Ducati North America announced a 61% increase in sales over the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Following the 68% increase reported from the first quarter, Ducati can claim four consecutive quarters of year-on-year increases in North America. Over the first six months of 2011, Ducati‘s North American sales are […]
2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 Spied
A photograph has emerged of what is reported to be a new, smaller version of the Ducati Streetfighter featuring the company’s 848 engine.
The photograph, posted by a user on the Ducati.ms forum, was reportedly snapped outside Ducati’s factory in Bologna.
The banana yellow motorcycle sports a five-bolt hub on the rear wheel, similar to the Ducati 848EVO, whereas the current 1098cc Streetfighter has a six-bolt rear hub (pictured below from our 2009 Ducati Streetfighter review).
Also different is a new front end which, according to Ducati News Today, appears to use a upside-down Marzocchi fork and Brembo radial-mount calipers similar to the Ducati Monster 1100EVO. The larger Streetfighter has Ohlins forks with a Brembo monobloc, so the 848 version will be priced quite a bit lower than its older sibling.
An official announcement is expected in September.