Ducati Streetfighter V2 Goes Online: Based on the Panigale V2

Based on the fully-fairedPanigale V2, the new streetfighter in town makes 153hp of power and 101.5Nm of torque

Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati has revealed the all-new Streetfighter V2 naked motorcycle. As of now, the price of the motorcycle has not been disclosed by the maker and its launch date is yet to be released. However, we firmly believe the motorcycle will hit the international markets within a brief span. 

The Streetfighter V2 is powered by 955cc, Desmodromic, four-valve, Superquadro 90 degree, V2, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to produce a peak power of 153hp at 10,750rpm and a maximum torque of 101.4Nm at 9,000rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox. The engine is a fuel-injected unit with two injectors per cylinder assisted by a full ride-by-wire system. Not to forget, there is an up/down quick shifter for an effortless riding experience. 

When compared to the fully-fairedPanigale V2 variant, the Streetfighter V2 makes lesser power and torque. However, the rpm range at which the power and torque kick in is the same. Another important piece that the Streetfighter misses out as standard are the bi-plane wings. However, Ducati is offering them as an accessory, which means by paying an additional amount, one can add them. Also, there is an option of opting for either plastic or carbon fibre bi-plane wings. 

A sporty motorcycle of the highest stature, the Streetfighter is a drool-worthy mean machine that is packed with tons of electronic aids. The motorcycle is armed with ABS, cornering ABS, engine braking, wheelie control, three power modes such as high, medium, low along with three riding modes such as wet, sport and road. All the electronic aids can be accessed via the 4.3-inch TFT dashboard positioned between the handlebars. 

Being a streetfighter naked motorcycle, the V2 offers a different riding posture or ergonomics compared to the Panigale V2. Compared to the fully-faired sibling; the V2 is equipped with a wider and taller handlebar. V2’s footpegs are slightly positioned forward and the seats are roomy with better cushioning. The motorcycle has a seat height of 845mm, which is adequate for European consumers, but for an average Indian male and female, climbing the V2 could be hard. 

In the hardware section, the V2 packs 43mm Showa suspension on the front, whereas the rear features a monoshock unit from Sachs. To bring the naked beast to a stop, Ducati has furnished the V2 with Brembo M4.32 monoblocs that are also detected on the faired sibling. Last but not the least, the Streetfighter V2 rides on Pirelli Rossi Diablo 4 slicks. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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