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Ducati Streetfighter V4, V4 S Recalled In North America Over Flywheel Issue

Ducati North America has issued a recall for 156 units of the Streetfighter and the Streetfighter V4 S in North America over an issue concerning the flywheel in the engine of the motorcycle. None of the motorcycles had reached dealerships as yet.

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Highlights

  • 156 units of Ducati Streetfighter V4, V4 S have been recalled
  • The flywheel on all models will be inspected and replaced if necessary
  • None of the affected motorcycles have been sold to customers yet

Ducati North America has issued a recall for 156 units of the Streetfighter V4 and the Streetfighter V4 S over an issue where the flywheel in the 90-degree V-Twin engine could have a chance of breaking. This in turn could lead to the flywheel casing breaking and leaking oil onto the engine and further leaking on to the rear tyre. This could be a potentially dangerous situation, hence the need for recall. Thankfully, the affected Streetfighter V4 and V4 S models hadn't reached the dealerships and were in transit. The respective dealerships are instructed to inspect the manufacturing dates on the flywheel and replace them if necessary. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that the flywheel may still have cracks after being forged and therefore, could be susceptible to breaking as well. Ducati hasn't received any data on crashes yet as the bikes hadn't been sold to customers yet.

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(The Ducati Streetfighter V4 shares the208 bhp engine and six-axis IMU-powered electronics package with the Ducati Panigale V4)

Like the Panigale V4 and V4 S, the naked variant is also available in two versions, a base Streetfighter V4 and the higher-spec Streetfighter V4S. Both variants are powered by the 1,103 cc, Desmosedici Stradale engine of the Panigale V4 which puts out a manic 208 bhp at 12,750 rpm, and 123 Nm of peak torque at 11,500 rpm. On the Streetfighter V4, the fuel and throttle maps have been tweaked, along with a shorter final drive ratio. The higher-spec Streetfighter V4 S gets Ohlins electronic suspension, Ohlins steering damper, and lightweight Marchesini wheels.

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(The Ducati Streetfighter V4 S has semi-active electronic Ohlins suspension)

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The two biplane wings, mounted on each side of the motorcycle's side panels, are said to generate 28 kg of downforce at 270 kmph. Both variants get Brembo Stylema Monobloc calipers gripping twin 330 mm discs at the front and a single 245 mm disc gripped by a two-piston caliper at the rear. The braking system is aided by the 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) and Ducati Cornering ABS EVO. In India, the base version of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 is expected to be priced at around ₹ 19 -20 lakh (Ex-showroom).

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