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Ducati Reveals Production Specs for Streetfighter V4

Ducati has released full production specifications for the Streetfighter V4, as well as the Streetfighter V4 S. These bikes are designed to take naked motorcycle performance to a level never before seen in a production model.

To begin with, the amazing 1,103cc V4 engine derived from the Panigale Superbike makes a claimed 208 horsepower and 90 foot/pounds of torque. The already-crazy Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 makes a mere 175 horsepower, by comparison.

When looking at the new bikes, you can see that Ducati is also incorporating aerodynamic wings … first seen, relatively recently, on MotoGP bikes. The “Ducati Safety Pack” will also feature on the Streetfighter models, which means state-of-the-art traction control, wheelie control, launch control, ABS and other systems influenced by a six axis IMU.

The new Streetfighter V4 is intended to be a very capable, comfortable street bike that is equally at home on the race track. More upright, roomy ergonomics in comparison to a superbike makes street riding more than livable.

The top level Streetfighter V4S gets forged wheels and Ohlins electrically-controlled suspension and steering damper, in addition to the features found on the standard model, such as Brembo Stylema brake calipers, selectable riding modes and 5″ TFT instrument display. The bikes are scheduled to be available in the U.S. next month with the standard Streetfighter V4 priced at $19,995 and the Streetfighter V4 S priced at $23,995.

You can find the full Streetfighter V4 press release and the technical specs in the links below.


  1. endoman38 says:

    They steal that grill off a Lexus?

  2. dennis says:

    isn’t the point of naked bikes to be mental…..the madder the better.

  3. Frank India says:

    Most people will go 2-3 years before needing to do a major service on this or any other high performance Ducati. Or any other high performance motorcycle for that matter. Some peoples marriages don’t even last that long and wind up costing then a lot more. What scares me most is what the insurance premium will be for full coverage on a bike like this. And that comes every year. I love Ducati’s and would not let maintenance stop me from purchasing a bike I really wanted.

  4. FRank says:

    Most riders will be able to go 2-3 years before doing a major service on a bike like this, or any other modern high performance machine from Ducati or any other manufacturer. It’s the insurance premiums that scare me most. And they come every year. Love Ducati’s.

  5. Skybullet says:

    Please ignore my previous post. Can you say power to weight ratio?

  6. The Anonymouse says:

    I can afford the bike but I cannot tolerate the expensive maintenance due to the Desmo valves and the time it takes to get to and adjust them. It doesn’t matter if it’s every 16,000(?) or so miles, Desmo valve lash is no longer any advantage as valve spring technology has more than advanced in the last couple of decades.

    It’s a trademark technology for Ducati but it is too expensive. Couple a major servie on this bike along with tires at the same time and unless you’re very well off, you will probably sell the bike before the next major service comes due.

    Reality check. It doesn’t mean it’s not a great motorcycle, just that it’s too expensive to maintain, even with longer intervals, for the average person. That’s true of most Ducati bikes.

    • Edbob says:

      A pack of lies. This is an old myth from the interwebs that won’t die. Valves are as easy as any modern bike.

      • DeltaZulu says:

        You are correct Edbob. I have owned 4 Ducatis and they were as dependable as any of the other Euro or Jap bikes I have owned. I think a lot of people spout this crap because they are a poor little fanboy of something else. I am not a fan of any particular company, be it cars, guns, motorcycles, toilet paper or anything else. Just buy what you want, enjoy it if you can, and don’t be envious, jealous, or whatever, of the other products on the market. It’s not a member of your family, ffs, it is just a machine!

        • Provologna says:


        • Hot Dog says:

          Jeez, my tiny little daily driver car just swallowed it’s own arse when the tranny blew up. I mourned the loss as if it was a family member. The Red Devil sitting on my right shoulder said, “It’s just a beater box”, whilst the White Devil on my left shoulder whispered, “She was loyal, always left the bar with just you and was there when needed”.

          I bet if this beast was in my garage, I’d talk to it (I’m not going to admit it) and probably give it a name. I think the person that puts this in their garage should have the nickname of “Lucky”.

