It’s little wonder that Ducati’s vice president of global sales and after sales, Francesco Milicia, recently commented, “Ducati is focused on proposing more and more projects of this kind in the future and we are certain that everyone will have the chance to make their dream come true.” What was Milicia referencing? The recent partnership with Lamborghini on the new Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini motorcycle. And why was he certain there would be more projects coming from this partnership? No doubt it was because for this project all 693 units were sold in a matter of just a few hours.
That wasn’t all Milicia had to say. In speaking of the Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini, he described the bike as an “incredible project, capable of expressing an extreme combination of sportiness, exclusivity and appeal.” And he’s not wrong. This is actually the second time the two companies have partnered, with the first Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini hitting the stage two years ago.
That bike was inspired by the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini. This time around, the source of inspiration was the Lamborghini Sian FKP 37. The bike is “built on the technical base of the 2023 Panigale V4 S” and is finished in Verde Citrea and Arancio Dac for the exterior. The bike is outfitted with STO-inspired wheels and has an Akrapovic titanium exhaust silencer with a carbon fibre cap.
There’s an incredible amount of detail on the bike, including lightened brake and clutch levers. Powering the bike is an 1103 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine capable of 208 horsepower—more than enough to live up to the Lamborghini and Ducati legacy of powerful performance. The bikes sold out quickly, even with a starting price of $68,000. There’s no word on when the next project will be unveiled, but considering how fast previous models have sold out, Ducati and Lamborghini would be foolish not to take advantage of the opportunity.