Ducati Streetfighter Voted ‘Most
Beautiful Bike Of The Show’
Borgo Panigale (Bologna) 10 November 2008
- The Ducati Streetfighter is officially the best-looking
bike at the 2008 Milan show. Voted by more than 20,000
enthusiasts taking part in a survey organised by Italian
magazine Motociclismo, the award shows the Streetfighter
to be an immediate knockout success.
The new, Bologna-made supernaked model claimed more
than 25% of the votes followed by the Aprilia RSV4
Factory and the MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR.
The award ceremony took place on the official Motolive
stage in the presence of General Manager of EICMA,
Costantino Ruggero, while closing an intense week
of exhibition and events during which 500,000 visitors
had filled the halls of the Milan-Rho exhibition centre.
This prize is confirmation of the great interest
shown by visitors in the new Streetfighter, and further
proof of how much energy and resources Ducati is dedicating
to its continuous development of new products.
The new Ducati Streetfighter was the undisputed star
of the Milan show. Stripped to the bare essentials,
its combination of state-of-the-art race technology,
exposed styling and cultured design has taken Ducati’s
big naked concept to the very top of the fighter food
With 155hp of Ducati L-Twin muscle harnessed in a
stripped-down, super-light, 167kg (368lb – dry
weight) bike (S Version) that packs more punch for
its weight than any other contender, the Streetfighter
becomes the new benchmark for the sector.
The Ducati Streetfighter is equipped with everything
that made the Superbike a legend. Awesome L-Twin power
from the Testastretta Evoluzione 1098cc engine that
produces 85lb-ft (11.7kgm) of heavyweight torque,
and thoroughbred chassis technology featuring Ducati’s
trademark Trellis frame, beautiful single-sided swingarm
and planet-stopping Monobloc brakes. The ‘S’
version is further equipped with sophisticated Öhlins
suspension, lightweight forged wheels, carbon fibre
components, and the exclusive Ducati Traction Control
system designed for street use.