2010 Ducati Streetfighter First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Ducati Streetfighter S

2010 Ducati Streetfighter Ride

The 2010 Ducati has finally hit the streets. and they never be the same aboard the Duc.

For good or bad, assumptions are an integral part of It’s why you first choose to that girl you met at the bar and the reason why you after that low slung resting inside the showroom. The world is no different, thus I had made up my mind on the all-new Ducati Streetfighter.

Based on info, like many I that the Streetfighter was nothing than a stripped down and version of the Ducati 1098 But after a day spent flogging crashing) it at what’s become my No. 1 racetrack of all-time, the Ascari Resort in southern Spain, boy was I

It’s What’s Inside Counts

Most parents this and Italian folks are no so it’s no surprise that the of the Streetfighter is Ducati’s tried-and-true 1099cc L-Twin engine as in the 2008 Ducati 1098 The Streetfighter, however, benefits a new vacuum …-cast manufacturing (first introduced on the 2008 848) allowing for a lighter without compromising its strength.

The use the same 104 x 64.7mm bore/… as the 1098. The cylinder head is the same, making use of four intake valves and an equal of 34mm exhaust valves via Ducati ’s unique valve actuation system.

the engine is a pair of Marelli injectors that pump into elongated oval-shaped bodies. The injectors receive air via a modified air tract that is due to the Streetfighter’s unique front design. The results is a claimed horsepower decrease in power

The new Ducati Streetfighter sources a identical liquid-cooled L-Twin as the Superbike, with the Streetfighter twin shotgun-style pipes.

Combustion remnants are passed a 1mm-thick, 2-into-1-into-2 steel system, which exits via stainless-steel shotgun style on the right side of the motorcycle. the pipes, a pair of sensors exhaust gases to ensure fuel mapping. An electronically-controlled inside the mid-section further performance and also keeps to a reasonable level at lower

One downside to the exhaust design is it the removal of the mufflers before off the rear wheel.

If you’ve peeled off the side body on a 1098 Superbike you’ll be by how many hoses and wires are behind the panel. Since the has no side body panels it afford the same luxury. Ducati engineers devoted attention to carefully hiding eyesores.

In doing so, a redesigned cooling system was engineered with aesthetics in mind. the 1098/1198 Superbike makes use of a and an oil-cooler, the Streetfighter uses curved black radiators atop each other. a water-to-oil heat exchanger is behind the lower radiator.

but not least, the right-side clutch is now constructed from magnesium and the covers are painted carbon-grey. it off are stylized carbon-fiber cam belt that come standard on the S model (the base are black plastic).

The rest of the powertrain, including the close-ratio transmission, final drive (sprocket sizes) and dry multi-plate clutch remain the same as the Superbikes.

The Streetfighter utlizes a trellis frame, Showa (Ohlins on higher-spec S) and Brembo

The Streetfighter’s chassis is comprised of a steel-Trellis frame (the S gets a bronze painted that appears identical to the Superbike. The key difference, however, is the makes use of less aggressive geometry (25.6-degree rake to the 1098/1198’s 24.5-degree).

The lower triple-clamp is also sturdier and of a shape while the black-anodized swingarm is 35mm longer to the Superbike, extending the wheelbase to inches. Also new are the Graphite 10-spoke Marchesini aluminum-alloy

Suspension components including: shock, adjustable rear and steering damper are identical as the 1098 Superbike. Up front a 43mm inverted fork is adjustable for spring preload, and rebound. The equally adjustable shock absorber is also Showa.

The up-spec S model things a step further by the Showa pieces with adjustable Ohlins components as as substituting lighter, bronze-painted forged aluminum Marchesini Both models utilize versatile street/trackday Super III rubber in sizes 120/70-17 and 190/55-17 rear.

Similar to ’s other high-end the Streetfighter sources high-performance from Italian partner, Up front, a pair of radial-mount calipers latch onto rotors. A radial-mount master (with adjustable lever powers the set-up through brake lines.

A 245mm disc with a twin-piston handles rear braking

Next to its chassis, perhaps the difference between the Streetfighter and its brethren is in the ergonomics department. notable is its use of a standard aluminum which reduces the rider’s from the seat to the handlebar. The itself is also thicker, translates into more for the rider.

Looks are Everything

are no strangers to the Streetfighter’s styling, the Ducati making its debut last year.

Next to performance, aesthetics rank on a Ducati engineer’s list crafting a new masterpiece. Yet again, managed to hit a homerun in the styling If you look closely at the front the twin air intakes and LED running are located in the same position as the Above, a larger halogen light is flanked by sleek-looking turn signals.

Also new are the fluid reservoirs, and its smaller not only look cooler, function more intuitively

A fresh-looking instrument display in theme with the slimmer switchgear. By default the display speed information digitally, rpms are displayed in a bar graph from left-to-right. Additional including time, ambient temperature, battery voltage, and meters, can be accessed via the left-hand switch.

