We have been waiting for Ducati to make this motorcycle for literally years. Ever since the Ducati Streetfighter 1098 debuted, we have begged the Italian brand to follow-up this mean machine with models from its new superbike lines.
Now with the Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine, our prayers have been answered, and the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 is ready for public consumption.
Based obviously on the Panigale V4 superbike, the DNA from the track is obvious in this street-focused machine.
The marquis figure, 208hp @ 12,500 rpm comes from the familiar 1,103cc V4 engine, but the bike has been tuned for more torque – over 30% more torque than the original Ducati Streetfighter 1098.
If you add a racing exhaust, then you can find a claimed 220hp from the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4, which is sort of crazy to think about.
Biplane wings are an obvious new feature for the naked bike category, and Ducati stands by its aerodynamical choice because of the Streetfighter V4’s 208hp power quote. As such, they make 62 lbs (28kg) of downforce at 168 mph (270 km/h).
There is a full electronics package, straight from the Panigale V4 platform, which includes IMU-assisted traction control, whelie control, and cornering ABS, as well as and up/down quickshifter and engine braking control.
Pricing for the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 is set at €19,990. For those with a little extra coin (€3,000), the Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is available, and features Öhlins suspension all around, along with forged aluminum Marchesini wheels.
There is no word yet on US pricing and availability. So, stay tuned as we get more information from Ducati North America.
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