New Streetfighter V4

The Fight Formula

The new Streetfighter V4 is the result of an explosive formula; the Streetfighter V4, without fairings, with a high handlebar, the 208 HP of the Desmosedici Stradale, and the addition of wings in a biplane configuration to tame the power without losing agility.

Introducing the new Ducati super naked: high-adrenaline and excessive, with no rivals in the segment, it is able to boost the “ego” of its rider, who will feel like a star every time they hit the road. The spirit of the Streetfighter V4 is represented in the aggressive design of the full LED headlight and the beauty of the mechanics, as much as possible of which remain visible.

The new Streetfighter V4
Ego Booster Design
Performance of Desmosedici Stradale
Aerodynamics

Streetfighter V4

Livery: Ducati Red Frame Light Grey
£17,595 i
  • Ducati Red

Streetfighter V4 S

Livery: Ducati Red Frame: Light Grey
£19,795 i
  • Ducati Red
Displacement
1,103 cc
Power
153 kW (208 hp)
Torque
123 Nm (90.4 lb-ft)
Seat height
845 mm (33.3 in)
Dry weight
180 kg (397 lb)
Full tech specification
Displacement
1,103 cc
Power
153 kW (208 hp)
Torque
123 Nm (90.4 lb-ft)
Seat height
845 mm (33.3 in)
Dry weight
178 kg (392 lb)
Full tech specification

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Joker face

The minimalist full-LED headlight captures the spirit of the Streetfighter V4 perfectly. On the one hand, it recalls the front of the Panigale V4 and, on the other, evokes the crazy grin of the Joker (the comic strip character from which the Ducati Style Center drew inspiration for this new Bologna-built naked). Already featured on the Panigale V4 and SuperSport, the V-shaped DRL is another clear Ducati hallmark.

 The magic of Aerodynamics

Fast, agile mixed-road performance demands maximum stability at high speed and when braking, reduced wheel-up during acceleration and minimised electronic control of the suspension set-up: that's why Ducati Corse specialists have, together with the Ducati Style Centre, developed biplane wings for the Streetfighter V4.

The aerodynamics were developed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation. The calculation method involved stationary simulation of flow and pressure to achieve increased downforce, especially on the front wheel.

To reduce lateral protrusion as much as possible, the aerodynamics team decided to adopt a 'biplane' configuration of limited 'wingspan' with upper and lower wings working independently. Each appendage can be described as a square-plan mono-wing with a winglet on its outer tip. Moreover, the wings have been positioned as close as possible to the front wheel (near the radiator side panels) to maximise the anti wheel-up effect.

These aerodynamic appendages generate 28 kg of downforce at 270 kph (20 kg on the front wheel, 8 kg on the rear). The wings also help draw heat off the engine by increasing water and oil radiator throughflow speeds by 2% and 10% respectively.

Wing-generated downforce attenuates front wheel 'floating' at high speed and the tendency to wheel-up. It also improves stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner.

The aerodynamics thus instil confidence and limit intervention by electronic controls. This helps the rider keep the throttle open longer and brake later going into the bends, providing significant performance benefits.

Wing-generated downforce attenuates front wheel 'floating' at high speed and the tendency to wheel-up. It also improves stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner.

The aerodynamics thus instil confidence and limit intervention by electronic controls. This helps the rider keep the throttle open longer and brake later going into the bends, providing significant performance benefits. 

Airbox

The compact headlight is embedded in a meticulously designed dual-layer fairing that incorporates the air-box and LED cooling intakes; a rear deflector, instead, stops flows impacting the tank directly.

Front Frame

On the new Streetfighter, the Front Frame and Desmosedici Stradale engine take centre-stage. Only partially screened by superstructures that have been cut to a bare minimum, their sharp lines create a clean, essential whole. The low, lunging front end flows out from the tank, giving the Streetfighter the look of a predator coiled for the pounce.

 In keeping with streetfighter culture, the clip-on handlebars have been replaced with a high, wide bar that, together with a moderated footpeg position, make the riding position sporty yet agile, perfect for ripping up the road.

