Ducati Streetfighter 848 revealed

Like a Streetfighter, only smaller

Posted: 12 September 2011
by Visordown News

DUCATI'S mix-and-match model policy was always likely to result in a version of the Streetfighter sporting the smallest of the firm's Testastretta engines, and finally here it is.

No details specs or price just yet, but we'll bring it to you when we get it.

Here's what Ducati has to say about the bike so far:

Combining a new and brilliantly engineered 848 Testastretta 11° engine with the enhanced geometry of a chassis that provides confidence-inspiring agility, the Streetfighter 848 has enriched its user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control.

The Ducati Streetfighter scored a round one knock-out when it entered the ring for the first time at the Milan show back in November 2008, winning the ‘Most Beautiful Bike’ award and raising the bar for extreme nakeds. Its asphalt-ripping reputation became the desire of sport naked connoisseurs throughout the world and the Streetfighter 848 will now widen that appeal even further with enhanced usability.

Available from November 2011 onwards, the new fighter is dressed in red for Ducati traditionalists, while yellow makes a return for mid-range purists and “dark stealth” provides a matte-black reminder of the Streetfighter’s aggressive image.



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Want that one....

If it weren't for the lack of fairing, and not at all practical for my biking needs... But it is sooo pretty!

Posted: 12/09/2011 at 11:52

Am i reading this right? There will be traction control on this bike? How about ABS....

I have a street triple R and love it to bits. Would it be silly to have these both in my garage?

Posted: 12/09/2011 at 12:20

I've also gotthe Street Triple, and the original Streetfighter was the Ducati I'd truly loved riding...wouldn't mind one of these.

Posted: 12/09/2011 at 14:10

I windshield can be easily added to this bike...

Posted: 12/09/2011 at 19:41

Pretty? Yes it would be were it not for that enourmous saggy bellypan and double radiator. Bleuurgh! Nice pert bum though and double stacking exhausts.

Posted: 13/09/2011 at 13:35

The more bikes in a garage the better? One of the better looking current Ducatis Imo, and hopefully a bit more affordable than its big brother.

Posted: 13/09/2011 at 17:54

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