The 2014 Ducati 848 has all it needs to blow your mind from the moment you fire up its engine. Its aggressive design, the sporty riding position and the strong engine form a tasty mix that will make you fall in love with this Italian beast.
The motorcycle is built on a new frame which offers a perfect compromise between lightness and torsional rigidity. The frame is combined with a set of sporty suspensions that consist of front Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable USD forks and a rear progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock.
At the heart of the 2014 Ducati 848 lies an 849cc, L-Twin cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic engine. In terms of power, the unit delivers a maximum output of 97kW (132hp) at 10.000rpm and 93.5 Nm (69 lb-ft) of torque at 9,500 rpm.
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Control, precision and pure fun: the supremacy of the new Streetfighter 848.
The new Streetfighter 848 offers pure motorcycling thrills thanks to its perfect combination of 848 Testastretta 11° engine and a new Trellis frame with Superbike 848EVO-derived geometry. Outstanding control and precision make the Streetfighter 848 irresistible. Thanks to the superb handling offered by the new frame, the progressive easy-to-manage power delivery provided by the Testastretta 11° engine, the confidence-inspiring upright riding position and Ducati Traction Control, which keeps watch over the power, this latest interpretation of the fighter concept delivers instant, knock-out riding enjoyment.
The Streetfighter culture was born on the backstreets of Northern Europe during the late 70s and 80s. If the Café racer movement had taken traditional bikes and transformed them to establish out-and-out sportbikes, then Streetfighters were definitely anti-establishment. They evolved by removing the fairings from sport bikes, fitting higher bars and customising to create high-performance, over-the-top nakeds.
Ducati’s Streetfighter project was inevitable. The passion to build the most successful Superbikes ever, mixed with the desire to create iconic, naked motorcycles was a rush of adrenaline just waiting to happen. Who else would create a bike for out-and-out purists to celebrate naked power in all its forms? A bike with muscle-engine performance, aggressive chassis engineering and intelligent electronics all laid bare to appreciate, respect and enjoy? Ducati build bikes for enthusiasts – for bikers who appreciate the details that come together to make an awesome bike.
A masterpiece of Desmodromic engine design, the 848 Testastretta 11° can deliver 132 hp at 10,000 rpm and a torque of 9.5 kgm at 9,500 rpm. A direct offshoot of the Testastretta Evoluzione used on the Superbike 848EVO, it makes the most of the Testastretta 11° technology that has already proved so successful on the Multistrada and Diavel, giving awesome torque even at low revs. With respect to the Testastretta Evoluzione the overlap angle has been reduced from 37° to 11° to ensure unbeatably fluid power delivery, a much wider power band and reduced consumption and emissions.
The Testastretta 11° maintenance schedule requires valve regulation just once every 24,000 km.
The riding position on the Streetfighter 848 gives maximum control thanks to a dominant stance achieved through in-depth study of seat-footpegs-handlebar distances, providing maximum comfort without changing the unique ’feel’ that only a Ducati-designed naked can offer its rider.
The Streetfighter’s instrumentation blends into the aggressive line of the headlight. Information additional to the default read-outs is managed from the left-hand handlebar-mounted switch gear, allowing the rider to scroll through and select from various menus.
The display presents rpm and speed, with the former displayed across the screen in a progressive bar graph. Additionally, the instruments display lap times, DTC status and level selected (if activated on Streetfighter S) time, air temperature, coolant temperature, battery voltage, two trips and a trip that automatically starts as the fuel system goes onto reserve.
Warning lights illuminate to signify neutral, turn signals, high beam, rev-limit, low oil pressure, fuel reserve, DTC intervention (if activated on Streetfighter S) and scheduled maintenance.
The instrument display is also used as the control panels for the DDA and DTC systems as well as listing lap times recorded by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch.
|Engine Type||L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||94x61,2mm|
|Power||97kW (132hp) @ 10.000rpm|
|Torque||93.5 Nm (69 lb-ft) @ 9,500 rpm|
|Fuel injection||Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies|
|Exhaust||Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers|
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1|
|Ratio||1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24|
|Final drive||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42|
|Clutch||Wet multiplate with hydraulic control|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450|
|Front suspension||Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks|
|Front wheel||10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17|
|Front Tyre||Pirelli Diablo Corsa 120/70 ZR17|
|Rear suspension||Progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm|
|Rear wheel||10-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17|
|Rear tyre||Pirelli Diablo Corsa 180/60 ZR17|
|Front wheel travel||127mm (5in)|
|Rear wheel travel||127mm (5in)|
|Front brake||2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers 4-piston, 2-pad|
|Rear brake||245mm disc, 2-piston caliper|
|Instrumentation||Digital unit with displays|
|Dry weight||169kg (373lb)|
|Wet weight||(KERB)199kg (439lb)|
|Seat height||840mm (33in)|
|Wheelbase||1475mm (58.1 in)|
|Fuel tank capacity||16.5l - 4.4 gallon (US)|