Monday, September 29, 2008

2009 Ducati Fighter 1098 to be unveiled at the EICMA


This is what the 2009 Ducati Fighter 1098 expected to look like...

Rumours of a Ducati 1098-powered naked streetfighter have been doing the rounds for quite some time and now, according to a report on Hell for Leather, it’s been ‘confirmed’ that Ducati will indeed unveil such a machine at the upcoming EICMA show in November this year.

This naked streetfighter – perhaps to be called the Ducati Fighter – will be powered by the current 1098 engine, which might be retuned for better low- and mid-range power. The gearing is also likely to be lower, for better acceleration rather than top speed. To be priced somewhere between the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100 and the 1198, the Fighter could cost around US$15,000.

The Fighter will use a steel-tube trellis frame like the 1098, and is likely to have a single-sided swingarm. The 1098’s underseat exhaust pipes will make way for dual exhaust pipes on one side on the Fighter, which is expected to be significantly more hard-core than the Monster 1100.

More details, and hopefully some pictures, coming soon…

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The 2009 Moto Guzzi Stelvio...
KTM 690 Duke riding impression...
Aprilia SL1000 Falco based cafe-racer...
2009 Yamaha V-Max: Riding the beast...
First pics: 2009 Kawasaki Z1000 and Z750

Elsewhere today:
Indian bike manufacturer, Bajaj now owns 25.86 percent of KTM...
You think your Hayabusa is fast...?
Riding from the UK to India: 12,800km on a Royal Enfield Bullet!


If Ducati are working the 1098 Fighter, can Aprilia be too far behind with an RSV4-based Tuono? Visit InfoMotori for the picture gallery. And while we don't have pictures of the 1098 Fighter yet, here are some pics of the 1098 itself...


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