The Streetfighter is an awesome, uniquely styled combination of world-class superbike technology and aggressive, innovative design. It's lines are strikingly clean and sharp, with a commanding upright riding posture that reflects the sophisticated aggression and extreme aesthetics of this new Ducati icon. The 1098 Testastretta Evoluzione engine propels the Streetfighter with incredible power, generated by a massive bore and short stroke that output 155hp and 85lb-ft of torque at peak — the best power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios in its class.
This engine, the soul of a superbike, rests exposed in the purpose-built frame whose increased rake gives the front wheel a more solid footing. From the elegantly curved twin coolant radiators hugging the arch of the front wheel, to the stacked cannon-style exhaust, every element is a carefully showcased part of the sophisticated whole.
The Streetfighter rides on fully adjustable Showa suspension - a 43mm fork in front and a progressive linkage monoshock in back. The black anodized single-sided aluminum swingarm shows off a lightweight aluminum 10-spoke wheel, wearing premium Pirelli Diablo Corsa 3 tires. MotoGP-derived elliptical throttle bodies feed the engine 30% more air than conventional designs, and the massive 2-1-2 exhaust system uses twin lambda probes to monitor fuel efficiency and optimize power delivery. Brembo Monobloc race-derived brakes provide colossal stopping power with incredible precision, mounted radially to huge 330mm discs.
Ducati's focus on implementing weight-saving materials wherever possible means the Streetfighter has a dry weight of a mere 373lb/169kg. The Vacural® casting process introduced with the Evoluzione engine increases strength while reducing weight. Magnesium alloy clutch and cam covers are very lightweight without sacrificing strength. The dash and switchgear have been designed to present minimalism at its best, with a clean and uncluttered presentation of precise, intuitive controls and data displayed with detailed clarity.
The Streetfighter S tips the scales at only 368lb/167kg, a reduction achieved by the carbon fiber front fender and cam belt covers, and beautiful Marchesini 5-spoke forged alloy wheels. Handling is pushed to the limit with top-of-the-line Öhlins suspension front and rear — a 43mm fork coated with friction-reducing TiN and a loaded rear monoshock with top-out spring for extreme situations — both with precision control of preload, compression and rebound dampening. Ducati Traction Control and the comprehensive Ducati Data Analysis package are both included, allowing skilled riders to push this incredible machine to its limits with cutting-edge technology.