This is what? the 3rd or 4th thread about a new SF? Pffft - you guys are dreaming.
I have a v4 Tuono factory and a tuned 1098 streetfighter S - The Tuono is faster and has unbelievable torque everywhere (cant say which bike has more torque they are both insane!)
The problem is that like the panigale Vtwin Ducati has gone racing with the v4 platform - it has no bottom end or midrange and unless they change the architecture it just isnt going to work for bikes like the diavel ,multi and streetfighter. They may do that at some point but I wouldn't want a streetfighter with the current engine. I think a 200 mph streetfighter might be pushing liability issues even for Ducati.
Oh and that custom SF from the article above is hideous.
Here's the thing, the original SF from Ducati had issues that kept the mainstream away from it - it was a sales failure, and yes it could be argued that decisive looks were the culprit but I think it had much more to do with the odd handling caused by the increased rake and offset of the front end. Ducati tried to make it stable but they just screwed it up. The bike just never felt as clean and stable as bikes like the Tuono, turn-in is dicey and overall it just doesn't instill confidence. I've never met anyone who jumped on the SF and loved it right away, it takes time to learn the bike and it takes skill to ride it well. So, my list of mods for a new SF would have more to do with handling and like Ricko not much on the BS electrickery garbage. I don't need modes, or abs, or traction control, or wheelie control, just give me a frame that turns in cleanly and holds the line smoothly - something that makes me feel confident and want to jump on it and ride.
But I already have that don't I? - I have a Tuono 1100 V4 that is amazing, fast, and stable, with handling that is among the best bikes ever designed. I love my Streetfighter but if you guys really want a V4 the Tuono is here now and it really is everything you'll ever want from a streetfighter. It's not that I'm trying to sell the Tuono, I dont care if any of you buy one, its just that I dont see the need for you guys to pine away for Ducati to build this bike when its already here and available.