Ducati Presents 2009 Model Year at
World Preview of the new Ducati Streetfighter–
The Superbike family wecomes the new 1198 and Limited
Edition 1098 R ‘Bayliss’.
Milan, 5 November 2007 –
The entire Ducati world will take up a display area
of MORE THAN 1.000 sq. metres (Pavilion 18, Stand
D65) at the 66th edition of the EICMA International
Motorcycle Exhibition, Milan from 4-9 November. New
bikes, new accessories and a new line of apparel all
form part of the innovative 2009 line-up for the Bologna
manufacturer, which is also celebrating its recent
World title victory in Superbike Championship.
The undisputed star of the Milan Show is the new
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.
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
sport bikes, 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. Now, Ducati have taken that concept
and applied their own Italian sophistication to a
stunning, factory-prepared Streetfighter.
Ducati motorcycles aren’t just a means of transport,
they’re a lifestyle that set the rider aside
from the rest of the world. They are an extension
of character and the ultimate personal statement.
The Streetfighter is built with pure Ducati sophistication
and it’s ready to impress.
The Ducati Streetfighter is equipped with everything
that made the Superbike a legend: Awesome L-Twin muscle
with brutal, big-bore torque, thoroughbred chassis
technology featuring Ducati’s famous Trellis
frame, beautiful single-sided swingarm and planet-stopping
Ducati Streetfighter is also available in a “S”
version equipped with Öhlins suspension, lightweight
forged Marchesini wheels, carbon fibre parts and a
street-going Ducati Traction Control.
Producing a ballistic 85lb-ft (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.
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.
The Ducati Streetfighter will be ripping-up
the asphalt from Spring 2009.
For 2009, the Ducati Superbike family has two major
new additions, the 1198, and 1098R Bayliss limited
edition, to celebrate Troy Bayliss’s victory
in the Superbike World Championship, both made absolutely
special by their engine size as well as equipment
and components – these are two bikes that are
sure to carry on and increase the success achieved
with the celebrated 1098.
The new DUCATI 1198, while maintaining the same look
as the previous 1098, is in fact a totally new bike.
The 1198, which produces a powerful 170hp (125kW)
from its new Testastretta Evoluzione engine, and has
a dry weight of just 171kg (377lb), incorporates all
of the World Superbike technology derived directly
from the 2008 World Championship winning race bike
of Troy Bayliss.
The 1198 is powered by the powerful Testastretta
Evoluzione, a liquid cooled, L-Twin, Desmodromic engine,
the crowning glory of Ducati’s development and
perfection of the L-Twin engine, that produces 170hp
(125kW) @ 9,750rpm and a class-beating 97lb-ft (13.4kgm)
of torque @ 8,000rpm.
From data acquisition systems integrated as standard
equipment, to ingenious dual construction methods
for its weight-saving single-sided swingarm and to
the road-going Ducati Traction Control, Ducati’s
innovative trackside solutions continue to flow.
The innovative Ducati Traction Control system, supplied
as standard equipment on the 1198 S model, enables
the retrieval and analysis of data collected from
your previous track session or road trip. DTC monitors
front and rear wheel speeds to detect rear
wheel-spin under acceleration and electronically reduces
engine power to restore traction. DTC, which offers
a choice of eight profiles, provides a considerable
increase in safety during mid-corner acceleration.
The 2009 Superbike range presents the awesomely powerful
new 1198 in the famous Ducati red and pearl white,
and for those who demand the ultimate in specification,
the 1198 S in Ducati red and midnight black with new
bronze-coloured wheels and frame.
After the success of the Monster 696, Ducati presents
the new Monster 1100, perfect balance of sports performance,
riding pleasure and stunning looks. Its seductive
line is the product of a Ducati philosophy where form
and function combine to create the naked bike par
Its essential yet painstakingly perfected design is
the result of the all-Italian motorcycling tradition
of creativity. The new Monster 1100 is the bike for
motorcyclists who know exactly what they want and
whose lifestyle revolves around their love of riding.
Pure riding pleasure is guaranteed with super-light
and agile handling characteristics combined with the
exceptional torque of the Desmo engine and the dependable
competition-level braking system. The Monster 1100
is more than just a bike, it is an extension of your
own personality. The Monster’s essential design
and unique sound sets it aside from all others.
At just 169kg (373lb), the Monster 1100 is the lightest
bike in its class.
The exceptional handling, combined with 10.5kgm
(75.9lb-ft) of torque from the Ducati Desmo engine,
results in a pure, adrenalin-filled ride.
With a 40mm higher ride-height than the 696, the
increased ground clearance of the Monster 1100 enables
impressive lean angles, letting you explore the sports
side of this new naked bike to the full.
Developed for an incredibly flexible power delivery,
the 1100 Desmodromic engine provides the rider with
enough torque to exit the most challenging of corners.
The impressive 10.5kgm (75.9lb-ft) of torque, typical
of the Ducati L-Twin engines, will excite with every
twist of the throttle.
The 2009 range is completed by the new pearl white
colour for the Hypermotard 1100 and Multistrada 1100
S and the new black with white stripe livery version
of the GT 1000, available also in a special Touring
version. In addition, Ducati presents many new accessories,
special components and a new collection of Ducati
An area of the stand is also dedicated to Ducati
Corse to celebrate Troy Bayliss’s victory in
the Superbike World Championship , but also the second
place of Casey Stoner in the MotoGP World Championship.
The International Motorcycle Exhibition will be open
to the general public until Sunday November 9. Ducati
is present in Pavilion 18 – Stand D65.