A test mule of the upcoming Ducati Streetfighter V4 was spotted during a fuel stop somewhere in Europe, along with another motorcycle that appears to be the new Panigale 959. The short video gives a brief glimpse of the fully-faired model before moving on to the Ducati Streetfighter V4.
The suspension setup hints that the motorcycle in the video is the entry-level variant of the upcoming naked roadster. Like the Panigale V4 range, the Streetfighter V4 will be available in at least two variants - Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4S. The base version will use the Showa BPF front forks and Sachs rear monoshock – both fully adjustable (manually). Braking hardware on the base model will most likely pack Brembo Monobloc Stylema M4.30 callipers at the front.
The more premium model with the “S” badge will come with more advanced hardware such as Ohlins NIX30 front forks and Ohlins TTX36 rear monoshock – both electronically adjustable. Ducati may also introduce an “R” model (limited edition? Maybe) that will share its engine and hardware specifications with the 998 cc Panigale V4R.
Engine details of the Streetfighter V4 and the Streetfighter V4S will include the 1,103 cc, four-cylinder, 4-valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled, Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4 motor that also propels the Panigale V4 and the Panigale V4S. The naked roadster is likely to carry relatively lower power output figures that the fully-faired model. For reference, the Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4 makes 214 hp at 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm at 10,000 rpm on the Panigale V4 range. The naked roadsters, on the other hand, may deliver power output in the range of 180 PS – 200 PS.
The premium S model will come standard with features like Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO as standard while the base model will receive the tech as an optional extra.
As reported earlier last month, Ducati will unveil its 2020 model range on 23 October, before showcasing the motorcycles at the EICMA show in November (5th to -10th) 2019.
The Streetfighter V4 is likely to join the Multistrada V4 and the new Panigale 959 among others on 23 October. We may also see the new variants of the existing Multistrada 1260 and the Scrambler range at the unveiling event. The new type-approval documents from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) revealed the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour and the Scrambler Icon Dark brand names earlier this month.