Ducati Streetfighter V4 Caught on Video in the Wild

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Want to see what the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is going to look like when it debuts in October? Well, this video from a lucky passerby will surely give you a good idea of what to expect.

Caught at a gas station while filling up, two of Ducati’s upcoming models can be seen: the revamped Ducati 959 Panigale and the often teased Ducati Streetfighter V4.

On the Streetfighter V4, we can see that the winglets from the race bike remain, and that the headlight looks similar to what was seen in the USA, versus the spy photos from before, which showed a larger front cowling.

Most intriguing to our eye though is the exhaust, which looks like an identical unit to what is on the Ducati Panigale V4 superbike.

That is perhaps not surprising, considering that the “prototype” model we saw in Colorado had a similar setup, albeit with the Akrapovic race system installed.

Streetfighter purest are surely going to take issue with this design choice though, since the original model came with a shotgun side exhaust – a nod to the style made famous over 20 years ago in the European streetfighter scene.

Of course, we have seen other streetfighter bikes from other manufacturers use more traditional exhaust setups, which doesn’t mean that Ducati is standing out with its choice, but it is interesting to note.

We expect both the Ducati 959 Panigale (if that’s the name it continues with) and the Ducati Streetfighter V4 to debut at the Italian brand’s special event on the Rimini coast in October of this year.

The rest of the Ducati lineup for 2020 will debut there as well, with bikes then on display at the EICMA show in Milan, a few weeks later.

As such, we should have more formal details on the Ducati Streetfighter V4 then, which gives us plenty of time to debate whether it will be a 200hp machine or not (our thoughts say no).

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