If you just want an aggressive Italian naked motorbike in your life, the Ducati Streetfighter V4 should be your first choice. The litre-class nude finally came in India early this year after a long wait. The Streetfighter V4 is built on the same chassis as the Ducati Panigale V4, which includes the engine and electronics. It does, however, have a lovely bare design that sets it apart from its full-feathered brother. Here are five reasons why the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is one of the company’s most scary but coveted naked motorcycles.
1. The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is the sportiest and most intimidating-looking naked bike in the Ducati lineup. The abrasive lines are serious about their work. MotoGP-style bi-plane wings placed on either side add to the sportiness. At 270 kmph, Ducati claims they create 28 kg of downforce.
2. The 1103 cc V4 engine taken from the Panigale V4 produces 205 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 122 Nm of peak torque at 9,500 rpm in the Ducati Streetfighter V4. The Desmosedici Stradale engine is mated to a bi-directional quick-shifting 6-speed gearbox.
3. The Streetfighter V4 has three pre-programmed riding styles that adjust to the rider, the track, the road, and the weather. A six-axis IMU, cornering ABS, traction control, slide control, wheelie control, power launch, bi-directional quick-shifter, engine brake control, and semi-active electronic suspension are all included in the electronics package.
4. Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) with complete adjustment for spring, pre-load, compression, and rebound damping are fitted to the Ducati Streetfighter V4. In the front, there’s also a Sachs steering damper. The V4 S, on the other hand, comes with an Ohlins 43 mm NIX-30 fork, Ohlins TTX36 rear shock absorber, and an Ohlins event-based steering damper, as well as lightweight Marchesini wheels.
5. The Streetfighter V4 costs Rs 19.99 lakh, while the V4 S costs Rs 22.99 lakh. The V4 S Dark Stealth variant is also available at a price of 23.19 lakh. All prices are in US dollars and are ex-showroom.