It is not a surprise that Ducati will be introducing a production naked bike housing the awesome 1100cc V4 engine from the Panigale V4 sportbike. This machine, in prototype form (pictured, with aerodynamic wings), will make its debut beneath Carlin Dunne beginning June 30 at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
According to the Ducati press release below, the production version will be shown at EICMA this Fall, and go on sale in March of next year. The engine makes well over 200 horsepower at the crank in the Panigale V4, so this will be one fast naked bike.
Here is the press release from Ducati:
- The Bologna-based Company makes Streetfighter V4’s arrival in 2020 official
- The PPIHC race track in Colorado (United States) chosen as the proving ground for the new Ducati Streetfighter model
- Carlin Dunne, who won the 2018 edition of the race, will be riding the prototype
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 13 June 2019 – Ducati is preparing for the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb; in this edition, which will start on June 30th, Carlin Dunne will tackle the most famous hill climb in the world on the Streetfighter V4 prototype.
As part of the development process of the new model, the “Race to the Clouds” has been identified as an ideal proving ground for testing the high performance of the Streetfighter V4.
In keeping with tradition, the Streetfighter V4 derives directly from the sporty Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings, and fitted with high and wide handlebars. The high performance of the 1100 cm³ Desmosedici Stradale is kept in hand by aerodynamic profiles specifically designed for this model.
The prototype will race with a “pixelated” livery, designed by the Centro Stile Ducati; unlike the normal practice with prototypes, the livery does not hide the lines, but exalts them by deliberately revealing how the bike will finally look.
“The Streetfighter V4 will be one of the stars of the Ducati World Premiere 2020,” declared Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati. “Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for road riding; so there was no better stage than the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for what will be the highest performance Streetfighter ever put into production.”
The bike will be presented to the public at EICMA 2019 and will be available in Ducati dealerships starting from mid-March 2020 onwards.
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