Popular Mechanics reviews Ducati Streetfighter

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ducati-streetfighter-1-0609.jpgBasem Wasef just reviewed the Ducati Streetfighter for Popular Mechanics. His thoughts? It packages everything that makes exotic superbikes great into a street-friendly package.

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  • http://muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Good, informative review.

    Love this: “For more information on the Ducati Streetfighter check out Hell For Leather.”

    Wes, are you planning on doing a review of the Streetfighter?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I’d love to, we’ll just have to wait and see.

      We’ve got some exciting features coming in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned.

  • johnny

    Ducati Streetfighter Vs. 5th Avenue please!

  • http://artistruth.livejournal.com will

    Ducati Streetfighter Vs. Carnegie Hall Concessions Stand

  • Mitch

    Great looking bike except for one thing that bugs the hell out of me – the little mini headlights below the main headlight look like a shrunken version of the 1098/1198 upper fairing and lights. If the headlights on a bike insinuate a face, this one is all squeezed.

  • http://bubblevisor.blogspot.com/ lenny

    i saw it today at the dutch tt in assen.
    geez it’s so fugly..
    it’s a ducati trying to be a kawasaki z1000 in a very wrong way

  • Sid

    I took one for a ride to see if I wanted to trade in my Superduke.

    SuperDuke – More comfortable, more entertaining to ride, more confidence inspiring, More aggressive, more Ramstien.

    Street Fighter – Better fit and finish, sounds amazing, looks like something special, feels like something special, more power, more Depeche Mode.

    If I owned the SF I would immediately install a taller wider bar like the SD’s. Other than that I’d say it’s a winner.

  • sf

    top engine
    top Handling
    Amazing styling ( personal taste)
    Amazing finish
    Racy as a 1098 but comfy too.

    The best bike I’ve ever owned.period.
    From what I hear, read, see,experience the best bike period.

    To try it is too inflict serious damage to your Bank account!
    worth every penny though.

  • JNK

    When are going to see comparison….

    Brutale 1078rr vs Streetfighter…. the spec are very close and the Brutale at least a year old…

  • toudg

    Amazing finish ? You gotta be kidding ! Thats the cheapest control components that I’ve ever seen … look a the damper, controls, … euuurk. For a 22k bike, its totally unacceptable (I own a S4rs)

    • sf

      I am not kidding. I did have a s4rs too by the way.
      The controls even if they’re small are quite cool. they ‘re essential and easy to use compare to the antic switch board of the S4rs.
      I love the trigger catch switch. It’s fun and does it’s job.

      I loved my S4rs, before a toyota took it away from me. But it was by all means a older design, the SF is a modern bike, with modern performance and handling. I am just very happy with it.

      To be fair, there are finish issues and little things that bugs me: Exhaust shield too far out…, Right side radiator tubing and clip quite ugly, a bit too much plastic on the s version (or not enough carbon…!). I would have liked a ohlins damper too, but not if it jacked-up the price…The standard one works perfect btw…

      The construction is a bit more complicated than on the S4 and some of the gap between parts a bit loose sometimes. However the headlight is a jewel…and I find the overall design very aggressive and sculptural, yet elegant and balanced (my opinion…)

      At the end I was able to accept to pay the price, eventhough I have to sacrifice a lot for it. I do not regret my purchase whatsoever… I’ll keep on improving it a bit at the time, and enjoy it as much as I can (watch out for ‘hem ‘yotas).

      It’s acceptable that you find unacceptable…
      Just don’t buy it.!?!