Some Good News About Something Naked
I recently reported about the controversy surrounding MV Agusta’s naked model (a woman not a bike) in its controversial ad for its new Superveloce. While many people see that as an offensive ad, nobody will have a problem (or at least should have a problem) with Ducati’s Panigale V4 getting naked. Yep, Ducati officially confirmed the Streetfighter V4 after months of hinting about it, according to Motorcycle News.
The new bike will come in 2020 and it will be a naked streetfighter. That means the company will strip back the Panigale’s elegant body panels and put some taller and wider bars on the bike among other things. The company also noted that it will race a prototype of the naked streetfighter at Pikes Peak.
The Pikes Peak bike features some aerodynamic elements that seek to help keep all the power from the 1,100cc engine doing the right things to the bike. Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said the bike will be important for the Ducati World Premiere 2020. He went on to say, “Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for road riding; so there was no better stage than the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for what will be the highest performance Streetfighter ever put into production.”
Previous spy shots have popped up around the web, but now, there’s official confirmation. This is good news. Ducati is making a smart move here.