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Ducati Introduces Two Powerful New Nakeds: Streetfighter V2 and Streetfighter V4 SP

Streetfighter V2

Do you remember when “standards”, now called “nakeds”, were detuned models with poor suspension? Well, that’s ancient history now.

Ducati just introduced the Streetfighter V2 and the Streetfighter V4 SP. The slower one makes 153 horsepower, while the V4 SP is rated at 208.

The V2 is all new, while the V4 SP is a higher spec version of the existing Streetfighter V4 S.

Here are all the details from Ducati:

Streetfighter V2 and Streetfighter V4 SP: two new Ducati models derived from the successful “Fight Formula”

  • Building on the success of the V4 model, the Ducati Streetfighter family expands thanks to the introduction of new Streetfighter V2 and Streetfighter V4 SP models
  • The Streetfighter V2 truly represents the essence of the “Fighter” attitude: the new gateway to the Streetfighter family is the perfect synthesis between boldness and essentiality
  • Manufactured in a numbered series, top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP adds the class-leading technical specification of the “SP” models to the “Fight Formula”, further improving the power-to-weight ratio of the Streetfighter V4 S, already at the top of its category

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 11 November 2021 – Ducati expands the Streetfighter family with the introduction of two new models: the bold and essential Streetfighter V2 and the top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP. All the in-depth information on the two bikes have been revealed during the fourth episode of the Ducati World Première web series (link to the video-presentation here).

The new Streetfighter V2 is a sports naked with a one-of-a-kind character. It accommodates the needs of those riders who are looking for a bike capable of combining the sporting Panigale V2’s DNA with both the attitude and style of the admired Streetfighter. The result is an intuitive and easy-to-handle vehicle, with the right dose of power to ensure feisty performance and maximum riding fun.

It is noteworthy that this project is the precious fruit of the reinterpretation of Ducati’s successful “Fight Formula”, this time applied to the Panigale V2, stripped of the fairings and equipped with high and wide handlebars. The dry weight of this vehicle is 178 kg and the engine is the 955 cc and 153 hp Superquadro controlled by the latest-generation electronic package.

Streetfighter V4 SP

The new Streetfighter V2 is essential and characterized by a truly sharp design, which embraces the classic stylistic elements of the Streetfighter V4, starting with the distinctive headlight, which recalls the V-shaped DRL typical of Ducati sports bikes and is inspired by the famous grin of the Joker.
The design concept behind this new model is built around the mechanics inherited from the Panigale V2, with the Superquadro engine as a bearing element.

Ergonomics has major rider-centric features and is focused on road use with the added values of sportiness and comfort. The high and wide aluminum handlebars replace the handlebar risers of the Panigale V2. The saddle now is wider and has new padding that contributes to make this bike even more comfortable. In addition, the footpegs have been repositioned to increase the amount of room. All these improvements allow the biker great control in sporty riding and facilitate everyday use at the same time.

The engine of the Streetfighter V2 is the 955 cc Euro 5-compliant Superquadro, capable of delivering a maximum power of 153 hp at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 101.4 Nm at 9,000 rpm. This engine results not only usable and enjoyable on the road but also effective and excellent on the track, where can be easily managed. Compared to the Panigale V2, the Streetfighter V2 project has a shorter final ratio (15/45 vs 15/43) which guarantees greater torque to the wheel at road speeds while giving better engine responsiveness when re-opening the throttle.

While developing this new model, Ducati engineers focused their attention on the chassis set-up. As a matter of fact, the Superquadro engine is used as a bearing element connecting the compact front structure, consisting of a monocoque frame in die-cast aluminum fixed to the engine head. The single-sided swingarm, which is also connected to the engine, is 16 mm longer compared to that of the Panigale V2, a winning point which contributes to ensure the stability of the whole bike.
To this platform are added the 43 mm Showa BPF front fork and the Sachs shock absorber, featuring dedicated calibration to make the bike more comfortable on the road as well as easily adjustable for a whole new dimension of fun on the racetrack.

Streetfighter V4 SP

The Streetfighter V2 is equipped with 5-spoke wheels and the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres: 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 180/60 ZR17 at the rear, which provide a super fast response to the rider’s needs together with an extra cornering feeling. Except for the adoption of brake pads characterised by a less aggressive bite, more suitable for road use, the whole braking system is faithfully taken from the Panigale V2 and features Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers with 320 mm diameter discs.

Also the comprehensive and modern electronic compartment fitting the Streetfighter V2 is inherited from the Panigale V2. The 6-axis IMU inertial platform manages all the electronic controls of the bike and gives the position of the bike in space in real time, sending the information to the control units that manage the controls. The electronic package includes: ABS Cornering EVO with “slide by brake” functionality, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS) EVO 2, Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO.

