Flight on 2 Wheels | Ducati Streetfighter V4s

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What is the formula for flight have you ever wondered? Don't wonder, the formula now is on sale in India..! Well Ducati Streetfighter V4 just made its debut! From a poster bike to super powerful hyper-sport naked with all the bells and whistles of her older sibling the Panigale V4.


As the company advertises it


The company offers 2 models

Streetfighter V4 208bhp - Rs.19L onwards Streetfighter V4s 210bhp - Rs 21.99L onwards


I would not say that it's not at all impressive, but it's a siren for trouble. A 1100cc engine in a naked bike! I bet you can imagine the wind blast you gonna get on this. lets not forget that with that power you have only 199 Kilos of weight combine that with 123Nm of torque ! Thats a wheelie machine which is ready to fly at your command. And if you can't tame her she'll fly away without you on it.! Jokes apart this is a super powerful engine with insanely crazy power to weight ratio.



If you feel that this is still less for you. Slap on a Akraprovic Exhaust further reducing the weight by 6 Kilos and increases 10 more horses bringing a total of 220bhp.




Alright then let's understand what's new on the bike here.

Highlights

  • Winglets - The winglets are basically designed for this bike to create that extra downforce while accelerating and not flying away. Ducati claims to have achieved in about 28kilos of downforce from these winglets. These winglets not only allows downforce but also stability at corners as Ducati says. In addition to that the winglets will also allow the bike to wheelie less on it's own.

  • Electronics - So they have added the electronics package from their MotoGp Bikes. Lets list them down shall we.

  • Cornering ABS

  • Traction Control

  • Slide Control

  • Wheelie Control

  • Launch Control

  • Engine Braking

  • Electronic Suspensions

  • Riding Modes

  • TFT Coloured Display with 2 Layouts

Sounds pretty common right? But Ducati did go a notch on a few things here. The 6 Axis IMU which instantly detects the bike's roll, yaw and pitch angles. This device allows the bike to know its position from ground and make changes accordingly to the bike. From overseeing the rider and casting a safety net at the start line for maximum acceleration to braking and keeping those wheelies on the ground to dragging knees and elbows around the corner without sliding and washing away and shooting out of the corner.

  • Suspension - This Ducati is equipped with two suspension setups different for each model

  • Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) with Sachs Steering Damper and Sachs Shock Absorber. This is the setup you'll get with the V4 which is spring pre-load adjust for compression and rebound. The rear is fully adjustable Shock absorber with one side attached to the engine via forged aluminium bracket.

  • Ohlins NIX-30 fork with Ohlins event-based Damper and Ohlins TTX36 rear shocks. The Ohlins on the other hand are electronically adjusted on the fly based on the inputs received from the proprietary smart system which improves the feedback on the front and gives better grip. The system only adjusts the sampling when it feels it necessary. On the other hand the rider can decide the level of interference he/she wants of the system.

  • Fairing - Wait what is that, we don't do that here. The sharp design and exposed Ducati Desmosedici Stradale Engine with the Dry Clutch and the aggressive and thrilling design. Engineered with technology packed inside is nothing but a Straight of the Art.

  • Brakes - Ducati has done a great job adding the Brembo Systems to this bike. Well the bike is extremely powerful and requires even more powerful leash to hold those horses on ground and calm them. The bike is fitted with Brembo Monobloc Calipers and their best M50 performance callipers. That's alone not enough to stop this beast of a machine. So they added two callipers with each having 30mm pistons to work with two 330mm Discs at the front. At the rear the system incorporates a 245mm Disc with 2 piston calliper. All this supported. by the Cornering ABS System. The system also has new pump design which allows the rider to do less maintenance on the brake lines to remove the air in the circuit.

  • Wheels For India the bike is introduced with Perrelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 which is a multi compound tire suitable for street use and tracks but not hard core track-days. It is first from Perrelli which is a multi-compound tyre, enabling the performance from racetracks to the streets for the big bikes.


If you wanna live with a super model like this one it's not going to be that easy. Ducati is considered on the expensive side when it comes to service cost. Apart from that you'll have extreme attention on the road as there will everyone literally everyone to look at your beautiful new girl causing some irritation to you as they come close to snap pictures with her. Talking about irritation, the bike is V4 that means a 4 cylinder bike which also means that she's gonna be super super hot for you at times. But come on, Super model super hot that does go along with each other right. Am sure you'll find a solution to deal with and keep your cool and not get burned or she decided to dump you and fly away if you mishandle her. Talking about girl, what's your favourite memory with her. Drop it down in the comments below and let me know what you wanna hear from me next. Stay tuned for more tech updates and breakdowns of what parts of a motorcycle means what and how they've evolved over time. Until next time.

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