Ducati is getting back into the Streetfighter game with a bang. The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 features the vaunted 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4, a chest-thumping 208 horsepower beast of an engine, and winglets ripped straight from Ducati’s MotoGP racer. Team this with a full complement of top-shelf components and electronics and you have an instant contender for the title of baddest streetfighter on the planet.

Starting with the engine. It’s a compact 90-degree Desmosedici Stradale V4 with a rearward-rotating crankshaft. The rearward orientation helps reduce the gyroscopic effect of the wheels and helps keep them grounded during acceleration and braking. The Desmodromic valve system features four camshafts operating 16 steel valves, 34mm intake valves and 27.5mm exhaust valves. The Stradale V4 has four 52mm throttle bodies each with two injectors. It’s molded aluminum pistons drum inside cylinders with two low-attrition oil rings and an 81mm oil ring, same as the MotoGP Desmosedici engine. The short stroke powerplant features a high 14:1 compression ratio. According to Ducati, the Streetfighter V4 puts out 208 hp @ 12,750 rpm and 90.4 lb-ft. of torque @ 11,500 rpm.

The 2020 Streetfighter V4 is infused with plenty of trickle-down Ducati MotoGP tech. 

The “biplane wings” of the 2020 Streetfighter V4 were created by Ducati Corse aerodynamicists who developed them for Andrea Dovizioso’s GP16 MotoGP bike. The wings are positioned as close as possible to the front wheel to maximize the “anti wheel-up” effect. The wings are said to generate 28 kg of downforce (20 kg on the front wheel, 8 kg on the rear) at 270 kph (176 mph), minimizing floating of the front wheel at high speed along with boosting stability during braking at the turn-in point and through the corner. Ducati says the wings also help draw heat off the engine by increasing water and oil radiator throughflow speeds by 2% and 10% respectively.

The 2020 Streetfighter V4 boasts Ducati’s latest-generation electronics package including a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) that constantly detects the motorcycle's roll, yaw and pitch angles. It also has every rider aid imaginable - Cornering ABS EVO; Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2; Ducati Slide Control (DSC); Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO; Ducati Power Launch (DPL); Ducati Up/Down Quick Shift (DQS) EVO 2; and Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO.

There’s a Ducati Streetfighter V4 S version that takes it a step further with an electronically adjustable suspension system featuring an Öhlins 43mm NIX30 fork, TTX36 monoshock and steering damper. Forged aluminum Marchesini wheels sweeten the “S” package.

From the brow of its headlight shroud to the tip of its pointy tail, styling on the Streetfighter V4 is aggressively angular and sharp. Look closely at the dual-layered fairing that houses the headlight and you’ll see two airbox and LED cooling intakes. A rear deflector ensures the air flow doesn’t channel over the tank and to the rider. Behind the radiator are F1-inspired hot air vents attached directly to the frame that merge with the wings and help generate the needed downforce for maximum stability at high speeds

The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 has an MSRP of $19,995 MSRP while the up-spec 2020 Streetfighter V4 S lists for $23,995.

The 2020 Streetfighter S has a Race riding mode that provides full power and sets electronics at a low intervention level.

2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Specs


Desmosedici Stradale 90° V4, rearward-rotating crankshaft, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled

Displacement: 1,103 cc

Bore X stroke: 81 x 53.5 mm

Compression ratio: 14.0:1

Power: 153 kW (208 hp) @ 12,750 rpm

Torque: 123 Nm (90.4 lb-ft) @ 11,500 rpm

Fuel injection: Electronic fuel injection system. Twin injectors per cylinder. Full ride-by-wire elliptical throttle bodies.

Exhaust: 4-2-1-2 system, with 2 catalytic converters and 2 lambda   probes


Gearbox: 6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) up/down EVO 2

Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.80:1

Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42

Clutch: Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet   multi-plate clutch


Frame: Aluminum alloy "Front Frame"

Front suspension: Fully adjustable Showa BPF fork. 43mm chromed inner tubes

Front wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 3.50" x 17"

Front tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 120/70 ZR17

Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Aluminum single-sided swingarm

Rear Wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 6.00” x 17”

Rear tire: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II 200/60 ZR17

Wheel travel (front/rear): 120 mm (4.7 in) - 130 mm (5.1 in)

Front brake: 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Stylema (M4.30) 4-piston calipers with Cornering ABS EVO

Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper with Cornering ABS EVO

Instrumentation: Last generation digital unit with 5" TFT color   display

Dimensions and weights

Dry weight: 180 kg (397 lbs.)

Curb weight: 201 kg (443 lbs.)

Seat height: 845mm (33.3 in.)

Wheelbase: 1,488mm (58.6 in.)

Rake: 24.5°

Front wheel trail: 100mm (4 in.)

Fuel tank capacity: 16 l - 4.23 gal. (US)

Number of seats: Dual seats


Safety equipment: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati   Traction Control (DTC) EVO 2, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO, Ducati Slide   Control (DSC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO, Auto tire calibration

Standard equipment: Ducati Power Launch (DPL), Ducati Quick Shift (DQS)   up/down EVO 2, Full LED lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL), Sachs   steering damper, Quick adjustment buttons, Auto-off indicators, Passenger   seat and footpegs. Ducati Multimedia System (DMS).