The Streetfighter V2 features three different Riding Modes (Sport, Road, Wet) with dedicated control settings. The electronic equipment can be enhanced by the accessories contained in the Ducati Performance catalogue: Ducati Data Analyzer (DDA + GPS) and Ducati Multimedia System.

Streetfighter V2

The bike is equipped with full-LED headlights with front DRL and a 4.3” full-TFT dashboard characterised by an intuitive interface that recalls the Streetfighter V4 family-feeling.

The Streetfighter V2 will be available at Ducati dealerships starting from December 2021 in the Ducati Red colour with black rims.

The Ducati Performance catalogue features numerous accessories designed to enhance look, performance and style of the new Streetfighter V2. Among these, the wings stand out, designed by Ducati to obtain even higher performance in track use.

For 2022 Ducati introduces also top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP model, offered in a numbered version and marked with the well-known “SP” (which stands for Sport Production) abbreviation. The new Streetfighter V4 SP is the most adrenaline-pumping naked to ever roll its wheels off the production line in Borgo Panigale. This thanks to a special technical equipment that perfectly combines the “Fight Formula” with the “SP” specifications, further improving the power-to-weight ratio of the Streetfighter V4 S, which was already at the top of its category, and making the bike even more effective on the track.

The Streetfighter V4 SP comes with a dedicated livery, premium equipment derived from the Superleggera V4, as well as with a restrained weight: 196 kg in running order (3 kg less compared to the Streetfighter V4 S).

Streetfighter V4 SP

The essential and captivating “Winter Test” livery has been conceived by the Ducati Centro Stile taking inspiration from the Ducati Corse motorcycles ridden in MotoGP and SBK Championships pre-season tests. The Matt Black of the fairings combined with the Matt Carbon finish of rims and wings superbly contrasts with the bright Red accents and the sparkling brushed aluminum tank. The new born from Borgo Panigale is also enriched with some beautiful details, such as the progressive number printed on the handlebar and the Italian flag colour scheme on the carbon wings.

The Streetfighter V4 SP is equipped with 5 split-spoke carbon rims, 1.4 kg lighter than the forged aluminum ones fitted as standard on the Streetfighter V4 S and capable of reducing the inertia by 26% at the front and 46% at the rear, making the bike significantly more agile and lighter when changing direction. The exclusive Brembo Stylema R® front brake calipers guarantee uncommon braking power, as well as stunning performance even during extended use on track*.

The new bike is equipped with the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 with the event-based system that can vary the damping according to the rider’s riding style, and together with biplane wings they increase confidence and ensure the best performance in sporty use.

Streetfighter V2

The beating heart is the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale with 208 hp capable of delivering a torque of 123 Nm at 9,500 rpm (Euro 5-compliant). On the Streetfighter V4 SP the Desmosedici Stradale is fitted with the STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, which guarantees a better anti-hopping function, even in the most aggressive downshifts, and greater fluidity during all “off-throttle” stages, a crucial aspect to be truly effective on the track when pushing to the limit.

The equipment of this unique bike is enriched by the adjustable aluminum and CNC machined footpegs, the carbon front mudguard, the lithium-ion battery and a range of accessories suitable for the “track days”, such as the open carbon clutch cover** and the caps for removing the license plate holder**.

Thanks to its technical equipment, the Streetfighter V4 SP is the ideal companion for the amateur who wants to rule the track riding a naked bike and get an instant response. Braking capacity results in fact out of the ordinary, the bike is easier to lay into the corner and gets to the apex faster, not to mention the great stability at high speeds.

The Streetfighter V4 SP will be available in single-seat configuration in the “Winter Test” livery. The bike will be in Ducati dealerships starting at January 2022.

The dynamic videos of the new Ducati Streetfighter V2 and the Streetfighter V4 SP are available on the Ducati YouTube channel.

The complete press kit along with all the product information and the images of the new Ducati Streetfighter family are available for download on Ducati Media House.

#StreetfighterV2 #ANewFighterInTown #StreetfighterV4SP #TheTimeFighter

* Bike specifications and dealer availability may vary from market to market. Please refer to the tech specs contained in the press kit for further information

** This product is intended for vehicles used only in closed-course circuit. Operation on public roads is prohibited by law

Streetfighter V4 SP


  1. Dan-o says:

    These bikes look like they have lift kits installed. No wonder I can’t touch both feet at 5’8″.

  2. Dino says:

    Dang.. if only they could prop up those headlights.. almost rubbing on the front wheel. Maybe they could borrow some of the JACK from the rear end..
    By the way, If that tail section stays up like that for more than 4 hours, they should take it to a mechanic.

  3. RyYYZ says:

    Other than the goofy-looking brake and clutch reservoirs sticking up off the bars, I kinda like these. Very aggressive looking, for sure, but cool.

