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Ducati Streetfighter V4 may be delayed

Ducati has revealed its new Streetfighter V4 in a live streaming show as its scheduled delivery may be delayed by the pandemic.

The live streaming may have been planned to satisfy anxious customers, although it didn’t reveal much more than we already knew.

Delivery delayed

It was scheduled to be available from March 2020.

However, given the company has closed it factory until further notice over the pandemic, deliveries are expected to be delayed.

Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

The Steetfighter will come in a “base model” at €19,990 (about $32,500) and a V4 S version at €22,990 (about $A37,500).

Aussie prices may vary and the delivery schedule is not yet confirmed.

Power packed

It is only slightly detuned from the Panigale V4’s 211 (157kW) to 208hp (155kW) and weighs in at 201kg.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

To control all that power and keep the front wheel on the ground, it has an aero package that creates 28kg of downforce at 270km/h.

The aggressive street brawl design is highlighted by two sets of wings on either side of the bike.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

Here is the Ducati press release and tech specs:

The foundation of the Steetfighter V4 is a Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings and equipped with high, wide handlebars. Weighing 178 kg, it is powered by a 1103 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine, its 208 hp kept under control by biplane aerofoils and a latest-generation electronics package: a combination of factors and modifications that Ducati calls the “Fight Formula”. The result is an over-the-top naked Ducati, modern and technological, with an assertively eye-catching design. A bike that does nothing to hide its segment-leading performance, but which also ensures practicality and full-on fun during everyday rides.

The minimalist full-LED headlight with its V-shaped DRL captures the spirit of the Streetfighter V4 perfectly. On the one hand, it recalls the front of the Panigale V4 and, on the other, evokes the crazy grin of the Joker (the comic strip character from which the Ducati Style Center drew inspiration for this new Bologna-built naked).Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

On the Streetfighter V4, the Front Frame and Desmosedici Stradale engine take centre-stage. Only partially screened by superstructures that have been cut to a bare minimum, their sharp lines create a clean, essential whole.

Such powerful design demands a powerful engine, and the 1103 cc 208 hp Desmosedici Stradale fits the bill: for a naked, it packs an impressive punch, yet dedicated engine mapping lets the rider control the power with confidence. The engine – combined with a kerb weight of 178 kg (“S” version) – boosts the power/weight ratio to an impressive 1.17. Performance can be further improved by mounting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič, which raises power to 220 hp and reduces weight by 6 kg.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

The feisty performance of this bike is stabilised by sophisticated electronics lifted directly from the Panigale V4 and the ‘biplane’ aerofoils developed by Ducati Corse aerodynamicists. Brought forward to maximise their effect, the aerofoils generate 28 kg of downforce at 270 kph, attenuating front wheel ‘floating’ at high speed and the tendency to wheel-up. They also boost stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner. On the road, this dynamic behaviour instils confidence. On the track, instead, it boosts performance by limiting electronic control intervention and allowing delayed braking.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

The latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a 6-axis inertial measurement platform which instantly detects the bike’s roll, yaw and pitch angles. The electronics oversee every part of the ride: some controls manage start, acceleration and braking, others handle traction, while some lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. Safety, performance, and bags of personality: the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 has arrived!

Ducati Streetfighter V4 tech specs

Engine Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement 1,103 cc
Bore X stroke 81 x 53.5 mm
Compression ratio 14.0:1
Power 153 kW (208 hp) @ 12,750 rpm
Torque 123 Nm (90.4 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
Transmission
Gearbox 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Ratio 1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Chassis
Frame Aluminium alloy “Front Frame”
Front suspension Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes
Front wheel 5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 5-spokes light alloy 6.00” x 17”
Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
Dimensions and weights
Dry weight 180 kg (397 lb)
Kerb weight* 201 kg (443 lb)
Seat height 845 mm (33.3 in)
Wheelbase 1.488 mm (58.6 in)
Rake 24,5°
Front wheel trail 100 mm (4 in)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seats Dual seats
Equipment
Safety equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
Standard equipment Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators, Passenger seat and footpegs. Ducati Multimedia System (DMS).
Additional equipment
Ready for Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati LinkApp, anti-theft, heating grips, Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)
Warranty
Warranty (months) 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km) 24,000 km (15,000 mi)
Consumption and Emissions (only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)
Standard Euro 4
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S tech specs

