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2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter Review - First Ride

With the world launch of the 1199 Panigale superbike at the EICMA show in Milan still a month away, Ducati filled the interim with an international press launch of the 2012 848 Streetfighter. The combined street and track ride in and around Modena, Italy, exposed the newest naked performer to Sunday morning twisties and trackday duties.

Nearly identical in appearance to the larger 1098 Streetfighter, the new 848 is meant to provide motorcyclists a more affordable and less extreme option to the superbike-powered S model, which is the only other Streetfighter available for 2012 as the standard Streetfighter is being discontinued.

The most obvious difference between the two 2012 Streetfighter models is engine displacement. Whereas the Streetfighter S utilizes Ducati's 1099cc L-Twin cylinder engine producing a claimed 155 hp and 89 ft.-lb. of torque at 9500 rpm, the new Fighter is powered by an 848cc Twin outputing a claimed 132 hp and 69 ft.-lb. of torque at 10,000 and 9500 rpm, respectively. Producing its peak horsepower 500 rpm higher in the rev range and with a compression ratio of 13.2:1, compared to the S's 12.5:1, the new SF is a little more high-strung than the larger-displacement model.

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Very cool bike! Looks great in yellow too!

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Yellow IS faster!

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Like the bike but the plastic tank is a problem in USA, where ethanol blend is common and in fact mandatory in most states. For $2k you can at least get a replacement aluminum tank, unlike some other affected models. - Gene

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Can you get an ally tank for the Streetfighter?

Got any more info on that?
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