2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 Revealed, Features Radar Tech
It is powered by a 1158cc V4 motor that produces 170 HP and 125 Nm.
Ducati has revealed its new Multistrada V4 with a stonking engine, front and rear radar systems and more capabilities than any Multistrada created thus far.
Designed as a new machine from the ground up, it has been revealed in the first episode of the Ducati World Premiere web series.
Nobody would mistake it for any other bike than a Ducati when they catch a glimpse of the motorcycle. Such is the styling, which is lean, mean and aggressive, while being pleasing to look at too.
It is evident that the firm has tried hard to hide the bulk of the 22-litre fuel tank and with the use of aerodynamics, they have succeeded in their endeavour.
One other thing that engineers focused on is rideability, which is why the beak, panels are shaped as they are, to provide better cooling and channel airflow towards the rider’s legs.
Features offered on the bike include LED headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lights, a 6.5-inch TFT screen with Ducati Connect application that supports smartphone mirroring, navigation, among others.
However, what the bike is all about is the engine. Named the V4 Granturismo, the Panigale V4S-derived 1158cc motor belts out 170 HP at 10,500 RPM and 125 Nm at 8750 RPM.
It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with bi-directional quickshifter and a slip and assist clutch. Also, the rev ceiling has been lowered to 12,000 rpm to extend the life of the components.
What is more impressive is that the 2021 Multistrada V4 engine has a maintenance interval of 60,000 km, courtesy of the new spring valve return system. We have covered extensively about the motor alone, which can be rear here.
Built on an aluminium frame, the bike also has a double-sided swing arm, weighs 217 kg (dry) and is available in V4, V4S and V4 Sport variants.
Suspension duties are carried out by conventional units on the V4 and semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) control system with Auto-leveling function on the V4S. The bike can be had with either spoke wheels or forged alloy rims.
The electronic package of the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 includes Cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), the Cornering Lights (DCL), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) (last two on the V4S), among others.
Now we come to the party piece of the Multistrada V4, which is the front and rear radar system, which allows the use of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD).
There are differences between the base model and top-spec ones. The V4S and V4 Sport get Brembo Stylema calipers and 10 mm larger discs (330 mm), increased options for riding and suspension modes; and the above mentioned radar system.
A massive accessory catalog is there for buyers to spec their Multistrada V4 with different seats, screens, chassis protectors, exhaust from Akrapovic, and more.
To hit showrooms overseas by early 2021, Ducati is expected to bring its flagship adventure bike to India sometime next year.