Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG/ Chairman of the Board of Management of the VW Passenger Cars brand has expressed on linkedin his thoughts on the new Ducati Streetfighter V4. With a surprising capacity for synthesis, and without being too partisan, he expressed the merits and defects of the new Bolognese 'beast'.
"On the road with the Ducati Street Fighter V4 S. A beautiful Italian piece of art. Extremely agile, very precise riding, excellent brakes, good ergonomics, precise gearbox. It lifts the front wheel very easily! Too much power for a naked bike – far too much! So what! Congrats to Claudio Domenicali and his team for this great machine!
The V4 is definitely the right engine for a modern Ducati. Revving smoothly and very powerfully close to 15.000 rpm, feels like Formula 1! For me, it’s a bit too loud in idle mode. Markus Duesmann shares that impression as far as I know.
With Markus as our responsible board member for research and development, we have the best engineering competence we can imagine in the group. Big relief for me! And we agree with Claudio on the right strategy for the Ducati Motor Holding. Full concentration on the core and soul of this proud and very special brand!"