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Published on November 6th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 Unveiled with New Engine and Tech

The new V4 retains and extends the winning formula of “four bikes in one” introduced by the Multistrada in 2010.

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At long last, Ducati has launched the next-generation Ducati Multistrada V4. In addition to the base model, the multipurpose bike is also available in S and S Sport trims, each having a higher level of equipment.

All three versions share the same engine – a 1,158 cc V4 Granturismo unit with 170 hp at 10,500 rpm and 125 Nm at 8,750 rpm. For comparison, the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale on the Panigale V4 and V4 S makes 214 hp and 124 Nm. Weighing in at 66.7 kg, the Granturismo engine is light and compact, with a linear torque curve that results in an instant throttle response.

To achieve this, Ducati paid close attention to the gear ratio. A short first gear makes travelling at low speeds and on off-road sections a breeze, while the sixth gear is ideal to tackle the highway. According to Ducati, oil changes are only required every 15,000 km, while the valve play check or adjustment is set every 60,000 km.

Enveloping the engine is a new aluminium monocoque frame, which is connected to a steel tube subframe and a newly designed aluminium double-sided swing arm. A 24.5-degree rake steering geometry offers precision and instant response when entering and exiting the corners.

Here’s the specification breakdown of all three variants:

Multistrada V4

  • Ducati Red with black wheels
  • Marzocchi mechanical suspension with adjustable fork with 50 mm diameter stanchions and adjustable monoshock with cantilever layout. 170 mm travel front and 180 rear
  • Pirelli SCORPION Trail II, 120/70-19” tyre on the front and 170/60-17” on the rear
  • Bosch-Brembo 10.3ME Cornering ABS system
  • 320 mm front brake discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial callipers
  • Full LED headlamp with DRL system
  • Instrument panel with 5” full colour high-resolution TFT screen
  • Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Bosch
  • Power Mode
  • Riding Mode
  • Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
  • Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO

Multistrada V4 S

  • Ducati Red with glossy black wheels with red tag
  • Aviator Grey with glossy black wheels with red tag
  • Electronic semi-active Marzocchi Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution suspension system with Auto leveling function. 170 mm travel front and 180 rear
  • Also available with alloy or spoked wheels
  • 330 mm front brake discs with Brembo Stilema 4-piston radial callipers
  • Full LED headlamp with DRL system and Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL)
  • Hands Free ignition
  • Instrument panel with 6.5” full colour TFT screen
  • Ducati Connect with smartphone, music, and navigator app
  • Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up & Down
  • Cruise Control
  • Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)

Multistrada V4 S Sport

  • Sport Livery with glossy black wheels with red tag
  • Akrapovič homologated carbon fibre and titanium silencer
  • Carbon fibre front mudguard

As for electronics, the Multistrada V4 comes with Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), ABS Cornering System, Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), a new radar technology which manages Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection.

There are four riding modes, namely:

  • Sport – full 170 hp, sporty suspension setup (S version only), low levels of DTC and DWC, level 2 ABS
  • Touring – full 170 hp, less direct throttle response, higher DTC and DWC sensitivity levels, level 3 ABS
  • Urban – power reduced to 115 hp, S versions suspension set for optimum agility, high levels of DTC and DWC, level 3 ABS
  • Enduro – made for off-road, 115 hp, off-road oriented suspension settings and DSS mapping for the S versions, lower DTC and DWC, level 1 ABS

The new Multistrada V4 will arrive at European dealerships this month, with prices starting from €18,990 (RM92,997) for the base version, €21,990 (RM107,668) for the S and €23,790 (RM116,503) for the range-topping S Sport.

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