Made by Italian specials bike builder Officine GP Design, the 200bhp naked is pricey (Euro 100,000), is built from a Ducati Panigale V4 and raises the bar with what can be achieved by stripping down a superbike and running riot with the design.

We know that a V4 Streetfighter naked is on the cards from Ducati. Many believe that the muscle-motorcycle will appear at the end of this year. Possibly as a version of Ducati’s V4 R (234bhp with a pipe) or, more likely, as a version of the company’s V4 S (a bit less power but a bigger motor for plenty of low down, shiftable torque).

Whatever the truth about exactly what/when/where we will get the official naked, there’s no denying how frickin’ hot this bike, the V4 Penta, is. The guys at Moto Revue rate it, and they know their specials. We like very much the frame painted to match the seat unit’s bodywork, we like the girder front end (although we can’t help but think that with a chunky set of upside down forks and WSB-type brakes it’d look even more purposeful), we like the XDiavel’s headlight.

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It’s awesome. Let’s hope that when the Streetfighter officiale comes from the Bologna people it looks something pretty similar to this. Wow, eh?

Tony Carter

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