Ducati Unveils New 2023 Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 SP2: The Evolution of ‘Fighting Formulas’

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 family evolves by applying the developments of the Panigale V4 series to the “Fighting Formula”

New chassis setup and a more extensive and efficient electronics package: new torque curves for each gear, wet mode, full engine mode

The Streetfighter V4 SP2 adds the exclusive technical characteristics of the “SP” models to express their full potential on the track

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), October 20, 2022 – In the fifth episode of the Ducati World Première 2023 web series, Ducati unveiled the new Streetfighter V4 family. Ducati continues the evolution of the winning ‘Battle Formula’ to stay at the top of the segment with the V4 and V4 S models, as well as the more exclusive V4 SP2, which offers an unrivaled level of equipment.

The 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is at rest. Photo courtesy of Ducati.

Introduced in 2020, the Streetfighter V4 was an instant success and set new performance benchmarks in the bare-bones supersport segment. Appreciated for its aggressive and minimalist aesthetic and characterized by a front end inspired by the Joker from the comic book series, the Streetfighter V4 immediately won the hearts of enthusiasts.

The natural evolution of the family is a bike that takes the ‘Formula Battle’ concepts even further, key elements being the fairingless Panigale V4, tall and wide handlebars, 392lbs (178kg), 208 HP Desmosedici Stradale engine, biplane wings and latest generation electronic package. An evolution that follows the evolution of the Panigale V4 family.

The 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 conveys sporty styling through a standard single-seater configuration with a seat and passenger footrests included.

The design of the Streetfighter V4 is straightforward and minimal, with its all-LED front light and V-shaped DRL echoing the look of the front of the Panigale V4. A low, forward-slanting front that extends the tank’s strong lines gives the Streetfighter V4 a predatory look.

The fuel tank has the same shape as the 2022 Panigale V4, which is designed to better support the rider during braking and cornering. It has a larger capacity (4.5 gallons) and is supported by new side covers.

The new ‘front frame’ and Desmosedici Stradale are left as open as possible, with minimal body bulk and streamlined lines, creating a clean, essential combination. The 2023 V4 S Streetfighter is available in a new Gray Nero livery with a contrast between gray and various black tones – a dark and expressive body that highlights technical components such as brakes and suspension and gives the bike an increasingly aggressive yet still refined look kind of

Electronics

The new Streetfighter implements the Power Modes logic already developed in the Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S, obviously with a calibration dedicated to the Desmosedici Stradale engine in Streetfighter configuration. There are four engine feed strategies: full, high, medium, and low. Full and Low were newly developed, while High and Medium were revised in strategy. Full Power mode allows the engine to use its full torque potential without electronic intervention except in first gear. For the high and medium power modes, a new Ride by Wire map control system has been developed with a special calibration for each of the six gears, ensuring that the rider gets the best possible acceleration with every throttle opening. Low power mode, on the other hand, was designed for riding on low-grip surfaces, limiting the bike’s maximum output to 165 hp. and providing a softer and more controlled throttle response. The Streetfighter V4’s special calibrations provide the rider with the ultimate connection between throttle request and torque.

The 2023 Streetfighter V4 features an all-new wet mode to make driving even safer on low-grip surfaces. Standard equipment is upgraded with a lithium-ion battery for the S and SP2 versions (which is 3.7 pounds lighter than the previous one and already installed on the Streetfighter V4 SP).

2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S at speed.  Photo courtesy of Ducati.
2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S at speed. Photo courtesy of Ducati.

The dashboard of the 2023 Streetfighter V4 also follows the evolution of the Panigale V4. The graphics have been revised in all views to make the information clearer and allow the rider to make calibration adjustments more easily.

As on the Panigale V4, the gear indicator is indicated via an external green LED signal. The instrument panel offers a “Track Evo” display mode that replicates the layout used on the MotoGP Desmosedici and provides an immediate view of the most important information and intervention of the electronic controls.

The 2023 Streetfighter V4 also evolves with the new Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2 software, which improves stability, precision and direction during the braking and corner entry phases. This software has a different calibration of each gear at each of the three selectable levels. A new strategy has been developed to optimize the number of engine brakes depending on the load on the rear. In the first braking phase, when there is little load on the rear tire, EBC EVO 2 provides less engine braking, then increases it as you approach the center of the turn, where engine braking intervention makes the most significant contribution to slowing the bike and closing the line. This improvement provides additional control with engine braking in all driving conditions and prevents the rear wheel from locking up in the most demanding braking sections.

The 2023 Streetfighter V4 also implements the new Ducati Quick Shift Strategy (DQS), which improves the smoothness of gear changes at every throttle opening, with special strategies with two situations when the throttle is open or partially open.

At partial throttle, this strategy works by both reducing injection and reducing ignition advance, making gear changes smoother on the roads.

At full throttle switching, typical of track use, the DQS strategy is refined with an evolution of the torque return phase that gives the bike more stability and stability, allowing for shorter lap times.

