DUCATI STREETFIGHTER VOTED MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE OF EICMA

Borgo Panigale (Italy) 10 November 2008 - The Ducati Streetfighter is officially the best-looking bike at the 2008 Milan show. Voted on by more than 20,000 enthusiasts taking part in a survey organised by Italian magazine Motociclismo, the award shows the Streetfighter to be an immediate success.

The new Bolognese Superbike in the nude claimed more than 25% of the votes; followed by the Aprilia RSV4 Factory and the MV Agusta Brutale 1078RR.

The award ceremony took place on the official Motolive stage in the presence of General Manager of the Milan Motorcycle Show, Costantino Ruggero, while closing an intense week of exhibition and events over which 500,000 visitors filled the halls of the Milan-Rho exhibition centre.

This prize is confirmation of the great interest shown by visitors in the new Streetfighter, and further proof of how much energy and resources Ducati is dedicating to its continuous development of new products.

The new Ducati Streetfighter was the undisputed star of the Milan show. Stripped to the bare essentials, its combination of state-of-the-art race technology, exposed styling and cultured design has taken Ducati's big naked concept to the very top of the fighter food chain.

With 155hp of Ducati L-Twin muscle harnessed in a stripped-down, super-light, bike that packs more punch for its weight than any other contender, the Streetfighter becomes the new benchmark for the sector.

The Ducati Streetfighter is equipped with everything that made the Superbike a legend. Awesome L-Twin power from the Testastretta Evoluzione 1098cc engine that produces 85lb-ft (11.7kgm) of heavyweight torque, and thoroughbred chassis technology featuring Ducati's trademark Trellis frame, beautiful single-sided swingarm and planet-stopping Monobloc brakes. The 'S' version is further equipped with sophisticated Ohlins suspension, lightweight forged wheels, carbon fibre components, and the exclusive Ducati Traction Control system designed for street use.

The Ducati Streetfighter will be ripping-up asphalt beginning in Spring 2009. For more information and pictures, please visit vwww.ducatiusa.com

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