    • Superlight says:

      Have you checked into the cost to do a valve check service on the competitors’ 4-valve, 4-cylinder bikes? I don’t think it will be very different from a Ducati V4; all 4-cylinders are expensive to maintain.

    • Jeremy says:

      Desmo has very little to do with the cost. While it does take a little more time than your typical shim-under arrangement we’re talking maybe an extra 20 – 30 minutes of a mechanic’s time.

      Gaining access to the valves and the requisite reassembly is where most of the cost is on valve adjustments.

    • Provologna says:

      If you are saying that you can afford to purchase this bike but shall not, and the only reason you shall not is because of the perceived cost for maintenance, I suggest you are the only such person extant.

      I further suggest the sum total cost per mile to ride this bike (minus depreciation) is about average for all ultra high performance nakeds, among which this is obviously #1.

      One of many joys of ownership can be the very item you condemn, Desmodromic valve actuation, for its rarity and exclusivity. Nothing about the feature hampers performance nor sales IMO.

      • DeltaZulu says:


        • Provologna says:


          Apology for being completely off topic: IMO international phonetics should be taught in grammar school.

          A quick and easy method to learn it: print the phonetic words on an appropriately sized piece of paper; fasten the paper to your vehicle where it is easily viewed while riding/driving.

          While you drive/ride, when it’s safe and convenient, look at any word (street sign, commercial text) or letters (license plate), and state the phonetic, checking your cheat sheet when needed.

          You’ll learn it in one day.

          One of my all time (petty but real) pet peeves: the self-proclaimed NY Times Puzzle “Master” Will Shorts perceives himself as a word smith of the highest order. Shorts employs his own pathetic and ridiculous phonetic alphabet rather than learn and employ the international one.

  7. Skybullet says:

    This bike follows the theory that more is better. More unusable power, more Poser Points at Starbucks, more likely to spit you off if you attempt to sample the available performance. How about a lighter, better handling, usable mid to upper range power, easy to ride fast, bike? No, wait… that sounds like a KTM 790 Duke!

    • Superlight says:

      I’ve demo’d that KTM and was mighty impressed with its performance, but mighty unimpressed with its basic bodywork design and many detail elements. Compared to its Ducati competitors (Monster 821, for example), the Duke 790 execution is rather crude, IMO.

    • Mikey says:

      That has always been true. 🍻
      In the words of the great Kevin Cameron…”If you want a faster bike become a better rider”.

    • todd says:

      The 690 Duke feels like it has the same performance as the 790 but is lighter and more fun/easier to throw around. I also thought it looks a ton better so I bought one. People dismiss these bikes because it’s a big single but fail to see that it is performing in the 800/900cc ballpark. The staccato bark of the big single piston just makes it that much more unique.

  8. Neal says:

    The wings don’t seem to be working very well in those press shots, that front wheel just keeps coming up.

  9. ABQ says:

    As for the wings:.. Batman Approves

  10. larlok says:

    That is one ugly Duck

    • Superlight says:

      Ugly compared to what other, similar naked bike?

    • Motoman says:

      I think all the super-nakeds look great.
      This is probably my favorite, in the looks department anyway, and I think it looks nasty-good. Fwiw, I am a seasoned 60 year old rider that plans to do track days as long as I am physically capable. My track buddy Bill is 72 and still at it.

  11. TimC says:

    Looks amazing. Well, other than the looks. Bikes sure ain’t lookin’ good these days.

    I mean she may perform, but we still need a lunch sack to make it work.

  12. Jabe says:

    Now that is an absurd amount of hp. I don’t claim to be any better rider than the next guy, I’m approaching my 60’s and my reflexes are slowing, but I still want this bike. Now if we can take off those damn winglets and those stupid little bicycle reflectors on the front brakes…

  13. austin zzr 1200 says:

    might be fast enough for me..

  14. Dave says:

    YES!!! Crazy power, I like that very much. I like the looks too.
    I’m a bit afraid of Ducati reliability though. I’ve heard from a former long time dealer they are sketchy and factory support for repair support is very difficult to get.
    Love what they’ve done though.

