The term “streetfighter” in the motorcycle world was coined when people started removing fairings from their sportsbikes and started racing them. After a while, motorcycle manufacturers started creating bikes that were geared directly towards this market. Good examples of these “streetfighter” type motorcycles are the Buell Lightning and Triumph Speed Triple.
Although the Lightning and Speed Triple are great bikes, only Ducati would have the stones to actually name their bike “Streetfighter”. That’s kind of like naming your pit bull “killer”. Fortunately for Ducati, the bike does live up to its name:
- 1099cc engine
- 155 hp at 9500 rpm
- Killer styling
- Oh, and did I mention that it’s a Ducati?
I think I am going to have to make some more room in my dream garage.