Photos and Video of the Ducati Streetfighter 848

09/29/2011 @ 7:19 am, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

Now that the European press launch of the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 is over (we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the US press launch…le sigh), some more professional photos and a video of the new middleweight Streetfighter have hit the interwebs. Of course Ducati is really pushing the revitalization of the Italian yellow paint scheme, but we think the matte black “Dark Stealth” version will turn a few heads, and admittedly, this author wishes his Streetfigher 1098 had the red frame on the Rosso Corsa version of the Streetfighter 848.

At $12,995 MSRP, the Ducati Streetfighter 848 is $1,000 cheaper than the Superbike 848 from which it gains its roots (and shares the $13k price point with the Superbike 848 “Dark”). With the added benefit of Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and a 132hp Testastretta 11° motor with longer service intervals, Ducati has refined the Streetfighter 848 to be more civil for its for its urban hooligan duties, while maintaining an appropriate amount of uncouthed sensibility. 19 photos and a video after the jump.

Source: Ducati

  • Jake Fox

    Dark Stealth = Pure Sex.

  • MikeD

    Black Copy= Batman approved, he would be proud. LMAO.
    Im another admirer of all things “stealth”…lol.

  • John Magnum

    Matt Black = Stealth / Tactical / Batcycle / autobike from Terminator……
    I want to rub my penis on that thing!
    Here in OZ, by the time you put on the must have exhaust, the 1198 is gunna be @ around 30k…… maybe + if there is a price rise.

    Turn heads Jensen is an understatement, more like women grabing babies from their prams and jumping for cover. Cops drawing their weapons and men pushing their partners into the direction of danger just to protect themselves. Then the women see you get off your steed and through pure motorcycle erotica, feel that they must have your loin………sorry got carried away.

    i must have one.

  • Lemmy

    Does that tank look different to anyone else? Could that be the shape of the new post-lawsuit, anti-expansion tank?

  • Black stealth model looks good enough to make me drop my allegiance to the Ducati Red quintessential look. Just wow.

    And @MikeD, totally Batman! That’s what I was thinking too, hah.

  • MikeD

    Lemmy says:
    Could that be the shape of the new post-lawsuit, anti-expansion tank?


  • John, I had to take a shower after reading your comment. That’s just dirty man!

  • Jensen

    you own a 1098 SF ?

    Me also – & I’m thinking of trading it in on the 848 SF for the traction control and that maybe its a better balanced bike with the shorter piston stroke and shorter heads – any thoughts / advice ??



  • Yes I do. Bought it with my hard-earned blogging dollars (not a bike from the press fleet). My advice would be to wait until after EICMA, and see what Ducati does with the 1098SF…we have yet to see everything from the Streetfighter line for 2012.

  • @Jensen Good call. I was thinking of upgrading but I have the 2009 Monster 1100 and it’s more than enough fun for now, I can wait to see what happens with the SF line.

    I’m moving up to San Francisco this weekend from Palo Alto, let’s meet up for a ride, Jensen. You game?

    Anyone else in NorCal?

  • Would love to, but I’m in New Zealand/Australia until October 20th.

  • Awesome, hope you’re enjoying “vacation.” Hah. I’ll be here when you get back, let’s touch base then.

    Still calling out to any other NorCal-ers to join us.