Ducati Streetfighter 848 road test review — Road Tests: First Rides — Visordown

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Ducati Streetfighter 848 road review

Italian roads like racetracks

There was a where traction control was the of superbikes and big-bore bruisers but now Streetfighter 848 has muscled in on the big-boys, the same traction control as the firm’s flagship superbike, the

That makes the Streetfighter 848 the capacity motorcycle with control that you can buy. of a landmark and some might a sign of the Health Safety we live in.

The original Streetfighter the part and backed up the looks a brutal 1098 engine but that engine was just too The fact is, the Streetfighter 1098 sold too well for Ducati in the UK and an guess would say the price-tag help: £12,000 is a lot of money, to the …-hard Ducatisti.

So let’s with price. The new Streetfighter 848 is if that’s too much for you, don’t read any further. I what’s the point?

I’m not sure many buy a Ducati with a calculator in but if you did, you’d work out only £1,000 cheaper an 848 EVO but £2,700 more expensive a Monster 796.

I guess like me — you’re this bike had better be

So is it just an 848 EVO with the bodywork off? Well no, not quite. are a host of differences to the 848 EVO but here are the that I think stand

The Streetfighter 848 uses an 11 camshaft the same as used in the Multistrada and It’s there to help the produce more torque. got Ducati Traction Control an 8-stage traction control as used on the 1198SP, amongst

It’s got wide bars, on risers so the Streetfighter 848 has a much upright riding position.

Visually, it’s almost to its bigger brother but look and you’ll see the Streetfighter 848’s got new — which run a new profile rear — and it ditches the monobloc calipers from the 848 EVO and the same radial-Brembos as the original Are we done with the updates? I think so.

Fresh from the on track we headed out for a 60-mile ride around the hills to the town of Modena — of Ferrari — no doubt the are used to the sound of a V12 howling the countryside. I wonder whether heard the V20 of 10 Streetfighter 848s

School buses, gravel, chickens and lycra-clad cyclists all thrown into the mix to keep interesting.

What makes a good on track can make it a thing to ride on the road. brakes, firm suspension and an motor might equate to lap times but doesn’t necessarily it’ll be a winner on the road. If you an example of that, just at the original Streetfighter 1098.

The torque of the new motor is noticable on but it really stands out on the road. In 3rd at almost no miles an hour the will gather speed feeling like it’s to self destruct. The torque it belies an engine of it’s

It feels punchy and instant being like an on/off something larger displacement can suffer from.

Ducati 848

Ducati hate me for saying this but the 848 has Honda-like fuelling. There, I it but if you get on a Honda, you just know the will be impeccable. Ducati are up.

Its fuelling is part of what this bike really inspiring. The wide bars, but capable suspension and 180/60 rear tyre — increases the contact patch all combine to give you plenty of and trust in what’s going on you.

No matter what level riding’s at, if you have trust in the and know it’s going to do you want it to and go where you want it to go that in turn gives you confidence, trust and enjoyment your riding. The Streetfighter got that one well covered.

its lack of fairing and wide the wind-blast is more of a wind-breeze 80mph, thanks to that headlight. At around 100mph you can the air on your shoulders and head but bearable. Above 100mph for any sustained distance — and soon find it harder to do shirt’s top button up.

For the first of the road ride I kept the control on and worked hard to get it to in but it never did. So for the second of the ride, I switched it off completely. It alter my riding style at

There’s so much feel at the and so much grip available I never once felt I was too much of the bike. It flicks corners with ease and over any imperfections in the road.

were bits about the Streetfighter 1098 that I it would pick up a wheelie out of a with just an extra of the throttle, it would make the flap under hard and it would bite back if you keep on top of it. The Streetfighter 848 doesn’t any of that, which, depending on outlook, isn’t a bad thing.

fun without being scary, fast without being If you like your bikes and scary then the original is probably still for you. If you a package that will your riding and airbrush the bumps and lumps in the road, the Streetfighter 848’s definitely up street.

It might be the smallest capacity with traction control but you think it’s an edgy, beast that needs it. It doesn’t and I can’t help but Ducati could have another £1000 off the price it and probably tempted more to try one.

Get a test ride if you can you won’t regret it.

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