Ducati has announced that the brand will enter the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb which will start from the 30th of June 2019. The motorcycle that the brand will be using is a prototype Streetfighter V4 and at the helm will be the King of the Mountain, 2018 champion, Carlin Dunne.
Ducati has chosen the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) as the proving grounds to test the performance and handling of the prototype Ducati Streetfighter V4.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 features a a high and wide handlebar and a naked design a low slung headlight, a sculpted tank with tank shrouds, underbelly cowling, an Akrapovic performance exhaust system, single-sided swingarm, upside-down front fork an moonshot rear suspension and Brembo radially mounted callipers.
The engine on the prototype is a 1100cc Desmosedici Stradale specifically designed for the model. For comparison, the engine on the Ducati Panigale V4 is powered by a Desmosedici Stradale 90 degree V-4 with a maximum displacement of 1,103 cc 4-valves per cylinder with desmodromic distribution and a counter-rotating crankshaft producing 214 HP @ 13,000 RPM and 122 Nm of torque @ 10,000 RPM. Though the figures are not available on the prototype motorcycles engine it is speculated to deliver more power and torque than the standard Desmosedici Stradale.
The prototype racing motorcycle is designed by the Centro Stile Ducati and the pictures reveal the ‘pixelated’ livery which does not hide, but reveals the motorcycles design lines.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 will be showcased at the EICMA 2019 and the production model will arrive in 2020.