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2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Coolness Factor = 79.4%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 23, 2014 11:09 am

2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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Control, precision and pure fun: the supremacy of the new Streetfighter 848...

The new Streetfighter 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. Outstanding control and precision make the Streetfighter 848 irresistible. Thanks 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 features everything that has made Ducati Superbikes legendary: the breathtaking power of the L-Twin, the superlative suspension set-up, the awesome rear swingarm and racing-derived brakes.


As of today, the Streetfighter family just got bigger: whether you're aiming to rip up the asphalt with the astonishing power of the latest Streetfighter 848. Weave through the bends with precision and assured control on the new Streetfighter 848, pure riding pleasure is guaranteed.

Confident contender – Supreme fighter


The confident and urban-friendly Streetfighter 848 continues the stylish, exciting and high-performance challenge from this unique naked family.


2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13,495 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $14,495 CDN


Engine Type
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement
849cc
Bore x Stroke
94x61,2mm
Compression ratio
13.2:1
Power
132hp (97kW) @ 10.000rpm
Torque
93.5 Nm (69 lb-ft) @ 9,500 rpm

Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers


Chassis

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Front suspension
Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel
10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre
Pirelli Diablo Corsa 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
10-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre
Pirelli Diablo Corsa 180/60 ZR17
Front wheel travel
127mm (5in)
Rear wheel travel
127mm (5in)
Front brake
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
Instrumentation
Digital unit with displays for: Speedometer, rev counter, lap times, time, air temp, coolant temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, DTC status and level selected (if activated) scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, DTC intervention, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Immobilizer system and management of DTC and DDA


Dimensions and weight

Dry weight
169kg (373lb)

Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
199kg (439lb)

Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height
840mm (33in)
Wheelbase
1475mm (58.1 in)
Rake
24,5°
Trail
103mm (4.05in)
Fuel tank capacity
16,5 l - 4.4 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Dual seat



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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 23, 2014 11:10 am

From the URAL of the past to the Ducati of the future... Around the same price, just no sidecar on the Ducati...

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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri May 23, 2014 8:13 pm

oopphhh I like this machine but I don't care for the price tag I gotta think about this one. :?
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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat May 24, 2014 2:56 pm

BRUMBEAR wrote:oopphhh I like this machine but I don't care for the price tag I gotta think about this one. :?
Yeah, that's a lotta coin just to tear the @$$ outta a canyon or two on the weekends. On the plus side though, I'm sure the high price tag acts as a deterrent to beginner or even novice riders who have no business sitting on this beast.

This gets a Cool -- at the end of the day this just doesn't have enough appeal or functionality to earn an Awesome.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by ceemes » Sat May 24, 2014 3:05 pm

Me likkie, me never ride let alone own one, but me likkie.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by jstark47 » Sat May 24, 2014 7:42 pm

I think the price is pretty much in the zone for this kind of bike. To compare, a regular Triumph Speed Triple is $700 less, and a Triumph Speed Triple R with the fancy suspension is $1200 more. A Street Triple R is $3500 less, but it's also down about 25 hp while weighing about the same.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun May 25, 2014 3:52 am

I give it a cool. Somehow the Street Triple R still appeals more, if I was in the market for a standard/naked.

Just wondering though, standards are supposed to be more versatile and practical. Does this even have an option for a small luggage rack? A centerstand? A helmet lock? It can be rightly argued that that's not what Ducatis are about, but it's getting rarer and rarer to see any standard in this size class with some of these practical touches.
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Unread post by montanalifter » Mon May 26, 2014 6:31 pm

Definitely cool, maybe I am too old but I also would like some kind of was to carry something (lunch, work clothes) and yes a centerstand would be good but not a must.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by Hanson » Tue May 27, 2014 8:47 am

I like it! Cool!

I have a newb question about the exhaust which is a 2 into 1 into 2: once you combined the exhaust for the catalytic converter, is there any power advantage in splitting the exhaust so that you have 2 silencers or is this primarily just for aesthetics?

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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by High_Side » Tue May 27, 2014 10:15 pm

I haven't ridden it, but rode 1098 version when it first came out. Very capable, very fast, but somehow without soul. The Superduke that I rode to and from the test ride was, and still is the polar opposite.

As for the ergos, the pegs are surprisingly high, and the handlebars surprisingly low for a modern super-naked bike.

Last Saturday I rode the new Monster 1200 Testretta and THAT bike has all that the Streetfighter was missing. I don't know why - it just does.

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Wed May 28, 2014 3:11 am

High_Side wrote:As for the ergos, the pegs are surprisingly high, and the handlebars surprisingly low for a modern super-naked bike.

Last Saturday I rode the new Monster 1200 Testretta and THAT bike has all that the Streetfighter was missing. I don't know why - it just does.
I've never straddled one, but I was trying to figure out what looked odd about this bike in its side view, and it's exactly this; the bars seem so low (at least, compared to the seat).

Also, the Monster 1200 looks prettier (even with all the plumbing on the right side).
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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 30, 2014 11:00 am

I voted: Cool

It's really hard not to vote Cool with a Ducati, there is something really appealing to the nature of Italian designs that just work. (well, minus the Fiat). But that aside, it gets a Cool on looks for sure, comfort, it's definitely in the uncool zone, too small a bike, too aggressive a riding position and a seat that will give you hemorrhoids. LOL.

In red or white I'd have one, but it would be a show piece and not for riding more than to the corner store. I'd personally opt for the Triumph IF I could fit on that darn thing (but can't either).

That said, it will be interesting to see what the new 2015 Ducati Monster 821 will get this week on the Cool Wall as it was just released and is modeled after the new 1200 monster....

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Re: This Week: 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 30, 2014 11:20 am

2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 - Coolness Factor = 79.4%
Featured: May 23rd, 2014 - May 30th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Coolness Factor of the 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 is:

Awesome (3 points) 44% [ 15 ]
Cool (2 points) 50% [ 17 ]
Uncool (1 point) 6% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 0% [ 0 ]

Total votes : 34


= a Coolwall Factor of 79.4%

NOTES: An interesting mixed set of member responses for the 848, but still all positive. It just feels like Ducati has more practicality they could put into the 848 than they did. Could explain the disappearance of many of the Streetfighter models. JStark47 and Grey Thumper mentioned Triumph could compete with the Street Triple for around the same price and $1200 more for the Street Triple R, gives a buyer something to think about...

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!!
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