Engine Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement 1,103 cc
Bore X stroke 81 x 53.5 mm
Compression ratio 14.0:1
Power 153 kW (208 hp) @ 12,750 rpm
Torque 123 Nm (90.4 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
Transmission
Gearbox 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Ratio 1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Chassis
Frame Aluminium alloy “Front Frame”
Front suspension Öhlins NIX30 43 mm fully adjustable fork with TiN treatment. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode
Front wheel 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
Dimensions and weights
Dry weight 178 kg (392 lb)
Kerb weight* 199 kg (439 lb)
Seat height 845 mm (33.3 in)
Wheelbase 1.488 mm (58.6 in)
Rake 24,5°
Front wheel trail 100 mm (4 in)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seats Dual seats
Equipment
Safety equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
Standard equipment Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO with Ohlins suspension and steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators, Passenger seat and footpegs, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). Marchesini aluminium forged wheels
Additional equipment
Ready for Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati LinkApp, anti-theft, heating grips, Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)
Warranty
Warranty (months) 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km) 24,000 km (15,000 mi)
Consumption and Emissions (only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)
Standard Euro 4
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati Streetfighter V4 is ready to brawl

The Ducati  Streetfighter V4 prototype and various spy photos didn’t prepare us for the aggressive stance of the new model that looks ready for a street brawl.

It will be available from March 2020 in a “base model” at €19,990 (about $32,500) and a V4 S version at €22,990 (about $A37,500). Aussie prices may vary.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

The bikes were presented in Italy by boss Claudio Domenicali along with Panigale V2, more aerodynamic Panigale V4, Scrambler Dark, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour and all-red Diavel S.

Ready to brawl

The Streetfighter V4 and V4S were coincidentally unveiled on the same day as Kawasaki unveiled their naked Z H2 with 147.1kW of power setting a a streetfighter brawl.

Ducati’s Steetfighter is only slightly detuned from the Panigale V4’s 211 (157kW) to 208hp (155kW).Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

To control all that power and keep the front wheel on the ground, it has an aero package that creates 28kg of downforce at 270km/h.

The aggressive street brawl design is highlighted by two sets of wings on either side of the bike.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

Here is the Ducati press release and tech specs:

The foundation of the Steetfighter V4 is a Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings and equipped with high, wide handlebars. Weighing 178 kg, it is powered by a 1103 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine, its 208 hp kept under control by biplane aerofoils and a latest-generation electronics package: a combination of factors and modifications that Ducati calls the “Fight Formula”. The result is an over-the-top naked Ducati, modern and technological, with an assertively eye-catching design. A bike that does nothing to hide its segment-leading performance, but which also ensures practicality and full-on fun during everyday rides.

The minimalist full-LED headlight with its V-shaped DRL captures the spirit of the Streetfighter V4 perfectly. On the one hand, it recalls the front of the Panigale V4 and, on the other, evokes the crazy grin of the Joker (the comic strip character from which the Ducati Style Center drew inspiration for this new Bologna-built naked).Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

On the Streetfighter V4, the Front Frame and Desmosedici Stradale engine take centre-stage. Only partially screened by superstructures that have been cut to a bare minimum, their sharp lines create a clean, essential whole.

