Leaked homologation documents point out that Ducati is working on a lighter, and a faster Ducati Streetfighter V4 that is likely to wear the SP badge.
The United States homologation reports hint at Ducati prepping a lightweight version of the Streetfighter V4. The new variant will be the range-topping Streetfighter V4 SP that will get a similar treatment as the Panigale V4 SP.
The homologation reports also reveal that the street-naked superbike will continue with the same 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine. With that, we believe the power rating of 205bhp at 13,000rpm and 123Nm of torque at 9,500rpm will stay the same as the standard motorcycle. But this time, Ducati is likely to use a wet clutch assembly over the standard dry clutch unit – just like the Panigale V4 SP.
Most of the updates will be in the body and chassis department. The Streetfighter V4 SP is likely to be lighter by 2 kg than the V4 S variant that tips the scale at 178kg (dry).
Images of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the V4 S used in the story for reference.
Along with lighter chassis components and light-weight carbon fibre wheels – even lighter than the forged aluminium alloys offered on the V4 S – the V4 SP will come equipped with carbon fibre panels. Ducati is likely to replace the standard bi-plane wings, front and rear mudguard, exhaust heat shield with carbon fibre ones. This in turn will offer an improved power-to-weight ratio to the Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP over its other variants. The brake callipers will mostly be updated to the Brembo Stylema R to enhance the handling and braking.
The motorcycle is likely to make an international debut by the end of this year as the 2022 model. There are slim chances of Ducati to retail the Streetfighter V4 SP in India, if so, it will be done in very limited numbers. Expect a higher price tag for the Streetfighter V4 SP over the standard Streetfighter V4 and the V4 S.
Ducati currently has the Streetfighter V4 for Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and the V4 S for Rs 22.99 lakh (ex-showroom) on sale in India. The Streetfighter V4 S is also available in the Dark Stealth colour scheme, which will cost Rs 20,000 more. If launched in India, The Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP will see a price tag closer to Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom).