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Ducati Releases Video of Streetfighter V4 in Action Beneath Carlin Dunne

After Ducati’s announcement that a Streetfighter V4 is in development and will be raced in prototype form at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb starting June 30, it released the video below showing Dunne railing on the new bike. As we noted earlier, using an engine that makes well over 200 horsepower at the crank in the Panigale V4, the Streetfighter V4 might just end up having the highest power-to-weight ratio in the naked category.

Have a look at Ducati’s video below:


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23 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Streetfighter. Whenever I hear or see that word all I can conjour up is two motorcycles parked outside a bar. Suddenly they do the Transformers thing and start duking it out in the street while all the bar patrons cheer them on. Gotta be a more fitting name for this type of bike. As to this bike: to quote Dom Deluise. “Nice, nice, not thrilling but nice.”

  2. VFR Marc says:

    I have trouble enough keeping rear tires on my VFR 750F and BMW R1200 RT. Not to mention avoiding tickets. Two hundred horsepower is insane for the street.

  3. VFR Marc says:

    I have trouble enough keeping rear tires on my VFR 750F and BMW R1200 RT. Not to mention avoiding tickets. Two hundred HP is insane for the street.

  4. yellowhammer says:

    Got up to 93F yesterday here. Saw a guy with all that garb on sitting at a light couple of rows over on a similar genre bike; I’m in my truck. We went through 3 light changes, then 50 yards 1st gear to the next light same thing; repeat as far as the eye could see. He wasn’t hanging over the front wheel and sticking his knee out lol but he was stylin’.

  5. Tank says:

    All these bikes are nice to read about, but after the Z400 it pretty much went down hill as far as practical bikes worth buying.

  6. gpokluda says:

    There is no doubt that the Duc is fast and agile. If that was the mission of the designers, then they hit their mark. However, drop 250 of these in the US and 80% of them will still be on dealership floors or even still in crates in January 2020. We already know what happens when a truly distinct machine is offered. Just ask Triumph.

    • todd says:

      I was under the impression that limited release motorcycles have always sold out the moment they were offered for sale to the public. Just ask Triumph.

      • Dave says:

        Ducati has experience with this. When they offered the Desmosedici GP street bike, they sold all 1500 units at better than $75k ea. Bolted $108m on to their year before even firing up the production line.

    • Superlight says:

      Perhaps you’re right, but the Panigale V4s seemed to sell pretty well, so we’ll see.

  7. Neil says:

    That is a tasty bike and a tasty road as well. Just rode the new Indian FTR1200 and it was very nice.

  8. Walter says:

    It’s kind of amazing that the 7 year old (!) V4 Tuono is still the “target” or reference bike in this segment.

    Not that Ducati would admit that of course lol

    Walter

  9. Crazyjoe says:

    With all the standard bikes out there how do they make it stand out? Easy, give it a 200hp Panigale V4 engine. It’s really that simple.

  10. Wendy says:

    Too much bike for me. I do like the concept and am glad Ducati are getting more use out of that engine.

  11. VLJ says:

    “As we noted earlier, using an engine that makes well over 200 horsepower at the crank in the Panigale V4, the Streetfighter V4 might just end up having the highest power-to-weight ratio in the naked category.”

    Might?

    What else is even in the running?

    • Dirck Edge says:

      We don’t know yet how Ducati will tune the engine for use in the naked bike. Presumably, the power will be moved lower in the rev range and peak power will be less than the Panigale. I still think it might be the most powerful standard style bike ever manufactured.

    • Dave says:

      The new MV Augusta Brutale 1000 is claiming over 200hp. A review I read claimed that they had to incorporate winglets into the radiator shroud to keep the front wheel down above 278km/hr.

  12. Neal says:

    Look! another bonkers 180 hp street bike. Quite a contrast between this and the Triumph.

  13. Bart says:

    Nice! That private piece of tarmac is in my big back yard here in the PNW.