Ducati Streetfighter V4 Vs. Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS – The Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS are arguable the biggest launches of 2021 in India. The Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS compete in the premium street naked segment and come with a large displacement multi-cylinder engine and a plethora of electronic features.
In this technical comparison, we check out the engine specifications, suspension, braking, electronics package, features, colours and price.
Ducati Streetfighter V4 Vs. Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS – Engine Specifications
Powering the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a liquid-cooled 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale four-cylinder engine arranged in a V configuration. The engine with an electronic fuel injection system produces 208 Hp of power and 123 Nm of torque. The engine features a 6-speed transmission with a slipper assist clutch equipped with a bi-directional quick shifter. Powering the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is a liquid-cooled 1,160cc Triumph Triple three-cylinder engine arranged in an in-line configuration. The engine with electronic fuel injection produces 180 PS of power and 125 Nm of torque. The engine features a 6-speed gearbox with a slip & assist clutch and Triumph Shift Assist with a bi-directional quick shifter.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 features 43mm Showa upside-down (USD) front forks suspension. The rear suspension features a Sachs mono-shock. However, the Streetfighter V4S, a higher spec model, comes with electronically controlled Ohlins NIX30 43mm USD suspension on the front and Ohlins TTX36 rear mono-shock. The Speed Triple 1200 RS, on the other hand, features a 43mm Ohlins NIX30 upside-down unit on the front and Ohlins TTX36 twin tube mono-shock on the rear. Both suspension units come with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping.
The Streetfighter V4 and V4S both come with Brembo callipers equipped with 330mm dual discs on the front and a 245mm single disc brake on the rear. The brakes on the Ducati Streetfighter V4 come with cornering ABS for safety. The Speed Triple 1200 RS also features 320mm twin discs with Brembo Stylema monobloc callipers on the front and a 220mm single disc brake with Brembo twin-piston calliper on the rear. The brakes on the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS features a Continental MIB-EVO Optimised Cornering ABS (OC – ABS).
Electronics and Features
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 comes with features such as aerodynamic structures that improve the stability and agility of the motorcycle with minimum electronic intervention. The bike also features all-LED lighting and a 5-inch instruments cluster. The electronics system comes with a self-learning function and includes safety features such as engine braking control, slide control, traction control, wheelie control, etc. The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS comes with all-LED lighting, an illuminated switch cube, riding modes, Switchable Optimised Cornering Traction Control integrated into the riding modes, Cruise Control, front-wheel lift control and a Full Keyless Entry system.
Colours & Price
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 comes only in the Ducati Red colour option priced at INR 19.99 lakh ex-showroom. The Ducati Streetfighter V4S features both Ducati Red and Dark Stealth (Black) colour options. The V4S is priced at INR 22.99 lakh ex-showroom. The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS comes in two colour options – Matt Silver Ice with black, silver & yellow graphics and Sapphire Black with red & silver graphics. The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is priced at INR 16.95 lakh ex-showroom.
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