Gone Riding: Ducati Streetfighter V2

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Hola from the Spanish city of Seville, as this edition of “Gone Riding” sees us getting ready to ride the new Ducati Streetfighter V2.

The v-twin addition to Ducati’s Streetfighter lineup, the formula for the new V2 model sees Ducati taking the Panigale V2 superbike, and giving it a look and feel that’s very similar to the Streetfighter V4.

The easiest way to tell the different between the V4 and V2 models is that the Ducati Streetfighter V2 comes without wings (though you can buy them as an option), and has the same exhaust can as the Panigale V2 – otherwise, they look very similar.

Will they ride similar though? That is what we are in Spain to find out, and Ducati has us riding both on the track (at Circuito Monteblanco) and on the street, in the mountains outside of Seville.

My goal is to see how the Streetfighter compares to its four-cylinder counterpart, whether this model is the spiritual successor to the Streetfighter 1098, which shares a very similar spec-sheet (and a place in my personal garage).

Per our new review format, I will be giving you a live assessment of the new Ducati Streetfighter V2 right here in this article (down in the comments section), and I will try to answer any questions you might have about this exciting motorcycle. 

Here is your chance to learn what it’s like to ride the Ducati Streetfighter V2, before even our own proper review is posted. As always, if I don’t know an answer, I will try to get a response from the Ducati personnel. So, pepper away.

You can follow our thoughts on the bike live via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and you can see what our colleagues are posting on social media by looking for the hashtag #streetfighterV2

Spec-Sheet Comparison of Relevant Models to the Ducati Streetfighter V2:

  Ducati Streetfighter V2 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS KTM 890 Duke R MV Agusta Brutale RR
Power 150 hp 121 hp 119 hp 140 hp
Torque 75 lbs•ft 58 lbs•ft 73 lbs•ft 64 lbs•ft
Weight 392 lbs (dry) 366 lbs (dry) 365 lbs (dry) 386 lbs (dry)
Engine 955cc / V-Twin 765cc / Triple 889cc / Parallel-Twin 798cc / Triple
Price $16,995 $12,850 $11,999 $19,200

Photos: Ducati