Ducati Streetfighter — Motorbikes Reviews, News & Advice — bikepoint.com.au

6 Фев 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Ducati Streetfighter — Motorbikes Reviews, News & Advice — bikepoint.com.au отключены

Ducati Streetfighter

The Italian new rush of adrenalin


claims it has vaulted to the top of the nakedbike food chain with the of its bold Streetfighter – a new point of for the segment if you will.

There is no the machine is impossibly beautiful, is probably why it was voted the most bike at last year’s show in Milan, which that it made an immediate on the press and public alike.

aside, the Streetfighter now ensures Ducati has all its nakedbike bases While the Streetfighter takes of the performance and brilliant technology the Monster (in both 696 and 1110cc is at the other end of the spectrum with its two-valve engine and a level of simplicity. And there’s a fair gap too.

It’s been a move by Ducati to create an obvious level of disparity, and one may work in its favour. There are no lines, and sometimes that’s the way like it.

The Streetfighter is powered by 1099cc liquid-cooled L-twin engine, and it probably goes saying that it’s the powerful nakedbike in the Italian’s decorated history.

In line Ducati’s normal model there are two versions of the Streetfighter: err, Streetfighter and up-spec S.

“Until Streetfighter, a rider real superbike performance to also live with the and often impractical sports riding position,” said Lee, the general manager of NF the Australian Ducati importer. isn’t simply a stripped or … 1098, it is a completely new designed from the ground up to and function as a high powered, performance Ducati …

”With the incredible performance of Ducati superbike engines, the with Monster to its origins and the of Streetfighter was inevitable,” added


The performance are identical for both the Streetfighter and S (155hp and 115Nm, both at but the Showa suspension and 10-spoke wheels on the Streetfighter are replaced by suspension and forged five-spoke wheels on the Streetfighter S, which has a carbon-fibre front fender and covers.

But just back to the for a moment. The original 1099cc as found in the 1098 and 1098S, its peak torque (123Nm) at which has now (surprisingly) been to 9500rpm in Streetfighter guise, into twin stainless-steel

It’s not a massive issue, but is to how most manufacturers treat superbike engines when are slotted into nakedbike where refrains such as for more mid-range performance” are trotted out.

Still, reckons it has broken the mould the thoroughbred Streetfighter, and this is one nakedbike which pushes all the buttons on a race track – as out with an afternoon’s riding at Creek during the Australian launch.

Meanwhile, the gear ratios on the and Streetfighter are identical, as well as the primary and final drive.

the lead of Ducati’s 1198S Streetfighter S is the world’s first to boast competition-level eight-mode control as standard.

Also on Streetfighter S (optional on Streetfighter) is Data Acquisition (DDA), track-focused riders to download and several streams of performance

The adoption of a vacuum …-cast to form the crankcases on the Streetfighter is the reason why it’s a claimed 4kg to 173) lighter than the 1098, and that gap is also in S mode (167 to 171). The process lops 3kg off the engine in one swoop.

The rake on the Streetfighter is degrees, compared to the more 24.5 stance on the superbike. The also has a 35mm longer and a 45mm longer wheelbase.

the Streetfighter and S use Brembo monobloc brakes which, as you’d pack a massive punch. brilliant.

The Streetfighter has tapered, bars with a savvy of compromise: without the forward intensity of the superbike, but with weight bias to still that you’re on something extreme than a GT1000.

The and buttons all make sense, and is a new feature called a “Trigger which slides down to the starter button when the kill switch.

The instrumentation cluster is digital the usual array of features and lights, and management of Ducati Analyser (DDA). I left DDA at Eastern Creek, but the lap timer got a workout.

There is an LED tail and the front also has “two eye strips” of LED positioning lights. The are adjustable by moving the glass, than the stalks, and a rear is fitted as standard.

The Streetfighter has a well-sculptured and uncluttered look, and the front end only adds to its appeal. The Italian two-wheeler a number of competitors in the cut-throat market, ranging from (MV Agusta F4 Brutale, Honda and Yamaha FZ1) machines, to Triumph’s Speed Triple and the KTM Super Duke.

Price statutory and dealer charges) is for the Streetfighter and $30,990 for the Streetfighter S.

are red or pearl-white over black/graphite for the and midnight-black over bronze for the S.


The Streetfighter launch was split in two: a road ride into the Mountains, followed by an afternoon at Creek, in the company of Troy no less.

Bayliss is a roving for Ducati these days, and it was fitting that the man who has got the most out of the engine – a world superbike in 2008 – was on location to see how the donk in … guise.

To be honest, I didn’t feel comfortable on the road ride at which was confirmed when I was all the shop as we traversed a set of twisties a photographic session.

The gearing all wrong and the suspension a bit stodgy. It felt like we were bedfellows.

However, a mere hours later I was inseparable the machine, so much so that I missed a black flag at Creek to return to the pits the zipper on my leathers – already on the way out – to end its feeble existence once and for

A few minutes later and, a borrowed pair of leathers, I was out on the circuit, piling on the laps the airport shuttle couldn’t any longer.

What an intoxicating It’s pure muscle, but all the technological smarts from the superbike. Nakedbikes have been generous souls in riders explore their – well at least it feels that – but the Streetfighter takes level of authority to the a new height features such as traction (for the S anyway).

The engine and as you’d expect, are stellar The bike really starts to hum at 5000rpm, and then hits the rev at about 10,500rpm.

In between, the short-… engine is a although I certainly didn’t too much ground when I between turns two and three and let the drop well below

The engine is simply all class, and composed on the overrun and when hard through the gearbox. And no top end terror that most can’t do a thing with, some of its 4-cylinder rivals.

At my of riding, I struggled to pick the between the Streetfighter and Streetfighter S, so my choice would be the standard I did find myself gravitating towards the S at the end of the day, but that was a function of ‘play time’ the traction control rather anything else.

I’ve touched on the strong brakes, but the also maintains a vice-like on the tarmac, with changes of a cinch and stability underpinning the operation.

And I’m not telling porkies change of direction, as I must traversed every possible of Eastern Creek in my pursuit of And I can also vouch for the Streetfighter’s track prowess after one sphincter-puckering moment.

If the Streetfighter is take on bringing together the essentials’, it’s done a job. This is the Ducati that appeals most to me, and I’m it will for many others.

For information on Ducati, including the of your nearest dealer, here .


Type: Liquid-cooled, eight-valve, L-twin

Bore x …: x 64.7mm

Displacement: 1099cc

ratio: 12.5:1

Fuel Marelli electronic fuel elliptical throttle bodies

Euro 3


Type: constant mesh

Final Chain

Clutch: Dry


Frame type: steel trellis

Front Showa USD fork, fully 127mm travel (Ohlins USD with TiN, fully 120mm travel)

Rear Showa monoshock, fully 127mm travel (Ohlins fully adjustable, 127mm

Front brakes: Twin discs with four-piston, Brembo monobloc calipers

brake: Single 245mm with twin-piston caliper

10-spoke in cast light (5-spoke in forged light

Tyres: Pirelli Diablo III – 120/70-17, 190/55-17


Claimed dry weight: 169kg

Ducati Streetfighter
Ducati Streetfighter

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Ducati":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.