'09 Ducati Streetfighter
Nov 03, 2008
A real, live runway, as those used during the Milan fashion week, set the scene for the entrance of the 2009 new additions in the Bologna manufacturer's range. These dream bikes are the result of Italian genius and creativity and will capture the attention of everyone visiting EICMA 2008, Milan's international motorcycle show being held at the city's international exhibition centre in Rho, from 4 to 9 November. From here they will go on to setting new standards as they arrive on the international market.
The real star of the event was the new Ducati Streetfighter, which is already among the top contenders for the title 'best bike of the show'.
Stripped to the bare essentials, its combination of state-of-the-art race technology, exposed styling and cultured design takes Ducati's big naked concept to the very top of the fighter food chain. With 155hp of awesome Ducati L-Twin muscle harnessed in a stripped-down, super-light bike that packs more punch for its weight than any other contender, this fighter is gloves-off and ready for action.
Whether laying down the miles on open roads or ripping up the urban asphalt, no other bike in town will roll with the same stylish fire-power. This ultimate naked will be ripping-up the asphalt from Spring 2009.
Ducati Streetfighter is also available in a 'S' version equipped with Ohlins suspension, lightweight forged Marchesini wheels, carbon fibre parts and a street-going Ducati Traction Control.
More from EICMA to follow...
Specifications: Engine: L-Twin, 4 valves, Desmodromic Displacement: 1099cc Bore and Stroke: 104 x 64.7mm Compression Ratio: 12.4:1 Horsepower: 155hp @ 9500rpm Torque: 87.5 lb-ft @ 9500rpm Fueling: Marelli fuel injection Wheelbase: 58.1 in Rake: 25.6 degrees Front Suspension: 43mm inverted Showa fork, fully adjustable Rear Suspension: Showa monoshock, fully adjustable Front Brake: Dual 330mm disc, 4-piston Brembo monobloc calipers Rear Brake: Single 245mm disc with 2-piston caliper