By Wade Thiel
Pretty Much a Confirmation
At the Geneva Motor Show, Ducati’s CEO discussed the Streetfighter V4 possibility, and things look pretty good. In an interview with Acid Moto, Claudio Domenicali more or less made an admission that the Streetfighter V4 was coming soon. After the publication said there was demand for the bike, Domenicali said, “Then she will be there as soon as possible!”
The publication went on to discuss the model as if it were already under development, and Domenicali didn’t stop them. That would suggest to me that plans for the bike are underway, but Ducati is unsure as of yet when the model will debut.
A streetfighter version of the V4 would be a cool addition to the lineup. With that said, the naked custom from Officine GP Design that we reported on a while back wasn’t exactly the elegant machine we’d hoped it would be. Plainly put, the Ducati Panigale V4 doesn’t lend itself to the naked look very easily. The bike was designed and built to have bodywork on it. Stripping away that bodywork leaves a somewhat ugly machine.
Maybe you don’t think so. Maybe you think the Officine GP Design’s bike was gorgeous. Lord knows they tried to make it look good. Ducati will probably be able to do more to make the V4 look good with its clothes off. That could make for a more attractive streetfighter motorcycle. At least, let’s all hope so.