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- Ducati Streetfighter 848: versatile naked by day, sporty by night
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- See complete gallery »Ducati Streetfighter 848 (37 photos)
Today is Monday again, a sad Monday. We are back in the streets of Madrid, but this time homeless, we are once again just pedestrians and we walk like a headless chicken looking for a means of public transport that will take us back to the outskirts. We have been stripped of the Ducati Streetfighter 848, and under one of the many canopies that populate the streets of the big city, amid so much feeling of grief, we remember what has happened for a week and another smile is drawn on our face.
The feeling you get from spending time apart from the Ducati Streetfighter 848 it is from a certain withdrawal syndrome. Think of the emptiness that leaves you and how fun life is grabbing her handlebars is the only thing that occupies you until you manage to spin any excuse to resume the relationship with this Italian. Going out to run errands, going to work or visiting a tired relative's house turns into a leisure activity and, speaking in silver, we will be damned that it ends. Solution? Chain maximum emergency missions to spend as much time as possible showing off at the traffic lights and terraces with the muscularity of the angular shapes that they send us from Borgo Panigale.
Taking into account that the model from which this streetfighter derives is not exactly a tourist motorcycle, but a purebred sports car, surprises the ease with which kilometers pass without acknowledging a greater fatigue than in other models of the same cut.
Obviously it is not a motorcycle designed to spend long days crossing the horizon on the highways and, although you want to look at it with good eyes because it has you in love, it must be recognized that the chassis is rigid, the very sporty suspensions and the seat with a high degree of hardness, but what tires you is not any of this but the titanic effort that must be made to keep your sanity.
Maintaining road legal pace in sixth gear with the engine spinning around 3,000 or 3,500 revs is pretty unpleasant given the power bump I was talking about earlier, and downshifting automatically lights the idea in our minds of making the Testastretta roar.
Ducati Streetfighter 848: versatile naked by day, sporty by night
The market for naked stockings is being overwhelmed no matter where you look at it, finding from simple utilitarian to sports stripped of their clothes, but with this streetfighter saga that Ducati has been taken from the sleeve have gone a step further. Yes, it is true, they have stripped their penultimate batch superbikes, but they have also worked on getting a muscular and dynamic design without forgetting some new geometries that make it a beautiful machine for making curves with maximum solvency.
Walking through the streets of the city on the way to work boredom gives us a plus of spirit seeing how people look at you at traffic lights, but be careful because the clutch can tire your left forearm. Wearing hearts of palm has its drawbacks, but scabies with pleasure does not itch.
Let's recognize that it is not a discreet motorcycle, draws attention No matter where you look at it with that superbike tail, the angular headlight with LED position lights, the hoarse sound of the exhausts that look like the arms of a Women, Men and Vice versa tronista, and the intense pearly yellow color. But we also have to assume that motorists are a bit tacky, badass and we like to be looked at. Talking about paint color, at first it seemed quite cani striking, but now I have to admit that I ended up liking it a lot and it is the one that looks the best. The black version seems extremely sober to me and the red one, which also receives such intense color on the chassis, reminds me of a lollipop.
As a good naked that it is, it will offer us both exposure to the wind and control over what we do with our hands on its handlebars. We have at our disposal a motorcycle polyvalent or a junk curve eater with fierce hunger. I have to confess that this market niche inhabited by motorcycles that we could call supernaked seems to me to be a tremendous success. Many are looking for a motorcycle to use every day and with which to have fun on weekends, and the current naked models, despite having a sporty aesthetic, tend to become soft when used in sports. It is true that as I always say there is no bad motorcycle, but an incorrect use.
In the second part of the test it said that this motorcycle push quickly but without scaring, and that is where I think lies a large part of the reason for this model being. It is true that sometimes the developments seem too long for the purpose of this Streetfighter 848, but the reality is that it is very difficult to miss the engine that equips its sister of 1099 cubic centimeters. In any situation we will have available power and this will be easily modular Without getting us into trouble, and if it happens it will be because we are going faster than we should.
In short, I loved it despite the hard general feel and the rough delivery of power. Is a very valid motorcycle To coexist during the week and on days off, enjoy its benefits even when entering the circuit, where I am convinced that it will perform wonderfully.
Ducati Streetfighter 848:
- Type: Gasoline engine with two cylinders in vee at 90º, 4 valves per cylinder and desmodromic distribution
- Displacement: 849 cm³
- Power max. dec.: 132 hp
- Clutch: Multi-disc in oil bath, hydraulically actuated.
- Change: 6 speeds
- Transmission: Chain
- Front: Inverted Marzocchi 43mm fork. multi-adjustable
- Rear: Aluminum single-sided swingarm, multi-adjustable Sachs monoshock
- Front: Double semi-floating disc, 320mm diameter, Brembo 4-piston calipers, ABS
- Rear: Single disc, 245mm diameter, dual-piston floating caliper
- Wheelbase: 1,475 mm
- Seat height: 840 mm
- Fuel tank: 16.5 liters
- Dry weight: 169 kg
- Engine: 9
- Stability: 8
- Suspensions: 8
- Brakes: 9
- Aesthetics: 10
- Finishes: 9
- Rider comfort: 7
- Passenger comfort: 5, 5
- Average rating: 8, 20
- In favor: relative comfort, unconventional aesthetics, sporty performance
- Against: inertia in braking, price to compete against the Japanese
- Price: 13.912 €
See complete gallery »Ducati Streetfighter 848 (37 photos)
Note: The Ducati Streetfighter 848 It was loaned by Ducati Ibérica. Gasoline expenses have been borne by the publisher. For more information, consult our policy of relations with companies.
The camera with which the video shots have been made is a Drift HD Courtesy of Action Cameras. Next week you will have an analysis that we have carried out on this onboard camera that may be interesting for those who want to immortalize their best moments.
As you may have noticed, there are some photos with excellent quality and a signature in the lower left corner, they are from my friend and professional photographer Guille Cruzado, who has seen fit to collaborate with Motorpasión Moto to take the photos for this test. You can delight yourself on Flickr with his sports photos.
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