Ducati has launched in Europe the new 2023 Streetfighter V4 and V4 S, its 1,100cc ‘Hyper Naked’, which arrives with electronic improvements already featured on the 2023 Panigale V4, to remain one of the fastest bikes in its category.
In addition, the company presented the new Streetfighter V4 SP2, an exclusive model in a numbered version, which comes with carbon wheels, Brembo Stylema R brake system and differentiated paintwork, to be the ‘naked’ motorcycle choice for the tracks.
For those who don’t know, the name of the bike is a tribute to the streetfighter culture, delivering characteristic elements such as wide and high handlebars, mid-position pedals, aggressive and minimalist design and lots of power.
Speaking of design, it remains the same as it was presented in 2019, but still very current, with minimalist lines and which, according to the company, was inspired by the Joker, yes, that’s right, the comic book character from DC Comics.
In terms of colors, the 2023 Streetfighter V4 S has gained a new option, called Gray Nero, a mixture between gray and the various shades of black. On the other hand, the V4 SP2 version, features the Winter Test scheme, inspired by winter testing motorcycles (preseason test) in MotoGP and WorldsBK.
As with the 2023 Panigale V4 range, the 2023 Streetfighter V4 versions have gained electronic improvements that are the latest technology available at the Borgo Panigale factory.
To improve stability, precision and directionality in braking and cornering, the 2023 Streetfighter V4 receives new Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2 software, which features a different calibration from gear to gear at each of three selectable levels.
In addition, it also received a new strategy for the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), improving the fluidity of shifting in all degrees of throttle opening.
Finally, it brings four strategies for Power Mode (Full, High, Medium and Low), and a new Wet Riding Mode, to make riding even safer on low-grip surfaces.
Engine and Chassis
The heart of the 2023 Streetfighter V4, V4 S and V4 SP2 is the liquid-cooled 1,103 cm³ Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine, capable of generating up to 208 hp maximum power at 13,000 rpm and 123 Nm (12.5 kgm) of torque at 9,500 rpm.
The 2023 Streetfighter V4 S features semi-active Öhlins suspension (43mm inverted NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock) with SmartEC 2.0 interface, and forged aluminum alloy Marchesini wheels.
The Streetfighter V4 SP2 has the same suspension set, but features carbon fiber wheels and Brembo Stylema R front brake calipers.
In addition, this SP2 version is equipped with the STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, which guarantees better anti-hopping function, even in the most aggressive downshifts.
The 2023 Streetfighter V4, V4 S and V4 SP2 feature a fully digital 5″ color TFT instrument cluster, and Full-LED lighting with DRL (Daytime Running Light).
In addition, they have all the electronics derived from MotoGP, i.e. Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO 2, Ducati Slide Control, Ducati Wheelie Control EVO, Ducati Power Launch, Power Modes, Riding Modes, Ducati Quick Shift up/down EVO 2, Engine Brake Control EVO and Ducati Electronic Suspension EVO.
The 2023 Streetfighter V4 and V4 S models will be available in Ducati dealerships starting from January 2023, while the V4 SP2 version will arrive starting from March 2023.
Anyway, for more information, access https://www.ducati.com/gb/en/home.