Ducati add extra punch to Streetfighter range for 2022

Ducati have introduced two new Streetfighter variants for next year, with the V2 representing a new entry point to the range. The Streetfighter V4 SP will be the new pinnacle offering.

The Streetfighter V2 is a naked sports bike with one-of-a-kind character. It accommodates the needs of those riders who are looking for a bike capable of combining the sporting Panigale V2’s DNA with both the attitude and style of the admired Streetfighter.

The result is an intuitive and easy-to-handle ride, with the right dose of power to ensure feisty performance and maximum riding fun. Utilising Ducati’s “Fight Formula” the V2 is a stripped version of its Panigale sibling, with high and wide handlebars.

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Tipping the scales at 178kg, and powered by a 955cc Superquadro engine, delivering 114kW of get up and go, and 101Nm of torque, it’s controlled by the latest-generation electronic package.

With a truly sharp design, it embraces the classic stylistic elements of the Streetfighter V4. Starting with the distinctive headlight, which recalls the V-shaped DRL typical of Ducati sports bikes, it is inspired by the famous grin of the Joker.

Ergonomically focused on road use, the Streetfighter V2 offers sportiness and comfort. The saddle is wider and has new padding that contributes to make this bike even more comfortable.

In addition, the foot pegs have been repositioned to increase the amount of room, allowing greater control in sporty riding and better everyday rideability. The single-sided swingarm, which is also connected to the engine, is 16mm longer for increased stability.

To this platform, Ducati added 43mm Showa BPF front fork and a Sachs shock absorber to make the bike more comfortable on the road, as well as being easily adjustable for the race track. The V2 is equipped with 5-spoke wheels and Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres.

Except for the adoption of brake pads with less aggressive bite, the whole braking system is faithfully taken from the Panigale V2 and features Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial callipers with 320mm diameter discs.

The Ducati Streetfighter V2 will be available in Australia and New Zealand from February 2022 at a ride away price of $22,500 ($23,495 in NZ).

2022 Ducati Streetfighter V2
2022 Ducati Streetfighter V2

On the flipside, the new Streetfighter V4 SP is the most adrenaline-pumping naked to ever roll its wheels off the Ducati production line, with an improved power to weight ratio courtesy of premium equipment from the Superleggera V4.

Weighing in at 196kg (3kg less than the Streetfighter V4 S), it sports a captivating “Winter Test” livery conceived by the Ducati Centro Stile, and taking inspiration from the Ducati Corse motorcycles ridden in MotoGP and SBK Championship pre-season tests.

The Matte Black of the fairings combines with the Matte Carbon finish of rims and wings, to superbly contrast with the bright Red accents and the sparkling brushed aluminium tank.

It’s enriched with some beautiful details, such as the progressive number printed on the handlebar and the Italian flag colour scheme on the carbon wings.

The Streetfighter V4 SP is equipped with 5 split-spoke carbon rims, exclusive Brembo Stylema R front brake callipers, and Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 for variable damping. Together with biplane wings, they increase confidence and ensure the best performance.

At the heart of the Streetfighter V4 SP is an 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale, offering 155kW of power and 123Nm of torque. Euro 5-compliant, the new bike’s engine is fitted with an STM-EVO SBK dry clutch, which guarantees a better anti-hopping function.

Greater fluidity during all “off-throttle” stages, a crucial aspect to be truly effective on the track when pushing to the limit, is also a feature of this unique bike, as are adjustable aluminium and CNC machined foot pegs.

A carbon front mudguard, lithium-ion battery and a range of accessories suitable for the “track days” are also included. Thanks to its technical equipment, the Streetfighter V4 SP is the ideal companion for the amateur who wants to rule the track riding a naked bike.

Pricing for the Streetfighter V4 SP will start from $48,400 ride away in Australia ($50,595 in NZ). It will be available form May 2022. For further information, please contact your local Ducati dealer.

2022 Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP
2022 Ducati Streetfighter V4 SP
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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