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Ducati to unleash Streetfighter V4 prototype at Pikes Peak Hill Climb



If you can look at Ducati’s new prototype Streetfighter V4 and not feel at least a tinge of excitement, then you may very well be dead inside. Set for its first public outing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, the ‘Race to the Clouds’ will be an opportunity for Ducati to truly put its radical new model through its paces.
Ducati to unleash Streetfighter V4 prototype at Pikes Peak Hill Climb
(Image via Ducati).

The Streetfighter V4 derives directly from the high-performance Panigale V4 stripped of its fairings and fitted with high and wide handlebars- meaning that it’ll be ultimately ‘chuckable’ and will likely not be shy of the odd wheelie or two. 

To stop things getting too out-of-hand however, the Streetfighter V4 will feature aerodynamic profiles specially designed to keep the 214 bhp engined beast planted to the road.
Ducati's new Streetfighter V4 is essentially a stripped-back Panigale
(Image via Ducati).

As far as technical information goes, that’s about though. Ducati are keeping tight-lipped about the rest of the bike, although the prototype version we’ve seen does feature an awesome ‘pixelated’ livery’. Unlike the liveries on other prototypes however, this one has been designed not to hide the bikes’ lines, but to extenuate them and deliberately revealing how the final bike will look.

What we do know for sure though, is that the bike will be available in Ducati dealerships from mid-2020 onwards. 
The Ducati Streetfighter V4 does retain some recognisable characteristics from the Panigale V4
(Image via Ducati).

Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, is confident that the Streetfighter V4 will be well-received by the motorbike riding public, saying:

“The Streetfighter V4 will be one of the stars of the Ducati World Premiere 2020. Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for road riding; so, there was no better stage than the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for what will be the highest performance Streetfighter ever put into production.”
Ducati's prototype Streetfighter V4 features a specially designed pixelated livery.
(Image via Ducati).

Ducati have chosen Carlin Dunne, who won the 2018 edition of the Pikes Peak race, to ride the prototype in this years’ edition. What better way to launch a new bike than to win the world’s most-famous hill climb event? We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that Ducati’s new Streetfighter V4 emerges victorious!

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