Despite just being launched late last year, Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 has been updated to meet Euro 5 emissions standards. In addition to the engine update, Ducati also adds a new color option to the V4 S called Dark Stealth.
To meed Euro 5 regulations, the engine mapping has been adjusted. Thankfully, the power and torque output have remained the same.
The remapped engine produces 208 hp at 13,000 rpm, 250 rpm higher than the Euro 4 version. It also makes 123 Nm of torque at 9,500 rpm, 2,000 rpm lower than previous.
To clean its exhaust, four lambda probes were installed in each cylinder to precisely monitor the air and fuel ratio. The manifolds of the rear cylinder bank have been shortened and reduced in diameter. The catalytic converter has been lengthened to more thoroughly clean emissions.
Another new addition are front brake and clutch pumps, taken from the Superleggera V4. These are self-bleeding units that naturally clear the brake and clutch lines of air bubbles. The reduces the need to bleed them and makes them more responsive for longer.
As for the Dark Stealth color option, it is a new matte black finish. It’s composed of silver accents around the radiator, footpegs, and exhaust cover to contrast with the new paint. There are subtle script graphics in Ducati Red. The blacked-out paint job will only be available for the V4 S model.