The Italian automaker Ducati has launched its new Streetfighter V2 at Rs 17.25 lakh (ex-showroom), the most submissive member of its sports uncovered family. It is supposed that Ducati Streetfighter V2 will be a competitor to Triumph Street Triple, BMW F 900 R and Kawasaki Z900. This bike fits in the same line-up as the Streetfighter V4 and V4S and can be considered a stripped-down version of the Panigale V2.
As known, Ducati’s Streetfighter formula is simple take a prevailing full-faired sports bike, shred it down, give it a mean-looking face and voilà the Streetfighter is born. The Euro 5-compliant (BS6) engine makes 155.18PS and 101.4Nm. Though it makes the same power as the Panigale V2, there is a 2.5Nm drop in torque.
In terms of design, this bike from Ducati is related to the Streetfighter V4. Hence, it has a LED Daytime Running Lamp which is V-shaped, a muscular-looking fuel tank, radiator veils finished in silver, an underside exhaust system, a single-sided swing arm, an engine cowl and the lumber has a step-up design.
The SF V2 features a die-cast aluminium monocoque chassis with a single-sided swing arm and uses the engine as the stress member. The frame is deferred on a fully amendable 43mm Showa Big Piston USD fork and a fully adjustable mono-shock from Sachs. It gets Sachs navigation hindrance too.
Decelerating on the Streetfighter V2 is handled by Brembo M4.32 monobloc callipers, which aren’t as premium as the Styles on the bigger streetfighters. But, it does come shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres which should make the ride rather engaging.
Like all other recent-day Ducatis, the Streetfighter V2 gets a full collection of electronics. It gets a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit, EVO confronting ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, bi-directional quick shifter and engine brake control(EBC) EVO. Its 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster provides a great interface to help toggle between its three ride modes – ‘Sport’, ‘Road’ and ‘Wet’ among other functions. Service recesses of Ducati Streetfighter V2 have been set at 12,000 km or 12 months whereas the valve approval check intervals need to happen after every 24,000 km.