2020 Ducatis: Streetfighter V4, Panigale V2, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour | First Look Review

Ducati has announced its entire 2020 motorcycle lineup, which includes new models such as the Streetfighter V4 and V4 S and the Panigale V2, updates to its Panigale V4 and V4 S, a new version of the Multistrada 1260 S called the Grand Tour and the Scrambler Icon Dark.

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2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4 S

2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S
2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

After a four-year absence, the Streetfighter returns for 2020 and is now a naked version of the Panigale V4 with an upright handlebar. Its 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 makes a claimed 208 horsepower at 12,750 rpm and 90 lb-ft of torque at 11,500 rpm. Features include “biplane wing” aerodynamics, a full IMU-based electronics package with riding modes, fully adjustable suspension (Showa Big Piston Fork, Sachs shock), a Sachs steering damper, Brembo Stylema monoblock front calipers, Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires, a TFT display and LED lighting. With its 4.23-gallon aluminum tank full, the Streetfighter V4 is said to weigh 443 pounds.

The higher-spec Streetfighter V4 S gets Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO, Öhlins suspension (NIX-30 fork, TTX 36 shock and steering damper) with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system and forged aluminum Marchesini wheels, and claimed curb weight is 439 pounds.

Both the Streetfighter V4 and Streetfighter V4 S come in Ducati Red with a dark gray frame and black wheels. Pricing and availability are TBD.

2020 Ducati Panigale V2

2020 Ducati Panigale V2
2020 Ducati Panigale V2

The Panigale 959 has been renamed the Panigale V2, and it’s powered by a Euro 5-compliant version of the 955cc Superquadro L-twin that makes a claimed 155 horsepower at 10,750 rpm and 77 lb-ft of torque at 9,000 rpm. For 2020 the Panigale V2 gets all-new bodywork, a full IMU-based electronics package with riding modes, fully adjustable suspension (Showa Big Piston Fork, Sachs shock), a Sachs steering damper, Brembo M4.32 monoblock front calipers, Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires, a TFT display and LED lighting. With its 4.5-gallon steel tank full, the Panigale V2 weighs a claimed 441 pounds. The only color option is Ducati Red with black wheels; pricing and availability are TBD.

2020 Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S

2020 Ducati Panigale V4
2020 Ducati Panigale V4

Introduced for 2018 as the first mass-produced Ducati to incorporate a 4-cylinder engine, the Panigale V4 and V4 S have been updated for 2020 with “a series of refinements [that] make for an easier, more user-friendly, less fatiguing ride while simultaneously making the bike faster not just on individual laps but over entire timed sessions.” Adapted from the Panigale V4 R, the V4 and V4 S get a new aerodynamics package for improved stability, modified Front Frame stiffness for better feel at full lean and new settings for the electronics, suspension and throttle-by-wire mapping.

The Panigale V4 and V4 S are powered by a version of the 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 with “new rider torque demand control logic” that makes a claimed 214 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and 91.5 lb-ft of torque at 10,000 rpm. The Panigale V4 features a full IMU-based electronics package with riding modes, fully adjustable suspension (Showa Big Piston Fork, Sachs shock), a Sachs steering damper, Brembo Stylema monoblock front calipers, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, a TFT display and LED lighting. With its 4.23-gallon aluminum tank full, claimed curb weight for the Panigale V4 is 436 pounds.

The higher-spec Panigale V4 S gets Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) EVO, Öhlins suspension (NIX-30 fork, TTX 36 shock and steering damper) with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 control system, forged aluminum Marchesini wheels, a lithium-ion battery and sports grips. Claimed curb weight is 430 pounds.

Both the Panigale V4 and Panigale V4 S come in Ducati Red with a dark gray frame and black wheels. Pricing and availability are TBD.

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour
2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

Joining Ducati’s adventure bike family for 2020 is the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, a special version with enhanced style and touring capability. Powered by the 1,262cc Testastretta DVT L-twin that makes a claimed 158 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 95 lb-ft of torque at 7,500 rpm, the Grand Tour features riding modes that adjust power, throttle response, ABS and traction control settings, a full suite of IMU-based electronics (cornering ABS and traction control, cornering lights, wheelie control), semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evolution, an up/down quickshifter, hill hold control, cruise control, Brembo M50 monoblock front calipers, a TFT display and the Ducati Multimedia System. The rider’s seat height is adjustable, and the Grand Tour comes standard with a centerstand, hard saddlebags, heated grips, a keyless gas cap and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

The 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour comes in Sandstone Grey with Ducati Red trims, red frame and black wheels with Ducati red trims. Pricing and availability are TBD.

Returning for 2020 are the Multistrada 950, Multistrada 950 S, Multistrada 1260, Multistrada 1260 S, Multistrada 1260 S D|Air, Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak and Multistrada 1260 Enduro.

2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark

2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark
2020 Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark

Joining the Icon, Full Throttle, Café Racer and Desert Sled in Ducati’s 803cc air-cooled Scrambler lineup is the Icon Dark, a matte black version with a black frame and black seat with gray piping. All Ducati Scramblers are Euro 5 compliant without any loss in performance, and cornering ABS is standard equipment.

Other returning Ducati models for 2020 include (pricing and availability are TBD):

  • Panigale V4 R
  • 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
  • Diavel 1260
  • Diavel 1260 S
  • XDiavel
  • XDiavel S
  • Hypermotard 950
  • Hypermotard 950 SP
  • Monster 797
  • Monster 821
  • Monster 821 Stealth
  • Monster 1200
  • Monster 1200 S
  • SuperSport
  • SuperSport S

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