2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 Ride

Watch as MotoUSA the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 in the above Modena, Italy and on the in the 2012 Streetfighter 848 First Video .

In the motorcycle world we on excess, damn the consequences if not in our best interests. We crave the nastiest and sexiest machines we can get our on. The trouble is that this in life usually ends in sort of pain, be it buyer’s or even worse, getting in your head. Ducati’s is a perfect example.

It’s as hell, goes like a cat and is razor sharp. The only is you need to be just as sharp to use it to its potential. Thankfully Ducati has this and brought forth a for us mere mortals in the form of the Streetfighter 848.

During the and technical presentation the Ducati stressed the focus on the concept of a easier to ride Streetfighter. The consumer for the 848 is a rider that is not as and is looking for more usability, who needs a more confidence ride. Ducati set out to make happen with an all new, displacement Streetfighter that satisfy these criteria and be a high-performing … bike.

A version of the Testastretta engine the Streetfighter 848. Ducati’s DTC and non-ABS Brembo brakes things under control.

The cornerstone of this new Streetfighter is of the 849.4cc L-Twin Testastretta 11 Sharing the same basic with the 848 EVO Superbike, the 11 degrees of overlap is designed to give a engine character which is suited to the street duty the 848 will most often be for. The most notable between the Superbike and Streetfighter’s is the camshaft profiles tuned to a more street-friendly punch.

The … and compression ratio are with a service interval of miles.

A new superbike-derived frame is to the 1098 Steetfighter, but has less and trail for more stable and inspiring steering traits. The is the same as the 1098 at 58.07 but longer than the 848 EVO’s wheelbase. Attached to the rear of the frame is a new one piece cast swingarm sprung by a fully Sachs shock set up for a comfortable

Up front 43mm Marzocchi with full adjustability the imperfect road surfaces the Streetfighter 848 is expected to see. the front and rear are set up softer in rate and damping than its sibling.

As with every Ducati as of the Streetfighter 848 comes standard the Ducati Traction Control offering eight levels of A full Brembo brake sans ABS slows the whole kit with 320mm discs by radial mounted 4-piston with soft-feel pads in the Braking duties in the rear are by a single 245mm disc and a caliper.

We find it a bit interesting the bike that is aimed at more usable on the roads have ABS as standard equipment.

set us up just down the road its headquarters and a stones throw Ferrari’s factory and testing at the newly constructed Autodromo di Consisting of 11 turns, the track is with more than its share of decreasing-radius second-gear that would challenge and frustrate during the short sessions. We also rode the hills above Modena so we gauge the Streetfighter 848’s in the real world.

If you can call the landscape painted with an undulating and curving ribbon of the real world. To me it was more a dream.

A fully adjustable shock handles the suspension at the rear of the streefighter. Pirelli Rosso Corsa tires grip suitable for street and usage.

Immediately I found the to be very comfortable, especially the to the 20mm higher handlebars. The aluminum unit allowed for a more upright stance the 1098, and kept the pressure off the Seat to footpeg height was roomy, however my right was cramped by the exhaust shroud I placed the balls of my feet on the

The word is that Ducati the peg mounts out 10mm from the to allow more clearance, but for me it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t a concern on the street, and I adjusted my position accordingly. It was a different on the track however.

Moving the outward decreases the cornering slightly and when combined the interference from shroud, the toe on my new Dainese boots paid the

Twisting the throttle on the small produces a spread of very power from around rpm to redline. Just like a streetfigher should the 848 wheelies in first and second gear, once the limiter kicks in on a one, the front end will like a sack of potatoes. twisting grunt coming out of the is what makes

The Streetfighter Testastretta 11 powerplant had plenty of with a linear power

twins a blast to ride, and bike is no different. Throttle was instantaneous yet not abrupt, which was suited to the tight hairpins we encountered above Modena.The is just enough to be fun without out of hand. It really is easy to the power, but just in case the DTC can be in to help out the ham-fisted. I personally setting Number Two for street

Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter

On the track I kept the same and never really had any problems a loss of traction or too much In fact it wasn’t really noticeable.

The small two-lane, one-lane roads in the hills had from billiard table sections to potholes to bumps could become jumps at the speed. With such road surfaces, the 848’s would be put to the test. On the less up sections the yellow Ducati well, with a balanced but when things began to get the suspension began to show its Any moderate sized heave in the would induce some

It was most apparent when on the gas out of the corner, but really it was more of an than anything else. some time to fine the Sachs shock and Marzocchi setting, mainly spring I think that the squirm be lessened if not eliminated. On the track the was firmed up considerably and created a solid chassis, confirming my on increasing the preload.

Riding the 2012 Ducati on the track is a blast but the street is it really shines.

On the street, on the Streetfighter 848 was a blast. Effort on the bars is light, and flicking a corner at the appropriate speed is Mid-corner changes were as as thinking about it, and even an decreasing radius turn was not a

On the track I struggled with the bike to completely drop the corner, especially in the tight, corners that required all the way into the apex before to the next corner. It seemed the super-comfortable bars on the street fighting me for that last bit of The straight bars coaxed me holding my elbows up like I was on bike. Once I made an to drop my elbows the resistance and the track began to flow.

I was to pick up the pace considerably, and the grip from the Pirelli Rosso Corsa tire the bike stick like When our track session to an end, I found myself more time as each lap the between me and the Streetfighter improved.

As the Brembo brakes performed poise. The soft-feel sintered on the front didn’t have as initial bite as we’ve accustomed to, but the power and feel was Even as the laps counted on the track, there was zero which was surprising on such a layout.

The rear brake was not as powerful as I like, and the feel was not on the same as the front.

Ducati has a hit on its hands the 2012 Streetfighter 848. it’s not the nastiest or most it is still … and pure performance. The fact that it is manageable for the average Joe and can still smiles and bench racing the fast guys goes to that more isn’t better.

The concept of a more yet still exciting Streetfighter makes sense, and the 2012 848 is proof.

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Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter
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