Ducati has released a teaser video of the most anticipated naked street superbike for the world. The Streetfighter V4 as it would be called, this bike is based on the Panigale V4 and will be a 4-cylinder, litre-class super naked to rival the likes of Kawasaki Z1000 and also the upcoming Kawasaki Z H2 along with other 1000cc class naked bikes. Ducati will reveal this new Streetfighter V4 as a 2020 model on 23rd October, 2019.
The biggest highlight of the motorcycle that has been teased is the power output. Ducati probably has more surprises in the box and they have revealed at the Streetfighter V4 will produce 208 HP of power @ 12,750 RPM. The Desmosedici Stradale motor will be backed by features such as biplane wings for aerodynamics, full electronics suite from the Panigale V3, the bike will have a kerb weight of 178 kg, high handlebar for street friendly usage and fairing in the form of tank shrouds + engine underbelly + headlamp bikini. The teaser video also clearly reveals the V-shaped LED DRL on this naked motorcycle, which obviously hints at the V4 motor. The bike will sport dual headlamp setup, all LEDs of course.
Electronics and rider assist features will include riding modes, power modes, Bosch cornering ABS EVO with lean angle assist, traction control, wheelie control, slide control, engine braking control, auto tyre calibration, fuel-injection + ride-by-wire + variable valve timing, 4 x 2 x 1 x 2 exhaust system, quickshifter up / down and fully adjustable front and rear suspension.
The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 will arrive in India sometime mid next year and we expect pricing to be close to INR 20 lakh, on-road. Yes it will be expensive, but the bike is expected to offer tremendous fun on two-wheels, especially with just 178 kg kerb weight and a big V4 motor between the riders legs. This new Streetfighter V4 will join the Monster series and also the Hypermotard in city slicking fast bikes in India.