Along with the holding of the TMS 2019 in Japan, it turns out that the big-bike manufacturer; Ducati has also released its new product line-up for 2020, quite a number of products are also presented and I will discuss them one by one later. And for the first article is a completely new product, the 2020 Ducati StreetFighter V4 which is a naked version of the Ducati Panigale V4, one of the Superbikes that is quite phenomenal at the moment.
The design is not too surprising because previously we might also have seen some sightings of the spy-shots, even the prototype version has been used for racing in one of the racing championships in the United States.
2020 Ducati StreetFighter V4 is indeed not much different from the fairing version. So, you could say this motorbike is a Panigale V4 removed by its front body, while the rest is almost certainly the same unless Ducati doesn’t just strip Panigale V4, but this bike also has several features to support performance such as handling and acceleration. Some of them have additional winglets, and also high handlebar that makes riding ergonomics more comfortable to ride. Here are the front and rear sightings:
The stop lamp portion is identical to the Panigale V4, but the front part is different from the prototype version, the eyes are narrower with the DRL lights, the eyebrow look merges with the headlamp, similar to the Ducati Supersport headlamp.
Ducati sells this 2020 StreetFighter V4 in 2 types and only has one choice of colors; red, which is the typical color of Ducati. There are 2 types available on market; Streetfighter v4 standard version and also StreetFighter V4 S.
What are the differences? In plain view, viewers can notice the different design of the alloy wheels, the S version uses alloy wheels from Marchesini, then the color of the Upside-down suspension is also different.
- Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO
- Öhlins NIX-30 forks with the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system
- Öhlins TTX 36 shock absorber with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system
- Öhlins steering damper with the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system
- Forged aluminum Marchesini wheels
For other features, this naked-bike competitor KTM Superduke 1290 and Kawasaki Zh2 have a lot features such as Riding Modes, Power Modes, Bosch Cornering ABS EVO, EVO Ducati Traction Control (DTC), EVO Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tire calibration. Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up / down EVO, full-LED headlight with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs steering damper, quick control selection, automatic switch-off of turn signals.
As for specifications, the same as Panigale V4, StreetFighter V4 also uses a Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1,103 cc engine configured with a V4 engine replacing the L-twin engine in the previous version but with lower peak power and torque compared to Panigale V4, with a 90 ° V4 engine that can reach 90 ° V4 ower maximum is 208 hp (153 kW) at 12,750 RPM, while the torque reaches 123 Nm (12.5 kgm) at 11,500 RPM. And even the power can increase to reach 220 hp (162 kW) and 130 Nm (13.2 kgm) when using full-racing Ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovič and also reduce its weight up to 6 kg. Maybe this naked-bike will compete with Kawasaki Zh2 to be the widest and fastest naked motorbike on earth.
Finally, the estimation price for 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 priced at $ 19,995 for the standard version and $ 23,995 for the (s) version. For the price, it seems more expensive than Kawasaki Zh2 which is estimated to be valued at $ 17,000.