The S model adds functionality with its standard Data Analysis (DDA) and Traction Control (DTC) The dash unit also various warning lights turn signals, high rev limit, low oil pressure, fuel and DTC intervention status (on S model), as as scheduled maintenance.

Besides some very subtle the front fender, fuel and rear tail section all the 848/1098/1198. However, the Streetfighter use of LED lighting components below the headlight and within the taillight.

The Streetfighter riding position is agressive but still hints to its style and heritage.

Sum of its Components?

On you’d think that many major technical with its Superbike lineage translate into essentially the performance on the Streetfighter. And while are many similarities, especially in of its drivetrain, when it comes to its this is where these differ most.

Sit on the motorcycle and the thing you notice is its racy, slanted riding position. not nearly as aggressive as the Superbike, yet still at such a level you you’re not riding around on a Like the Ducati Superbikes, the feels exceptionally slim your legs.

Roll at parking lot speeds, however, and notice how it is much less to operate compared to the Superbikea plus on the street.

As you roll out of pit and onto Ascari’s 3.3-mile, road course, the Streetfighter relaxed and less twitchy the Superbike. As soon as you crack the a tremendous wave of torque you. But with its slightly wheelbase, controlling that wheelie feels a little

Even with its longer getting the front wheel off the is too easy.

Stay in the power and be thrust forward with the traction only a big-bore can deliver. Despite its claimed horsepower loss (due to ram-air intake tract) you notice a difference. Yet, fueling remains both and precise, while power in a progressive manner before the rev cuts in abruptly at 10,200

Ducati Streetfighter S

First gear is on the tall which is great on the track but require more clutch when leaving the stoplight on the The remaining five gears especially close to one another, work in unison with the amount of engine torque to you accelerating forward in any gear.

Ascari’s surface is almost smooth, the Streetfighter barely any hint of instability through the Quite an accomplishment considering the crosswind gusts as you motor one of Ascari’s two straightaway sections.

I blame it on the crosswinds, but the Streetfighter just a hair more at the turn-in point. By no means has the steering geometry comprised it just doesn’t feel as as the racetrack-oriented Superbike.

With the components, the Streetfighter settles into the corner. It feels and delivers considerable amount of despite the relatively stiff of the Pirelli Corsa III rubber. It has an adequate amount of adjustment to for riders unique size and level.

The higher-spec Ohlins components found on the Streetfighter S well-suited to track work.

For (myself included) slowing is one of the most entertaining elements of a And with the voracious stopping of the brakes, you’ll find dive bombing into faster than you probably Fortunately, that speed-shedding comes with an absurd of lever feel which it that much easier.

One aspect that can still be on however is the rear tire’s to chatter when slowing Working the clutch smoothly can the problem; nonetheless a slipper-clutch cure the issue for good.

one of the most exciting features of the new S model is its employment of Ducati’s traction control system. based on technology used Ducati Corse’s world-wide efforts, the DTC system uses wheel speed sensors to if the rear wheel is spinning, a loss in traction. If a loss of is detected, the ECU then reduces power until traction is

Eight separate rider-adjustable (1 being the lowest, 8 the highest) the ECU on how much tire spin is

Road Test Editor tests the abrasion resistance of his gear. And it passed.

Ducati had set our with a DTC baseline setting of On the warm-up lap, if you looked at the you’d notice the red traction activation light, yet you wouldn’t any rough engine running or in acceleration like you would on a speed sensor equipped control system. The system has logic to allow you to still wheelies without any interventionanother big

In fact, with the system we didn’t notice the rear spin at all, which in is a testament to its effectiveness, especially you consider how much power it down (approximately 135 at the wheel). Now if could just somehow a way to prevent the front wheel losing traction

So Is the Streetfighter for

Despite not actually riding the on the street (Ducati cited reasons, and after driving in Europe

The Ducati Streetfighter may not be a true motorcycle but it is still fun to fly though the — at Ascari or any circuit for matter.

for the last few days you blame them), for me I’d take a 1098/1198 Superbike.

based on its more inviting and kinder parking-lot speed we think it will be much suited for life in the city and allow riders wishing to the unadulterated joy of Ducati Superbike without all the associated flash of a

Nonetheless, its tall first-gear and grabby clutch might potential riders from use on the Yet it’s what makes motorcycle feel like a Ducati racebike, and the primary many continue to gravitate the brand.

It’s also to note that at $14,995 in trim, the Ducati Streetfighter $1505 less than its equivalent. Better yet, the Streetfigther S costs $2800 than an 1198 S. And still you get all the goodies (Ohlins suspension, wheels, DDA, DTC, fiber front fender and covers), making it quite a for a motorcycle packed with much performance and technology.

if you’re looking for the fastest, high-performance streetfighter motorcycle, a doubt the Ducati Streetfighter is it. in making one yours? Within the the bike should arrive in local dealership circa 2009.

Ducati Streetfighter S
Ducati Streetfighter S
Ducati Streetfighter S

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