Ducati Streetfighter/S $14,995/18,995
Engine L-C 8V 1099 V-Twin | Seat HT. 33.0 IN. | Wheelbase 58.1 IN.
Ducati's super-serious naked bike returns basically unchanged for '11, with the same beefy engine, more relaxed steering geometry, and longer swingarm adding up to one of the more satisfying machines in the class. The Öhlins-suspension-equipped S version gets red with red frame or diamond black with racing black frame color schemes, both with black radiator guards and wheels.
Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO /EVO SP $11,995/14,495
Engine A-C 4V 1078 V-Twin | Seat HT. 33.3 IN. | Wheelbase 57.3 IN.
The Hypermotard 1100 EVO and 1100 EVO SP return basically unchanged for '11, with the same upgraded electronics (and higher state of tune engine in the SP model) enhancing the Ducati supermoto experience on a tight and twisty road. The SP also boasts higher ground clearance, better suspension, higher bars and less weight.
Ducati Hypermotard 796 $9995
Engine A-C 4V 803 V-Twin | Seat HT. 32.5 IN. | Wheelbase 57.3 IN.
The middleweight Hypermotard returns for '11 unchanged, but that includes its $9995 price tag from last year. With a lower seat height than the 1100 models in addition to the APTC wet clutch from the Monster 696, the Hypermotard 796 encapsulates all the fun of its bigger stablemates with a friendlier engine and price tag.
Ducati 848 EVO/Dark $12,995/11,995
Engine L-C 8V 849 V-Twin | Seat HT. 32.6 IN. | Wheelbase 56.3 IN.
The middleweight 848 gains some power with engine upgrades that boost its output to a claimed 140 crankshaft horsepower, a steering damper, and Brembo monobloc brakes to become the 848 EVO. A "Dark" version in all-flat-black motif is also available for $1000 less than the Arctic White or Ducati Red edition.
Ducati Monster 1100 $11,995
Engine A-C 4V 1078 V-Twin | Seat HT. 31.9 IN. | Wheelbase 57.1 IN.
Ducati's iconic Monster 1100 lineup also got the streamlining treatment, with the Öhlins-equipped 1100S dropped, and ABS now being included as standard equipment (thereby deleting the ABS versions of each model) - yet the list price is the same as last year. Everything else is basically the same, with red, silver, or black color schemes available.
Ducati Monster 696 DARK/696 ABS/796 ABS $8495/8995/9995
Engine A-C 4V 696/803 V-Twin | Seat HT. 30.3/31.5 IN. | Wheelbase 57.1 IN.
The entry-level Monster 696 was joined by the early-'11-release 796 midyear. Revisions for '11 include a Marzocchi fork on both bikes (replacing the Showa unit), plus 20mm higher bars, a new seat shape and rear subframe, and new matte black or white color schemes for the 696. The Monster 796 gains ABS as standard equipment, with the same price tag as before.