Ducati's super naked streetfighter was voted the 'most beautiful' bike at the Milan Show, ahead of Aprilia RSV4 Factory and the MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR.
Modern race technology, exposed styling and cultured design has taken Ducati's big naked concept to the very top of the fighter food chain.
With 155hp of Ducati L-Twin muscle harnessed in a stripped down, super light, 167kg bike (S Version), the Streetfighter sets a new benchmark for the sector. The Ducati Streetfighter is equipped with everything that made the Superbike a legend: awesome L-Twin power from the new version of Testastretta Evoluzione 1098cc engine that produces 11.7kgm of heavyweight torque; and thoroughbred chassis technology featuring Ducati's trademark Trellis frame, beautiful single-sided swingarm and planet stopping Monobloc brakes. While the tank and seat shapes leave no doubt as to the Street- fighter's roots, it's the seat angle and riding position that really starts to shape the character of this ultimate naked. New, minimalistic controls, instrumentation and headlight design leave the front looking clean and mean, while twin stacked right-side mufflers at the rear leave the tail end high and sharp. The purpose built Trellis frame, huge fork clamps, and longer swingarm create a chassis geometry special to the Streetfighter. Its revised steering angles and longer wheelbase provide rock-solid handling, even under the extreme acceleration of Ducati's incredible L-Twin torque.
Producing a strong 11.7kgm of torque, the Streetfighter's awesome 1098 power house will have no fear of the sports naked competition. The L-Twin, 4 valves per cylinder, Desmo, Testastretta Evoluzione engine is fuel injected by Marelli and exhausts through massive diameter pipes and into twin mufflers to sound as mean as it looks. Ducati's 's' treatment of the Streetfighter takes its sophistication way off the scale. Superbike spec Öhlins suspension front and rear with lightweight forged Marchesini wheels add extra street credibility when in town and that all important 'feel' when exploring the Streetfighter's sports soul. Add street going Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Data Analysis as standard equipment and it's clear that the Streetfighter S is not just muscle - it's intelligent too. While the Streetfighter looks stunning in either red or sophisticated pearl white set against a black frame and subtle graphite grey 10-spoke wheels, the Streetfighter S positively seduces in red and menaces in midnight black with carbon fibre front fender and cambelt covers contrasting superbly against the sophisticated bronze finish of frame and 5 y-shape spoke wheels. It arrives in Australia in Autumn 2009.