Ducati Streetfighter V4 is based on the Panigale V4 stripped of the fairing with high and wide handlebars, a powerful 1100cc Desmosedici Stradale engine and a complete electronic package. This motorcycle is ready for the challenge as it has lots of engineering and technological aspects convinced for the champion road bike. Also, a balance of distinctive lines, brutal output, state-of-the-art technology and components stands as additional features to this motorcycle.
Ducati has launched the BS6-compliant Streetfighter V4 and the Streetfighter V4S in the Indian market. The new Ducati Streetfighter V4 range shares its Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine with the Panigale V4. Links to a six-speed gearbox, the 1,103cc, 90-degree V4 engine makes 208hp of maximum power at 13,000rpm and 123Nm of peak torque at 9,500rpm. The hardware on the standard Streetfighter V4 includes 43mm Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) at the front and a Sachs mono-shock at the back – both fully adjustable.
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 also gets the ‘biplane’ wings that are developed by Ducati Corse aerodynamicists. The flagship naked roadster is based on the Panigale V4, although the Streetfighter V4 features upright ergonomics that go through a high and wide bar and a moderated footpeg position.
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.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 comes up with an anti-locking braking system with both front and rear disc brakes. The anchoring tasks handle by twin 330mm discs at the front line and a single 245mm rotor at the back. Ducati Streetfighter V4 is available in a single colour option- Ducati Red. This bike weighs 201kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 16liters.
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.