Ducati, an Italian superbike manufacturer, has unveiled the Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 SP2 models for 2023. It’s essentially a scaled-down version of the Panigale V4. The Panigale’s handlebars and fairing are not available for the Streetfighter. The concept behind Streetfighter was an aggressive and minimalist aesthetic defined by a front inspired by the comic book Joker. The motorcycle retains the Desmosedici Stradale engine, biplane wings, and the most recent electronic package.
The 2023 Streetfighter V4’s fuel tank measures 17 litres and has new side covers. The motorbike’s front frame has also been revised, but the bodywork remains minimal. The V4 S is now available in a new colour scheme called ‘Grey Nero.’
There are four power delivery modes in electronics: Full, High, Medium, and Low. Full and Low are brand new modes, while High and Medium have been updated. Except for first gear, Full Power Mode allows the engine to express its full potential through torque curves without the use of electronic filters.
A new Ride by Wire map management system with dedicated calibration for each of the six gears has been developed for the High and Medium Power modes, ensuring the rider always obtains the optimum thrust every time the throttle is opened. The Low Power Mode, on the other hand, was created for riding on low-grip surfaces, limiting the bike’s maximum power to 165 hp and providing an especially manageable throttle response.
For low grip surfaces, a new Wet riding mode has been added. Ducati is offering a 1.7 kg lighter lithium-ion battery for the S model. The graphics on the digital instrument cluster have been updated. Ducati also released new Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2 software and a new Ducati Quick Shift map (DQS).
In Euro-5 configuration, the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale produces 208 hp at 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm. The engine’s calibration has also been updated. The exhaust pressure has been reduced by making a larger diameter of the silencer outlet.