By Troy Siahaan
Poor Ducati. It seems as though the mystical powers that be simply have something against its new model, the Streetfighter V4. After all the hype surrounding a naked version of the mighty Panigale V4, nothing has gone to plan. First was the death of Carlin Dunne while en route to a commanding victory at the Pikes Peak hill climb, then came the cancellation of the international press intro for the SF V4 at the Ascari Circuit in Spain due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Nonetheless, as the saying goes, the show must go on and Ducati is doing its best to make lemonade out of lemons; holding a livestream presentation for the Streetfighter. In it, lead designer Jeremy Faraud explained the concept behind the style of the Streetfighter. After, Ducati’s lead test rider Alessandro Valia – quite possibly the fastest factory test rider out there – took a deep dive into the technical aspects of the Streetfighter.
Alex Valia, Ducati’s official test rider, knows the Streetfighter, and the rest of Ducati’s lineup, better than most.
Getting a peek behind the curtain, so to speak, to learn about a motorcycle from the people who actually designed, engineered, tested, and ultimately made it is always revealing. This Streetfighter live stream, while definitely different than the norm, left us with a few key takeaways. Here, then, are 8 Things You Need To Know about the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4. Once the world has recovered from this unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic and opened its doors again, we can’t wait to actually ride the Streetfighter and see for ourselves if the hype is warranted. When we do, we’ll be sure to tell you our thoughts. Until then, read on to learn more about one of the most anticipated bikes of the year.
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