Tuesday, November 04, 2008

2009 Ducati Streetfighter: First pics and specs


The 2009 Ducati Streetfighter. Looks absolutely superb...

First pics of the much-anticipated Ducati Streetfighter are out, and we must say the bike looks really, really good! Oh, it’s actually two bikes – the Streetfighter and the Streetfighter S – and both are fitted with the liquid-cooled v-twin from the Ducati 1098, which makes 155bhp and 118Nm of torque here.

While the standard Streetfighter gets Showa suspension components, the S version gets higher-spec Öhlins suspension, some carbonfibre bits, five-spoke forged aluminum wheels from Marchesini, traction control and a data logging system.

Apart from the engine, the 2009 Streetfighter also has the chassis and single-sided swingarm as the 1098, though the wheelbase is longer and the steering is more relaxed. In terms of the styling, we love the dual exhaust pipes, and the squat, aggressive stance of the bike.

More pics, and details on pricing and availability coming soon…


A video of the Ducati Streetfighter. Oh yes, we want this bike...


Pics: Motoblog

Also see:
2009 Ducati 1198 and 1198S: First pics and specs...
2009 Ducati Monster 1100 and 1100S: Specs and first pics...
The amazing 2009 BMW K1300R...
Face-off: Bimota DB7 vs Ducati 1098R vs MV Agusta F4 1078RR!
The world's first supercharged KTM RC8...
Husqvarna V1000 Grand Turismo concept...
First pics: 2009 Benelli Tre-K 899...

Elsewhere today:
Classic: The Ducati Monster S4RS

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the streetfighter looks like a tornado assembled it. The middle looks like a jumble of junk. Compared to the new Monster 1100 which is a very clean design this strikes me as a mess. But some people like it - as they say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder..." Just be 2 cents - probably only worth a penny...

lord said...

I agree, it looks like a cheap japanese design. The seat/tail is too wide and so not streefight, the exhaust is way to big, the frotn fender looks like it was taken fron the parts bin, andthe headlight looks like it was stolen of a kawasaki. It's horrible looking.

Anonymous said...

Only the cooler assembly is really cool (cooler? :)

otherwise it's too artificial -- let's face it: the ONLY proper way to have a naked 1098 is to get one and 'undress' it yourself.

Real naked riders buy the sport one, remove the fairings/body, sell them on e-bay and use the cash to get a serious suspension, tires and exhaust.

it's the undressing, not the nudity that counts.

this one is for pimps & drug dealers..

DUCATI goes cheap designwise...

Jaden C. said...

In response to "lord":

Whoa, so if it looks good, it looks good because it's Italian. If it looks bad, it looks bad because it looks Japanese? Worst logical fallacy if I ever heard one. This new Streetfighter is not for everyone - no bike is. That said, if you don't like it, then blame Ducati for designing something you don't like. Don't make references to Japanese bikes, which btw looks better than anything you can ever design. It is your bias in the first place that makes you like Italian bikes better. Italian bikes didn't create your bias. That said, I like all bikes. Why should I sell my self short and miss out on some terrific rides because I was too busy being close minded?

Anonymous said...

The Black Streetfighter is cool! But I ride a D16RR so what do I know? After spending over $60K on a bike everything else is considered common and ordinary. But can see buying one and upgrading it with some additional bits to tighten up the ride performance.

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