I had the opportunity to try the mighty Streetfighter 848, thanks to my Ducati Store in Lyon - Dardilly, and to the Ducati Desmo tour.
Perfect day to try the bike, we set off for a 30km ride at 9am. Just enough to find out… this bike is not for me !
Well that’s unless I suddenly get loaded.
Because this SF 848 is slightly to radical for me see. Dont get me wrong : it’s a beautiful bike, and I absolutely love it. But when it comes to riding 1000km every weekend, I dont think I could handle it !
It’s powerfull, although the French limitation (100CV) is a pain, it sticks to the road, and it breaks with the touch of one finger. So yes I enjoyed that short ride (actually, it was too short), but after 30 minutes, my wrists were killing me, and my ass was on fire (not what you think, just that back cylinder exhaust gets really warm after a while).
Anyway, nice try, thanks to Ducati. I’ll stick to my Monster for now.