Ducati will enter the 2019 edition of Pikes Peak Hill Climb with the Streetfighter V4 Prototype. Carlin Dunne, who won the 2018 edition will be piloting the prototype. The Bologna based company has chosen the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as a proving ground for the Streetfighter. This debut makes the Streetfighter’s arrival in 2020 official.
The “Race to the Clouds” debut makes for an interesting part in the development process of the new Ducati. This will help Ducati gain valuable data and also prove the bike’s high performance. In line with the tradition, the Streetfighter is derived from the Panigale V4, stripped of its fairings. The bike is also fitted with a high and wide handlebar.
Custom Aerodynamics, developed specifically for this model, will help to keep the 1100CC Desmosedici Stradale monster under control. The interesting part of the bike is the livery itself. The bike will compete with a ‘Pixelated’ Livery designed by the Centro Stile Ducati. This not the case with the prototypes as they will be camouflaged. The idea of the pixelated livery is to deliberately reveal how exactly the bike will look finally.
Words of the CEO
“The Streetfighter V4 will be one of the stars of the Ducati World Premiere 2020,” declared
Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati. Streetfighter V4 is the Panigale for road riding; so there was no better stage than the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for what will be the highest performance Streetfighter ever put into production.”
A little about the Pikes Peak Hill Climb
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual hill climb to the summit of the Pikes Peak, Colorado USA. The Track is about 20 Kms long and has over 156 turns. The altitude changes from 1440m at the start and climbs to 4300m at the finish line. The hillclimb is run on asphalt track from start to finish.
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