With brand new for 2022, Streetfighter V2 (“Wu Due” in Italian), available from December, Ducati will soon offer a cheaper, but no less exciting entry into the Italian Streetfighter family: the 208-horsepower V4 version introduced in 2019 will become the Streetfighter V2 Side Launched by Superquadro-Twin from Panigale V2. In the Streetfighter V2, the 955 cc short-stroke engine with intermittent valve control produces 153 hp at 10,750 rpm or 101.5 Nm at 9000 rpm. Unlike the superbike, the Italians use a shorter final gear ratio (15/45 instead of 15/43) for the sleek naked version of the bike, which is better suited to lively mid-speed races on country roads. The drive is attached to the cylinder head and is therefore a supporting element of the aluminum monocoque frame, which also serves as the airbox on the Streetfighter V2.
Not only with the reactor, But also in terms of chassis, the Streetfighter V2 is, as expected, based on its full-fledged Panigale counterpart. Of course, you don’t have to do without the typical single-sided swingarm with the entry-level model of the Streetfighter range, which is 16mm longer than the Panigale V2 (1465mm wheelbase) for stability.
fully adjustable The chassis components were taken with the 43mm Showa BPF fork and side-mounted Sachs strut from the Panigale and only the setup was tweaked. The same recipe is used for the brake system: Brembo M4-32 radial monobloc pliers are also standard on the 955-cubic missile, but the brute force is neutralized by other pads. For nimble handling, Ducati equips the Streetfighter V2 ex powered by Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV, on the rear wheel in an impressively slim dimension 180/60-17. The adjustable Sachs steering damper should also ensure a quiet front.
In terms of electronics Streetfighter V2 does not miss anything, as on Ducati. From the factory, it was equipped with traction control, bicycle control, ABS in cornering, engine brake control, quick shift switch (up and down), 3 drive modes and 3 power modes. All assistance systems are adjusted via a 4.2-inch TFT display in the cockpit, which is harmoniously integrated behind the Joker-inspired front visor. The LED daytime running lights and a full LED lighting system are reminiscent of the power of the big sister V4, but you won’t find the eye-catching front contact ailerons on the V2 – however, racers can optionally order them from a range of accessories. Overall, the 178-kilogram Streetfighter V2 dry-engine feels slimmer, smoother, and more compact than the already higher sports model. The comfortably padded saddle, with a height of 845 mm and a wide handlebar, should ensure that it is suitable for long trips, despite all the sporty features.
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