Such powerful design demands a powerful engine, and the 1103 cc 208 hp Desmosedici Stradale fits the bill: for a naked, it packs an impressive punch, yet dedicated engine mapping lets the rider control the power with confidence. The engine – combined with a kerb weight of 178 kg (“S” version) – boosts the power/weight ratio to an impressive 1.17. Performance can be further improved by mounting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič, which raises power to 220 hp and reduces weight by 6 kg.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

The feisty performance of this bike is stabilised by sophisticated electronics lifted directly from the Panigale V4 and the ‘biplane’ aerofoils developed by Ducati Corse aerodynamicists. Brought forward to maximise their effect, the aerofoils generate 28 kg of downforce at 270 kph, attenuating front wheel ‘floating’ at high speed and the tendency to wheel-up. They also boost stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner. On the road, this dynamic behaviour instils confidence. On the track, instead, it boosts performance by limiting electronic control intervention and allowing delayed braking.Ducati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

The latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a 6-axis inertial measurement platform which instantly detects the bike’s roll, yaw and pitch angles. The electronics oversee every part of the ride: some controls manage start, acceleration and braking, others handle traction, while some lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. Safety, performance, and bags of personality: the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 has arrived!

Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 SDucati Streetfighter V4 ready to brawl

Streetfighter V4 Streetfighter V4 S
Engine Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement 1,103 cc 1,103 cc
Bore X stroke 81 x 53.5 mm 81 x 53.5 mm
Compression ratio 14.0:1 14.0:1
Power 153 kW (208 hp) @ 12,750 rpm 153 kW (208 hp) @ 12,750 rpm
Torque 123 Nm (90.4 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm 123 Nm (90.4 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies. Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.
Exhaust 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda probes
Transmission
Gearbox 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1 Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1
Ratio 1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24 1=38/14 2=36/17 3=33/19 4=32/21 5=30/22 6=30/24
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42 Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Chassis
Frame Aluminum alloy “Front Frame” Aluminum alloy “Front Frame”
Front suspension Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43 mm chromed inner tubes Öhlins NIX30 43 mm fully adjustable fork with TiN treatment. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode
Front wheel 5-spokes light alloy 3.50″ x 17″ 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 3.50″ x 17″
Front tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm Fully adjustable Ohlins TTX36 unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 event-based mode. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 5-spokes light alloy 6.00” x 17” 3-spokes forged aluminum alloy 6.00″ x 17″
Rear tyre Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 200/60 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 200/60 ZR17
Wheel travel (front/rear) 120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in) 120 mm (4.7 in) – 130 mm (5.1 in)
Front brake 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema® (M4.30) 4-piston callipers with Cornering ABS EVO
Rear brake 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO 245 mm disc, 2-piston calliper with Cornering ABS EVO
Instrumentation Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display Last generation digital unit with 5″ TFT colour display
Dimensions and weights
Dry weight 180 kg (397 lb) 178 kg (392 lb)
Kerb weight* 201 kg (443 lb) 199 kg (439 lb)
Seat height 845 mm (33.3 in) 845 mm (33.3 in)
Wheelbase 1.488 mm (58.6 in) 1.488 mm (58.6 in)
Rake 24,5° 24,5°
Front wheel trail 100 mm (4 in) 100 mm (4 in)
Fuel tank capacity 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US) 16 l – 4.23 gallon (US)
Number of seats Dual seats Dual seats
Equipment
Safety equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tyre calibration
Standard equipment Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators, Passenger seat and footpegs. Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO with Ohlins suspension and steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators, Passenger seat and footpegs, Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). Marchesini aluminium forged wheels
Additional equipment
Ready for Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati LinkApp, anti-theft, heating grips, Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS) Ducati Data Analyser+ (DDA+) with GPS module, Ducati LinkApp, anti-theft, heating grips, Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)
Warranty
Warranty (months) 24 months unlimited mileage 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance (km/months) 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance adjustment (km) 24,000 km (15,000 mi) 24,000 km (15,000 mi)
Consumption and Emissions (only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies)
Standard Euro 4 Euro 4
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EU Regulation 44/2014 Annex XI).

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati unleashes 2020 models

Ducati unleashes its 2020 model line-up including the Streetfighter V4, more aerodynamic Panigale V4, Scrambler Dark, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, all-red Diavel S and Panigale V2.

There was nothing new for Monster, Supersport or Hypermotard.

Despite talking about the importance of the Panigale V4 and race wins in the MotoGP, WSBK and BSB, boss Claudio Domenicali started his presentation with the launch of three e-bikes.

