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gore-tx
11-03-2008, 03:18 PM
Ducati has introduced a new model: the Streetfighter. A naked 1098.
See here:
http://www.motonline.com/
Yamaha has also introduced a revised version of their Majesty 400 and a naked version of the FJ600 introduced last month.
Honda should uncover their new models tomorrow.

gore-tx
11-03-2008, 03:31 PM
Here is the actual link to the Ducati website:
http://www.streetfighter.ducati.it/main_en.html

Outlander
11-03-2008, 03:52 PM
Nice.

What were they thinking with the clutch and brake reservoirs? You are excused on faired buke but on this bike they stand out.

LED blinkers on the mirrors would have been nice too.

Can I ride it?

pdef
11-03-2008, 03:58 PM
Thanks Raul. Now those are the first things I see on the bike.

Outlander
11-03-2008, 04:06 PM
Thanks Raul. Now those are the first things I see on the bike.

Sorry :zen: I didn't mean to ruin it for anyone but come on, they look cheap.

Tourmeister
11-03-2008, 04:15 PM
I was thinking the same thing Raul, but also that the mirrors look silly sticking out like they do. Bar ends would be a must :trust: Otherwise... :drool:

scar04
11-03-2008, 04:16 PM
I'm not really diggin it. The front 1/3 looks like Bugs Bunny meets Battlestar Galactica or something. the mirrors, reservoirs, and radiators look like they were thrown on without much thought. Doesnt flow well with the rest of the bike. Im sure its a beast, but Im just not digging it that much. Hopefully it looks better in person

Squidward
11-03-2008, 04:28 PM
http://put.edidomus.it/dueruote/news/foto/1-Streetfighter-S1.jpg

I like it, but then again I ride a Superduke R.

mlinkibikr
11-03-2008, 04:30 PM
I would think that such a bike would only cannibalize sales from their Monster?

NUTT
11-03-2008, 04:59 PM
UGLY.

And I don't say that often...

kurt
11-03-2008, 05:01 PM
I like it, but then again I ride a Superduke R.

Kim came to mind immediately when I saw it. What a pair the Duc and the KTM would make. :trust:

gore-tx
11-03-2008, 05:13 PM
A few pics from the show:

gore-tx
11-03-2008, 05:19 PM
Here are the new Yamahas:

gore-tx
11-03-2008, 05:20 PM
And the new Majesty 400:

pdef
11-03-2008, 05:32 PM
A few pics from the show:

The economy must be bad over there too. Those models with the bike aren't doing it for me.

KenH
11-03-2008, 05:39 PM
The Duc is so ugly it makes a V-Strom look good.

P-Ratt
11-03-2008, 05:56 PM
It's different. As for the parts that look tacked on as afterthoughts, I thought the point of a streetfighter was to have a stripped superbike. It's supposed to look naked, like something should be covering it.

pdef
11-03-2008, 07:11 PM
It's different. As for the parts that look tacked on as afterthoughts, I thought the point of a streetfighter was to have a stripped superbike. It's supposed to look naked, like something should be covering it.

Except when it is $14k

NorthOfDallas
11-03-2008, 09:34 PM
Here are the new Yamahas:

I see some FZ1 lineage there. Motor, frame elements, mirrors, etc

beardking
11-03-2008, 10:18 PM
I rarely ever say this, but I actually like the Duc in red better than black. Get rid of the resevoirs, mirros and that goofy freaking headlight (and give me one heck of a raise) and I might actually park the 919 every once in a while.

I kind of like the FJ as well. And I agree, it does seem to take a good bit of influence from the FZ's, but they did what I'd like to do to an FZ1 and that's get rid of all that goofy plastic (no offense).

NorthOfDallas
11-03-2008, 10:41 PM
I rarely ever say this, but I actually like the Duc in red better than black. Get rid of the resevoirs, mirros and that goofy freaking headlight (and give me one heck of a raise) and I might actually park the 919 every once in a while.

I kind of like the FJ as well. And I agree, it does seem to take a good bit of influence from the FZ's, but they did what I'd like to do to an FZ1 and that's get rid of all that goofy plastic (no offense).

they make an FZ1-N (N for naked), but it never made it into the US due to a percieved lack of demand.

http://www.motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/2006_Bikes/FZ1N.jpg

The FJ looks like a closer descendant of the Gen I FZ1.

beardking
11-03-2008, 10:56 PM
Yeah, I've seen those (FZ1-N) and thought they were pretty decent, but alas, not on this side of the big puddle. I've seen where a few people have made their FZ's naked and liked that, but when I was considering getting one when I got the 919, I realized I didn't want to have to work that hard to get what I wanted. Then I found my 919 and it was all over. :) :rider:

Astroman
11-04-2008, 04:00 AM
looks like Z1000 with aftermarket pipes and a lot of details from Superduke...