Looks like the Ducati Streetfighter is getting a major update next year. Leaked on Ducati’s own website last night, this information indicates that the naked superbike is being upgraded from the old 1098 to the current 1198 motor. There doesn’t appear to be any “tuned for torque” nonsense either. 170bhp and 98lb/ft is exactly what the 1198 superbike makes and a significant upgrade from the current Streetfighter, which develops only 155bhp and 85lb/ft. Room in the Ducati model lineup for the much-rumored Ducati Streetfighter 1198 is made possible by the new Ducati 1199, which will supplant that 1198 next year.
Thanks for the tip, Nate.