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Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati 848 Streetfighter 2012

With the world launch of the Panigale superbike at the EICMA in Milan still a month Ducati filled the interim an international press launch of the 848 Streetfighter. The combined street and ride in and around Modena, exposed the newest … to Sunday morning twisties and duties.

Nearly identical in to the larger 1098 Streetfighter, the new 848 is to provide motorcyclists a more and less extreme option to the S model, which is the only Streetfighter available for 2012 as the Streetfighter is being discontinued.

The obvious difference between the two Streetfighter models is engine Whereas the Streetfighter S utilizes 1099cc L-Twin cylinder producing a claimed 155 hp and 89 ft.-lb. of at 9500 rpm, the new Fighter is by an 848cc Twin outputing a 132 hp and 69 ft.-lb. of torque at 10,000 and rpm, respectively. Producing its horsepower 500 rpm higher in the rev range and a compression ratio of 13.2:1, to the S’s 12.5:1, the new SF is a little more than the larger-displacement model.

Ducati’s crankshaft-derived power will decrease when run on a dyno. The 848 Superbike is factory-rated at 140 hp, 8 up the new Streetfighter due to slightly less lift and duration, and it produced 119 hp on the dyno at Mickey Cohen during our middleweight sportbike Thus, we expect the 848 SF to generate a over 110 ponies at the rear

This amount of power is fun and exciting on a bike weighing 410 pounds full of fluids. On the there’s enough oomph for any whether it be wheelieing or passing, on the track the 848 Fighter will easy work of better with lesser riders.

Set to at $13,000, the 848 Streetfighter is substantially affordable than the $19,000 S but only $2000 less the soon to be nonexistent $15,000 Streetfighter (hurry and get yours now if you the standard 2011 1098 a better value). The 848 does Ducati Traction Control, is a commendable technology to be included at a low MSRP.

The bigger Streetfighter S model, in to the increased power of the larger boasts an Ohlins fork the 848’s front legs are of the variety. Both suspension are fully adjustable and measure in diameter. The 848’s front however, is steeper than the S 24.5 degrees of rake to 25.6 degrees on the S model.

The 848 has less trail than the S, vs 114mm, respectively, but the wheelbase of bikes remains identical at inches.

Whether on the street or the the Streetfighter takes some for the bike to feel comfortable familiar. The front end on the 848 version as as the 1099cc original can feel a bit especially when leaned a corner, and trail braking come naturally when the Streetfighter. With the 848 spanning the distance between contact as the S model but with a steeper and less trail suggests Ducati may still be searching for a base setup — which if would go a long way in making the more inviting — but neither lends itself to improved

Usually less rake and trail would help down a nervous front so Ducati’s unconventional approach of rake and less trail to calm is interesting. Without a Streetfighter to ride for comparative at the event, it’s hard to say if the in front end measurements are better or with the issue still though, it’s definitely not

It wasn’t until the second on the track that I was riding fast, pushing the Streetfighter to the edge of its performance envelope. The end’s nervousness and higher dictate a light touch — results in a wondering front

Other significant differences of the 848 SF a wet rather than dry clutch and new wheels instead of the five-spokers on the S. The aluminum handlebars of the 848 are also higher than those of the S The high seat height of the S, 33 carries over to the new 848, as do the footpegs.

The majority of these changes to make the new 848 Streetfighter a better to the motorcyclist who is more concerned the competency of the Streetfighter as a usable and less about the upgraded of the S model.

The higher handlebars, for relieve some of the pressure on a wrists allowing for more spent in the saddle. Because didn’t go as far as to change the seating itself, this extra is oftentimes put to use maintaining a comfortable between fuel tank and The combination of a very narrow junction and downward sloping can make bumpy road a testicle-harrowing experience.

Ducati Streetfighter 848

Light wide bars and a narrow make the 848 Streetfighter easy to from side to side.

On a closed course racetrack as the brand new Autodromo Modena 848 Streetfighter press intro was the first official function) the seat/tank juncture allows for side-to-side transitioning.

Complaints made of the original Streetfighter a rider’s right ankle was uncomfortably away from the due to an exhaust heat guard. addressed this on the 2012 848 SF by a 10mm spacer to the right Yes, the ankle no longer at an odd angle, but the modification did take a degree of lean angle on a that has riders touching toe to tarmac in concert with a knee on the ground.

The twin front, radially-mounted brakes and 320mm discs good braking power and fade during our two track but feel at the adjustable lever is a vague.

At the rear of the bike a adjustable Sachs shock to a cast aluminum single-sided The 5.5-inch rim holds a new 180/60 Pirelli Diablo Corsa The new size tire provides a contact area over its and Pirelli claims improved capabilities to provide a smoother

Boasting a World Superbike on the right and left sides, the traction was never in question.

The 848 will be available in Fighter Ducati Red and Dark Stealth but in any the bike remains a stunner. The … appeal of this is undeniable, and if you can manage its few foibles, the 848 should make for a wonderful

With the exception of the uncomfortable juncture, the seating position plenty of leg room and a respectable from seat to footpegs. The handlebars will help the weight of a passenger off the rider’s and the increased distance of the footpeg discomfort of the rider’s right

Ducati Streetfighter 848
Ducati Streetfighter 848
Ducati Streetfighter 848
Ducati Streetfighter 848
Ducati Streetfighter 848

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