2009 Ducati Streetfighter
Streetfighter Voted 'Most Beautiful Bike of the Show
Soul of a Superbike – Attitude of a
The Streetfighter’s Superbike soul combines
fighter attitude and naked sophistication to create
a machine of pure adrenaline.
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.
Whether laying down the miles on open roads or ripping
up the urban asphalt, no other bike in town will roll
with the same stylish fire-power.
The Streetfighter is the ultimate naked.
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’s Streetfighter project was inevitable.
The passion to build the most successful Superbikes
ever, mixed with the desire to create iconic, naked
motorcycles was a cocktail of adrenaline just waiting
to happen. Who else would create a bike for out-and-out
purists to celebrate naked power in all its forms?
A bike with muscle-engine performance, aggressive
chassis engineering and intelligent electronics all
laid bare to appreciate, respect and enjoy. Ducati
build bikes for connoisseurs - for bikers who appreciate
the details that come together to make an awesome
bike, for perfectionists who instantly recognise excellence
when they see it.
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. Riding downtown?
Arrive in style. Out of town carving a line through
the turns? Do it with naked passion. Do it all on
a Ducati Streetfighter and it will own the road with
complete and utter Desmo domination.
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
While the tank and seat shapes leave no doubt as
to the Streetfighter’s roots, it is the upright
and commanding riding position that really starts
to shape the character of this ultimate naked. New,
minimalistic controls, instrumentation and headlight
design leave the front looking clean and mean, while
twin-stacked right-side mufflers at the rear leave
the tail-end high and sharp. No other Ducati has ever
achieved such an aggressive stance while providing
a comfortable, empowering and controllable ride.
Born to fight
The purpose-built Trellis frame, huge fork clamps,
and longer swingarm create a chassis geometry special
to the Streetfighter. Its revised steering angles
and longer wheelbase provide rock-solid handling,
even under the extreme acceleration of Ducati’s
incredible L-Twin torque.
Producing a ballistic 87.5lb-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.
Ducati’s ‘S’ treatment of the
Streetfighter takes its sophistication way off the
scale. Superbike spec Öhlins suspension front
and rear with lightweight forged Marchesini wheels
add extra street credibility when in town and that
all-important ‘feel’ when exploring the
Streetfighter’s sports soul.
Add street-going Ducati Traction Control and Ducati
Data Analysis as standard equipment and it’s
clear that the Streetfighter S is not just muscle
– it’s intelligent too.
The colour of adrenaline
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.