Superbike DNA in a Streetfighter
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a huge motorcycle for the company. While some folks are excited about the Panigale V2 motorcycle that also debuted, the big one for the Italian company is the Streetfighter V4. The bike is based on the Panigale V4 superbike but this bike is focused on street riding instead of being a true track monster.
The bike gets a 1,103cc V4 engine with 208 hp and about 91 lb-ft of torque. The engine is right off the Panigale V4, but Ducati tuned it to fit its new application in this naked bike. The throttle response is different allowing for more street-focused power delivery. The company also offers an optional Akrapovic exhaust system. With this system installed, power goes up to 220 hp and about 96 lb-ft of torque.
There will be two different versions of the motorcycle. There’s the Streetfighter V4 and the Streetfighter V4 S. As you can imagine, the V4 S gets some minor upgrades. These include upgraded electronic suspension, an Ohlins steering damper, and lightweight Marchesini wheels. There’s also some wings for the Streetfighter that can make 68 pounds of downforce at 168 mph.
In addition to all that good news, the bike gets most of the electronics from the Panigale V4, including the IMU-assisted traction control, wheelie control, and cornering ABS. There’s also a quick shifter and engine braking control. There’s no word on U.S. pricing and availability, but the bike costs €19,990 so when it does come to the U.S., it’ll likely cost about $22,000.