Claudio Domenicali and Ducati e-bikes
Claudio Domenicali and Ducati e-bikes

This stresses the future focus of the company on electric mobility.

The e-bikes are the MIG-RR limited edition on which you can have your name printed on the frame, the MIG-S mountain bike and the e-Scrambler for riding in the city.

Ducati Dark Scrambler cheapest yetClaudio Domenicali and Ducati Scrambler Dark

Speaking of Scramblers, which are now the company’s biggest seller with more than 70,000 sales since launch in 2015, Claudio unveiled their cheapest yet, the Scrambler Icon Dark.

IN fact, it will be €800 cheaper than the Icon on which is is based. that means it should be about $A1000 less than the current price of $A13,990 (plus on-road costs).

Like previous Ducati Dark models, it has a blacked out engine and is a cheaper model.

‘It strips away what was not necessary for the product,” Claudio says.Claudio Domenicali and Ducati Scrambler Dark

Yet it still features cornering ABS which was introduced last year, plus round rear mirrors and bulb blinkers.

Claudio also showed a future direction for Scrambler with two artist impressions for a Motard version and a Desert X with Dakar Rally styling and powered by the 1100ss engine.

While on the topic of black he also unveiled a Diavel 1260 matt black as well as an all-red 1260 S Red available from February 2020.

Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

One of the highlights of the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, according to Claudio, is that it has an electric fuel cap with no need to use your key.

It also comes with new styling features and creature comforts for the long haul.

Claudio says that in the past 16 years they have sold more than 100,00 Multistradas.

Ducati unleashes Panigale V2

Claudio stressed the mid-weight sports bike section with the unveiling of the Panigale V2 in all red.

“You can see how lean and pure this bike is,” he says.

It features a low and short muffler, single sided swingarm and is powered by the V2 Superquadro engine with 115kW at 10,750rpm and 104Nm @ 9000rpm.

It also has the same electronics as the top Panigale, TFT colour dashboard, up and down quickshifter, engine brake control, traction control, ABS cornering control and wheelie control.

“It is the safety package that is the most developed we have in Ducati,” Claudio says.

Among the tech is “DTC Evo 2 with predictive strategy” which apparently regulates revs so you have better stability out of a corner even when aggressive on the throttle.

“It’s the perfect first track bike for young people; a springboard bike,” he says.

Panigale V4Claudio Domenicali and the Ducati Panigale V4

The updated V4 is now lighter and has upgraded aerodynamics with a wider side fairing, wider front fairing, racing screen and winglets.

The result is 30kg of downforce at 270km/h on the front wheel to reduce wheelie tendency and improve high-speed stability.

Claudio then went very techno as he rambled a= on about the “science of speed”, mentioning “higher centre of gravity”, “higher chain force angle” and the “new torque correlation law”.

And hallelujah, it now has softer springs to handle bumpy roads.

Streetfighter V4 and V4S

The highlight was the Streetfighter V4 and V4S which was unleashed the same day as Kawasaki unveiled their Z H2 with 147.1kW of power.

Ducati’s Steetfighter retains the Panigale’s 208hp (155kW), but only weighs 177kg dry.

Claudio Domenicali and the Ducati Streetfighter V4
Claudio Domenicali and the Ducati Streetfighter V4

To control all that power and keep the front wheel on the ground, it has an aero package that creates 28kg of downforce at 270km/h.

They will be available from March 2020 in a “base model” at €19,990 and an S version at €22990.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati adds to Multistrada and Scrambler ranges

Ducati is tipped to unveil its 2020 models on 23 October 2019 with a Streetfighter V4, Multistrada V4, Multistrada S GT and a Scrambler Icon Dark added to its ranges.

The Italian manufacturer has already confirmed the Streetfighter V4 will be released as a 2020 model.

Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4 ranges
Ducati Streetfighter V4

We’ve also seen spy photos of a Multistrada V4 and we suspect there might also be a Monster V4 in the works.

