Ducati's new 1098 Streetfighter is a naked, traction control-equipped version of their fully-faired superbike
, and pretty much makes their Monster lineup sound like a misnomer. Boasting a slightly less powerful 1098 engine that produces 155 horsepower and 85 lb-ft of torque (5 less hp and lb-ft than the fully-faired 1098), this exposed exotic wears its insides on the outside with enough sharp edges and complicated lines to inspire plenty of healthy debate about its beauty... or, lack thereof. Incidentally, last year's 1098 gets uprated to an 1198 for 2009.
Do you think the ultra-aggressive Ducati 1098 Streetfigher is a looker, or is the fully-faired 1098 the best looking Ducati on the market?
Take a look at our 2009 Ducati 1098 Streetfighter Photo Gallery, and let us know what you think.
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