Ducati Streetfighter accessories revealed
23 March 2009 17:56
Ducati is letting us loose on the new 1098-engined Streetfighter on Wednesday but the firm has just released details of a host of tuning parts for the 155bhp naked bike.
MCN will be among the first publications in the world to ride the new bike and MCN editor Marc Potter will be sending back launch reports throughout the test which is happening over the next two days.
The Streetfighter is a barely diluted 1098 superbike with the fairing taken off. It keeps the 1098cc engine and gets traction control and the Ducati Data Analysis data logging system.
Keep checking back for riding impressions as MCN gets to ride the bike this week.
The Ducati accessories press release says:
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.
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.