High Power

The new Streetfighter V4 is powered by a 1103 cm3 Desmosedici Stradale engine. In this configuration the 90° V4 delivers 208 hp (153 kW) 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 (12.5 kgm) at 11,500 rpm, practically unchanged with respect to the Panigale V4. Dedicated engine mapping lets riders safely make the most of Streetfighter V4 performance on the road.

The final ratio, shorter than that of the Panigale V4, delivers a wheel torque higher of +10%, which ensures an immediate response to the throttle command.

Power and torque can be raised to 220 hp (162 kW) and 130 Nm (13.2 kgm) by fitting the full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič that also reduces weight by – 6 kg.

MotoGP-derived engine

The Desmosedici Stradale was designed around the core of the V4 MotoGP engine – the cylinder heads. With the same dimensions and geometry as the Desmosedici GP, the Desmosedici Stradale offers the same outstanding fluid dynamics. 

It also has the same engine configuration: 90° V4, rotated rearward by 42°. This solution makes the engine extremely compact, allowing centralisation of mass and flawless integration with the vehicle.

The box-in-box moulded aluminium pistons that slide inside the cylinder liners have two low-attrition oil rings and an 81 mm oil ring (the same as the one on the MotoGP Desmosedici engine). The 53.5 mm stroke takes total engine displacement to 1103 cm3. Racing-derived design is also underscored by a high compression ratio of 14:1.

The Desmosedici Stradale is designed around the Desmodromic system which helps make Ducati MotoGP and SBK bikes the fastest in these championships. On this high-revving engine the 'Desmo' system achieves a degree of sophistication, lightness and compactness never before seen on a Ducati. The four camshafts operate the sixteen steel valves: valve diameters are 34 mm on intakes and 27.5 mm on exhausts, values decidedly on the high side given the 81 mm bore. The valve seats are made of sintered steel.

Air intake is entrusted to four oval throttle bodies (52 mm diameter equivalent) connected to fixed 70 mm long intake horns. Each throttle body has two injectors: a sub-butterfly one for low-load use and another above it that comes into play when maximum engine performance is required. The throttle bodies of each cylinder bank are moved by a dedicated electric motor. Thanks to the full Ride by Wire system, this allows complex electronic control strategies and modulation of engine 'feel' according to selected riding mode.

To increase urban riding comfort the rear cylinder bank is deactivated at idle when water temperature exceeds 75°.

Long maintenance intervals

Valve play adjustment (Desmo Service) is required every 24,000 km; services are performed every 12,000 km/12 months.

Ergonomics, more comfort, more control

Compared to the Panigale V4, the riding position - with an above-ground height of 845 mm - has been redefined as per the specifications of a naked model. In keeping with streetfighter culture, the semi-handlebars have been replaced by a high, wide bar that, together with a moderated footpeg position, ensures sports-style comfort during inner city rides and the control needed to tackle country roads or racetracks.

While maintaining many of the Panigale's stylistic features, the tail is supported by a steel subframe and has been redesigned to enhance passenger comfort and give the rider more lengthways space. 

Front Frame

On the new Streetfighter, the Front Frame and Desmosedici Stradale engine take centre-stage. Only partially screened by superstructures that have been cut to a bare minimum, their sharp lines create a clean, essential whole. The low, lunging front end flows out from the tank, giving the Streetfighter the look of a predator coiled for the pounce.

 In keeping with streetfighter culture, the clip-on handlebars have been replaced with a high, wide bar that, together with a moderated footpeg position, make the riding position sporty yet agile, perfect for ripping up the road.

Sophisticated 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.

The Streetfighter V4 S, instead, is equipped with an Öhlins NIX-30 fork, an Öhlins TTX36 rear shock absorber and an Öhlins event-based steering damper. On this version suspension and steering damper are controlled by the second-generation Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 system which, among other things, features the new OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface).

Wheels and tyres

While the Streetfighter V4 mounts cast aluminium 5-spoke wheels, the V4 S is equipped with 3-spoke Marchesini forged aluminium alloy wheels.

