Claudio Domenicali, the CEO of Ducati, revealed that they are planning to launch a lite, lower capacity version of their Streetfighter V4 motorcycle – the Streetfighter V2.
The new V4 is quite powerful, as its power is 205bhp. This power may alienate some riders, as this is an extreme powerhouse of a motorcycle. To that, Domenicali comments that they have the Panigale V2. It makes 155bhp and is in the range where you can experience the sports riding experience without going to the extreme. They also want to have naked bikes in different categories.
He says that the Streetfighter V4 will remain at the top of Ducati’s line when it comes to performance and power. They are also thinking about a new, interesting, naked model that will come sooner than we think.
Streetfighter V4 is essentially a Panigale V4 with flat bars and no fairing. We expect that the Streetfighter V2 will carry over most of the other specifications of its sports counterpart.
The speculation is that it will have the same 955cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine with a power of 155bhp. Along with that, it might have fully adjustable Showa forks, Brembo brakes with ABS, as well as Sachs shock and twin monoblock. It could also feature a quickshifter or autoblipper, braking control, and anti-wheelie and traction control that we can see in the Panigale bikes.
The Streetfighter V2 will probably weigh like the Panigale V2 (200kg). It certainly won’t need four aerodynamic wings that V4 uses to keep the front wheel on the ground. That means that the front end may have a sleeker design.
All of the speculations about the Streetfighter V2 induce just more excitement. Yet another unknown fact is the price of the motorcycle.
Source: Motorcycle News