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2010 Ducati Streetfighter Photo Gallery

Motorcycle USA heads to Spain’s Ascari Race Resort to sample Ducati’s latest street bike motorcycle entry, the naked streetfighting Ducati Streetfighter. Check out what we thought during our 2010 Ducati Streetfighter First Ride.

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The Streetfighter’s chassis is comprised of a black steel-Trellis frame (the S model gets a bronze painted frame) that appears identical to the 1098/1198 Superbike.
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Readers are no strangers to the Streetfighters styling, the sleek looking Ducati making its debut late last year.
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The Streetfighter utlizes a steel trellis frame, Showa suspension (Ohlins on higher-spec S) and Brembo brakes.
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Color options are limited with classic Ducati red, white (only on the standard model) and black (only on S model)
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2010 Ducati Streetfighter is ready to hit the streets.
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If you’re looking for the fastest, most high-performance streetfighter motorcycle, without a doubt the Ducati Streetfighter is it.
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It has been hidden in the shadows, but the 2010 Ducati Streetfighter has finally hit the streets... and they will never be the same...
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Smoking tires optional.
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Based on its more inviting ergonomics and kinder parking-lot speed manners we think it will be much better suited for life in the city.
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2010 Ducati Streetfighter's swingarm is 35mm longer than the one on the 1098/1198 Superbike.
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Even with its longer wheelbase getting the front wheel of the ground is too easy.
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Unfortunately.. she doesn't come with the bike..
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Road Test Editor Waheed tests the abrasion resistance of his Alpinestars gear... And it passed.
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The DTC system uses independent wheel speed sensors to determine if the rear wheel is spinning, signifying a loss in traction. If a loss of traction is detected, the ECU then reduces engine power until traction is restored.
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The higher-spec Ohlins suspension components found on the Streetfighter S were well-suited to track work.
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The Ducati Streetfighter may not be a true track motorcycle but it is still fun to fly though the corners - at Ascari or any circuit for that matter.
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For some, slowing down is one of the most entertaining elements of a ride. And with the voracious stopping power of the brakes, you’ll find yourself dive bombing into corners faster than you probably should.
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One of the most exciting features of the new Streetfighter S model is its employment of Ducati’s proprietary traction control system.
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The 2010 Ducati Streetfighter has finally hit the streets... and they will never be the same aboard the latest Duc.
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Sit on the motorcycle and the first thing you notice is its racy, forward slanted riding position. It’s not nearly as aggressive as the Superbike, yet it’s still at such a level you know you’re not riding around on a cruiser.
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The Ducati Streetfighter riding position is less agressive but still hints to its sportbike style and heritage.
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Note the Ducati Traction Control (DTC) wheel speed sensor on the front wheel of the Streetfighter S.
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If you look closely at the front facia, the twin air intakes and LED running lights are located in the same position as the Superbike.
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With the DTC system enabled, we didn’t notice the rear tire spin at all, which in itself is a testament to its effectiveness, especially when you consider how much power it puts down.
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The new Ducati Streetfighter sources a near identical liquid-cooled L-Twin as the 1098 Superbike, with the Streetfighter sporting twin shotgun-style pipes.
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The 3.2-mile, 26-turn Ascari Race Resort in southern Spain is about as good as a racetrack gets.
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2010 Ducati Streetfighter
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The 2010 Ducati Streetfighter center display.
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Sportbike riding position with street fighter attitude.
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The Ducati engineers devoted tremendous attention to carefully hiding potential eye sores.