2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 Revealed: First Official Photos

by Ionut Dragomir

You probably know already that Ducati has big plans for the future, including a series of updates on current range. Following the spy shots taken in Bologna, the Italian bike manufacturer has published the first photos with the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 and we are here to show them to you.

Ducati isn’t bringing a lot of design improvements, but rather some new motor upgrades. The 2012 model features the new, “brilliantly engineered” Testastretta 11 engine plus it comes with a new chassis geometry and “enriched user-friendliness”.

As you can see from these pictures and from our previous spy shots, there are quite a few similarities with other models. It is easy to notice that the 5 bolt hub on the rear wheel is a copy-cat of the Ducati 848EVO (having 140hp, so the new Streetfighter will have 10-15 hp less) and the ‘new’ front end that looks a lot like the on Ducati Monster 1100 EVO which has a Marzocchi fork with Brembo radial Brembo calipers.

However, the Italian company says that their 2012 Streetfighter 848 has got smooth power delivery, revised ergonomics plus the Ducati Traction Control system which will helps enhance usability.

The new model will come in traditional Ducati red, yellow (for mid-range purists) or matte black, becoming available for ordering from November 2011 onwards.

Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
Vector illustration of teamwork concept. Office workers are made up of parts of the whole, working on the project.
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Source: Ducati via Carsession

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