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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The Ducati Streetfigther 848 combines the 848 Testastretta 11° engine and a new Trellis frame with Superbike 848EVO-derived geometry. This mix assures a great handling and a rush of power which is kept in check by the advanced Ducati Traction Control system.
The engine is based on the Testastretta Evoluzione and delivers 132 hp at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 9.5 kgm at 9,500 rpm. Compared to the Testastretta Evoluzione, the 848 Testastretta 11°’s overlap angle has been reduced from 37° to 11° to ensure a fluid power delivery, a wider power band and reduced consumption and emissions.
The engine is combined with a 2-1-2 exhaust system made from weight-saving 1mm thick steel with 58mm to 63.5mm diameter pipes. The system uses two lambda probes and an electronic valve in the mid-section to deliver increase performance and a wide spread of power.
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The new 2013 Ducati Streetfighter S naked has a lot to love. For the starters, it comes with a jaw dropping style, a comfortable riding position, new controls, Ducati’s Traction Control (DTC) and sharp design elements which enhance its sporty appearance.
Power comes from the popular 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione, a unit that made its debut in 2007 and represented the basis of the motor that helped Ducati win the Superstock and Superbike World titles. The engine delivers a massive 85lb-ft of torque and 155hp, and it gives both the best power-to-weight and the best torque-to-weight ratios in its class.
The 2013 Ducati Streetfighter S sits on lightweight Marchesini 5-Spoke wheels finished in black. The wheels are fitted with Brembo’s Monobloc caliper race technology which includes twin Monobloc callipers each with four 34mm pistons that grip huge 330mm discs.
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Italian bike manufacturer, Ducati , is expanding its street bike line-up by introducing the latest member of their family, the 2012 Streetfighter 848.
With the likes of the BMW F800R and the Yamaha FZ8 in the market, Ducati is looking at the Streetfighter 848 to enter the fold and provide some stiff competition for its rivals. The bike is built using the company’s own steel trellis frame to go with components that include an adjustable inverted fork, a pair of Diablo Rosso Corsa tires, and radial-mount Brembo brakes. Ducati also announced that the Streetfighter 848 will carry the Ducati Traction Control, a system that we’re all familiar with in both the company’s Multistrada and Diavel lines.
The Streetfighter 848 will be powered by the company’s very own 848 Testastretta 11 engine that produces an output of 119 horsepower and 63 lb/ft of torque.
The bike is expected to hit the market by the start of next year and will be offered in a number of options, including three different color schemes: Ducati red, yellow, and matte black.
Take a look at this gorgeous Ducati Streetfighter S ! It was modified by performance parts distributor Motovation Accessories using mostly Rizoma parts and accessories found in their 2010 catalog. The bike showcases the quality products from rear sets to engine covers and features a custom paintjob applied by Southern Metal Customs in Austin, Texas.
Although this is not a radical project, we happen to like it a lot for looking a hell lot more aggressive than the stock Streetfighter S and much more expensive as well. Hit the jump to see the whole list of parts thrown at it.
Ever since Ducati started selling the Streetfighter in the US we kept hearing happy owners bragging about their exquisite rides and decided it was time to get some professional riding impressions. So we started from the already very good opinion that we had on it after simply reading the specs and came to find that this is an uncompromising naked motorcycle with superbike-like performance. Great!
This here is the first official video of the 2009 Ducati Streetfighter, a radical motorcycle which, together with an even sexier “S” version will get to the US. We wrote about it so get more info here .
Ducati’s latest streetfighter model, a 155bhp and 114Nm motorcycle that was unveiled at the 2008 EICMA show in Milan is scheduled to hit US dealerships in May. The Italian naked style apparently starts to catch on to riders in America. We couldn’t be surprised as the Ducati Streetfighter S gets a new subframe, a redesigned cooling system that reduces width, fully digital instrumentation and 1098-derived features such as the 25.6 degree rake (24.5 degrees on the 1098), and the 35mm longer swingarm.
Also, units such as the 43mm Öhlins USD fork, fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock, five-spoke forged alloy Marchesini wheels couldn’t have missed from any high-spec Ducati and neither the Ducati Data Analysis system and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) which are aimed at harnessing the loads of horsepower and torque moving the 167 kg mass (dry).
In what Ducati is concerned, where there is an “S” model, a standard bike must be around somewhere and this case makes no exception. There is the Streetfighter S available either Red or Black painted, but featuring bronze-painted chassis and wheels and the standard Streetfighter available in Red and White and featuring black wheels or dark-grey wheels. The difference between the two bikes is also made by $4,000 as the Streetfighter S starts at $18,995 and the standard Streetfighter model starts at $14,995. This last is expected to be available in the US by August.