Ducati attacks Indian streets with Streetfighter V2 at Rs 17.25 lakh
Ducati has rolled out its new motorcycle in the form of Streetfighter V2 in India, considered to be the most accessible member of its sports naked family. Priced at Rs 17.25 lakh (ex-showroom), the naked streetfighter is being offered in a single fully-loaded variant.
While underneath the metal, it is a Panigale V2 sports bike, but a majority of its aesthetics are borrowed from the Streetfighter V4. Moreover, it is Rs 2.24 lakh cheaper than the latter, making it a more tempting proposition.
Streetfighter V2 is essentially a stripped-down version of Panigale V2 and features sharp-looking highlights including V-shaped LED DRLs inspired by the grin of the famous comic book character– Joker. Other visual highlights include a muscular fuel tank, sporty engine cowl, silver-coloured radiator shrouds, split-style step-up seats and an underbelly exhaust setup.
In India, the Streetfighter V2 is only available in a single Ducati Red colour scheme. It sits on a die-cast aluminium monocoque chassis which uses the engine as a stressed member of the frame, bolted directly to it, as is the single-sided swingarm. At 178 kg (dry), Streetfighter V2 feels extremely nimble and agile on roads.
The monocoque frame is suspended on fully adjustable 43mm Showa Big Piston upside-down forks at the front and on the rear, a fully adjustable mono-shock from Sachs. The suspension setup benefits from a steering damper too.
Stopping duties are handled by Brembo M4.32 monobloc callipers with twin 320mm discs up front and a single 245mm disc at the rear. The naked roadster rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels, shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres.
Features on offer
Like all modern Ducatis, Streetfighter V2 is kitted with features including full LED illumination and a 4.3-inch fully digital instrument console. It also comes with a host of electronic rider aids including a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (six-axis IMU), consisting of a suite of safety features.
The IMU package includes features like cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, engine brake control, a ride-by-wire system and a bi-directional quick-shifter. It also offers the option to choose from three ride modes including Sport, Road, and Wet.
Powering Streetfighter V2 is a 955cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which also propels Panigale V2, although the output is down by 2 bhp and 2.5 Nm from the fully-faired superbike. In the naked roadster, this motor churns out 151 bhp at 10,750rpm and a peak torque of 101.4 Nm at 9,000rpm while being mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Ducati is also offering a host of customisation options through the configurator available on its official website. The most prominent accessory is an Akrapovic exhaust with a Titanium canister that produces a sweet symphony out of the V-Twin motor.
While these machines are not meant for fuel efficiency, Ducati claims a decent mileage of 17 km per litre for the naked streetfighter.
(Image courtesy: Ducati)
Edited by Suman Singh