Ducati’s Superbly Powerful Hyper Naked Machine: The Streetfighter V4
The Streetfighter V4 joins the 2021 Ducati line-up, with a few minor upgrades over last year. Since it’s not long been part of the Ducati stable, this muscular and powerful Italian motorcycle doesn’t really need upgrading anyway! It’s an aggressive naked streetfighter with serious power, impressive design, and race-bred DNA.
Despite being a naked motorcycle, the Streetfighter V4 isn’t simply a watered-down version of its fully-faired stablemate, the Panigale V4. Instead, it’s got the same 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine, that produces an unbelievable 208 horsepower and 90.4 lb-ft of peak torque. It’s so powerful it needs biplane winglets to keep the front wheel down, and a fully comprehensive electronics package to stop riders from getting too carried away.
These electronics include advanced traction control, wheelie control, slide control, engine braking controls, cornering ABS Evo, power launch controls, and a Ducati Quick Shift package. That’s not all: to keep things sensible, the Streetfighter V4 also boasts Showa Big Piston forks, a Sachs steering damper, LED lights, and more!
For 2021, the Streetfighter V4 is available exclusively in Ducati Red coloring.
The 2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 starts at $19,995 USD / $23,995 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 in one place.
- Price: $19,995 USD / $23,995 CAD
- Key Features:
- 43 mm Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF)
- Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers
- Impressive Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine
- Engine: 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine engine
- Power: 208 HP
- Torque: 90.4 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 397 lbs (180 kg)
- Seat Height: 33.3 in (845 mm)
2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Specifications
|Engine||1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine engine|
|Bore x Stroke||81 x 53.5 mm|
|Fuel Injection||Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.|
|Exhaust||4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes.|
|Clutch||Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch.|
|Transmission||6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2|
|Final Drive||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42|
|Suspension Front||Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes|
|Suspension Rear||Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm.|
|Brakes Front||2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO.|
|Brakes Rear||245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS EVO|
|Tires Front||Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 120/70 ZR17|
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 200/60 ZR17
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)|
|Wheelbase||1.488 mm (58.6 in)|
|Seat Height||845 mm (33.3 in)|
|Dry Weight||180 kg (397 lb)|
|Warranty||24 months unlimited mileage|
2021 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Features
The new Dark Stealth color scheme which makes the look of the bike even more thrilling.
Dark Stealth is electrifying, trendy, aggressive, the perfect color scheme to flaunt the “badass” side of the Streetfighter V4 S and attract attention when riding it.
The Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings and with high-and-wide handlebar. This is the design concept behind the new Streetfighter V4, a bike that can amplify the emotions of its rider and make them feel like the leader of the pack on every outing on the road. The result is an unrivalled, contemporary, technology-packed naked bike, with a powerful and exciting design that does nothing to hide its performance.
The inspiration: Joker
The minimalist design of the full-LED headlight perfectly captures the essence of the Streetfighter V4 – reminiscent of the Panigale V4’s front end and at the same time evocative of the deranged look of the comic book character who inspired the designer of the Ducati Design Center in creating the new naked from Borgo Panigale: the Joker.
The Ducati signature style is represented by the V-shaped DRL which already characterizes the Panigale V4 and SuperSport.
The compact front light unit is housed in a carefully designed double-layer fairing that accommodates the air inlets for the airbox and for cooling the LED lights, while a rear deflector ensures that the air flow is not aimed straight at the fuel tank.
The headlight is mounted on the 5” TFT instrument panel (the same as the one used on the Panigale V4) featuring a sophisticated front over that stylishly conceals the connections and wiring.
The low forward angled front mirror the lines of the fuel tank to give the Streetfighter V4 the look of a predator awaiting to pounce.
The Front Frame and the Desmosedici Stradale are kept as much in view as possible, partially covered by minimal fairings and covers with sharp lines and sculpted volumes that create an uncluttered, essential look. The F1-derived air extractors stand out from behind the radiator.
