Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S vs Rivals: Spec comparison

By Aditya Jadhav | on May 14, 2021

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 has debuted along with the Streetfighter V4 S. We pitch their specs and features against those of a few premium litre class (or greater) motorcycles already on sale in India.

Ducati India has finally launched the Streetfighter V4 and V4 S for Rs 19.99 lakh and 22.99 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. The pricing is quite competitive, especially if you consider that Ducati is essentially offering you the Panigale V4 without the fairing and a demanding riding posture, one that can also be used as an everyday bike.

Kawasaki Z H2

In the Indian market, the two motorcycles that have very similar features as the Streetfighter V4 are the Triumph Street Triple 1200RS and the Kawasaki Z H2. So, let's compare the three naked motorcycles and see how they fare against each other on paper. 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS

Engine

All three motorcycles bring a very different package to the table. While the Streetfighter has a V4 engine layout, the Speed Triple 1200RS gets an in-line three-cylinder engine. The Z H2, on the other hand, has a supercharger blowing air into its in-line four-cylinder engine.

The following are the specifications of the three motorcycles:

 

Ducati Streetfighter V4

Triumph Speed Triple 1200RS

Kawasaki Z H2

Engine

1,103cc, Desmosedici Stradale V4

1,160cc, in-line 3-cylinder

Supercharged, 998cc, in-line four-cylinder

Power

205bhp at 13,000rpm

177.5bhp at 10,750rpm

197bhp at 11,000rpm

Torque

123Nm at 9,500rpm

125Nm at 9,000rpm

137Nm at 8,500rpm

Gearbox

Six-speed with two-way quick-shifter

Six-speed with an optional two-way quick shifter

Six-speed with a two-way quick-shifter

Ducati Streetfighter V4 And V4 S Vs Rivals Spec Comparison

Electronics

All three motorcycles get an IMU-based electronic suite, which offers cornering ABS, cornering traction control, and wheelie control. In addition, Ducati also offers IMU-based slide control and an engine brake control system. The Streetfighter V4 is the only bike on the list to get a launch control as standard. Kawasaki offers electronic cruise control with the Z H2. Triumph offers smartphone connectivity to access a few features of the Speed Triple 1200RS as an optional extra; however, similar features are standard on the Kawasaki Z H2. Different levels of riding modes are common to the three motorcycles.

Chassis

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 gets an aluminium monocoque chassis where the engine and gearbox are the stress members. This translates to a superior mass centralisation, which is helpful in improving the overall handling of the bike. The Kawasaki has a steel tubular trellis chassis, while the Triumph gets an aluminium twin-spar chassis, with a bolt-on rear subframe.

 

Ducati Streetfighter V4

Triumph Speed Triple 1200RS

Kawasaki Z H2

Suspension (F)

43mm Showa BPF forks

Ohlins 43mm NIX30 forks

43mm Showa SFF-BP forks

Suspension (R)

Sachs mono-shock

Ohlins TTX36 mono-shock

Uni-Trak, Showa Gas-Charged Mono-shock

Brakes (F)

Twin 330mm semi-floating disc with Brembo Stylema (M4.30) monobloc callipers

Twin 320mm floating discs with Brembo Stylema monobloc callipers

Twin semi-floating 320 mm discs

Brakes (R)

245mm disc, 2-piston calliper

220mm disc 2-piston Brembo caliper

260mm single-piston calliper

Kerb weight

201kg

198kg

239kg

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

Variants and Pricing

The Speed Triple 1200RS is the only bike on the list that's available in a single variant. The Ducati Streetfighter V4 S has been launched alongside the standard model. The Streetfighter V4 S gets electronic suspension on both ends and lighter forged aluminium Marchesini wheels, which bring down its kerb weight to 199kgs. Kawasaki India also sells the Z H2 SE, which comes equipped with Kawasaki’s semi-active electronic suspension and uprated Brembo Stylema monobloc callipers. And the Z H2 SE weighs 1kg more than the standard Z H2.

With relatively less equipment on offer, the Speed Triple 1200RS is on the more affordable side, while the Streetfighter V4 undercuts the Z H2 by almost Rs 2 lakh; however, the Z H2 SE costs almost Rs 3 lakh more than the Streetfighter V4 S. Refer to the price table below to know the exact prices of the three models. All prices are ex-showroom.

Model

Price (ex-showroom)

Triumph Speed Triple 1200RS

Rs 16.95 lakh

Ducati Streetfighter V4

Rs 19.99 lakh

Kawasaki Z H2

Rs 21.90 lakh

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

Rs 22.99 lakh

Kawasaki Z H2 SE

R 25.90 lakh

Triumph Speed Triple 1200RS KAwasaki Z H2

Additionally, Triumph offers a service interval of 16,000km (or 1 year) on the Speed Triple 1200RS, which is very impressive. The Ducati comes close by offering a service interval of 12,000km (or 1 year), which, while not as attractive as that of the 1200RS, is enough to offer a stress-free ownership experience to the customer.

Also Read:

Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S launched

Tags: Ducati Ducati Streetfighter V4 StreetFighter V4 S Ducati Streetfighter V4 S Triumph triumph speed triple 1200rs speed triple 1200rs Kawasaki Kawasaki Z H2 Kawasaki Z H2 SE Z h2 se z h2

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