    The V2 has the cleaner, more integrated look, and would be my pick from these two strictly on looks.

    Chances I’ll ever own one of these? Probably about zero, but if someone would like to lend me one for a weekend, I sure wouldn’t turn it down.

  4. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    Sad – that such an incredible race bike for the street is so severely ugly by design. Unshrouded radiators in light colors suck. Kinda like a Boss Hoss.

    • Nick says:

      Look on the bright side; these will be some of the few Ducatis that won’t spray road dirt onto the engines because of not having a functional front guard/fender! OK, so the radiators will suffer instead…

  5. newtonmetres says:

    Probably be 170 real measured HP. Dont get too excited….

    • Dave says:

      You don’t think a 170hp motorcycle is exciting? The vast majority of riders would find it utterly terrifying.

      • Grover says:

        I’ve owned a 100 hp bike that weighed 490#. It was more than enough for me. No rider aids, tho, so I was on my own. I can see 153hp/400# bike equipped with nannies to bail me out as doable after I got used to it. I personally like the V2 aesthetics and even if the power was only 100 hp, I would still find it appealing.

  6. TF says:

    I love the V2. I wish it had a dry clutch like the V4 though. Loud clutches save lives.

  7. mechanicuss says:

    LOL the jacked up tail is higher than the handlebars.

    • Motoman says:

      LOL. Jacked up being the operative word. With a little critical thinking and observation skills you’d have noticed it was only like that in the picture with the bike on the rear stand. Have a look at the others.

      • stan says:

        That’s telling him, Squidly. heehee

        • Motoman says:

          I am 61 and have been riding since 10. I’ll meet you at Willow Springs and you can see how “squidly” I am. Based on your comment I bet you would be too far behind to notice.

          What does that make you then?

      • Dave says:

        It is a calibration to address the riding conditions depicted in photos #2 and #4.

        • Motoman says:

          Guess you must have missed all the photos with the bikes on their side stands.

        • Motoman says:

          Sorry Dave. I think I was still reacting to heehee boy’s comment.

          • Dave says:

            No worries.

            I’m kind of surprised it (the bike’s seat/bar height ratio) even warranted comment. The “stink bug” stance has been near standard for many years. It should be no surprise to see it on a bike like this.

          • Doug says:

            @Dave – no matter how long it has been around, still warrants criticism. The 80s sport bike colors and graphics were better than this garbage design. Ducati were the adults in the aesthetic room back then too so that makes this ongoing criticism more valid.

  8. Fred N says:

    What’s the chance that those 2 radiators will get hit by a flying stone ?
    I’d suggest it’s just a matter of time.
    The Factory should fit mesh as part of the design.

    • goodlyRun says:

      Design and build a prototype. If it works form an LLC and file a patent and such.
      Locate, close with and destroy problems.
      Make stack while doing so.

  9. Skybullet says:

    Taste runs in all flavors. I lean toward the traditional round headlight functional look but these bikes are meant to say fast and leading edge design/performance. To get that, some of us have to accept the styling. I put a deposit on a less radically styled Multistrada V2S for how I think it will perform, not how it looks.

  10. larlok says:

    With that kind of performance it can outrun the ugly.

  11. Randy Singer says:

    >> Don’t care for the silver paint around the radiator…

    I like that Ducati seems to be saying “F___ those who don’t like radiators! Radiators are the new indicator of high performance”, and so, they are actually emphasizing their radiators, not trying to hide them!

    • YellowDuck says:

      Right on Randy – I actually thought exactly the same thing about the radiators. Make them big like on a WSSB machine and just own it. It kind of works.

  12. ABQ says:

    A couple weeks ago I was at the Sunday Geezer motorcycle meet up. Somebody showed up on the V4, along with another guy on an Aprilia V4. They quickly gathered a gaggle of geezers to check out the new Ducati. It is even more impressive in person than in the photos. He said that it had pegs and handle bars positioned that gave it standard ergonomics. As I looked at it the position still seemed aggressive, just not as much as a racer. I asked him about the power and he said that it has 200hp. I thought that either he was exaggerating a bit or he had it fixed up. But now I see in the article that he was making an understatement. Wow.
    Then I did something that I have never done: I took a picture of it. It is beautiful.

  13. TimC says:

    Sir, “Wasp” seems to come up an awful lot in comments lately. Like the Kawasaki guys, it’s like a “WASP NEST” if you will, sir!

    Indeed I will – make it KING WASP!

    And thus it was so.

  14. Jim says:

    Did that say 208hp in a naked bake, is that what I just read?!

  15. Jeremy says:

    Wicked looking bikes… I like ’em!

  16. mickey says:

    Dang those are some angry looking headlights.

    Gotta give props to Ducati for effort. Not afraid to put hp in the hands of their fans.

