Thursday, November 06, 2008
2009 Ducati Streetfighter
Hell for Leather reports: [edited]
We can reveal official information on and images of the new Ducati Streetfighter and Ducati Streetfighter S. Both models share the same 155bhp, 87.5lb/ft 1099cc v-twin and even though the S gains lighter 5-spoke Marchesini forged aluminum wheels and Öhlins suspension front and back we think it's the standard traction control and data acquisition that will really set the S model apart.
We really like the Streetfighter's looks, which manage to capture purposeful aggression in a shape that's both immediately Ducati but strikingly different from the rest of the company's range. Priced somewhere in the $14-15,000 range, it should come as no surprise that this is a high-spec bike, but we're still impressed by the beefy quality of the Streetfighter's parts, just check out the massive triple clamps for evidence.