Wednesday, October 5


Ducati is expanding its Streetfighter line, announcing last month that a smaller, 848cc-engined model will join the existing 1098cc one in the company’s 2012 model line-up.

The Streetfighter-lite will use a new 11° version of the 848cc Testastretta engine and come complete with what Ducati say are ‘revised’ ergonomics and Ducati Traction Control.

Available in Europe from November 2011 onwards and from December here the 848 will be available in three colours, red, a new yellow and what Ducati calls ‘dark stealth’ but what you and I know as matte-black.

Sydney-based Australia and New Zealand importer NF Importers Pty Ltd advise us that the new model will have a local RRP of $23,990 + On Road Costs.