 190/55 ZR17 tires.
The Streetfighter S is equipped with Brembo Monobloc calipers which have four 34mm pistons that grip 330mm discs.
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It is now confirmed. Ducati will present an all-new naked model featuring the engine on the 1098 at the EICMA show this November.
The 2009 Ducati Fighter has already been presented last week to authorized dealers under a strict confidentiality regime and despite all previous controversy, it is now a fact that its price will hire it just between next year’s Monster 1100 and the Ducati 1098 models.
A future fierce competitor for the MV Agusta Brutale, Aprilia Tuono and the Benelli TNT, the Ducati Fighter is yet another great way of exploiting the mighty 1099cc water cooled V-Twin powering the Ducati 1098 though it is expected that the engine will be retuned for low-and-mid rpm fun. Also, the gearbox is expected to undergo the same treatment.
Apart from the engine, the Ducati 1098 will also donate the frame and rear end to this future naked cousin, but no more as the Ducati Fighter drifts away from the super sports bike by featuring a shotgun-style exhaust and, possibly (hopefully, if you ask me), a single-sided swingarm.
In expectancy of the EICMA show on the 3rd or 4th of November, this is all the info we have on the bike, but be sure that this won’t be the last you hear of it.