Superbike in disguise

The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is a naked bike with racing-derived technology and performance

The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter sprints from zero to 100kmh in under 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of close to 300kmh.
The 2020 Ducati Streetfighter sprints from zero to 100kmh in under 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of close to 300kmh.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Winglets (above) on the side of the radiator of the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter give the bike downforce that enhances straight-line stability in high-speed runs.
Winglets (above) on the side of the radiator of the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter give the bike downforce that enhances straight-line stability in high-speed runs.ST PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG

When I fire up this Ducati in a covered carpark, I feel like I am in a MotoGP paddock.

Without a flashy fairing, the 2020 Streetfighter V4 S may not look like a race bike. But it sure sounds like one.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2020, with the headline 'Superbike in disguise'. Print Edition | Subscribe