4. Ducati Streetfighter 848, 2011-2015


Sorry, two Ducatis in 10! Nobody liked the big Streetfighter much, frankly, so the small-block Streetfighter sort of got dismissed quickly also. Which is a shame, because it used a different everything, and was a way more engaging motorcycle for everyday riding, with a great seat, perfect ergos for the street and a willing, revvy 849cc 11-degree Testastretta in a shorter-geared drivetrain that encourages you to sample the full acoustic range of that desmo Twin far more often than does the 1099cc version.

2012 Ducati 848 Streetfighter Review – First Ride

2013 Italian Middleweight Streetfighter Comparo – Video

Everything about the 848 added up to less being more, including its price tag. The bike had a good run, from 2011 up until being dropped from the lineup last year. Keep your eyes peeled, and you can find these for around $7k, a serious keeper and the rare practical Ducati.