Keeping in line with the mean design, the front of the Streetfighter evokes the grin of the Joker, highlighting that two distinct sides of the motorcycle- an exciting Super Naked for the road and also a thrilling companion on the racetrack.
The distinct Ducati family design is also evident in V-shaped DRL, already featured on the Panigale V4 and SuperSport. Harking to its streetfighter culture, the naked bikes’ clip-on handlebars have been replaced with a high, wide bar that, together with a moderated foot peg position, makes the riding position sporty yet agile, perfect for ripping up the road.
The Streetfighter weighs in at just 180 kgs (Dry) and boasts of a Euro 5 compliant 1103 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale engine. In this configuration, the 90° V4 delivers 208 Hp at 12,750 rpm, an unrivalled power level within the naked segment, perfectly in keeping with the all-out character of the new Streetfighter V4. Maximum torque is 123 Nm at 9,500 rpm, practically unchanged with respect to the Panigale V4. This feisty Streetfighter V4 performance is kept under control by sophisticated electronics lifted directly from the Panigale V4 and the 'biplane' wings developed by Ducati Corse aerodynamicists. Brought forward to maximize their effect, the wings generate 28 kg of downforce at 270 kph, attenuating the front wheel 'floating' at high speed and the tendency to wheel-up. They also boost stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner. On the road, this dynamic behavior instils confidence. On the track, instead, it boosts performance by limiting electronic control intervention and allowing delayed braking..
Power and torque can be raised to 220 hp and 130 Nm by fitting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovic which also reduces the weight of the motorcycle by 6 Kgs.
In terms of suspension, the Streetfighter V4 mounts 43 mm Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) to provide full adjustability in spring pre-load and compression and rebound damping. The fork bodies house chrome sliders with Brembo radial caliper mountings. A Sachs steering damper completes the front-end package. At the rear there is a fully adjustable Sachs shock absorber, one side of which is attached to the Desmosedici Stradale engine via a forged aluminium bracket.