Ducati Streetfighter V4 Spotted Testing on Track

  • A Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype was spotted being tested on a racetrack.

  • Ducati is expected to field a Streetfighter V4 prototype at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

  • The new bike will launched at EICMA.

A Ducati Streetfighter V4 prototype was spotted being tested on a racetrack.

The mouth-watering prospect began when Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali hinted that there will be more bikes built on the new Desmosedici Stradale V4 platform.

The grainy photos shared DDG magazine shows a bike with intakes taken directly off the Panigale V4. The headlights are mounted on pods ala Triumph Street and Speed Triple. Moving back, notice the tailsection is identical to the superbike, as well. The exhaust pipes are underslung, unlike the previous Streetfighter 848 and 1098.

But what’s more important is the engine. Or more specifically, how much power will the engine produce. The current KTM 1290 Super Duke R’s LC8 V-Twin engine makes 178 hp and is touted as the “most powerful super naked.” In view of that, we guess the Streefighter’s engine will be tuned to regions of 190 hp. That’s 23 hp down from the Panigale V4 but 213 hp for a naked bike is ridiculous.

The Streetfighter V4 is expected to make its first public appearance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb starting 30thJune.

It also ought to be officially launched at EICMA.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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