After much speculation and spy shots, Ducati has finally revealed the Ducati Streetfighter V4, which it says is still a prototype. With a first appearance scheduled for the Pike Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, the official public unveiling of Ducati’ Streetfighter V4 will be at the 2019 EICMA show in Italy this coming November.
Graphics for the Streetfighter V4 are done by Centro Stile Ducati, following the design cues of the Ducati Hypermotard 950 Concept shown at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Featuring a “pixelated” livery, the styling is deliberately done to show off the lines of the Streetfighter V4 instead of disguising them, as is normal with most protoypes.
Since the introduction of the Panigale V4 last year, Ducatisti were wondering if a naked sports streetfighter version would hit the streets, and according to Ducati, that will likely occur in 2020, with confirmation coming in the form of the Pike Peaks race prototype. “The Streetfighter V4 will be one of the stars of the Ducati World Premiere 2020,” said Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, “Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for road riding.”
Stripping the fairings off the track-oriented Panigale V4 superbike, the Streetfighter comes with with high and wide handlebars in the naked sports fashion and comes with its own unique side and lower panels. Of note are the winglets on either side of the radiator, taken from the Desmosedici GP19 MotoGP racer, though it is not known if these will make it to the production version.
Not many details are available for the Streetfighter V4 but if the prototype is based on the the current Panigale V4, it will carry the Ducati V-four Stradale engine with 1,103 capacity, and power output claimed to be 226 hp for the Panigale V4 Speciale. In Malaysia, the Ducati Panigale V4 retails for RM129,900, while the Panigale V4 S goes for RM169,900.
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