As Ducati tweaks its Streetfighter V4 range to comply with Euro5 emissions regulations, the brand outs a new ‘Dark Stealth’ colour scheme for the high-spec V4 S variant.
Currently, the Streetfighter V4 is priced from $29,500 plus on-road costs, while the V4 S checks in from $33,900.
The 2021 Ducati Streetfighter retains its 1103cc 90-degree V4 producing 153kW and 123Nm, however, a new tune sees peak power hit 250rpm higher than before at 13,000rpm, and maximum torque come in at 9500rpm, which is 2000rpm lower than the Euro4 version.
While it can’t be noticed from the outside, the V4’s exhaust system is significantly changed within to reduce emissions.
Rounding the 2021 update is new front brake and clutch pumps derived from the Superleggera V4.
The benefit of this setup is it allows a ‘natural’ bleeding, thus eliminating the need to intervene on the system in the event of air present in the circuit.
As before, the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is equipped with racey equipment as standard, like an up/down quickshifter, fully adjustable Showa front suspension, a Sachs rear-end and steering damper, as well as Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 tyres.
Tech features extend to comprehensive rider modes, power modes, cornering ABS, lean-angle sensitive traction control, among other features borrowed from the Panigale V4 supersports bike.
Stepping up to the V4 S swaps the Showa kit for full Ohlins suspension, drops its wet weight from 201kg to 199kg and features Marchesini forged wheels.
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