Strong middle – Ducati Streetfighter V2: The naked Panigale

208 HP in the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is too much of a good thing for many, as mobile as this device is. But a really sporty Ducati below the top model? So far there have only been the monsters with 111 hp. That is now changing: The Italians have taken off the Panigale V2 and turned it into a naked bike: the Streetfighter V2 with a manageable yet powerful 153 hp.

However, the Streetfighter V2 is not completely undisguised either, there is quite a bit of plastic to it. But looks sharp – and should drive that way, probably. The look is based on the big sister. The clip-on handlebars were exchanged for a high and wide handlebar. Ducati only specifies the weight without liquids: 178 kg, i.e. 3.5 kg more than its racing sister. The Streetfighter V2 is powered by the 955 cm³ Superquadro engine, which meets the Euro 5 standard and a maximum output of 153 PS at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 101.4 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The Italians promise not only good controllability on the road, but also effective use on the racetrack. Compared to the Panigale V2, the Streetfighter V2 has a shorter final gear ratio (15/45 compared to 15/43) to make it even livelier on the road. The Superquadro engine serves as the load-bearing element of the compact front structure, which consists of a monocoque -Frame is made of die-cast aluminum that is attached to the engine. The single-sided swing arm, which is also connected to the engine, is 16 mm longer than that of the Panigale V2, which benefits stability, and the seat is now wider and more comfortably padded. The footpegs have been repositioned to allow the rider to sit in a more comfortable position, and the front wheel is guided by a 43mm Showa BPF fork. A Sachs shock absorber is installed at the rear. The spring elements are completely adjustable. The Ducati with Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires is 120/70 ZR17 at the front and 180/60 ZR17 at the rear. Apart from the use of less snappy brake pads, which are better suited for use in road traffic, the entire braking system has been carried over from the Panigale V2 true to the original and is equipped with Brembo M4-32 monoblock radial brake calipers and brake discs with a diameter of 320 mm the extensive electronic equipment with six-axis IMU of the Panigale V2 was taken over. The package includes: Cornering ABS EVO with “Slide by Brake” function, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Quick Shift up / down (DQS) EVO 2, Engine Brake Control ( EBC) EVO. The equipment also includes full LED headlights with daytime running lights and a 4.3-inch TFT color display with a user interface reminiscent of the Streetfighter V4 family. The Streetfighter V2 will be available from Ducati dealers from December stand.
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