Ducati Set To Reveal The New Multistrada V4 Tomorrow
As the name suggests, it’ll be powered by a V4 motor rated to deliver 170PS and 125Nm
- Will be the third bike in Ducati’s stable to be powered by a V4 motor.
- The Multi V4 has its desmodromic valve clearance service at a whopping 60,000km.
- Service interval now stands at 15,000km or two years.
- The V4 motor is 1.2kg lighter than the previous V-twin.
The design has been tweaked and looks a bit more aggressive than before. The headlight, for instance, is an all-LED unit which has been pulled back for a sharper look. Expect better wind deflection thanks to the new windscreen design which is wider and possibly taller than before. The side fairings now feature massive ducts, presumably to direct hot air of the V4 engine away from the rider. The rear subframe has been completely redesigned as well. Expect the Multi V4 to carry over the full TFT instrument console seen on the Ducati Multistrada 1260.
What would really get your attention is the front and rear end of the bike which features a radar transmitter/receiver, thus enabling active cruise control. The Multistrada V4 is the first motorcycle in the world to offer this technology.
The Multistrada V4 packs a new 1158cc V4 Granturismo motor that delivers 170PS at 10,500rpm and 125Nm at 8750rpm. Sure, it may not deliver over 200PS but the Multistrada was never about outright speed, was it? It’s meant to be the perfect all-rounder with an engine that delivers more torque than the Streetfighter V4 at lower revs. The perfect tool for off-road then.
Ducati says the new motor's power delivery is more linear with an even and smoother spread of torque across the rev range. The service interval now stands at 15,000km or two years. Even more impressive is the desmodromic valve clearance service, which is now 60,000km apart! There’s a lot more to the engine which has been covered in detail here.
The upcoming Multistrada V4 stands to be an important bike for Ducati as it’ll help the brand expand its horizon with its V4 platform. Expect the Multi V4 to be priced around Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom), when launched in India. Ducati’s current 2020 lineup in the country consists of the newly launched Multistrada 950 S, Panigale V2, Scrambler 1100 BS6. It’s expected to introduce the BS6 Streetfighter V4 and the 2021 Monster 821 soon.
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