The flagship street naked motorcycle from Ducati has made its debut. The Italian motorcycle maker has launched the higher-spec V4 S alongside the Streetfighter V4 in India. The motorcycles, however, will be sold in limited numbers for now.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 has made its India debut at Rs 19.99 lakh. Ducati has also launched the higher V4 S model of the Streetfighter for the price of Rs 22.99 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. The Streetfighter V4 S is also available in the Dark Stealth colour scheme, which will cost Rs 20,000 more. Ducati dealerships started accepting bookings for the Streetfighter in April 2021, and the deliveries are expected to commence soon after showrooms begin their operations. The Streetfighter will be sold in limited numbers for now due to the uncertainty of the pandemic; however, more units will be shipped in if there is a steady demand for it in the market.
The Streetfighter V4 gets the same 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 as the Panigale V4. The power is rated at 205bhp at 13,000rpm and 123Nm of torque at 9,500rpm, all of which is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission, equipped with a two-way quick-shifter. The Streetfighter V4 tips the scale at 201kgs, and the motorcycle also gets an aero package to make its stability closer to a supersport motorcycle. The bi-plane wings on both sides of the motorcycle have been developed by Ducati Corse (the company’s racing division) to offer up to 28kg of downforce at 270km/hr. In terms of electronics, the Streetfighter V4 gets the same six-axis IMU-based electronic aids that are on offer with the Panigale V4.
The V4 gets Showa Big Piston Fork at the front and a Sachs monoshock at the rear – both of them are fully adjustable. There is a Sachs steering damper is on offer too. The (higher) V4 S, on the other hand, gets Ohlins electronic suspensions, an Ohlins steering damper, and lighter forged aluminium Marchesini wheels, which bring down the kerb weight to 199kg. For braking, both the motorcycles use Stylema Monobloc callipers with twin 330mm discs setup at the front and a 245mm disc and a two-piston calliper at the rear.