The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is naked, aggressive and littered with performance products.
MotoGeo's Jamie Robinson tells you all about the machine that he took on the Italian Adventure and what gives the Streetfighter lots of character.
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Ten Best Motorcycles of 2012 as chosen by Cycle World. Winner of the Best Middleweight Streetbike: Ducati 848 Streetfighter. Find more Ten Best Bikes at CycleWorld.com.
In keeping up with the evolving motorcycle market, the time had come for us to reassess the definition of a middleweight motorcycle. The field has recently grown much larger, not only in displacement but in the vast number of worthy candidates. This required us to consider all sorts of supersport, standard, adventure and cruiser models before we ultimately decided on the Ducati 848 Streetfighter. Essentially an 848 EVO with streetwise ergonomics and no fairing, the Streetfighter pulls no performance punches in either its chassis or engine, and it includes traction control, to boot. This deliciously fun sport naked V-Twin stimulates the senses and ignites one’s playful spirit better than any middleweight we’ve tested this year.
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These are the CAD drawings that helped transfor, 848 Evo into Ducati Streetfighter 848. Changes include that Testastretta 11° motor, a 35mm longer swingarm, lengthened trail, the suspension off the Monster 1100 Evo, non-Monobloc radial Brembo calipers and wider footpegs and 20mm higher bars than the bigger ‘Fighter. The Streetfighter was penned by Ducati designer and Art Center College of Design grad Damien Basset....More on the Hell For Leather link. Hell For Leather is a pay wall site and this story is only available to non subscribers for 12 hours : http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/04/the-ducati-streetfighter-848-in-cad/