Ducati teased its Streetfighter V4 SP a few weeks ago, and now it’s finally here and ready for the limelight. As the Streetfighter V4 already sits, it’s one of, if not the most, potent naked motorcycles in the world. The model features a ton of tech, a ton of features, and a ton of parts that some motorcyclists can only dream of obtaining, and that's just the standard version.
Enter the SP2, another special edition SP variant of the Streetfighter V4 that is more than just another upper variant of the Streetfighter V4. On top o being better equipped for fast lap times, it’s also a numbered model, wherein every unit that leaves the Panigale factory is unique. Every V4 SP2 will be numbered, and the number can be found laser-etched into the handlebars.
“SP” stands for specifications, and Ducati makes sure that you (most likely) will not be left wanting with this special model. Its parts list is enough to make any enthusiast excited and drool over from adaptive suspension to some bespoke wheels, it’s one of the best-equipped sport naked bikes out in the market now.
Its 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine produces 208 horsepower and 122 nm of torque, which Ducati states “has been revised in engine calibration to match the larger diameter of the silencer outlet, introduced in order to reduce the exhaust back pressure. As a result, SP2 owners may note a louder exhaust note with this new model. On top of that, the SP2 also comes equipped with the STM-EVO SBK dry clutch system, which allows for a better slipper function and more fluidity in all “off-throttle” phases.
Meanwhile, the chassis of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP2 uses the “Front Frame” frame derived from Ducati’s experience in MotoGP. The engine is a stressed member of the frame which results in better chassis rigidity at no extra cost to weight. Semi-active Öhlins suspension provides incredible performance, which is similar to the Panigale V4, and which guarantees rider confidence when at the limit. The springs and shocks on the Streetfighter V4 SP2 is equipped with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 interface. Marchesini was on point with the wheels of the SP2, and they’re made from forged aluminum alloy, which provides strength and lightness for added responsiveness.
If you want to see Ducati unveil it for yourself, check out the global launch video here: