The Superquadro engine is used as a bearing element connecting the compact front structure, consisting of a monocoque frame in die-cast aluminum fixed to the engine head. The single-sided swingarm, which is also connected to the engine, is 16 mm longer compared to that of the Panigale V2, a winning point which contributes to ensure the stability of the whole bike.
Chassis geometry has been revised for different uses and the specific weight distribution (with rider on board) distinguishes the Streetfighter V2 from the Panigale V2. The steering dimensions include a 24° caster angle, 94 mm of travel and a 1465 mm wheelbase. Careful definition of the front and rear height ensures the weight distribution remains distinctly sporty, specifically 52% at the front and 48% at the rear.
The suspension involves a 43 mm Showa BPF front fork, fully adjustable in compression, rebound damping and spring preload. Control of the front end is completed with a Sachs steering damper.
A progressive link operates the fully adjustable Sachs rear shock absorber. The side-mounted shock absorber allows quick access to all adjustments, the link moved by a cast aluminium single-sided swingarm.