Ducati announced its MotoGP team will compete under the new “Open” class instead of the “Factory” class the other major manufacturers are adopting. Ducati declared its decision on the Feb. 28 deadline for teams to declare which of the two different class regulations they will use for the 2014 season. The decision was made on […]
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.