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2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S is one well-rounded sportbike

Ducati's latest is as easy to live with as it is insane to ride.

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Steven Ewing

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Meet the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S.

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It's one of the most well-rounded and complete motorcycles we've ever tested.

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This howling, MotoGP-inspired monster has over 200 horsepower and 90 pound-feet of torque from a 1,103-cc Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine.

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The glorious V4 is mated to a six-speed transmission, which is satisfying to use -- especially with the up-and-down quickshifter that comes standard on the bike.

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You've gotta love the Ducati's running lights.

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The Streetfighter has a seat height of 33.3 inches, which isn't necessarily towering, but might still mean that shorter riders will struggle to put both feet down at stoplights.

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The V4's noise goes from a weirdly traditional Ducati L-twin sound in most situations to a MotoGP racer yowl in its upper register.

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Like other modern Ducatis I've tested, the clutch on the Streetfighter is a little heavy, and it doesn't respond well to being slipped while taking off.

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The Ducati shuts down half of its cylinders at idle to reduce the amount of heat that the engine throws at the rider.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2020 Ducati Streetfighter V4 S.

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