Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP Revealed
Ducati has revealed the Streetfighter V4 SP, a lighter version of its super naked Streetfighter V4. SP stands for “Sports production,” which refers to a “production bike with specific technical equipment” that makes it faster on the track.
The bodywork is visually identical to the Streetfighter V4, with the exception of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP ‘s carbon-fibre mudguard. The bike, which is painted in the distinctive Ducati Corse Winter test colours, is pretty impressive. The Italian tricolour flag also adds a distinctive visual touch to the matt carbon biplane wings. Each Streetfighter V4 SP will be numbered sequentially, adding to the bike’s uniqueness.
Ducati has focused on decreasing the weight of the motorcycle as an SP model. The carbon rims, for example, are 1.4kg lighter than the Superleggera V4 S’ and make changing directions easier due to lower inertia. These wheels have also led to a 3.4kg weight reduction, with the SP weighing in at 177kg (dry).
A lithium-ion battery, carbon-fibre heel guard, and anodized aluminium footpegs are among the additional components that have helped the bike lose weight.
The chassis of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP is identical to that of the V4 S, including the Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 electronic suspension system. The only difference is that the SP employs the springs from the Panigale V4.
The new Brembo Stylema R monobloc brake callipers are also available for the SP. Over the course of several laps on a track day, these are supposed to provide the better stopping power and enhanced lever stroke stability.
The engine is the same 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 that powers the V4 S. At 13,000 rpm, it produces 208 horsepower and 123Nm at 9,500 rpm. It features a nine-disc STM EVO-SBK dry clutch with improved anti-hopping performance during forceful downshifts.
An optional Akrapovic full-system exhaust increases power to 220hp while also reducing weight by 6kg.
International markets for the Streetfighter V4 SP will be available soon. As of the right moment, there is no indication on whether or not the bike will make it to our shores.