2010 MV 990 R Review
MV Agusta launched the original Brutale 750cc in 2001. The base Brutale model has since grown to 910cc, to 989cc, and now to 998cc in the 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 R. The top of the line Brutale still features a 1078cc engine despite the 1090 RR name tag. The original Tamburini design stunned the world and only now has MV Agusta’s CRC design house done a relatively big change in the aesthetic department.
Streetfighter S Test
"Get your ‘fighters ready. Five minutes to take off!" announced the loudspeakers ahead of each session followed by heavy metal music. How suitable, and exactly the way I’d like to wake up each morning! Ducati has taken the motorcycle term "streetfighter" to a new level.
Semi-Retro Café Racer
In a cookie-cutter motorcycle world, there is something reassuring about the Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport. Following the conventions of no other motorcycle, the Breva Sport is a semi-retro café racer that is comfortable enough to allow you to ride quite a bit farther than the next espresso dispensary, and do it with an unmistakable Italian flair.
Although pugilists are not normally associated with class, there is still a definite elegance to the Ducati Streetfighter. Despite its attempts to promote a hooligan image for the bike, I’m afraid Ducati’s sophistication and racing heritage still shine through. Not quite a choir boy fighting in the church parking lot, nevertheless the Ducati Streetfighter is a smooth sophisticate that is much more James Bond than street punk.
Best of the Best
Ducati North America has proudly announced that the new class-leading Streetfighter has claimed victory with three distinguished awards; cementing its position as 2009’s best motorcycle. The Streetfighter took honors in Robb Report’s "Best of the Best", Motorcyclist’s "Motorcycle of the Year" awards and Cycle World’s "Ten Best."
"Summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy," Mick Jagger famously sang in 1968. In 2009, that means our June/July issue has the first test of the Ducati Streetfighter naked superbike.
In Ducati Dealers May 2009
Just six months after its global unveiling, the 2010 Ducati Streetfighter is on its way to North American Showrooms.
Heralded as "the bike" for 2009, the Ducati Streetfighter boasts an unprecedented amount of performance for a naked style motorcycle. Loaded with componentry from Ducati’s 2008 World Championship Winning Superbikes, it is guaranteed to outperform any other naked class motorcycle on the market.
Soul of a Superbike, Attitude of a Fighter.
Living up to its name, there was little doubt that the Ducati Streetfighter would score a round one knock-out when it entered the ring for the first time at the 2008 EICMA Show in Milan. Making an immediate impact on the international press and the public, it was nominated "most beautiful bike in show" and raised the bar for extreme nakeds by creating a new point of reference in the market.