Ducati unveiled their 2023 Streetfighter V4 range recently. Pricing starts at $34,900 rideaway in Australia and they will be available here in April 2023... Release: Ducati.

In the fifth episode of the 2023 Ducati World Première web series, Ducati presented the new Streetfighter V4 family. With the V4 and V4 S models, together with the more exclusive and performing V4 SP2, the popular line-up delivers again in 2023…

The design of the Streetfighter V4 is direct and minimal, with its full-LED front light and its V-shaped DRL. The fuel tank has the same shapes as on the Panigale V4 2022, which are designed to better support the rider during braking and cornering. It has a greater capacity (17 litres) and is embraced by new side covers. The new “Front Frame” and the Desmosedici Stradale are left uncovered with a minimal bodywork. In the V4 S version, the 2023 model is available in a new, gritty “Grey Nero” livery.



The new Streetfighter V4 implements the Power Modes logic already developed in the Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S with calibrations dedicated to the Desmosedici Stradale engine in the Streetfighter configuration. There are four engine delivery strategies: Full, High, Medium, Low. Full and Low are newly devised, while High and Medium have been revised in strategy. Full Power Mode allows the engine to express its full potential with torque curves without electronic filters, except for first gear. For the High and Medium Power Modes, a new Ride by Wire map management system has been developed with dedicated calibration for each of the six gears.

The new Streetfighter V4 implements the Power Modes logic already developed in the Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S.

The new Streetfighter V4 implements the Power Modes logic already developed in the Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S.

The Low Power Mode has been designed for riding on low-grip surfaces, limiting the maximum power of the bike to 165hp and offering a particularly manageable throttle response. 2023 sees the introduction of the brand-new Wet Riding Mode to make riding even safer on low-grip surfaces. The standard equipment is enriched by a lithium-ion battery for the S version (1.7 kg lighter than the previous one and already equipped on the V4 SP version).



The dashboard of the new Streetfighter V4 also follows the Panigale V4. The graphics are revised in all views, to make the information simpler and more descriptive and support in the calibration of the various parameters. As on the Panigale V4, the gear change is indicated via an external green LED signal. The dashboard offers the “Track Evo” display mode, which replicates the layout used on the MotoGP Desmosedici.

The new “Front Frame” and the Desmosedici Stradale are left uncovered with a minimal bodywork. In the V4 S version, the 2023 model is available in a new, gritty "Grey Nero" livery.

The new “Front Frame” and the Desmosedici Stradale are left uncovered with a minimal bodywork. In the V4 S version, the 2023 model is available in a new, gritty “Grey Nero” livery.

The Streetfighter V4 2023 also evolves thanks to the new Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2 software. This software features a different gear-by-gear calibration on each of the three selectable levels. The new strategy was developed to optimize the intensity of the engine brake as a function of the load on the rear end. In the first braking phase, when there is little load on the rear tyre, the EBC EVO 2 provides less engine brake, then increasing it as you approach the centre of the corner, where the intervention of the engine brake becomes greater.



 

Finally, an update of the cooling fan control, which offers better management of operating temperatures and greater thermal comfort for the rider already at typical road use speeds, is added to these electronic changes.



On the new Streetfighter V4, the chassis also follows the evolution of the Panigale V4 family to offer enthusiasts improvements in stability, front-end feeling and riding safety. The chassis includes Front Frame and single-sided swingarm made in aluminium, with upside-down forks and mechanically adjustable shock absorber on the V4 standard version. The Streetfighter V4 S features semi-active Öhlins suspension (NIX30 upside-down 43mm fork and TTX36 shock absorber) with SmartEC 2.0 interface, gaining in versatility, effectiveness and rapidity in set-up. On the V4 S version, the rims are Marchesini forged in aluminium alloy.

On the new Streetfighter V4, the chassis also follows the evolution of the Panigale V4 family to offer enthusiasts improvements in stability, front-end feeling and riding safety.

On the new Streetfighter V4, the chassis also follows the evolution of the Panigale V4 family to offer enthusiasts improvements in stability, front-end feeling and riding safety.

As on the Panigale V4, the swingarm pivot of the Streetfighter V4 2023 is positioned 4mm higher, increasing the anti-squat action. The weight distribution also moves towards the front, loading it more and increasing accuracy/speed in corner entry. The wet weight of the Streetfighter V4 S 2023 stands at just 197.5kg.


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The 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale, capable of delivering 208hp@13,000rpm and 123 Nm in Euro-5 configuration, has been revised in calibration to match the larger diameter of the silencer outlet, introduced in order to reduce the exhaust back pressure. On the right side there is the clutch cover of the Panigale V4, which allows you to easily mount the dry clutch and the clutch cover protection.

To push the performance of the Streetfighter V4 2023 even further, Ducati also presented the top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP2 model in a numbered version.

To push the performance of the Streetfighter V4 2023 even further, Ducati also presented the top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP2 model in a numbered version.

Streetfighter V4 SP2
To push the performance of the Streetfighter V4 2023 even further, Ducati also presented the top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP2 model in a numbered version. A bike ready to hit the track, thanks to exclusive technical equipment that combines the “Fight Formula” with the “SP” specifications. The Streetfighter V4 SP2 is offered in the “Winter Test” livery, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati taking inspiration from the Ducati Corse bikes used during the pre-season tests of the MotoGP and SBK Championships. The matt black of the bodywork, combined with the matt carbon finish of the rims and wings, contrasts with the bright red accents and the exposed brushed aluminium tank. The progressive number of the bike is lasered on the handlebar.



Streetfighter V4 SP2 is equipped with 5 split-spoke carbon rims, 1.4 kg lighter than the forged aluminium ones mounted on the Streetfighter V4 S and able to reduce the moment of inertia by 26 per cent at the front and 46 per cent at the rear, making the bike significantly more nimble and lighter when changing direction. The Brembo Stylema R front brake calipers guarantee high braking power, as well as consistent performance even in the case of prolonged use on the track.



On the Streetfighter V4 SP2 the Desmosedici Stradale is equipped with the STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, which guarantees a better slipper function  and more fluidity in all “off-throttle” phases, essential to be effective on the track.



A contribution to performance between the curbs also comes from the Öhlins suspension with springs and hydraulics identical to those of the Panigale V4. The equipment is completed by adjustable aluminium foot-pegs machined from solid that increase the lean angle, carbon front mudguard and by usable accessories on “track days,” such as an open carbon clutch cover, a cap for removing the license plate holder and screws for removing the mirrors.

The Streetfighter V4 SP2 is offered in the “Winter Test” livery, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati taking inspiration from the Ducati Corse bikes used during the pre-season tests of the MotoGP and WolrdSBK Championships.

The Streetfighter V4 SP2 is offered in the “Winter Test” livery, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati taking inspiration from the Ducati Corse bikes used during the pre-season tests of the MotoGP and WolrdSBK Championships.

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 range will be available in Australia and New Zealand starting from April 2023. Prices for the Streetfighter V4 will begin from $34,900 Ride Away in Australia, no news about the SP2 just yet. Further colour and model pricing is available here.


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