Ducati appears to be expanding the Streetfighter range downwards if this photo, snapped at the factory gate in Bologna, is any clue. Unlike the 1099cc Ducati Streetfighter which uses a six-bolt rear hub and Brembo Monobloc front calipers, the bike seen here is fitted with a five-bolt rear (the same arrangement as the Ducati 848 Evo), cheaper radial Brembos and forks that look to be the same USD Marzocchis fitted to the Ducati Monster 1100 Evo.

The larger 1099cc Streetfighter makes 155bhp and 85lb/ft of torque. The Ducati 848 Evo makes 140bhp and 72.3lb/ft. It’s likely that Ducati will knock some top end power off that smaller v-twin for the Streetfighter, maintaing a clear advantage for the more expensive bike and adding in longer service intervals/cheaper operating costs. Look for the Ducati Streetfighter 848 to leak pre-EICMA. In other news, tragic fanny packs are expected to be the item in Ducatisti circles for S/S12.

via Ducati News Today

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