It has perhaps took a little longer than expected but Ducati have finally taken the covers off of the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S.
201/199 kg is the wet respective kerb weights for the two models which are both powered by a 208 horsepower iteration of the Desmosedici Stradale 90-degree V-4 engine. That peak power is produced at 12,750 rpm while the 123 Nm of twist peaks at 11,500 rpm.
An optional Akrapovic full exhaust system can up those numbers to 220 horsepower and 130 Nm while knocking six kilograms off the scales. Just be aware that fitting said exhaust will likely require more than ten hours of labour due to the V4 lay-out, so figure the fitment into your bargaining if that’s what you have your heart set on when signing the paperwork at your local Ducati dealer!
Showa and Sachs provide the suspension for the Streetfighter V4 while the V4 S gets electronically-adjustable Ohlins at both ends.
The geometry is the same across both bikes and both can take a pillion.
A single wide handlebar that offers more friendly ergonomics than sportsbike clip-ons are a nod to rider comfort, as are lower pegs than Ducati’s sportsbike brethren and a much thicker seat with 60 mm of padding. Seat height is 845 mm.
The two bikes also roll on different rims with the S getting forged Marchesini gorgeousness.
Both bikes sport the same Brembo Stylema M4.30 brakes.
Wings come to nakedbikes! That’s right, Ducati have put wings on the Streetfighter and claim they increase stability markedly and produce as much as 28 kg of down-force when you head to the cafe at 270 km/h.
A top spec’ six-axis IMU controls an extensive electronics suite that graces both Streetfighter models as does 5” TFT instrumentation lifted from the Panigale V4.
Riding modes change throttle response and power matched to relative traction and abs settings. Full power is available in Race and Sport modes while Street pegs it back to 155 hp. Riding modes also change the attitude of the electronic suspension on the S.
Ducati’s GPS lap-timer functions, multimedia intregration with Bluetooth and Data Analyser systems seem likely to be optional extras.
No word yet as to Australian arrival dates or pricing.
2020 Ducati Streetfigher V4 / Streetfighter V4 S Specifications