    • Superlight says:

      I’ve owned several Ducatis over the years (Pantah 600, Paso 907, 748R, Supersport 900, Monster 1200, Supersport 939) and all have been reliable. Their service schedules match or exceed the competition.

      • TimC says:

        Some are charmed, some not. Service schedule doesn’t include time on the shoulder.

      • Jeremy says:

        I know a guy that won a million bucks at a casino. Twice. You two should hang out.

      • Mick says:

        900SS, two Multistrada, and a 916. Total of one recalled voltage regulator.

        I get a kick out of people who never had a Ducati going on about how unreliable they are. Yeah, right. Tell me another story.

        • mickey says:

          Well, I could let you talk to my son who bought a new Duc 696 Monster. Electrical system went out, transmission locked up (shop said it was a common problem), persistent oil leak, squeaky rear brakes (shop said it was a common problem), swelling fuel tank (shop says common problem). He calls it 2 things, his “Italian Harley” and his “50 mile bike” (he won’t ride it further than 50 miles round trip from his house because he might need to go home and get a trailer). He was smart on top of the factory warranty he bought an extended warranty for it which covered most of the stuff. He’s got 13,000 miles on it.

          • mickey says:

            Don’t get me wrong he loves the bike when it is running like it should. He put Termigonis on it and loves the sound, handles great, but he doesn’t trust the bike. He also had a FZ-09 that he put 13,000 miles on that was never in the shop for anything. Similar performance as the 696 Duc. He now rides an MT-10 Yamaha as his primary bike if he actually wants to go someplace

        • OldBiker says:

          They say the same about Harleys. People who have never owned one going on about how unreliable they are…

      • Curly says:

        Wait, Ducatis only need a valve clearance check every 26,000 miles like my Yamahas??? Wow they really have improved /s


  15. Tom R says:

    I not sure which is more ridiculous: the amount of power that almost no one can fully utilize, or those wings.

    • Mike says:

      Maybe the Wings do double duty as frame sliders?

    • guu says:

      You do realize that the wings are there so the rider has some chance of using that power? (they counter wheelies at higher speeds)

  16. Ricardo says:

    I remember a few years back, you needed to shed $70 to $100K for a bike making this much power and it was unobtainable due to limited runs. Now you can get one for $20K, so that is a lot of progress and cost effective improvements.

    • Provologna says:

      I too am happily surprised at the prices.

      On a different note: With all due respect to Ducati, I have a suggestion: “Triple clamp mounted quarter fairing with reasonable degree of rider protection.”

      • Superlight says:

        I’m with you on the wind protection, but this is a naked bike. If Ducati saw the need for a fairing it would be offered from the factory.

  17. Rendell says:

    Dirk, will you be posting part 2 of the W800 review? Thanks.

  18. Gene says:

    I think I need a DUC.

  19. Harry says:

    I would like to see videos with engine sounds only No music of any kind. I know the answer: just go buy one buddy.

  20. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    Y’know what would REALLY impress, Ducati ? A modern 450 single with a flat seat and standard handle bars.
    Lest one forgets, the real world advantage of desmo is low power loss at thumper rpm.

    • Provologna says:

      Is this correct? The power gain for positive up/down valve actuation (Desmo) is fixed relative to HP. So the less power the motor makes, the greater the ratio of Desmo power gain vs. spring valve actuation.

      I too would much rather see the same level of refinement of this V4 in a single. Or… about a half-sized V4, around 550cc, w/positively glass smooth motor at any/every RPM and throttle position?

    • todd says:

      Ducati makes the 400 twin. It took me a little while to find it because there are no links to it or other “Scramblers” on the Ducati web site. I guess it’s like Dodge Ram Trucks now, kids trying to move out of the parents house.

      • Reginald Van Blunt says:

        Wow, a possible counter to Itchy Boot’s bike. 403 pounds wet, if it gets good milage – – – very interesting. Oh, oh, I forgot my size 13 foot.