Finally, the cooling fan management strategy is updated, which now provides better operating temperature management and greater thermal comfort for the rider at typical road speeds.

Chassis and ergonomics

In the new Streetfighter V4, the chassis also follows the evolution of the Panigale V4 family to offer enthusiasts improved stability, front-end feel and safe riding. The chassis includes a front frame and single-sided swingarm, both in aluminum, with an inverted fork and mechanically adjustable shock absorbers on the V4 version.

The Streetfighter V4 S features Öhlins semi-active suspension (NIX30 inverted 43mm fork and TTX36 shock) with SmartEC 2.0 interface for versatility, efficiency and speed of setup. In addition, in the V4 S version, the Marchesini wheels are forged from aluminum alloy with important advantages in terms of maneuverability when changing direction and responsiveness during acceleration and braking due to the reduction of unsprung weight.

As on the Panigale V4, the 2023 Streetfighter V4’s swingarm pivot is positioned 0.16 inches (4mm) higher, increasing anti-squat action, helping the rider with greater stability, precision and the ability to maintain trajectory in any acceleration situation.

The weight distribution is also moved forward, increasing the load and therefore increasing accuracy and speed when entering a turn. Finally, ergonomics have improved thanks to a new fuel tank layout, the shape of which provides greater support to the rider during braking and cornering. The wet weight of the 2022 Streetfighter V4 S is 435.4 lbs (197.5 kg).

Engine

The 1103 cc Desmosedici Stradale is capable of delivering 208 hp. at 13,000rpm and 123Nm, has been revised to match the larger muffler outlet diameter introduced to reduce exhaust back pressure. Also on the right side is the Panigale V4 clutch cover which allows easy installation of the dry clutch and clutch cover protection.

Streetfighter V4 SP2

To further enhance the performance of the 2023 Streetfighter V4, Ducati is also introducing the range-topping Streetfighter V4 SP2 in a numbered version. A track-ready bike, ‘Combat Formula’ combined with ‘SP’ specs, making it even more efficient on the track.

The Streetfighter V4 SP2 is offered in a ‘Winter Test’ livery designed by Centro Stile Ducati, inspired by the Ducati Corse bikes used during MotoGP pre-season testing and the WorldSBK championships. The matte black body color combined with the matte carbon finish of the rims and fenders contrasts with bright red accents and the gloss of the matte aluminum tank, which we also find on the side radiator caps. The bike’s progressive number is laser-engraved on the handlebars.

The Streetfighter V4 SP2 is equipped with 5 split-spoke carbon wheels, 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg) lighter than the forged aluminum wheels installed on the Streetfighter V4 S, and capable of reducing the moment of inertia by 26% in the front and 46% in the rear, which makes the motorcycle much more agile and lighter when changing direction. Brembo Stylema R® front brake calipers provide high braking power and exceptionally stable performance even with long-term use on the track.

On the Streetfighter V4 SP2, the Desmosedici Stradale is equipped with the STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, which provides an improved slip function, even in the most aggressive situations, and greater fluidity in all “off-throttle” phases, necessary for on-track performance when riding at the limit.

The Öhlins suspension has been updated with springs and hydraulics identical to the Panigale V4’s springs and hydraulics, giving the rider the confidence he needs to ride at the limit.

The equipment is complemented by adjustable machined aluminum footpegs that increase the angle of inclination and allow the rider to find the optimal position while riding, a carbon front wing, a carbon clutch cover**, covers for removing the number plate holder and mirrors. **.

Colors and availability

The Streetfighter V4 V4 S and SP models will be available in US and Canadian dealerships from spring 2023. The color scheme consists of Ducati Red and a new ‘Grey and Nero’ livery, which will only be available for the ‘S’ version. and the Winter Test livery for the SP version. Pricing for the Streetfighter V4 in the United States will start at an MSRP of $22,095 for the Streetfighter V4 in Ducati Red, $27,595 for the Streetfighter V4 S in Ducati Red, and $27,795 for the Grey/Nero, while the V4 SP will start at an MSRP of $37 $995 in Winter Test livery. In Canada, the Streetfighter V4 will start at C$27,295 for Ducati Red, while the Streetfighter V4 S will start at C$31,395 for Ducati Red and C$31,595 for Gray and Nero, with the SP version starting at MSRP. for C$47,995 with Winter Test livery.

A wide range of accessories allows you to customize the Streetfighter V4, making it even sportier, starting with the Ducati Performance by Akrapovič racing exhaust**. Equipped with tall mufflers on the side of the tail section, it reduces the overall weight by 11 pounds (5 kg) and increases the maximum power to 220 hp. Noise is within 105 dB (102 dB with the dB killer installed).

The accessories catalog also features street-legal skid plates, mudguards, aero kit and carbon fiber frame and crankcase protection, aluminum controls, and tire warmers and kickstands for those who want to use their Streetfighter V4 on the track.

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** This product is intended for vehicles used only on closed tracks. Driving on public roads is prohibited by law

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