2011 Ducati MotorcycleAs subtle as a punch in the gut, Ducati’s Streetfighter uses a water-cooled Testastretta L-Twin motor claiming 155 horsepower and 85 ft/lbs of torque.
The “S” model also comes with full traction control, a data analyzer, Öhlins suspension, forged aluminum wheels, and various carbon-fiber parts.Brembo Monobloc brakes bring the Streetfighter down from speed with alacrity; slightly relaxed chassis geometry offsets the extra leverage from upright handlebars making the machine both stable and quick turning.Around Spain’s Ascari circuit the Ducati impressed us with its track mettle.2011 Ducati Streetfighter S Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: 4vpc L-twin
BORE x STROKE: 104mm x 64.7mm
COMP. RATIO: 12.5:1
WHEELBASE: 58.1 inches
RAKE: 25.6 degrees
DRY WEIGHT: 368 pounds
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