Ducati 1199 Panigale Streetfighter by Hertrampf

12/16/2013 @ 1:31 pm, by Jensen Beeler18 COMMENTS


As soon as Bologna debuted the Ducati 1199 Panigale, the speculation was rife on if/when the Italian brand would bring streetfighter and supersport-class machines to market. We have already seen the Ducati 899 Panigale, which isn’t quite race-legal, though packs the superbike’s design philosophies into a more affordable package with a smaller engine displacement.

As for the Streetfighter, the debut of the Ducati Monster 1200 seems to confirm suspicions that Ducati has no plans to continue with a performance-based street naked. With the demise of the Streetfighter 1098, one can only wonder how much longer the Streetfighter 848 will remain in Ducati’s lineup. Surely when the smaller displacements of the Monster line move to water-cooled engine, the we will see the removal of the 848, much to our chagrin.

This still leaves us with some “what if’s” though, as some believe the monocoque “frameless” chassis design of the Panigale makes a streetfighter variant all but impossible. We would have to say that when the fairingless photos of the Ducati 1199 Superleggera that came out this year, our eyes searched for ways to tailor the Panigale’s naked body into some sort of Streetfighter, though it looks like some Germans have gone a step further.

The folks at Motorrad Hertrampf have built their own version of a Panigale Streetfighter, calling their work a 1199 S Fighter. The German Ducati dealer sees other models, both in 1199 and 899 form, being possible for customers who are so inclined. The styling is a mix of old-school European streetfightering, the genre that began the trend, and Italian design.

We imagine that tastes will vary, and you will either love or hate what Hertrampf has done here with the Panigale S. However we think the design proves one thing that those who said that Ducati’s new chassis and Superquadro motor were unsuitable for a naked bike are clearly mistaken in their belief. Thanks for the tip Thomas!


Source: Motorrad Hertrampf

  • ZootCadiilac

    Not too sure what to make of this. I’m not really a fan of the streetfighter concept, but I do like a naked bike.

    Interesting that German company would attempt this, these bikes don’t particularly sell well in Europe and indeed the streetfighter, at least from Ducati, is a particularly American product.

    It’s a change to see a bike with things being removed rather than one with more and more crap being bolted on to it. Another particularly American concept.

    At the end of the day they all look great but riding is a different issue. A humble Monster will batter you senseless on a typical windy day in Europe. I’d prefer the added protection on my sport bike.

    What do we mean by the 899 not being race legal Jensen? Is that particular to your local rules? It’s going to be raced in force by quite a few of my friends next season in an official British Superbike support capacity. I’m still considering buying one ( with a partner ) if I can find a rider able to not to crash it every week ;)

  • yung
  • Zoot, by that I mean it doesn’t fit into existing Supersport class rules. I’m sure there are certain “open” classes the 899 could be raced in at national and local levels.

  • Ian John

    Anyway, back to the bike…….
    i like it, and if Ducati is not going to bring out a Streetfighter if you really want one, make your own.
    Clip’ons / risers and dabble in a DIY “fiber” kit or ebay bits.

    Correct me if im wrong, but from where i come from, Streetfighters came about after you crashed your bike. Before ebay and after market plastics / fiber, some couldn’t afford the crash bill.

    So, chuck all the OEM stuff back on when your ready to sell up.
    Ill have one in matte black thanks……

  • jimmy smith jr

    Kill it with fire and pass me the eye bleach.

  • ZootCadiilac

    Not sure if i’ve gone into some form of moderation. made a post that didn;t post. Told i can’t post a repeats of it and it’s still not appeared.

    I did have some comment about the 899 and racing next year. Ah well.

  • TexusTim

    @jimmy..you sure bout that?..it might burn for a minute or two.

  • paulus

    I like it more than the panigale… although the images are of the side without the afterthought suspension.

  • MikeD

    Terminator Salvation. There. I said it.

    Seriously, the cyborg head headlight has to go. Give me a 2 bug’s eyes a la Speed Triple, a single big shallow round one a la Suzuki GS1100E or a melting looking futuristic one like the FZ1 from the EU Market.


    Belly Fairing must go too, too much plastic fantastic. I’m cool with exposing FUNCTIONAL PARTS, be it pretty or not.

    Any one sees a look alike pattern with this guy ? :


  • Conrice

    Zoot – not to be a jerk – but your first post is completely wrong.

    Street fighters began in Europe and are MUCH bigger and more popular in Europe than they are in America – especially in Germany. Many of the companies that make street fighter parts are german. You can look up companies like Fight Machines, Gemo Fighters, etc. Google Fighterama – the biggest street fighter show on the planet – it’s in Germany.

    Taking things off of bikes as opposed to putting them on is NOT an american thing – it’s a very big thing in Europe considering they berthed the cafe racer (which is a bare bones bike concept) along with the street fighter concept.

  • I ride a 1098. S/f – with 40 000 kms on the clock

    Its a stunning motorcycle & after a 5 day trip in UK on a hired panigale – I’d swop my left testicle for a naked panigale S/F . Personally I don’t care if its American or Germans who do what to there bikes- but I’d be so happy if Ducati would release this bike as catalogue..

    Hopefully .. meantime love this version & matte black with tricolor stripes would make my heart sing.

  • Mariano

    @ ZootCadilac, sorry but you got it completely wrong…..the Streetfighter/ naked market is an European (and Asian) market, unlike the US where naked bikes do poorly in sales. For example, the Kawasaki ER6n which sells great in the old continent, but was taking out of the US market after three of four years. As a matter of fact, as you probably know, Kawasaki offers its naked Streetfighter in two sizes in Europe, the Z800 and Z1000 ( with even special editions) Here Kawasaki offers only the Z1000, no special editions.

  • Bart

    After seeing this I ‘m realy glad I bought my 848 Streetfighter Dark Stealth a month ago.

  • ZootCadiilac

    Don’t wish to get into any argument with anyone and i don’t doubt that there is a healthy market for streetfighters in central Europe. I based my opinion on Ducati sales figures. Which I am very familiar with.

    @Conrice. You misunderstood my post. I was suggesting that it was refreshing to see bikes having things taken off rather than bolted on. The bolt-ons being something which i see as an American thing ( no judgement, just an observation )so you are essentially agreeing with me on that point.

    I have friends who can’t produce after-market carbon parts fast enough and it’s all going to California.

  • veetwotls

    very nice looking streetfighter but looks a nightmare to work on. KTM1290 superduke R (race version) still for me.

  • Norm G.

    I like it. 9x outta 10 the germans usually create abominations when they tackle this sort of thing. here they’ve finally showed restraint. less is more. they’re learning.

  • Gutterslob

    Still too much visible plumbing for my tastes.

  • crshnbrn


    “the cyborg head headlight has to go.”


    “Give me a 2 bug’s eyes a la Speed Triple”

    I hadn’t thought of those, but I have always liked the dual round headlights of the previous generation Speed Triple. With the sharp lines of Hertrampf’s S/F the current Speed Triple’s dual headlights might work also. I was thinking keep it pure with a large slanted headlight from a Monster.

    Belly fairing can stay if left side is anywhere near as good looking as the right side.