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Ducati Streetfighter information centre
25 March 2009 10:00
Welcome to the MCN Launch centre for the Streetfighter. Here you will find all the information you could want to know about the new Streetfighter motorcycle. Remember to check back regularly as we will have all the latest news on Ducati's new Streetfighter motorcycles.
The engine and chassis of the Ducati Streetfighter is almost identical to the 1098 superbike – peak power is only slightly less at 155bhp (compared to 160bhp for the 1098) and torque is down to 85lb-ft, compared to 90lb-ft on the 1098. But the rest is identical – the steel trellis frame, Showa suspension (Ohlins on the more expensive Ducati Streetfighter S), Brembo monobloc calipers and even most of the bodywork is taken straight from the 1098.
The Ducati Streetfighter is also the first Ducati ever to come with traction control fitted and active straight out of the box – even the £24,000 1098R requires a race ECU and exhaust cans for its traction control to function.
Check back here for the latest news and announcements on the launch of the Ducati Streetfighter.