Ducati Streetfighter

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Ducati Streetfighter

Trevor Hedge

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My first few kilometres on Ducati’s new were not all that enjoyable.

thumbing the starter outside the Hotel near Eastern Raceway, the big twin reluctantly into life. But with correct standard pipes the Ducati boom was missing and the settled down to a fairly fast idle, rather a raucous thunder.

Pulling from the kerb I found the position awkward. The first few were somewhat of an exercise in as the forks were so harsh felt as though they full of treacle.

A couple of later, however, and after a run the Blue Mountains, NSW, I am to say both mine and the Streetfighter’s had changed markedly. It had gone what was first an unwieldy brawler to something more to a purveyor of fine martial Chuck Norris had TKO’d Tyson.

As the kilometres mounted the started to loosen up. The stiction in the top inverted Ohlins forks was horrendous at first. 50 kilometres they really started to their potential and after 50 they started to work the way quality forks should.

The went away completely and the became more predictable. The no longer wanted to fight me, it started to work with me and a was forming.

Likewise the engine was revealing a side to its nature.

The engine are lifted from the previous Superbike but with the advantages of the casting advances realised in the 1198. The cylinder head is straight from the 1098 parts catalogue complete a pair of 42mm intake that inhale through cylinder’s oval throttle before expelling their gases through two 34mm valves. The only significant from the Superbike is the use of different ducting mandated by the … of the Streetfighter.

Ducati boast overall power is down five neddies compared to the Superbike. A claimed 155 horsepower and 115Nm of torque both at 9500rpm. The engine will rev higher, which gives you a cushion of over-rev, if you want to a gear change between

The gearbox is identical to the Superbike like the suspension, also as time progressed.

On the road I say the engine does not feel as strong as the figures suggest. The bikes were still tight, however, and no doubt pull much harder a few thousand kilometres under wheels.

A visit to Eastern Raceway in the afternoon showed there was certainly no shortage of at the top end with speeds on the main nudging 240km/h. The Streetfighter pulls hard above and runs the same 15/38 as the Superbike. If your riding generally take in fast a switch to a larger rear thereby shortening the overall would certainly make the a lot sprightlier around town or in the

But then again if you wanted bottom end urge and an engine attuned to the needs of street you might be better off with a 1100 Monster anyway.

the Streetfighter mill is to my mind the four-valve per cylinder Ducati yet produced. It is much smoother at point in the rev range than the engine it shares its part with. For a bike that is going to be used on the street, the engine is clearly a much option than the distinctly gruff 1098 or 1198

The suspension is also much suited to street shenanigans. Mid bumps that would to bounce you off into the bushes on an are dealt with nicely by the A 35mm longer swingarm and raked out front end no doubt help to endow the Streetfighter the manners that its Superbike missed out on.

In contrast to its name the does not fight the rider at all and is less brutal in every than its sharply dressed big

Of course the steering isn’t as quick as the Superbike, a side of the more upright riding that necessitates changes to the geometry to ensure stability. A damper is fitted as comforting up but the Streetfighter hardly requires it. If a pillion or pumping ten-tenths at the however that might be a story and the damper may then its worth.

Ride height is independent of preload and whether with Showa or Ohlins there is a wide scope of rebound and compression damping

The Brembo monoblock calipers up work well once while the rear is completely of any feel whatsoever, just every other Ducati.

when the 330mm rotors and calipers are used to their maximum the Streetfighter remains and never threatens to get out of shape as as a little clutch is used to the rear in check. Buell buy one to find out how a bike should under brakes.

At a standstill the bar seem somewhat akin to an Buell or Cagiva Xtra On the move the top of the mirror housing can be seen let alone the actual lenses. Seeing anything you requires the rider performing akin to yoga’s downward

Everything else about the seemed perfectly fine. The bar eventually makes sense only a little tightening of the muscles required for the weight to be off your wrists. The peg position is enough and the seat proved to be posterior friendly. Amazingly I had a problem with any wind either on the road or on the track.

It sounds unbelievable but I swear the over the rider seems than on its fully faired

The levers are adjustable for reach and finished while the all new switchgear is The instrumentation will prove to Ducatisti as it is lifted straight the 1098 Superbike parts

Ducati Streetfighter

The Streetfighter comes in a standard dubbed funnily enough, and a slightly higher specification titled the Streetfighter S.

The latter of the two Ohlins suspension in place of the model’s Showa equipment, a of carbon-fibre, lighter rims and fantastic eight-stage traction system that first on the $55,000 1098R but was improved in the latest 1198 S. We have the traction control system in before so won’t bore you the full run down. Just be in the fact that it is the smartest and unobtrusive system on the market.

The DTC combines with the DDA data system to provide a fettler endless hours of fun examining in detail every aspect of the and rider’s performance. If that’s floats your boat.

claim a dry weight of 169 for the Streetfighter the S model tipping the scales 2 less thanks to its forged rims.

Aesthetically the Streetfighter is a It treads a fine line the genres of a nakedbike blurring somewhat of a cafe racer a modern touch. The punters at the EICMA Show in Milan warmed to it as it was judged by punters as beautiful bike in show’.

the pictures don’t do it justice and it has to be in the flesh to be appreciated.

Something few will appreciate however is its The Streetfighter will set you back $26,000 while the S model cost you over $32,000 by the government charges have applied. Then of course you to add the extra $3159 for the Termi to really allow the Streetfighter to its lungs and excite you with trademark Ducati sound.

a mighty big ask but what you do get for that amount of coin is the best Ducati Streetbike ever

I just wish its faired brethren were half as to live with on the street as the manners combined with the striking looks would be a marriage made in heaven.

As it thought the Streetfighter raises the in the nakedbike market in every of outright performance and technology. that performance with the soundtrack and no doubt there be plenty of well heeled willing to stump the extra over something like CB1000R, or Triumph’s Speed

Overall verdict

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

As it stands thought the Streetfighter the stakes in the nakedbike market in measure of outright performance and

Combine that performance the Ducati soundtrack and no doubt will be plenty of well buyers willing to stump the coin over something Honda’s CB1000R, or Triumph’s Triple.

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Ducati Streetfighter
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