Ducati has finally revealed the engine details of the upcoming Multistrada V4. The game-changing adventure motorcycle will be powered by a 1158cc motor that has been named as the V4 Granturismo.
Built with latest-generation technology as well as first-in-class materials available, to guarantee both durability and reliability, the V4 Granturismo stands out for its record-breaking maintenance intervals (60,000 km) for a motorcycle engine and has been created as the heart of a high-performance and dynamic bike, ready to explore every corner of the planet with its owner.
With its 66.7 kg of weight, the V4 Granturismo can boast a record lightness, being 1.2 kg lighter than the Testastretta twin-cylinder used on the previous Multistrada 1260. It is capable of delivering 170 hp of maximum power at 10,500 rpm, and a peak torque of 125 Nm at 8,750 rpm. All this respecting the stringent Euro 5 homologation norms.
Compared to the previous generation engine, the V4 Granturismo results 85mm shorter, 95mm lower and only 20mm wider. This compact layout allowed Ducati engineers to house the engine in the frame more effectively and centrally to positively influence the position of the bike’s centre of gravity, with all the resulting benefits.
The V4 Granturismo also inherits some elements derived from the experience gained by Ducati in the racing world, such as the decision to adopt a counter-rotating crankshaft, which improves the handling and agility of the bike, and to exploit the “Twin Pulse” technology, capable of offering a full-bodied but perfectly manageable power delivery at every speed.