2014 DUCATI STREETFIGHTER

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2014 DUCATI STREETFIGHTER

Streetfighter

The Streetfighter delivers pure motorcycle enjoyment with the sophisticated combination of a brilliantly engineered 848 Testastretta 11° engine and the enhanced geometry of a frame that ensures optimum agility with confidence-inspiring “feel”. The user-friendliness created by the smooth and flexible power delivery, excellent ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control (DTC), combines with Ducati’s unique fighter style to create pure excitement.

The Streetfighter culture was born on the backstreets of Northern Europe during the late 70s and 80s. If the Café racer movement had taken traditional bikes and transformed them to establish out-and-out sportbikes, then Streetfighters were definitely anti-establishment. They evolved by removing the fairings from sport bikes, fitting higher bars and customising to create high-performance, over-the-top nakeds. Ducati took that concept and applied their own Italian sophistication to a stunning, factory-prepared Streetfighter.

Streetfighter
Streetfighter

The Streetfighter 848 is armed with Ducati’s full eight-level DTC as standard equipment. In developing its World Championship level traction control system for road use, Ducati continue to demonstrate the strategy of transferring technologies from its racing motorcycles into the production environment, proving how solutions developed for performance on the track really can be applied to enhance safety on the road.

Accessible from the left-hand switchgear and displayed on the digital instrumentation, the system offers a choice of eight profiles, or ‘sensitivity levels’, each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive riding levels of skill, graded from one to eight.

Ducati’s 848 engine has been a massive success since its first introduction in 2008. Enhanced to “EVO” spec in 2011, its thrilling, flexible and user-friendly power delivery made it a popular Superbike choice. Now, combined with the factory’s latest Testastretta 11° technology, it is transformed into what many consider to be Ducati’s perfect engine and provides the Streetfighter 848 with a power-to-weight ratio to be proud of

Streetfighter
Streetfighter

With 132hp @ 10,000rpm and 69lb-ft (93.5Nm) of torque @ 9,500rpm, the 848 Testastretta 11° engine is all about authentic Ducati Desmodromic performance. Radical cam timing adjustment enabled Ducati to achieve strong torque through a wider rev-range, considerably enhancing the 848 Streetfighter’s ridability, while ensuring plenty of power remains on tap for high-rpm fun.

Ducati’s Streetfighter 848 engine is smooth and tractable, while a high performance six-speed box with user-friendly wet clutch ensures a smooth riding experience in all conditions.

The stylish Streetfighter 2-1-2 exhaust system is made from weight-saving 1mm thick steel and flows from 58mm to 63.5mm diameter pipes. The system uses two lambda probes to ensure precise fuel mapping for optimum performance and an electronic valve in the mid-section to achieve a wide spread of power. The cannon-style, vertically stacked mufflers sport a brushed steel finish and deliver the famous Ducati L-Twin sound synonymous with raw, Desmo power.

Streetfighter
STREETFIGHTER

Decades of experience combined with constant investment in advanced materials and precision engineering techniques has enabled the distance between the major service intervals (valve clearence check) to be set at 24,000 kilometres (15,000 miles). This continual attention to detail and development of twin-cylinder technology makes Ducati ownership even more accessible and enjoyable than ever.

The model is dressed in red with a red frame for Ducati traditionalists, while the stunning dark stealth scheme, with frame finished in racing black, further enhances the Streetfighter’s aggressive image. Both colour options roll on black wheels.