Ducati expands its naked street bike lineup with the 2012 Streetfighter 848. The Italian manufacturer makes official the long-rumored Streetfighter addition with the release of its first press photos.
Ducati confirms its new Streetfighter will source the 848 Testastretta 11 engine found in the 848 supersport. The Ducati 848 EVO powerplant turned the MotoUSA dyno up to 119 rear wheel horsepower and 63 lb-ft torque during our2011 Supersport Shootout.
Those 848 EVO power stats figure to drop slightly, however, as Ducati says of the L-Twin that it has “enriched its user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery.”
After Asphalt & Rubber first announced the bike back in July, the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 has finally made its official debut (with a little teaser help from Nicky Hayden). Expanding Ducati’s Streetfighter brand to now include two bikes (we’ll have to wait a little longer for the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 1198), the Ducati Streetfighter 848 is certainly not a shocking release.
True to the streetfighter movement’s ethos, the Streetfighter 848 is a stripped-down version of the Superbike 848, with a twist.
After just two short, 15 minute sessions, it was clear that the Streetfighter 848 is a viable track weapon. Due to its light weight, it is easy to change directions on, but still very stable through fast sweeping corners.
Part of that stability comes from a swingarm that is 35 mm longer than the one found on the Streetfighter 1100. This gave me the confidence to exit corners more aggressively without worrying about a loss of traction.
Type: L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke: “over-square” 94 x 61.2mm
Compression ratio: 13.2:1
Power: 132hp (97kW) @ 10.000rpm
Torque: 69lb-ft – 93.5Nm @ 9500rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase: 1475mm (58.1 in)
Seat height: 840mm (33in)
Front suspension: Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel: 127mm (5in)
Front wheel: 10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tire: Pirelli Diablo Corsa 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 127mm (5in)
Rear wheel: 10-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear Tire: Pirelli Diablo Corsa 180/60 ZR17
Front brake: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
Fuel tank capacity: 16.5l – 4.4 gallon (US)
Wet weight: 199kg (439lb)
Dry weight: 169kg (373lb)
2 years unlimited mileage
Price & Colors
Red (red / black)/ $12,995
Dark Stealth (racing black / black) / $12,995
Fighter Yellow (racing black / black) / $12,995