The rims mount Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tyres. Combining track performance with road versatility, they come in the 120/70 ZR17 (front) and 200/60 ZR 17 (rear) sizes, already used extensively for slick tyres in the FIM Superbike World Championship. 

The rear tyre compound has been designed by Pirelli specifically for the Streetfighter V4. It ensures the same dynamic behaviour as the Supercorsa SP race replica tyres mounted on the Panigale V4, but has better low temperature performance to ensure the versatility one expects from a naked.

Braking system with Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers

The Streetfighter V4 range features powerful Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers, developed out of the already high performance M50 calipers.

The dual Brembo calipers, each mounting four 30 mm pistons, bite down on 330 mm discs to give exceptional braking power. Rear braking, instead, relies on a single 245 mm disc clamped by a 2-piston caliper. Braking is aided by the ABS Cornering EVO system, which uses the ultra-light 9.1MP control unit.

Racing tank

As on racing bikes, the 16-litre aluminium tank has a section that extends under the seat. Compared to the Panigale V4, the lower section of the tank has been modified to allow installation of a seat with thicker padding to boost rider comfort. 

Up front, the space not occupied by fuel has been used to house all the electronics, battery included.

MotoGP-derived electronics

The latest-generation electronics package on the Streetfighter V4 is based on a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) which instantly detects the bike's roll, yaw and pitch angles.

The electronics package has controls for every part of the ride: some oversee start, acceleration and braking, others govern traction and others again lend a helping hand on corners and out-of-the-corner stretches. 

  • ABS Cornering EVO
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2
  • Ducati Slide Control (DSC)
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO
  • Ducati Power Launch (DPL)
  • Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2
  • Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO
  • Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO 

Operational parameters for each of these controls are associated by default with the three Streetfighter V4 Riding Modes. Riders can personalise parameters to suit their riding style or restore Ducati factory settings. DTC, DWC, DSC or EBC control levels can be adjusted quickly via the left switchgear.

Second-generation TFT instrumentation

The Streetfighter V4 features the same 5" full-TFT high resolution colour screen (186.59 PPI - 800xRGBx480) as the Panigale V4. The dashboard is dominated by the round virtual rev counter on the right. Desmosedici Stradale revs are displayed on a needle gauge. Movement of the latter is accompanied by a white trail that acts as a 'shift light', changing colour from white to orange and then red as the rev limit approaches.
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The rider can call up two different lay-outs: 'Track' highlights the lap times and the rev counter scale makes the revs typical of track use more clearly visible; 'Road', instead, replaces lap times with info on the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), where present, and the rev scale is more appropriate for road use. 

ABS Cornering EVO

The ABS system on the Streetfighter V4 features the cornering function (which keeps the ABS working even with the bike leaned over) and has the same intervention logic and control as the Panigale V4. ABS Cornering EVO can be set at three different levels to fully satisfy the needs of all riders, on racetrack or road, even under critical low-grip conditions.

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Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2

The new Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2 strategy is an offshoot of the Ducati Desmosedici GP18 and is already employed on the Panigale V4 R and V4 R SBK.

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Ducati Slide Control (DSC)

The introduction of the 6D IMU has allowed Ducati Slide Control (DSC) - developed jointly with Ducati Corse - to be added to Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO.

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Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO

The Streetfighter V4 also comes with the latest version of Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

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Ducati Power Launch (DPL)

This 3-level system ensures lightning-fast starts, letting the rider focus on releasing the clutch. Once set, all the rider has to do is engage first gear and open the throttle.

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Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2

DQS EVO 2 with up/down function, developed for the Panigale V4, uses lean angle data to maximise bike stability when shifting gears through the bends.

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Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO

The EBC (Engine Brake Control) system was developed to help riders optimise bike stability under extreme turn-in conditions; it does so by balancing the forces applied to the rear tyre under severe Desmosedici Stradale engine braking conditions.

