Published on September 15th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Ducati Multistrada V4 Launched In Malaysia – From RM136k
One of the best go-anywhere bikes money can buy
The all-new Ducati Multistrada V4 has finally arrived on Malaysian shores, almost a year after its international debut. The fully-fledged adventure bike is now available at all Ducati Malaysia dealerships nationwide with a starting price of RM135,900 for the base V4 and RM146,900 for the V4 S.
We have already covered the Multistrada V4 previously but here’s a refresher, along with more details on the specification and equipment:
Both the V4 and V4S are powered by a 1,158 cc V4 Granturismo engine that delivers a whopping 170 hp at 10,500 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 8,750 rpm. The ultra-compact engine tips the scale at just 66.7 kg and promises fluid delivery at low revs and rich mid-range torque.
Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission, which has a short first gear for easy manoeuvring at low speeds and an optimised sixth gear for high-speed highway riding.
The Multistrada V4 is developed around a new aluminium monocoque frame mated to a steel tube subframe and a newly designed aluminium double-sided swingarm. The wheelbase has been reduced to 1,567 mm, while the ground clearance is set at 220 mm.
Ducati has also improved the ergonomics by deploying a lowered seat height that comes with two-position adjustability at 840 mm and 860 mm (810 mm low seat and 875 mm high seat available as accessories). Additionally, the central section of the bike is narrower, and allows ideal riding position even when standing in off-road sections.
As for the suspension, the V4 is equipped with fully-adjustable 50 mm front forks and an adjustable rear monoshock, while the V4 S takes it up a notch with electronic Skyhook suspension on both ends.
The V4 comes standard with ABS Cornering, Wheelie Control and Traction Control, while the V4 S adds Quick Shift, Vehicle Hold Control, Adaptive Cruise Control as well as Blind Spot Detection. Riding modes available on both versions include Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro.
The TFT display on the V4 measures 5 inches wide, while the unit equipped on the V4 S is slightly larger at 6.5 inches. The latter also boasts Ducati Connect system, which allows smartphone integration via Bluetooth or Wi-fi for navigation and media playback. Also included on the V4 S is a hands-free system.
As a range topper, the V4 S brings with it the highest level of equipment, which include a full LED lighting system with cornering lights, daytime running lights as well as 330-mm front brake discs clasped by Brembo Stylema M50 callipers.
The V4, on the other hand, makes do with a conventional LED lighting system and 320-mm front brake discs with Brembo M4.32 callipers. Both, however, get the same set of Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres measuring 120/70 R19 at the front and 170/60 R17 at the rear.