The Ducati Streetfighter is being launched to motorcycle magazines in Italy this week, luckily pictures and video have already made it to the internet for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, we’ll stay have to wait a few more months for the traction control, Marchesini wheeled, and Öhlins suspended Ducati Streetfighter S to go on sale in the US sometime in May. MSRP for the Streetfighter S will be $18,995. The cheaper non-S Streetfighter will hit showrooms sometime latter this summer with an MSRP of $14,995. More Details and pictures after the jump.
Ducati Streetfighter Techinical Specifications:
Engine: 1,099cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder L-Twin
Chassis: Tubular steel trellis-type frame
Wheelbase: 58.1 inches
Front Suspension: Fully adjustable 43mm Showa (Öhlins on the Streetfighter S) USD fork
Rear Suspension: Aluminum single-sided swingarm, fully adjustable Showa monoshock (Öhlins on the Streetfighter S)
Brakes: Twin 330mm semi-floating discs with radial-mount Brembo Monobloc four-piston callipers (front), single 245mm disc with twin-piston callipers (rear)
Dry Weight: 167kg
Ducati Streetfighter Accessories:
Racing carbon silencers
An innovative design with unique profile exhaust end caps gives the Streetfighter an even more aggressive look. The two carbon fibre racing silencers come with removable dB killers and include a racing air filter and dedicated ECU with dedicated mapping to unleash even more performance.
Carbon undertank side panels
The undertank side panels made in carbon fibre accent the Streetfighter’s aggressive lines. Lighter than the standard side panels, the sleek look underlines the bike’s racing soul.
Carbon swingarm guard
The carbon fibre swingarm guard gives the bike a personalised look while also protecting it from scrapes and scratches.
Carbon passenger seat cover
The carbon fibre cover for the passenger seat is an eye-catching component that draws even more attention to an already beautiful tail-piece.
Carbon rear hugger
The rear hugger in carbon fibre lightens the appearance of the rear of the bike and integrates perfectly with the single-sided aluminium swingarm anodised in black.
The slipper clutch kit prevents rear wheel lock-up under aggressive downshifting. Designed to use the same springs as the standard clutch (springs not supplied with the kit), the slipper clutch offers the same lever pressure that’s comfortable enough for everday riding.
“Tecno” billet aluminium clutch cover
The use of light alloy and its hi-tech inspired design make this billet clutch cover a must-have for that unique customised look.
Aluminium number plate holder
This universal number plate holder lends a compact, minimalist look to the tail section to emphasise the aggressive design of the Streetfighter. Made in anodised aluminium, the kit includes a number plate LED light and mounts compatible with the standard direction indicators.
The latest-generation power shifter allows shifting without using the clutch or closing the throttle, resulting in substantially shorter shift times. A load-cell sensor that measures the pressure applied to the shift lever enables 10 different sensitivity settings to suit each rider’s shifting style and to also prevent accidental shifting due to bumps. Cut-off time is adjustable in a 10 to 150 ms range.
Using an innovative fabric with the look of neoprene, the new racing seat offers confidence-boosting grip in a comfortable seat that’s not overly soft — perfect for moving around while ripping-up the asphalt.