2012 Ducati MotorcycleThe long-awaited Streetfighter 848, based on the Ducati Superbike 848 EVO, is here.
Powered by an 848 Testastretta 11° engine that puts out 132 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and 69 ft/lbs of torque 500 rpm earlier, Ducati claims the new Streetfighter will be conspicuous by “user-friendliness with a smooth and flexible power delivery, revised ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control.”The trellis frame is new and the geometry of the Streetfighter 848 is derived from the Superbike 848 EVO.Goodies like radially mounted front brake calipers and master cylinder show that the Streetfighter 848 will slow down as powerfully as it speeds up.2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: 4vpc L-twin
BORE x STROKE: 94mm x 61.2mm
COMP. RATIO: 13.2:1
WHEELBASE: 58.1 inches
RAKE: 24.5 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 439 pounds
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Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.