Ducati Multistrada V4 spy photo ranges
Spy photo of what looks like a Multistrada V4

And now a leaked document from the US Environmental Protection Agency lists the “Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour” and “Scrambler Icon Dark”.

Since the Multistrada GT will be powered by the 1262cc L-Twin engine as the name suggests, maybe the Multistrada V4 is on hold for another year.

Or they may be considering running two Multi ranges with twin and four-cylinder engines.

We also expect the Grand Tour will have luggage and a bigger windscreen.

As for the 803cc Scrambler Icon Dark, it is likely to have a blackened engine and matte-black paint instead of its iconic yellow.

Ducati Scrambler Icon ranges
Ducati Scrambler Icon

Whatever they release in October, Ducati announced in April 2018 that every model in their 2020 range will have blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Watch Aussie rider’s Pikes Peak record run

Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado.

The event was marred by the death of four-time winner Carlin Dunne on the last turn while riding the Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype. He was on his way to victory and a record run.

Carlin Dunne rides Ducati V4 Streetfighter prototype at Pikes peak Multistrada V4 record run
Carlin Dunne on the Streetfighter V4 prototype

The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb organising committee is now considering the future of the motorcycle category in the event in the wake of two other motorcycle fatalities in 2014-15 and the fourth rider death in the event’s history.

The event has run since 1916, but motorcycles did not race for 10 years from 1977-79 and 1983-90.

Organisers are investigating whether a series of bumps in the last corner caused Carlin’s bike to high-side.

Rennie’s record run

Australian motorcycle journalist Rennie Scaysbrook has posted a video of his record run at the recent Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in Colorado.
Images from Rennie’s Facebook page

Carlin’s sad fatality does not take away from Rennie’s victory and record run in the heavy motorcycle class.

The Australian, who is now working in America at Cycle News, set a record time of 9:44.963 riding a 2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100. He smashed the record by five seconds.

The Tuono was in “nearly showroom stock” condition.

Rennie says he would like to dedicate his record-run video to the memory of the late Carlin Dunne. 

“This was a man who helped me to no end as a mentor in my rookie year, went head-to-head with me and came out on top in 2018, and was on course to smash the lap record again this year until fate struck,” Rennie says.

“I’m honoured to have shared this race with him, and thanks to Aprilia for such an amazing team.”

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati V4 rider dies at Pikes Peak hillclimb

Veteran American racer Carlin Dunne has died in a crash only metres from the finish of the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, riding the Ducati V4 Streetfighter prototype.

There have only been six deaths in the event’s history, but organisers seriously considered dropping motorcycles after the two crashes in 2014-15.

Instead, they restricted the field to bikes with single handlebars which excludes super bikes with clip-ons and tightened the vetting process for riders who have to show they can compete safely.

Carlin, aged 36, was the title defender, a four-time winner, the top qualifier and was on target for a record time.

Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

The victory in the heavy motorcycle class went to Australian Rennie Scaysbrook who set a record time of 9:44.963 riding a 2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100. He smashed the record by five seconds.

Carlin Dunne rides Ducati V4 Streetfighter prototype at Pikes peak
Rennie Scaysbrook

Official statements

The hillclimb officials issued this statement:

Throughout the 97 years that this unique race has been conducted on America’s Mountain, we have experienced the ultimate joy in victory, the disappointment of failure and now, the unexpected heartbreak of the loss of a competitor, whose love of the race brought him to Pikes Peak. We mourn the tragic death of Carlin and he will remain in our hearts forever as part of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb family. Carlin will be remembered as a warm hearted mentor with a competitive spirit. He was a gentle and thoughtful man who touched everyone who met him. We will always remember his contagious smile and genuine love for sport.

Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock issued this statement:

There are no words to describe our shock and sadness. Carlin was part of our family and one of the most genuine and kind men we have ever known. His spirit for this event and love of motorcycling will be remembered forever as his passing leaves a hole in our hearts.

Hillclimb course

The 20km Pikes Peak course has 156 turns, starts at 2860m above sea level and climbs to an altitude of 4300m which is halfway to the summit of Everest.

