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From the Ducati Streetfighter V4 to the Panigale V2: this is what Ducati motorcycles sound like for 2020 in six videos
From the Ducati Streetfighter V4 to the Panigale V2: this is what Ducati motorcycles sound like for 2020 in six videos

Ducati It has been ahead of the competition and has set fire to the motorcycle news for 2020. The red has stained the autumn and a week before the Milan Motor Show opens its doors, in Borgo Panigale they have already put all the meat on the grill. Well … or almost all of it, because something has been saved.

The Italians have launched a battery of two-wheeled surface-to-ground missiles, including from the portentous Ducati Streetfighter V4 with 208 hp to a new range of premium electric bicycles, through the renewal of the Panigale V4 and the irruption of the Panigale V2 in the image and likeness of his older sister.

Ducati Streetfighter V4

The big star of the Ducati World Premiere has been the new Ducati Streetfighter V4, a naked beast with wide handlebars that completely forgoes the fairing, but keeps the side wings in a biplane configuration. Ahead, the new mask in the purest style of the Streetfighter family sports an aggressive look like few others.

For the rest, we are faced with a motorcycle that has not wanted to offer any kind of concessions and is nothing more than a Ducati Panigale V4 devoid of its suit and to which only a wide handlebar, a new seat with more cushion and an engine with some modifications.

The Desmosedici Stradale 1,103cc four-cylinder powerplant is slightly less spiky, boosting its mid-range delivery and reaching a high exorbitant 208 hp maximum power for 180 kg dry weight. The Streetfighter V4 S version maintains the same engine but weighs 2kg less after adding Öhlins electronic suspensions and Marchesini forged wheels.

The price of this Italian beast will not be exactly cheap and it even stands above the majority of sports bikes on the market with a cost of 21,990 euros for Streetfighter V4 and 25,490 euros for the Streetfighter V4 S.

Ducati Panigale V2

The DNA of sports bikes at Ducati has always been colored by three fundamental concepts: desmodromic distribution, 90º twin-cylinder engines and multi-tube steel chassis. But times change and the current reference in Borgo Panigale Superbike only conserves 33.3% of these elements.

While the Ducati Panigale V4s have represented a qualitative and quantitative leap within their genetics, underneath there is a motorcycle that refuses to abandon its idiosyncrasy: the Ducati Panigale V2, a two-cylinder sports car that is strong in its proposal.

The previous Ducati 959 Panigale was a rare sight within sports cars and even within its own brand because it lacked some key parts. Now the Panigale V2 maintains the same approach while retaining the Superquadro twin engine (155 hp and 102 Nm of torque) but it benefits just from what it lacked before.

The aesthetics are inherited directly from the Panigale V4 with a sharper and more aggressive fairing, but even more remarkable is the adoption again of the exhaust located on the keel with an extremely short exit that allows us to finally see the side of the rim rear driven by a new single-sided swingarm.

In addition, the technology of the Ducati Panigale V2 also rises, as well as the price that happens to be 18,490 euros. Now the question is, will it be the last V2 sports car from Borgo Panigale? Hopefully not.

Ducati Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S


Ducati has returned to his old ways with his sports. He did not wait more than two years before introducing a battery of changes in his street supercar, taking advantage of the experience gained with the Ducati Panigale V4 R.

Now the Ducati Panigale V4 looks different on the outside, with a new Ducati Corse aerodynamic package with a fairing with better aerodynamic penetration, side gills to let the engine breathe and, yes, standard spoilers for both versions: Ducati Panigale V4 and Ducati Panigale V4 S.

There is no doubt that Ducati Panigale V4 It is a fast bike, but you have to be very aware that it is possibly one of the most demanding bikes to ride. That is why at Borgo Panigale they have worked to create a supercar that is kinder to the rider but just as effective, with some adjustments in the cycle part such as somewhat softer suspension springs.

The Front Frame chassis has also been modified in some places with more robust anchors and a reinforced head tube for increase structural rigiditywhile the center of gravity is positioned 5mm higher to allow for faster direction changes.

The engine is the same four cylinder in vee with 214 hp and 124 Nm of torque for 174 kg dry weight. What does rise is the price, now standing at 26,190 euros for the standard version and 31,590 euros for the Panigale V4 S.

Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

In the more touristic segment, Ducati has decided to expand the offer from above with the eighth version of its trail: the Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour. This new variant is more equipped and receives a specific livery that differentiates it from the rest of the range and, in addition, positions it as the most expensive of the Multistrada (22,890 euros), only behind the Pikes Peak.

In addition to the combination of gray and red for the bodywork, the Grand Tour takes as standard the Touring package (heated panniers, stand and grips), LED fog lamps, tire pressure sensor and the fuel filler cap with electric opening..

Ducati Diavel 1260

But apart from these great novelties presented as new models, Borgo Panigale is also going to launch some alterations to the products that we knew so far. In addition to the price-cutting Scrambler Icon Dark, the Diavel family also introduces changes.

The Italian powerbike arrived this same 2019 with an intense renovation in which it made it clear that it is a motorcycle with its own segment and a lot of personality. A year later, it further reinforces its character with two new finishes.

On the one hand we have the Ducati Diavel 1260 Dark Stealth in which the decoration is stained in matt black with other elements such as the chassis, the wheels and various mechanical parts are covered in black, giving the Diavel an even more sinister look.

At the other end of the quadrilateral is the Ducati Diavel 1260 red, a chromatic variation of the bike equipped with Öhlins suspensions on both axles that works even better. Red is combined with black and white details. A white longitudinal stripe runs through the tank and bears the Ducati insignia. A recipe that is also followed under the wheel arch, while on the keel the three colors are combined with an even more sporty look.

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