They have structural function, connect directly to the frame and incorporate double stacked wings – another MotoGP-derived element – that generate the vertical load necessary to ensure maximum stability at high speeds. The color scheme with the double red area with the black extractor in the center emphasises the dynamic look of the bike when viewed from the side.
Fast, agile mixed-road performance demands maximum stability at high speed and when braking, reduced wheel-up during acceleration and minimized electronic control of the suspension set-up: that’s why Ducati Corse specialists have, together with the Ducati Style Centre, developed biplane wings for the Streetfighter V4.
The aerodynamics were developed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation. The calculation method involved stationary simulation of flow and pressure to achieve increased downforce, especially on the front wheel.
To reduce lateral protrusion as much as possible, the aerodynamics team decided to adopt a ‘biplane’ configuration of limited ‘wingspan’ with upper and lower wings working independently.
Each appendage can be described as a square-plan mono-wing with a winglet on its outer tip. Moreover, the wings have been positioned as close as possible to the front wheel (near the radiator side panels) to maximize the anti wheel-up effect.
The arrival of the 2021 Streetfigher V4 keeps the maximum power and torque values.
The Streetfighter V4 delivers 208 HP (153 kW) at 13,000 rpm and a torque of 122.5 Kgm (123 Nm) at 9,500 rpm. These values, obtained thanks to a new calibration and the new exhaust, make the bike even more enjoyable on the roads all curves
The silencer, unchanged from an aesthetic point of view, uses oversized catalysts (+10 mm in length) and a new technology of insertion of noble metals, essential to maximize the ability to convert polluting gases.
The rear bank manifolds have been shortened by 100 mm and reduced in diameter from Ø 42 mm to Ø 38 mm. The new component has allowed the introduction of a more compact rear heat shield integrated in the body of the motorcycle.
Also, the introduction of 4 lambda sensors, one for each cylinder, which allow a more refined control of the quantity of fuel injected.
Chassis and ergonomics
While maintaining many of the Panigale’s stylistic features, the tail is supported by a steel subframe and has been redesigned to enhance passenger comfort and give the rider more lengthways space.
The latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) which instantly detects the bike’s roll, yaw and pitch angles.
The electronics package has controls for every part of the ride: some oversee start, acceleration and braking, others govern traction and others again lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches.
- ABS Cornering EVO
- Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2
- Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
- Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
- Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
- Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
- Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
- Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO
Operational parameters for each of these controls are associated by default with the three Streetfighter V4 Riding Modes. Riders can personalize parameters to suit their riding style or restore Ducati factory settings. DTC, DWC, DSC or EBC control levels can be adjusted quickly via the left switchgear.
Second-generation TFT instrumentation
The Streetfighter V4 features the same 5″ full-TFT high resolution color screen (186.59 PPI – 800xRGBx480) as the Panigale V4. The dashboard is dominated by the round virtual rev counter on the right. Desmosedici Stradale revs are displayed on a needle gauge.
Movement of the latter is accompanied by a white trail that acts as a ‘shift light’, changing color from white to orange and then red as the rev limit approaches.
The rider can call up two different lay-outs: ‘Track’ highlights the lap times and the rev counter scale makes the revs typical of track use more clearly visible; ‘Road’, instead, replaces lap times with info on the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), where present, and the rev scale is more appropriate for road use.
Accessories and apparel
Made exclusively by Akrapovič with the Ducati experience. It is the most advanced racing assembly available on the market.
Each section of the system is manufactured in a special titanium alloy that is both lightweight and resistant to high temperatures, allowing for an overall reduction in the bike’s weight. Once installed on the bike, the exhaust dramatically increases the already excellent weight-topower ratio of the Panigale, for breathtaking accelerations and stretches.
Thanks to its experience in the races has developed the qualities of the motorcycle and exhaust to their maximum levels to create a perfect synergy, specifically for this exhaust, recalibrating the many and fundamental electronic aids: DTC, DWC, DPL and Slide on demand.
Weight reduction [kg] 6.0. Power at medium rpm [hp] +6% ; Torque at medium rpm [Nm] +6%; Max. Power [hp] +6%; Max. Torque [Nm] +6% .