2010 Ducati Streetfighter Review —

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After sampling the S on track, we the base ‘Fighter to the street

by Fonzie

We could make a very short review. If a Ducatista and are into big power, probably fall in love the Streetfighter. This bike is an – both its general nature and its when hard on the gas.

We got our ya-yas out on the high-end S model earlier this year we hammered it around the marvelous Circuit in Spain at its press It certainly impressed us on the track, but we didn’t yet know is how well the new Duc in the wide-ranging conditions on the street. We needed to find out if the base is also worthy of our Italian rapture.

The Streetfighter experience even before inserting its It looks downright menacing cocked left on its sidestand, it’s a bit dense and cluttered, compared to the tidier air-cooled lineup. It’s not exactly we’d describe as beautiful, but its appearance of industrial art gives it a sense of purpose and machinery-ness.

New, compact switchgear a fighter pilot’s “trigger that covers the starter until you’re good and to fire up this Italian On the downside, the sharp-edged and plasticky feel cheap, especially the signal switch, which is for an expensive toy such as this.

triggered into life, the V-Twin emits a burly through a pair of stacked that portends near-Superbike production. We brought our bike to legendary tuner Carry Hypercycle Speed Center it spat out 133.2 roaring at 9800 rpm. Combined a pavement-rippling 72 ft-lbs of torque, is a contender for the most powerful sportbike on the planet.

MV Agusta’s latest Brutale may close, but we haven’t been to test one yet.

To get rolling, have to endure a heavy pull and a slightly grabby dry but from then on out, the offers an adrenaline-soaked yee-haa! The engine feels as if it’s straining against its leash, to lunge.

A slightly tall gear in the not-as-light-as-other-brands gearbox acceleration almost docile if you but the spunky V-Twin comes on hard at 7000 rpm and will and inexorably loft the front even if you’re not a wheelie This bike is a traffic waiting to happen.

Speaking of raised things, people will dislike the 33.1-inch seat height. The lack of a fairing forced engineers to find space the tail section for electronics, a and exhaust valve servo and all this stuff jacks up the of the seat. At the other end of the equation is a set lower than other bikes.

This aids feel and stability at speed, but it places pressure on a rider’s that impinges on comfort at street speeds.

However, the ergonomics work surprisingly on the highway for a …. The low grips a more aerodynamic torso and the oncoming air pressure alleviates the of weight carried by a rider’s A compact instrument cluster is within eye’s reach, multiple displays for a variety of A handy low-fuel tripmeter up once the 4.4-gallon tank its “reserve” level.

Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter

The mirrors offer a decent to check your Six for bogies, but wide placement is an impediment to splitting.

We usually have experiences with Showa components, but the SF’s shock confounded us with its stiffness. As it had zero static sag, and it had a slight amount even dialing out almost all available preload, indicating the spring is too stiff for solo riders.

matters worse is that the preload rings is a …, with a selection of spanners for such a job, because of the of frame tubes and the passenger hindering access. And with no between the spring coil and the there is a large amount of that resists turning. It about 30 minutes of hammer-and-punching and 4mm of rotation at a time to dial the preload.

We whine about this because getting the proper of preload is critical to a bike’s performance, and it really shouldn’t be laborious.

. the SF’s shock confounded us with its stiffness.

the PITA preload was lessened, we rebound damping to match and took out a few turns of the compression 5.5-turn range to achieve a compliant ride. The bloody were worth it, as the rear was then well matched to the wheel control up front. It be interesting to see how the S model’s Ohlins would match up in a side-by-side

No complaints whatsoever from the powerful Brembo radial-mount monoblock calipers and monster rotors up front. Fluid from a radial master through braided-steel brake to deliver incredible feel, and the brake requires a firm to lock the tire, which us perfectly.

Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter

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