GoogleCustom Search

Ducati Presents 2009 Model Year at EICMA

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 Ducati Streetfighter.
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 Monobloc brakes.

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 excellence.
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 clothing.

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.