Streetfighter 848

streetfighter848Streetfighter 848. MSRP $13,495.00

Control, precision and pure fun: the supremacy of the new Streetfighter 848.

The new Streetfighter 848 offers pure motorcycling thrills thanks to its perfect combination of 848 Testastretta 11° engine and a new Trellis frame with Superbike 848EVO-derived geometry. Outstanding control and precision make the Streetfighter 848 irresistible. Thanks to the superb handling offered by the new frame, the progressive easy-to-manage power delivery provided by the Testastretta 11° engine, the confidence-inspiring upright riding position and Ducati Traction Control, which keeps watch over the power, this latest interpretation of the fighter concept delivers instant, knock-out riding enjoyment.

The Streetfighter culture was born on the backstreets of Northern Europe during the late 70s and 80s. If the Café racer movement had taken traditional bikes and transformed them to establish out-and-out sportbikes, then Streetfighters were definitely anti-establishment. They evolved by removing the fairings from sport bikes, fitting higher bars and customising to create high-performance, over-the-top nakeds.

Ducati’s Streetfighter project was inevitable. The passion to build the most successful Superbikes ever, mixed with the desire to create iconic, naked motorcycles was a rush of adrenaline just waiting to happen. Who else would create a bike for out-and-out purists to celebrate naked power in all its forms? A bike with muscle-engine performance, aggressive chassis engineering and intelligent electronics all laid bare to appreciate, respect and enjoy? Ducati build bikes for enthusiasts – for bikers who appreciate the details that come together to make an awesome bike.

A masterpiece of Desmodromic engine design, the 848 Testastretta 11° can deliver 132 hp at 10,000 rpm and a torque of 9.5 kgm at 9,500 rpm. A direct offshoot of the Testastretta Evoluzione used on the Superbike 848EVO, it makes the most of the Testastretta 11° technology that has already proved so successful on the Multistrada and Diavel, giving awesome torque even at low revs. With respect to the Testastretta Evoluzione the overlap angle has been reduced from 37° to 11° to ensure unbeatably fluid power delivery, a much wider power band and reduced consumption and emissions.
The Testastretta 11° maintenance schedule requires valve regulation just once every 24,000 km.

The riding position on the Streetfighter 848 gives maximum control thanks to a dominant stance achieved through in-depth study of seat-footpegs-handlebar distances, providing maximum comfort without changing the unique ‘feel’ that only a Ducati-designed naked can offer its rider.

The Streetfighter’s instrumentation blends into the aggressive line of the headlight. Information additional to the default read-outs is managed from the left-hand handlebar-mounted switch gear, allowing the rider to scroll through and select from various menus.

The display presents rpm and speed, with the former displayed across the screen in a progressive bar graph. Additionally, the instruments display lap times, DTC status and level selected (if activated on Streetfighter S) time, air temperature, coolant temperature, battery voltage, two trips and a trip that automatically starts as the fuel system goes onto reserve.

Warning lights illuminate to signify neutral, turn signals, high beam, rev-limit, low oil pressure, fuel reserve, DTC intervention (if activated on Streetfighter S) and scheduled maintenance.

The instrument display is also used as the control panels for the DDA and DTC systems as well as listing lap times recorded by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch.

Technical specification

Engine

Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement
849cc
Bore x Stroke
94×61,2mm
Compression ratio
13.2:1
▂Power
132hp (97kW) @ 10.000rpm
▂Torque
93.5 Nm (69 lb-ft) @ 9,500 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers

Transmission

6 speed
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
Final drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch
Wet multiplate with hydraulic control

Chassis

Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Front suspension
Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel
10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre
Pirelli Diablo Corsa 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
10-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre
Pirelli Diablo Corsa 180/60 ZR17
Front wheel travel
127mm (5in)
Rear wheel travel
127mm (5in)
Front brake
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
Instrumentation
Digital unit with displays for: Speedometer, rev counter, lap times, time, air temp, coolant temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, DTC status and level selected (if activated) scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Immobilizer system and management of DTC and DDA

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight
169kg (373lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
199kg (439lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height
840mm (33in)
Wheelbase
1475mm (58.1 in)
Rake
24,5°
Trail
103mm (4.05in)
Fuel tank capacity
16,5 l – 4.4 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Warranty

2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
7,500m
Valve clearance check
15,000m

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