The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a menacing motorcycle and is the perfect epitome of Italian motorcycle engineering. Trust Ducati to carve out a devilish naked streetfighter out of what they call as ‘best superbike in the world’. The Streetfighter V4 entered production in 2019 and it would have been a bit shameful for the Italian manufacturer to discontinue it just because it couldn’t comply with Euro5 regulations, right? The good news is, the Streetfighter V4 became BS6/Euro5 compliant last year and if reports are to be believed, it is going to land on our shores soon!
Ducati India has teased the upcoming Streetfighter V4 on its social media channels by posting a picture of Streetfighter’s winglets and ending the post with Coming Soon.
Select Ducati dealerships in India have commenced the pre-bookings for the Streetfighter V4 ahead of its launch. The pre-bookings, however, are open at the dealership level.
Specs and features
Apart from a Euro5 compliant engine, the Streetfighter V4 also benefits from the addition of a new ‘Dark Stealth’ colour scheme, alongside the standard Ducati Red. The Dark Stealth scheme consists of a matte black finish, giving the V4 S the ultimate all-black look.
The bike retains the same power and torque figures too, although these are now achieved different revs. The peak power of 208hp is now achieved at 13,000rpm (250rpm higher than before), while peak torque of 122nm arriving at 9,500rpm, 2,000rpm lower in the rev range than the Euro4 model.
The Streetfighter V4 is basically a Panigale V4 without the fairing, as both the bikes share the same chassis and features. However, in terms of design, the Streetfighter V4 gets a new V-shaped LED DRL which sits on the headlamp unit. The front of the bike is totally new, while the fuel tank and tailpiece of the Streetfighter are same as that on the Panigale V4.
Ducati also offers a 43mm Showa upside-down fork on the front and a Sachs mono-shock on the rear, both of which are completely adjustable and come with a steering damper. The braking system on this super naked bike is governed by Brembo’s Stylema Monobloc callipers with 330mm and 245mm discs on the front and rear respectively. Features like switchable riding modes (Race, Sport and Street), a 6-axis IMU system, cornering ABS, Quickshifter, EVO electronic aids and the latest generation traction control, are all available on the new Ducati Streetfighter V4.