Ducati tease Streetfighter V4

Ducati have released a short teaser video (because what’s a new bike launch without a teaser video nowadays), ahead of the the unveiling of the Streetfighter V4 on October 23.

The video itself shows very little of the bike – only the headlights are visible throughout the 24 second clip. But the video does give us some interesting information when its comes to the performance of the upcoming model.

The most impressive figure is Ducati’s claimed power output. 208bhp. Yep, 208bhp from a naked bike. Overkill? Most definitely. Power isn’t everything, especially when it’s produced at 12,750rpm as it is with the Streetfighter, but it’s still impressive. On paper it blows the KTM 1290 Super Duke and Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory out of the water. They produce ‘just’ 160bhp and 173bhp respectively.

Ducati claim the bike will weigh just 178kg, which we assume would be the dry weight of the bike. Dry or kerb, that’s still incredibly light. The KTM 1290 Super Duke weighs 189kg, while the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory tips the scales at 209kg. So it’ll be light.

To keep that insane power in check, the Streetfighter will come with the dull electronics package from the Panigale V4, which means traction control, wheelie control, launch control, lean-sensitive quickshifter, semi-active suspension and cornering ABS. All controlled by a six-axis inertial measurement unit. The wings seen on the race bike will also be staying.


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