  17. Brian Lanier says:

    I like the twin and with termi cans it will produce the sound a Ducati should make…

  18. L. Ron Jeremy says:

    Don’t care for the silver paint around the radiator. Or the head light. Or the tail.

  19. Dave says:

    Some of these “Naked” bikes sure do have a lot of bodywork these days. They look ok to me, a little wild for my tastes but I can see how people would like them.

    These things are crazy/amazing. 153hp from an emissions legal 955cc 2-cylinder?!?! Whoa..

  20. VLJ says:

    Yeah, sure, great, but…

    …what does Mick think of them?


    • Dirck Edge says:

      Too heavy . . . And they aren’t two strokes

      • mickey says:

        and they have too many rider aides and no actual throttle cable

        • TimC says:

          If it’s not a Flathead, it’s not a motorcycle.

          • mickey says:

            Ok that made me laugh out loud

          • Mick says:

            Four strokes are OK for mundane tasks like pushing around cars, street bikes, even ski boats. They just aren’t suited for racing anything that needs to be light and powerful.

            As for these bikes. L. Ron Jeremy summed it up pretty well. They are heavy because they are selling power rather than a stellar package for public roads.

            I got kick out of the ad copy. Right when they started to pimp the bikes individually. “starting with the distinctive headlight”. Yeah, distinctive headlight. Lord knows there have been far too many of those.

          • Dave says:

            “ They just aren’t suited for racing anything that needs to be light and powerful.”

            Why, with the exception of boat racing and enduro, have they lost to 4-strokes every time they’ve had to compete head to head?

            Please don’t say displacement advantage. That’s a red herring. Twice the bangs @ half the displacement = same displacement. Though I would like to see someone attempt to get the tire to stick on a 1-liter 2-stroke. That’d be funny to watch.

          • Mick says:

            Because they don’t compete head to head Dave. You only see four strokes dominate racing when either the rules mandate them, give them huge displacement adventages, or there is no available two stroke engines for the particular racing series to draw from. When was the last time a four stroke even finished Erzberg for instance? Remember when Honda was making oval piston four strokes in a failed attempt to compete in 500GP?

            Even now that the industry has spent zillions of dollars making there little Formula One 250 four stroke motocross bikes that make comparable power to the 250 two strokes, they still won’t let a pro race a two stroke unless he rides a 125 will they?

            You’re barking up the wrong tree Dave.

          • Mick says:

            I get a kick out of the four stroke excuse about power strokes. Ever look at a two stroke cylinder Dave? They are easily recognizable in that they have big holes in them. A two stroke doesn’t make power all the way through its power stroke like a four stroke does. It spends at least 75% of its time moving air and compressing it just like a four stroke does. It just does it all in two strokes instead of four.

            Don’t come at me with that more bangs hogwash. That is an overly simplified argument meant to deceive the ignorant.

          • Dave says:

            Nope. “Two bangs vs. four “ is all the more complicated it needs to be. Rules were adjusted to account for it, just like they are with turbo vs. N/A or cylinder count. It isn’t “hogwash”, it’s just uncomfortable for you because reality doesn’t agree with your opinion.

            In MotoGP where power and weight are of the utmost importance, with the disadvantages of excess weight and little development history, 4-strokes mopped the floor with 2-strokes from race #1. Imagine everyone’s surprise to learn that a 4-stroke can also reach revs that similar size 2-strokes never could, because of the limitations of those big holes in the cylinder. It took a little longer in MX but I guarantee that a 450f will easily ride away from a 500 2-stroke of equal chassis tech and that’ll happen on 100% engine superiority. I’d even put my money on a 250f vs. a 250 2T.

            You keep riding chainsaws if you like, though.

          • Mick says:

            Kool-aid flows heavily in your veins Dave. A two stroke only compresses and makes power from half its displacement. That’s why 500GP was a four stroke series in the early days. Science eventually overcame that disadvantage.

            So to bring back the retrograde technology the organizers offered four stroke what is effectively four times the displacement of the clearly superior racing technology to promote their street bikes.

            This has proven to have been a failed experiment. Sport bike sales have plummeted since 2002. The current GP bikes are heavy, ridiculously complicated and insanely expensive.

            Yamaha added a YZ250 model and discontinued the R6.

            Hard enduros have no engine mandates at all. They are all totally dominated by two strokes. Showing up with a four stroke is a fools errand.

            I make ice race tracks. On those tracks guys on 35 year old 500 two strokes go fast year after year. Blown up 450s are hauled off the lake regularly. There are few old four stroke dirt bikes that see regular use. Old two strokes are everywhere. Woods events are chock full of two strokes. KTM sells mostly two strokes.

            I could go on and on. But reality is a poison for four stroke fans.

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