14th Jun 2019 5:35 pm
Carlin Dunne shall be driving the Ducati Streetfighter V4 on the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb.
It’s not typically motorbike producer reveals a prototype earlier than its launch. Ducati, nevertheless, appears to have damaged that custom and has gone forward revealed its upcoming Streetfighter V4 months earlier than its official showcase, and it seems menacing! That is not it although, the Italian firm has additionally introduced that it’ll be racing the prototype on the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb and it’ll be ridden by final 12 months’s winner – Carlin Dunne.
The Streetfighter V4 derives instantly from the Panigale V4 stripped of its fairing. It has what seems to be the identical gasoline tank, seat part, and rear finish. The Italian motorbike firm has, nevertheless, made just a few additions to offer the bike an aggressive design bare bikes are related to. On either side of the tank are small extensions, which level in the direction of the alien-looking headlight – one of many design highlights. One other attention-grabbing styling factor is the unconventional stomach pan; in contrast to most pans, it doesn’t cowl the underside half of the engine. That is one thing we’ve seen Ducati do earlier than on its older Streetfighter 848.
Mechanical parts just like the wheels, suspension, brakes and body look an identical to its totally faired counterpart, the V4 Panigale. The Streetfighter, nevertheless, does function a taller handlebar and revised footpeg place that may lead to an upright driving place.
The prototype has additionally been revealed in “pixelated” livery, which Ducati declare exalts the design traces and doesn’t cover them, intentionally revealing how the bike will lastly look.
There’s yet another attention-grabbing addition – the massive bare within the pictures is seen sporting wings. Whereas these could possibly be just for the hill climb the prototype is about up for, there’s a risk of them making it to the street bike, most likely as a detachable accent.
The 1,103cc, V4 mill on the Panigale pumps out 214hp at 13,000rpm and 124Nm at 10,000rpm. Whereas the engine itself received’t undergo a serious change, will probably be returned considerably. This implies the horsepower determine could go down, peak energy shall be generated at a a lot decrease rpm determine, giving the bike rideability and punch lots earlier within the rev vary.
The place issues will get actually attention-grabbing is within the weight division. The Streetfighter will most definitely be noticeably lighter than the totally faired Panigale V4 which already is a bike with an astounding power-to-weight ratio of 1.1hp/kg. For reference, the Panigale V4 suggestions the size at 198kg.
“The Streetfighter V4 shall be one of many stars of the Ducati World Premiere 2020,” mentioned Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati. “Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for street driving; so there was no higher stage than the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb for what would be the highest efficiency Streetfighter ever put into manufacturing,” he added.
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 shall be introduced to the general public at EICMA 2019.