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Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP launched at Rs 34.99 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP is cheaper than the Panigale V4 SP by Rs 1 lakh.

Ducati India has launched the brand new V4 SP in India at Rs 34.99 lakh (ex-showroom). And in case you have been questioning, the SP moniker stands for ‘Sport Manufacturing”, which is utilized by Ducati to indicate a “manufacturing bike with particular technical gear” that makes it quicker on observe. 

Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP is lighter than the V4 S

The Streetfighter V4 SP is the lighter model of the Streetfighter V4 S, weighing 196.5kg (kerb), which is about 2.5kg much less. The burden financial savings have been achieved by utilizing lighter parts. Unusually, the bike doesn’t get carbon rims, as is the case in worldwide markets, and as a substitute, the Streetfighter V4 SP for India has Marchesini cast magnesium wheels. These are 0.9kg lighter than the solid aluminium wheels on the Streetfighter V4 SP.  Ducati says the lighter wheels have helped scale back inertia by 26 % on the entrance and 46 % on the rear; thereby making it simpler and faster to show the bike. The usage of a  lithium-ion battery, carbon-fibre heel guard and anodised aluminium foot pegs have additionally contributed to the load financial savings. 

Is available in Ducati Corse Winter check colors

Visually, the bodywork is an identical to the Streetfighter V4, save for the carbon-fibre mudguard on the V4 SP. Painted within the particular Ducati Corse Winter check colors, the bike seems to be fairly putting. The matt carbon bi-plane wings additionally get a particular aesthetic contact within the type of the Italian tricolour flag. Every Streetfighter V4 SP will likely be progressively numbered, including to the specialness of the bike.

Observe focus

The V4 SP makes use of the identical chassis because the V4 S, together with the Ohlins Good EC 2.Zero digital suspension. The one distinction is that the SP makes use of the Panigale V4’s springs, with the fork spring preload down from 11mm to 6mm. The SP additionally advantages from the brand new Brembo Stylema R monobloc brake calipers. These are stated to supply higher stopping energy over the course of a variety of laps throughout a observe day. 

Coming to the engine, the V4 SP is powered by the identical 1,103cc, Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine as within the V4 S. It makes 208hp at 13,000rpm and 123Nm of torque at 9,500rpm. It has a nine-disc STM EVO-SBK dry clutch that’s stated to supply more practical anti-hopping throughout aggressive downshifts. 

At Rs 34.99 lakh, the bike is expectedly priced at a premium. For reference, the Ducati Panigale V4 SP was priced at Rs 36.07 lakh when it was launched in November final yr. 

Bookings for the brand new Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP are open throughout all dealerships in India.

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