5 things we love about the Ducati Streetfighter V4 S
Let’s look at why the Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is regarded as the ultimate naked bike.
Naked bikes have evolved into something truly remarkable. Gone are the days when they were just stripped-down sportbikes with a simple handlebar conversion. Now, the naked motorcycle market boasts an exciting new sub-segment - the hyper naked motorcycles. These machines are the perfect amalgamation of raw power and comfortable, practical design. They are the happy medium between the aggressive performance of a superbike and the laid-back nature of a classic naked bike. Truly, the naked bike has come a long way, and the future looks even more promising.
That said, let’s look at the here and now; the naked bike that’s widely considered as the endgame bike of the segment: the Ducati Streetfighter V4 S. Undoubtedly, the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is the culmination of decades of innovation and technological advancement from Ducati. This machine stands head and shoulders above its competitors, and for good reason. So, let's delve deeper and uncover just what makes this motorcycle so exceptional.
The aesthetic of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is the proverbial icing on the cake. This motorcycle boasts stunning looks that are both earth-shattering and fire-breathing. The bike's aggressive yet refined lines emit an air of sophistication and raw power. The piano black accents, carbon fiber elements, and silver components all meld together seamlessly to create a visual masterpiece that is a feast for the eyes.
In fact, the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is one of the most visually appealing motorcycles in Ducati's current lineup. And with the ever-growing aftermarket for this bike, it can be enhanced even further. Top-tier brands such as Akrapovic, SW-Motech, and Rizoma offer a plethora of accessories and upgrades that not only enhance the bike's performance and practicality but also take its aesthetics and premium feel to the next level.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 is powered by one of the most advanced engines to ever come out of Borgo Panigale's manufacturing facility. Derived from MotoGP racing technology, this motor has been modified to deliver an unparalleled street riding experience.
With a 1,100cc 90-degree, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, Desmodromic-actuation engine, the Streetfighter V4 delivers a staggering 208 horsepower at the flick of the wrist. This places it among the most powerful naked bikes available today. What truly sets this engine apart is its cutting-edge technology. The Desmosedici Stradale engine features cylinder heads that are directly derived from Ducati's MotoGP V4 engine. Furthermore, its fluid dynamics are based on the thermodynamic principles employed in Ducati's Desmosedici GP bike, making it an incredibly impressive piece of machinery.
With the immense power and performance that the Ducati Streetfighter V4 offers, it's no surprise that Ducati has employed advanced electronics to manage it. Without these rider aids, only seasoned motorcycle racers could handle the bike, and the average rider would likely end up crashing it. Therefore, to keep this beast under control, Ducati has equipped it with cornering ABS, traction control, and slide control, all managed by a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
In addition to these features, the Streetfighter V4 comes packed with a suite of race-oriented gizmos that enable riders to ride like pros. Wheelie Control, Power Launch control, and engine braking control all come standard, allowing for an even more engaging ride. Furthermore, the bike is equipped with a top-of-the-line suspension that can be fine-tuned through electronically actuated adjustments. To top it all off, the bike is also fitted with Ducati's Quick Shift bidirectional quick-shifter, making gear shifts seamless and effortless, without the use of the clutch.
Ready for the track and street
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is a versatile motorcycle that offers a plethora of features, making it an excellent option for sporty riders looking for a suitable machine for the road. With its powerful engine, advanced electronics, and top-notch suspension, it is well-suited for a wide range of riding styles and conditions. Whether you're looking to tackle winding roads or hit the racetrack, the Streetfighter V4 S can handle it all with ease. Its agility, performance, and technology all come together to create a machine that is truly a joy to ride for any sporty rider.
The Streetfighter V4 S is indeed a fire-breathing beast that shines brightest on track, but it is equally at home on the road, as well. Regarding overall performance, it’s true, nobody needs upwards of 200 horsepower in between their legs. However, as we mentioned earlier, the Streetfighter was designed specifically as a road bike, making use of technology found in the Panigale V4 repurposed into a machine that’s more tractable, and, dare we say, even rideable on a daily basis.
With its impressive performance and advanced technology, it's clear that the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is a superbike that's been adapted for street use. This makes it an ideal choice for riders seeking a modern, high-performance street bike that can keep up with the best superbikes out there. In the Philippines, the Streetfighter V4 is available in a selection of different models, with the base model priced at P1,955,000. For those looking for even more performance, the V4 SP model is available at a higher price point of P2,640,000. Regardless of which variant you choose, the Streetfighter V4 is sure to provide a thrilling and unforgettable riding experience.
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