Ducati Streetfighter 848 | First Ride

No Fear

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Milagro

Tech Spec

EVOLUTION
A less intimidating version of the original 1099cc Street Fighter, with the 848 EVO’s engine and chassis geometry.
RIVALS
Aprilia Shiver 750, BMW F800R, MV Agusta Brutale 675, Triumph Street Triple R.
TECH

Price $12,995
Engine type l-c 90 deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 4v desmodromic
Displacement 849cc
Bore x stroke 94.0 x 62.1mm
Compression 13.2:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 132 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Claimed torque 69 lb.-ft. @ 9500 rpm
Frame Steel trellis with single-sided aluminum swingarm
Front suspension Marzocchi 43mm fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rear tire 180/60ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rake/trail 24.5º/4.1 in.
Seat height 33.0 in.
Wheelbase 58.1 in.
Fuel capacity 4.4 gal.
Claimed curb weight 437 lbs
Colors Dark Stealth, Ducati Red, Fighter Yellow
Available Now
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Ducati North America
10443 Bandley Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
408.253.0499
www.ducati.com
Verdict 4 out of 5 stars

Same great taste … less filling.

By Brian Catterson
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