By now, all the motorcycle enthusiasts already know that Ducati is geared up to launch the Streetfighter V4. This naked superbike is based on the Panigale V4 and will make a debut at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb on June 30th, 2019. The hill climb is being considered as a crucial part of the bikes development process, and as of now, the revealed pictures and details seem very, very promising.
The new set of pictures which have been shared reveal a few more details of the Streetfighter V4. If you look closely at the front, the bike will get a very sharp predator like headlamp cowling, with a split design which will mostly house dual LED projector headlamps with DRLs. This design will make many remember the Kawasaki Z1000. The bike can be seen sporting multiple aero fins on the side cowls of the motorcycle, which are placed ahead of the bikes big & brawny engine. Although a naked street bike, the body work on the Streetfighter V4 will help in better efficiency in aerodynamics and also heat management. When you look at the rear section, the bike will possibly be a single-seater, with the rear panel also having aero ducts. The rider seat also seems to be finished in alcantara, from the shared images. Other details include USD forks finished in gold shade, full system Akrapovic exhaust, rim stripes on the alloy wheels, rear monoshock, single-sided swing arm, adjustable levers and much more…
The Ducati Panigale V4 is powered by a 1103cc, liquid-cooled, Desmosedici Stradale motor producing 214 HP of power @ 13000 RPM and 124 Nm of torque @ 10000 RPM matched to a 6-speed gearbox with up & down Ducati Quick Shift Evo system. The bike gets a slipper assist clutch and has a 198 kg kerb weight. The V4 S has the same specs, but is 3 kg lighter.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 will make use of this same engine, but in a different state of tune to suit the bikes nature. Expect different gear ratios, new sprockets, lighter weight of course and slightly relaxed riders triangle.