Ducati has released the Streetfighter V4 and V4S versions of the naked bike at the Ducati World Premiere.
These bikes, based on the Panigale V4, promises an exhilarating experience.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 could make a debut in India next year.
Ducati has unveiled the naked superbike, Streetfighter, in two variants, the Streetfighter V4 and V4S a couple of days before the EICMA. The higher-end version, the Streetfighter V4S comes with enhanced features like Marchesini rims, Ohlins electronic suspension, and Ohlins steering damper.
Based on the Ducati Panigale V4, the Streetfighter V4 does not have the fairing and comes equipped with an ergonomically designed handlebar. Ducati ensures the smooth transition from supersport to super-naked by making it look pleasing to the eye.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 has an aggressive appearance with the LED headlamp resembling the iconic Joker’s face from the Batman series. The LED DRL positioned above the headlight enhances the aggressiveness of the appearance.
The headlamp is a new addition, but the bike sports an identical fuel tank and tailpiece to the Panigale V4. The minor changes to the profile of the bike include the additional space to accommodate a pillion rider.
The new biplane wings characterize the Streetfighter V4 and distinguish the design from the Panigale V4. These wings, developed at the Ducati Corse, can generate downforce at high speeds up to a maximum of 28kg at 270kmph. This feature reduces the floating front effect that riders experience when speeding down the roads at full throttle.
The wings prove helpful to the rider while giving the vehicle a higher degree of stability at the time of negotiating curves. The Ducati Streetfighter V4 has the same 6-axis IMU-based electronics suits as is available on the Panigale V4.
The Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine can deliver maximum power of 208hp and torque of 123Nm. The presence of the Akrapovic exhaust system enhances the power to 220hp and torque to 130Nm. Ducati has made minor adjustments to the fuel and throttle maps to enable street driving.
The Streetfighter V4 gets a Showa Big Piston Fork as the front wheel suspension and the Sachs monoshock for the rear wheels. It also comes with a Sachs steering damper. The Streetfighter V4S gets better quality suspensions in comparison.
Both these variants feature Stylema Monobloc calipers along with twin-330mm disc brakes for the front wheel and 245mm disc brakes with a 2-piston caliper for the rear. Ducati Cornering ABS EVO Electronic aid and IMU governs the braking system of the Ducati Streetfighter.
The Streetfighter V4 and V4S do not have a fairing, and hence it can be a challenge to ride the bikes at high speed. The Streetfighter V4 could expect an Indian launch sometime next year.