Ducati has unveiled the all-new Multistrada V4. The biggest and bad-dest member of the Multistrada family is the first motorcycle in the world to come equipped with front and rear radar systems.
The fourth generation of Multistrada is a performing bike but still easier to ride. More robust and at the same time lighter. More versatile and comfortable, but effective in all riding conditions. In other words, Ducati wanted the Multistrada V4 to be the best “Multi” ever. In short, more Multistrada than ever.
The engine is the real beating heart of this bike: the V4 Granturismo. Lightweight (66.7 kg) and compact, it has a lot of punch but proves to be exceptionally smooth and fluid at low revs, with a lot of backbone in the mid-range and exciting at high revs. The V4 Granturismo has a displacement of 1,158cc and delivers 170 hp at 10,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 8,750 rpm. In addition, adopting this engine allows for a significant lengthening of maintenance intervals: on the Multistrada V4, the oil change is scheduled every 15,000 km, while valve clearance check and eventual adjustment are required every 60,000 km. No bike in production goes that far.
The electronic package of the Multistrada V4 includes features like inertial platform (IMU) manages the operation of ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), here in “cornering” version and, on the Multistrada V4 S, the Cornering Lights (DCL). Depending on the variant, you would also get Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) control system with Autoleveling function.
With the Multistrada V4, Ducati also introduces an absolute first in the world of motorcycles: the revolutionary front and rear radar system, which allows the use of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). Radars are advanced auxiliary systems that Ducati has developed together with a top-level technological partner such as Bosch and can support and make riding more comfortable thanks to the ability to reconstruct the reality surrounding the bike.
The new Multistrada V4 has 3 variants – V4 Standard, V4 S, and V4 Sport. The V4 Standard is available in the iconic Ducati red colour whereas the V4 S gets an additional “Aviator Grey” colour option and can be obtained in both alloy and spoked wheels. The Multistrada V4 S Sport offers a particularly bold dedicated livery and the standard Performance package with Akrapovic exhaust and carbon front fender. The new Ducati Multistrada V4 will start reaching dealerships by the end of this month.