News Ducati 848 Streetfighter | Launch Video

Ducati 848 Streetfighter | Launch Video

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848

There’s a new naked middleweight about to surface on the streets in 2012 – the Ducati Streetfighter 848.

And just because it’s a mid-weight, doesn’t mean it’s slouch; the Streetfighter gets the same motor available in the 848 EVO Sportbike, but tuned for that mid-range aggression needed on real-world streets.

The 11-degree, L-Twin Desmo pushes 134 horsepower at 10,000 rpms, and features a savvy Marelli electronic fuel injection with elliptical throttle bodies.

And just as the motor is filled with utmost performance, Ducati didn’t skimp regarding suspension, neither. The Streetfighter 848’s chassis features a steel Trellis frame, 43mm Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable forks and a fully adjustable Sachs monoshock, all rolling on 10-spoke alloy wheels and Pirelli Diablo Corsa tires.

That aggressive naked styling is there, also, the 439-pound bike featuring minimal body panels and a headlight like no other.

The 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 is available in traditional Red, Dark Stealth and Fighter Yellow, with an MSRP of $12,995.

Attached above is the official launch video for the new Ducati 848 Streetfighter.; for a preview, click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
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