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Ducati teases Streetfighter V4 SP; India launch in a number of days | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The SP variant is high canine within the Streetfighter V4 vary from Ducati and it is going to be launched in our market on the finish of this month or early subsequent month.

Ducati India has teased the arrival of the Streetfighter V4 SP bare bike by means of their social media deal with. Based mostly on the Panigale V4 superbike, the Streetfighter pairs the mind-bending efficiency of the flagship superbike from Bologna with upright ergonomics. 

As with each variant accessible on the Panigale, there’s a corresponding bare variant (aside from the eye-wateringly costly Superleggera) to match and Ducati has now given the Streetfighter the SP(Sport Manufacturing) therapy.

  • Similar energy figures as earlier variations
  • Will get a bespoke paint scheme; quite a few particular and lighter components
  • India to get restricted numbers of SP variant

Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP: What modifications and what doesn’t 

There’s no dearth of modifications made to this larger spec SP variant. Beginning first with the obvious change, the winter take a look at livery. This top-of-the-line SP variant comes draped within the Ducati winter take a look at colors with a brushed aluminium tank (ala Panigale V4 R) and refined purple accents all through. The winglets are full carbon fibre items versus the plastic ones on the usual V4 they usually additionally include an Italian flag motif on the facet. Nonetheless, the beauty modifications are hardly the speaking level on a restricted version Ducati. 

Kicking off the lengthy listing of mechanical modifications is the addition of the STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, which not solely gives a more practical slipper perform throughout aggressive downshifts but in addition brings again the quintessential Ducati dry clutch rattle. The SP shall be outfitted with a lithium-ion battery to maintain weight down. The suspension too will get a slight revision with the SP model utilizing fork internals from the Panigale. 

One other performance-enhancing change comes within the type of BST Carbon Fibre rims which Ducati declare shave off 1.four kgs off the solid aluminium rims discovered on the S model. Then there are the Stylema R calipers which Ducati claims will not fade as simply on monitor because the common unit and promise constant suggestions lap after blisteringly-fast lap.

There’s a small caveat to notice right here concerning the aforementioned wheel and caliper upgrades. The Panigale V4 SP items that made it to our shores had been outfitted with the ‘common’ Stylema calipers and Marchesini cast magnesium rims in favour of the Carbon Fibre ones. Whereas it’s unattainable to establish what spec of componentry the Streetfighter V4 SP will carry, this transfer might be repeated. 

The smaller, however on no account insignificant, modifications embody larger high quality anodized footpegs and levers , in addition to a gear-shifter linkage that may be swapped simply from common to GP shift. The only seat on the SP model is draped in a grippier materials and comes with SP badging and purple stitching on it as properly.

The claimed dry weight for this SP model is 177kg which is 1kg lighter than the S mannequin and 3kgs lighter than the usual mannequin. 

The one bits that stay unchanged on the bike are the engine, the chassis and the digital setup on provide. The engine nonetheless stays the identical 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 churning out a fire-breathing 208hp and 123 Nm of torque, which is greater than sufficient to dislocate your shoulders do you have to be slightly free-spirited with the throttle. 

Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP: The slightly excessive backside line

When the very restricted items of the Panigale V4 SP that had been allotted for India, made their solution to our shores they carried a lofty asking worth of Rs. 36.07 lakh. This piercing meant the SP model was dearer by a sum of almost eight lakhs over the S model with the pricing for that standing at Rs. 28.40 lakh and in extra of 13 lakhs over the bottom Panigale V4. 

Whereas the value for the Streetfighter SP model hasn’t been revealed but, anticipate it to hold a delta much like the Panigale vary. As is the case with the opposite fashions within the Streetfighter V4 vary, the SP shall be manufactured in Thailand.

Would you shell out the additional dough for the SP model over the lower-spec fashions? Tell us within the feedback part under. 


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