2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 SpiedMon, 08 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0700
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.
[Source: Ducati.ms via Ducati News Today]
By Dennis Chung
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