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Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 SP2 Is Its Most High-Performance Naked Bike Yet

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In late 2020, Ducati introduced an ultra-high-performance SP (Sport Production) variant of its flagship Panigale V4 Superbike, before bestowing the same treatment onto the Panigale’s naked counterpart with the Streetfighter V4 SP in early November of 2021. Roughly a year later, and the Borgo Panigale marque has now rolled out an updated, second-generation Sport Production naked with the new and improved Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP2 motorcycle.

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Taking lessons learned from the Ducati Corse World Superbike team, the new Streetfighter V4 SP2 features an enormous slew of ultra-top-shelf track-focused equipment. Powering the bike is Ducati’s 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine, which is good for 208hp and 90.4ft-lbs of torque. The engine also comes mated to a nine-disc STM EVO-SBK dry clutch that’s made from billet aluminum and fortified behind an open carbon clutch cover. Keeping the SP2-spec model’s immense power in check is a MotoGP-derived electronics package with multiple ride modes including a wet/rain setting, and a new Track Evo display mode, along with a launch mode and advanced engine braking, wheelie, slide, and traction control systems. 

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Running gear on the Streetfighter V4 SP2 is all of the top-of-the-line track-focused variety and includes semi-active Öhlins suspension with a NIX-30 fork and a TTX36 mono-shock, as well as race-grade Brembo Stylema R monobloc calipers with racing-derived pistons that chomp down on 13” ventilated discs. Alongside matte-finish carbon fiber aero winglets, the bike also rides on five-split-spoke carbon fiber wheels with a matching matte finish. Cloaked in a Winter test livery that was inspired by the Ducati Corse bikes used during the pre-season tests of the MotoGP and WSBK Championships, this range-topping Streetfighter V4 variant also sports a brushed aluminum tank — a Ducati SP-spec hallmark — and matching brushed aluminum radiator shrouds. Boasting a 390-pound dry weight and a 33.3” seat height, the second-gen Streetfighter V4 SP model also features a seat with custom V4 SP2 embroidery, special V4 SP2 badging and graphics, race-derived anodized billet aluminum rear-sets, and blacked-out single-piece streetfighter-style handlebars that have each unit’s serial number laser-etched onto the metal.

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Limited to less than 1,000 units worldwide, the 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP2 motorcycle is slated to roll into dealerships in the Spring of next year, with pricing starting at $37,995.