    • Dave says:

      My understanding is that desmo valve actuation makes no difference at lower rpm. It’s biggest benefit was timing control over a v-twin’s larger, heavier valve train at higher rpm’s, allowing twins to spin faster than they otherwise could.

      • Jeremy says:

        Desmo’s raison d’etre is to eliminate the inherent problems with springs at high RPMs and doesn’t really have anything to do with the weight of twin cylinder valve components. Back in the dark ages when Ducati decided to go that route, springs sucked, and “high RPMs” wasn’t very high. Four cylinder engines would also have seen the same benefit. You get better control of the valve and better sealing with the desmo valvetrain. Everyone else in MotoGP for example has to run pneumatic valve springs to compete while Ducati rolls the most powerful engine on the grid with its trusty old desmo system.

  21. Motoman says:

    Finally. Somebody decided to put some horsepower in the naked category. The KTM and Aprilia are so boring. 🙂

    • mickey says: and Frank Davis said the exact same thing. lol

      I’ll bet this thing is a hoot to ride if you have the cajones to open it up

      Don’t much care for the music in the video though

      • Motoman says:

        Dang it, you know my secret identity. Now I have to kill you… 😉

        (sure thought I deleted the first one?)

      • Provologna says:

        Unfortunately, the trend among music producers of all stripe (including marketing purposes) for the last 15 years or longer, is an allergy to silence/no music. In our case, that would be to let us hear the vehicle without the (almost 100% synthetic) music sound track.

        In a similar vein, another trend is the so-called “loudness wars” comprising the use of compression to minimize dynamic range. Think of this as the audio equivalent of the narrowest 2-stroke power band concentrated in the top 10-15% of the RPM range.

        The result of dynamic compression is to make everything sound loud, even a whisper. I don’t have to re-listen to this Ducati video to know the audio track is heavily compressed.

        Santana’s Abraxis won more Grammy awards than any other album and had virtually no dynamic range, maybe 3-4 dB. Superb symphonic recordings might have 50 dB of dynamic range.

        Silence is the backdrop from which sound and music is projected. Modern music producers seem to be terrified of silence.

  22. Frank Davis says:

    Finally. Somebody decided to put some horsepower in the naked category. The KTM and Aprilia are so boring. 🙂

  23. Grover says:

    I suppose it looks better in person. Let’s hope!

  24. carl says:

    Now that motogp seems toast, is Ducati sending Marquez with every sale to use this bike to it’s limit for proper break in.

  25. Pedro says:

    oof- that is one random conflagration of stuff. Suzuki is starting to look good – whoa

  26. todd says:

    Ridiculous excess, not interested. My bikes are already way more capable than I am, what more could I expect out of this?

    • KenLee says:

      You can expect spontaneous, effortless, third-gear, no-clutch power wheelies, with height controlled by adjustable electronic nanny and for many riders this reason alone is good enough to buy it. Performance of top-spec road legal bikes is way higher than skills of 99% average road riders for over 20 past years.

      • Grover says:

        In 1982 (38 yrs ago) I rode my buddies SUZUKI GS1100E and that bike scared the poop out of me! I don’t even want to think what 200+ HP is like. I guess I’m old and feeble now with the money to buy whatever bike I want but have no desire for this bike that will only get me squashed, even with all the electronic nannys. I have more fun on my dual sport anyway.

      • fred says:

        KenLee, you might think that is a good thing. I’m with todd on this one.

      • Motoman says:

        “Performance of top-spec road legal bikes is way higher than skills of 99% average road riders for over 20 past years.”

        Totally agree on this point. I had a 2004 ZX10 that I could get around race track at a pretty good pace. Bike still had about 10 seconds a lap that I didn’t have on the big track at Willow Springs.

      • MrD says:

        I would have to agree on most of your guys points, and I do recall a similar situation to Grovers. (although it was more of a shi* eating grin than full on pooping.) That being said, “You can expect spontaneous, effortless, third-gear, no-clutch power wheelies”… did that line not make you stop, ponder and smirk?
        Well said Ken Lee, you should sell these things, now I want one.

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