Ducati expands the Streetfighter family with the introduction of two new models: the bold and essential Streetfighter V2 and the top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP. All the in-depth information on the two bikes has been revealed during the fourth episode of the Ducati World Première web series:
Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP
Introducing the top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP model, offered in a numbered version, and marked with the legendary “SP” (which stands for Sport Production). The new Streetfighter V4 SP is the most adrenaline-pumping naked bike to ever roll its wheels off the production line in Borgo Panigale.
Aesthetically, the SP stands out from the pack thanks to its “Winter Test” livery, which Centro Stile Ducati created by taking inspiration from the bikes used during MotoGP and SBK pre-season testing.
The new carbon rims, 3 lb lighter than those of the Streetfighter V4 S, significantly reduce the moment of inertia and contribute to an overall weight saving of 6.6 lb. The 1103 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine features a counter-rotating crankshaft, “Twin Pulse” firing order, 208 HP of power and 90.4 lb-ft @ 11,500 rpm. The STM-EVO SBK dry clutch ensures a more effective anti-hopping function but also reproduces the characteristic sound that Ducatisti so appreciate. The comprehensive range of equipment is completed with Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension and the Brembo Stylema R® braking system with front calipers.
For 2022 Ducati introduces also top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP model, offered in a numbered version and marked with the legendary “SP” (which stands for Sport Production) abbreviation. The new Streetfighter V4 SP is the most adrenaline-pumping sports-naked bike to ever roll its wheels off the production line in Borgo Panigale. This is thanks to special technical equipment that perfectly combines the “Fight Formula” with the “SP” specifications, further improving the power-to-weight ratio of the Streetfighter V4 S, which was already at the top of its category, and making the bike even more effective on the track.
The Streetfighter V4 SP comes with a dedicated livery, premium equipment derived from the Superleggera V4, as well as with a restrained weight: 432 lb in running order (6.6 lb less compared to the Streetfighter V4 S).
The essential and captivating “Winter Test” livery has been conceived by the Ducati Centro Stile taking inspiration from the Ducati Corse motorcycles ridden in MotoGP and SBK Championships pre-season tests. The Matt Black of the fairings combined with the Matt Carbon finish of rims and wings perfectly contrasts with the bright red accents and sparkling brushed aluminum tank. This new bike from Borgo Panigale is also enriched with some beautiful details, such as the progressive number printed on the handlebar and the Italian flag color scheme on the carbon wings.
The Streetfighter V4 SP is equipped with 5 split-spoke carbon rims, 3 lb lighter than the forged aluminum rims fitted as standard on the Streetfighter V4 S and capable of reducing the inertia by 26% at the front and 46% at the rear, making the bike significantly more agile and lighter when changing direction. The exclusive Brembo Stylema R front brake calipers guarantee unmatched braking power, as well as stunning performance even during extended use on track.
The new bike is equipped with the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 with the event-based system that can vary the damping according to the rider’s riding style, and together with biplane wings they increase confidence and ensure the best performance in sporty use.
The beating heart is the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale with 208 hp capable of delivering a torque of 90.4 lb-ft (123 Nm) at 9,500 rpm (Euro 5-compliant). On the Streetfighter V4 SP the Desmosedici Stradale is fitted with the STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, which guarantees a better anti-hopping function, even in the most aggressive downshifts, and greater fluidity during all “off-throttle” stages, which is crucial to be truly effective on the track when pushing to the limit.
The equipment of this unique bike is enriched by the adjustable aluminum and CNC machined footpegs, the carbon front mudguard, the lithium-ion battery and a range of accessories suitable for “track days,” such as the open carbon clutch cover** and the caps for removing the license plate holder.**
Thanks to its technical equipment, the Streetfighter V4 SP is the ideal companion for the novice who wants to rule the track by riding a naked bike and get an instant response. Braking capacity results are outstanding, and the bike is easier to lay into the corner and gets to the apex faster, not to mention offers great stability at high speeds.
The Streetfighter V4 SP will be available in single-seat configuration in the “Winter Test” livery. The bike will be in Ducati dealerships in North America starting in February 2022.
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The Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP will have a starting price of $35,500 in the U.S. and CAD $40,000 for Canada.
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