2009 Ducati Streetfighter S - Stripped-Down Superbike

Finally, a naked bike that lives up to its name!

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Milagro

Tech Spec
Evolution

Ducati's 1098 Superbike loses its fairing, gets some geometry tweaks and swaps clip-ons for a conventional handlebar.

Rivals
Performance-oriented naked bikes such as the Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory, Buell 1125CR, KTM 990 Super Duke R, MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR and Triumph Speed Triple

TECH
Price $18,995
Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v desmodromic
Displacement 1099cc
Bore x stroke 104.0 x 64.7mm
Compression 12.5:1
Fuel system Marelli EFI
Clutch Dry, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 155 bhp @ 9500 rpm
Claimed torque 85 lb.-ft. @ 9500 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis with single-sided
  aluminum swingarm
Front suspension 43mm Ohlins inverted fork with adjustable
  spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Ohlins shock with adjustable
  spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Four-piston Brembo Monobloc radial
  calipers, 330mm discs
Rear brake Two-piston Brembo caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Rake/trail 25.6 deg./4.5 in.
Seat height 33.0 in.
Wheelbase 58.1 in.
Fuel capacity 4.4 gal.
Claimed dry weight 368 lbs.
Colors Red, black
Available May
Warranty 48 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact
Ducati North America, Inc.
10443 Bandley Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
www.ducatiusa.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Pure Superbike performance in a pure streetbike platform.

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