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Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO

The S version comes with Öhlins event-based electronic control; this uses the second-generation Öhlins Smart EC (Electronic Control) system that, in addition to exploiting the full potential of the IMU 6D, features the new, more user-friendly OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface).

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Riding Modes

Riding Modes provide users with three different pre-set riding styles so that Streetfighter V4 performance can be adapted to rider, track/route and weather conditions. Changing the Riding Modes instantaneously changes the character of the engine, the electronic control parameters and, on the S version, the suspension set-up too.

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Second-generation TFT instrumentation

The Streetfighter V4 features the same 5" full-TFT high resolution colour screen (186.59 PPI - 800xRGBx480) as the Panigale V4.

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Ducati Lap Timer GPS (DLT GPS)

DLT GPS, available as a Ducati Performance accessory, automatically records and saves lap times and displays them directly on the dashboard each time the bike crosses the finish line, the coordinates of which are set by pressing the flasher button.

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Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA+ GPS)

The Ducati Data Analyser + GPS (DDA + GPS) allows assessment of bike and rider performance by showing traces for specific data items.

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Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)

Streetfighter V4 versatility is also evident in the fact that it's ready for the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS). This lets riders take incoming calls, select and listen to music tracks or receive text messages via a Bluetooth link.

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Exhaust systems

Complete titanium exhaust assembly. Made exclusively by Akrapovič with the Ducati experience. It is the most advanced racing assembly available on the market. 

Each section of the system is manufactured in a special titanium alloy that is both lightweight and resistant to high temperatures, allowing for an overall reduction in the bike's weight. Once installed on the bike, the exhaust dramatically increases the already excellent weight-topower ratio of the Panigale, for breathtaking accelerations and stretches. 

Thanks to its experience, Ducati Corse has developed the qualities of the motorcycle and exhaust to their maximum levels to create a perfect synergy, specifically for this exhaust, recalibrating the many and fundamental electronic aids: DTC, DWC, DPL and Slide on demand. 

Weight reduction [kg] 6.0. Power at medium rpm [hp] +6% ; Torque at medium rpm [Nm] +6%; Max. Power [hp] +6%; Max. Torque [Nm] +6% .

Dry clutch kit

Just like in MotoGP, where the only thing that matters is utmost performance, the dry clutch is made available for the new Streetfighter V4.

This is an STM EVO-SBK clutch made from billet aluminium with housing and 48-tooth plate pack. The plates are 9 driven and 9 lined with a diameter of 138 mm.When racing on the track there are important benefits in ease of handling.

Specifically, the dry clutch ensures a more effective slipper function, even during the most aggressive downshifts, and greater fluidity during all "off-throttle" stages. In addition, the "mechanical" engine brake level can be customised by choosing a different secondary spring from those available from the catalogue.Other important advantages are the absence of resistance from the engine oil and cleaner oil since the plate wear dust is not conveyed into the lubrication circuit.

The racing character of the dry clutch is an exciting added benefit for the most passionate Ducatistas.

Magnesium rims

The unmatched lightweight performance of forged magnesium meets style – a signature 9-spoke design that combines class, high performance and weight saving. This set of rims is approved for single-seat use only.

Adjustable rider footpegs in aluminium

Developed thanks to the experience of Ducati Corse and the skillful productive care of Rizoma. Made of high quality anodised aluminium alloy that maintains its original appearance over time. 

Adjustable in multiple positions, they allow the rider to find the position that best suits their build and riding style. Equipped with fold-away brake and gearchange pedals to minimise the risk of breakage in the event of a slip. 

They use the standard DQS, which can be configured both as a traditional shift and as a reversed/racing shift. An essential accessory for the most demanding riders. 

Pair of handgrips

Inspired by the racing world, these handgrips ensure an excellent grip in every riding situation. Built to avoid accidental slipping of the hand and to reduce the vibrations felt.

Carbon tank cover

A splendid detail that embellishes the front of the Streetfighter V4 tank in a way that only carbon fibre can. The finishing and lines of this accessory are perfectly integrated into the racing look of the latest bike made at Borgo Panigale.

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