2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati Streetfighter’s Short life history

The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is a sport bike, with a 849 cc V-twin engine, It was announced on November 6, 2007 for the 2008 model year and replaces the 749, although the 848 model name was already listed on the compatible parts table for the 1098 fuel tank. In August 2010, Ducati announced the 848 Evo, as the evolution of the model.

The bike featured minor revisions such as a black swingarm, Mono-block Brembo brake calipers, steering damper mount as well as some very minor engine revisions and Ducati announced In 2013 the 848 was replaced by the  Panigale 899.

Ducati Streetfighter 848 2014
Ducati Streetfighter 848 2014

Though the new Street fighter 848 offers pure motorcycling thrills thanks to its perfect combination of 848 Testastretta 11° engine and a new Trellis frame with Superbike 848EVO-derived geometry. Its exceptional control and exactness make the Streetfighter 848 tempting. The Ducati Streetfighter features everything that has made Superbikes legendary obligations to the superb handling offered by the new frame, the progressive easy-to-manage power delivery provided by the Testastretta 11° engine, the confidence-inspiring upright riding position and Ducati Traction Control, which keeps watch over the power, this latest interpretation of the fighter concept delivers instant, knock-out riding enjoyment.

The Streetfighter family just got bigger stage in the race of  whether you’re aiming to rip up the asphalt with the astonishing power of the latest Streetfighter or interlace through the bends with precision and assured control on the new Streetfighter 848, pure riding pleasure is guaranteed.

The frame is combined with a set of sporty suspensions that consist of front Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable USD forks and a rear progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Industrialized in cooperation with Ducati Corse, the 848 trellis frame uses a simplified tube layout from the Ducati 749 featuring main section tubes that are enlarged in diameter from 28 mm to 34 mm, while being reduced in thickness from 2 mm to 1.5 mm.

Ducati Revised Testastretta Engine

Its aggressive design, the sporty riding position and the strong Testastretta 11° engine form a tasty mix that will make you fall in affection with this Italian monster. The Testastretta 11° engine can deliver 132 hp at 10,000 rpm and a torque of 9.5 kgm at 9,500 rpm it makes the most of the Testastretta 11° technology that has already proved so successful on the Multistrada and Diavel, giving awesome torque even at low revs.

testastretta engine image
testastretta engine image

The 2011 Ducati 848 Evo featured minor changes to the engine, including new Marelli throttle bodies, revised cylinder heads with straighter intake ports and reshaped combustion chambers. Ducati claimed these changes would result in a 6 hp increase, bringing output to 140 hp measured at the crank; however, Cycle World magazine’s first dyno test of the engine showed a mere 1.6 hp increase over the previous motor.

Ducati’s wet clutch

Although the 1198 and 848 share many similar components, as per the 916/748 and 999/749 models, the 848 uses a wet clutch rather than the traditional dry clutch of previous superbikes from Ducati. The manufacturer claims it reduces weight, improves both service life and “feel” of the clutch and reduces noise. Ducati has in the past held to only dry clutches in accordance with marketing their bikes as obeying the design imperatives of racing above all. Ducati and its adherents felt the clutch’s “typical noise is music to bikers’ ears. The 848’s wet clutch is a stark departure from the old techno dry clutch which makes noise, yet, Ducati made it very clear that there is a new philosophy within the factory to develop each bike with specifications and capabilities that are aligned with the bike’s target audience and intended environment.

2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848
2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848

The new Streetfighter gives more control, precision and pure fun, the supremacy of the new Streetfighter 848 offers pure motorcycling thrills thanks to its perfect combination of this latest interpretation of the fighter concept delivers instant, knock-out riding enjoyment.

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