The Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is the modern and technological Ducati naked bike that has immediately enjoyed great success among motorcyclists. The perfect Dark Stealth colour choice shows off the “bad” side of the motorcycle and attracts attention. Not only that, the improvisations and advancements in ergonomics, electronics, chassis, aerodynamics and accessories made this motorcycle looks more aggressive and exaggerated.
Ducati has launched the BS6-compliant Streetfighter V4 and the Streetfighter V4S in the Indian market. The new Ducati Streetfighter V4 S has a 1,103cc, 90-degree, Desmosedici Stradale V4, liquid-cooled engine that produces 208hp of maximum power at 13,000rpm and 123Nm of peak torque at 11,500rpm. The Akrapovic system facilitates increases the power and torque output to 217bhp and 130Nm, respectively. The exhaust system also reduces the weight of the motorcycle by six kilograms.
The styling cues include an aggressive design that comprises an LED headlight with a V-shaped LED DRL, an LED taillight, a split-style seat, and a single-sided swingarm design. The Streetfighter V4 S also gets the ‘biplane’ wings that are developed by Ducati Corse aerodynamicists. These winglets claims to generate 28kg of downforce at 270kmph. The electronic rider aids work with a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit.
The safety aids include riding modes, ABS Cornering EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO 2, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch, Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO 2, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, and Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO. The motorcycle gets a five-inch full TFT colour screen that is Ducati Multimedia System compatible.
The hardware on the Streetfighter V4 S uses Ohlins 43mm NIX-30 front fork, an Ohlins TTX36 rear shock absorber, and an Ohlins event-based steering damper – all electronically adjustable. The anchoring tasks handle by twin 330mm discs at the front and a single 245mm rotor at the back. This bike weighs 201 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 16litres. The colour options include two choices – Ducati Red and Dark Stealth.
Ducati Bikes is a group of companies, best known for manufacturing motorcycles and headquartered in Borgo Panigale, Bologna, Italy. The group is owned by German automotive manufacturer Audi through its Italian subsidiary Lamborghini, which is in turn owned by the Volkswagen Group. No matter the era, it’s a feat to create something that has as much visual impact now as it did 20 years ago. It proves that however cliched, less is more, even when the industry and society are wildly different from the environment in which it was created.