Ducati recently released this video of Carlin training on the Streetfighter V4 prototype.

Ducati has confirmed it will produce a naked production version of the Panigale V4 from March 2020.

The Italian manufacturer said the Pikes Peak event was identified as an important part in the development process of the new model.

The company has won the Colorado hillclimb three times in 2011 and 2011 with the Multistrada 1200 and last year with the Multistrada 1260.

Carlin rode to victory on each of those occasions and the company celebrated with Pikes Peak versions of those models.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak 1262cc
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak

Ducati says the Streetfighter V4 “derives directly from the sporty Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings, and fitted with high and wide handlebars”.

Streetfighter V4Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

The Ducati V4 Streetfghter  prototype carlin raced was expected to have even more power than the Panigale V4’s 213 horsepower (158kW).

“The high performance of the 1100cm³ Desmosedici Stradale is kept in hand by aerodynamic profiles specifically designed for this model,” Ducati says.

However, the street production version may be a little tamer, although probably still more than the Aprilia Tuono’s 173hp (129kW).

2019 Ducati range Panigale V4 R fourth recall
Panigale V4 R

“The prototype will race with a ‘pixelated’ livery, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati; unlike the normal practice with prototypes, the livery does not hide the lines, but exalts them by deliberately revealing how the bike will finally look, “Ducati said.

There is not a lot of difference from the Panigale V4.

Gone is the windscreen and full fairing, although there is still a fair amount of aero bodywork for a naked bike. The rear of the bike looks very similar.Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

The biggest difference is in the short nose cone with very discrete “eyes” as LED headlights. Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali said the Streetfighter V4 will be “one of the stars of the Ducati World Premiere 2020”.

“Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for road riding; so there was no better stage than the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for what will be the highest performance Streetfighter ever put into production,” he says.

The bike will be presented to the public at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November and will be available in Ducati dealerships from mid-March 2020.

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Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

Ducati has finally confirmed that it will produce a naked version of the Panigale V4, called the Streetfighter V4, from March 2020.

The company made the announcement over night as it unveiled its Streetfighter V4 prototype to race the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on 30 June 2019.

Ducati says that “as part of the development process of the new model, the ‘Race to the Clouds’ has been identified as an ideal proving ground for testing the high performance of the Streetfighter V4”.

The company has won the Colorado hillclimb three times in 2011 and 2011 with the Multistrada 1200 and last year with the Multistrada 1260.

They celebrated with Pikes Peak versions of these models.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak 1262cc
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak

In its official release, Ducati says the Streetfighter V4 “derives directly from the sporty Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings, and fitted with high and wide handlebars”.

One of the prerequisites for motorcycles in the hillclimb is that they do not have clip-on handlebars.

Streetfighter V4Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

It’s been no secret that Ducati has been working on a Streetfighter V4, but they still have some secrets.

While Ducati has not released any tech specs on the prototype, the race-trim engine is expected to have more power than the Panigale V4’s 213 horsepower (158kW).

“The high performance of the 1100cm³ Desmosedici Stradale is kept in hand by aerodynamic profiles specifically designed for this model,” Ducati says.

However, the street production version may be a little tamer, although probably still more than the Aprilia Tuono’s 173hp (129kW).

2019 Ducati range Panigale V4 R fourth recall
Panigale V4 R

“The prototype will race with a ‘pixelated’ livery, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati; unlike the normal practice with prototypes, the livery does not hide the lines, but exalts them by deliberately revealing how the bike will finally look, “Ducati says.

There is not a lot of difference to the Panigale V4.

Gone is the windscreen and full fairing, although there is still a fair amount of aero bodywork for a naked bike. The rear of the bike looks very similar.Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

The biggest difference is in the short nose cone with very discrete “eyes” as LED headlights. Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali confirms that the Streetfighter V4 will be “one of the stars of the Ducati World Premiere 2020”.

“Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for road riding; so there was no better stage than the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for what will be the highest performance Streetfighter ever put into production,” he says.

The bike will be presented to the public at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November and will be available in Ducati dealerships from mid-March 2020.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com