Ducati Streetfighter V4 S Review

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Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

It's the best Ducati so far, going straight from a 220 bhp bonkers track bike to one comfortable enough to tour on.

- Rating: 10 / 10
Awesome engine, power, handling, brakes, comfort, finish
×Expensive new, economy, no cruise control or fuel gauge
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What Is It?

The Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is a top of the line naked bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,103 cc V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine, producing 205.2 bhp / 153 kW at 12,750 rpm and maximum torque at 11,500 rpm.

Launch RRP: £19,800

Top Speed: 200 mph / 322 km/h

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km

Range: 120 miles / 193 km

Seat Height: 845 mm / 33.3 inches

Wet Weight: 199 kg / 439 pounds

Power to Weight: 1.030 bhp/kg / 0.768 kW/kg

What Is It Like?

About me

I'm a 52 year old male, 6ft tall, with 30+ years riding experience, a TT marshal and owner of various bikes.

Why did you choose it?

It's simply stunning.

What is good about it?

It goes straight from a 220 bhp bonkers track bike to one comfortable enough to tour on.

What could be improved?

Cruise control is needed.

What's the economy like?

Roughly 110 to 130 miles per tank.

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

Any mods or upgrades?

  • Race exhaust
  • Magnesium wheels
  • Loads of carbon

How is the engine?

Awesome.

How does it handle?

Brilliantly.

What are the brakes like?

Amazing.

Is it comfortable?

For a naked Panigale, yes.

How reliable have you found it?

No problems.

To sum up

It's the best Ducati so far.

- Jerry B, 2020

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2021
£20,300
£16,250
£14,250
900
2020
£18,500
£14,800
£12,950
2,100

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Related Bikes

Ducati Streetfighter V4 - Base version without the lightweight battery, forged wheels and Ohlins semi-active electronic suspension / steering damper.

Ducati Panigale V4 S - Superbike the naked Streetfighter is based on.

The Second Opinion

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

About me

I'm a 54 year old chartered surveyor, father of two young persons 18 & 20, 6ft tall & 100kgs. Keen cyclist enjoying technology offered by ebikes especially.

I've been riding since 5 years old, trials and motocross as a youth, enduro riding more recently. Occasional track days.

Why did you choose it?

I was told every biker needs to experience the Ducati V4 motor - couldn’t find a test ride so took the plunge!

What is good about it?

The design and finish is second to none although there's a little too much plastic where there should be carbon on the S, plus it has wings!

What could be improved?

Less plastic more carbon. The exhaust shield especially offends and is a big job to replace apparently...

What's the economy like?

Not bad 100 miles to a tank if riding fast - which you do as it’s additive!

Any mods or upgrades?

  • Removed horrid reflectors on forks which requires spacers
  • Some decals
  • Akrapovic slip-on arriving soon although it’s pretty loud already!

How is the engine?

Amazing revvvvvvvvvs!

How does it handle?

Amazing, it feels so planted.

What are the brakes like?

Awesome, it ‘stops on a dime’.

Is it comfortable?

Very, especially when compared to the RSV4 Tuono which is cramped and made my wrists / hands ache. Can ride the SF all day!

How reliable have you found it?

600 miles in no issues.

To sum up

What an amazing piece of kit. It's good value for money considering what you get but cruise control should be included.

The quickshifter is pretty imprecise, especially 5th to 6th, although it’s better if full chat and I’m hoping will get better as the gearbox loosens up following the first service.

None of this detracts from the ownership which feels very special - a premium motorcycle.

- Wayne P, 2020

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Do you own this bike? We would love to hear anything good, bad, unexpected or that you have changed plus anything that a prospective new owner might find interesting or useful.