Ducati Multistrada V4 Front Radar
Ducati has beaten every other manufacture to market, as they have integrated a radar system in the Multistrada V4

Ducati has announced the initiation of the production of the much-awaited Multistrada V4. In addition, they have also announced that the Multistrada V4 is the world’s first motorcycle equipped with a front and rear radar sensor system.

The Multistrada V4 is the fourth generation of one of the most successful motorcycles of the Bologna-based company. Ducati has sold over 110,000 units of the ADV offering over the years.

The highlight of the fourth-gen Multistrada is the new V4 engine. Ducati says that the new engine is lighter and more compact. Further, they say that it meets the needs required for “Adventouring” without neglecting emotion and sportiness.

Moreover, Ducati has said that the complete redesign has made it possible to reach record-breaking maintenance intervals. Ducati will reveal all other details, including the performance figures of the new motor on 15th October 2020.

Another highlight of the Ducati Multistrada V4 is the comprehensive radar system. We had reported in the past that many manufacturers have accepted that they are working on a radar system for two-wheelers, but it seems that Ducati has beaten them to market.

The Ducati Multistrada V4 features a front and rear radar system. The radars have puny dimensions at just 70 x 60 x 28 mm (similar to a modern action camera). Ducati has positioned the front radar under the headlight while the rear one sits under the taillight. Further, they have produced the radars in close cooperation with Bosch.

Coming to their duties, the front radar controls the operation of the ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), which controls braking and acceleration automatically. This, in turn, adjusts the distance (selectable on four levels) from other vehicles when riding at speeds between 30 and 160 km/hr. This system allows for more comfortable riding, especially on long motorway journeys while letting the rider be in complete control.

The rear radar, on the other hand, helps detect and report vehicles positioned in the so-called blind spot of the rider. Ducati’s BSD (Blind Spot Detection) system also signals if a vehicle is approaching from behind at a high speed. It will be interesting to see where Ducati will position the warning light for the BSD system. We expect it to be either on the dashboard or the rear-view mirrors.

To conclude, Ducati is once again looking to up the ante with the Multistrada V4. The car-derived radar system is a first for any motorcycle, and it will definitely make the ADV stand out from the competition. Lastly, Ducati will officially unveil the Multistrada V4 on 4th November 2020.

Ducati Multistrada V4

  • Ducati has initiated production of the Multistrada V4 in their Bologna factory
  • The Multistrada V4 features an all-new V4 motor, which is more compact and lighter than the previous models
  • Ducati has introduced its front and rear radar system too, which comes from Bosch and sees its first application on the new Multistrada V4
Ducati Multistrada V4 Production
Not showing a lot of skin, but one can clearly notice the radar under the headlight assembly
Ducati Multistrada V4 Rear Radar
The radars have been placed quiet intelligently
Ducati Multistrada V4 Radar
The radars have small dimensions and weigh just 190 grams