Ducati has a hot new Multistrada on the way for 2022 in the form of the Multistrada V2, and we've got all the details you need to know before heading to the dealership.
New Zealand pricing for the 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 has been confirmed by Ducati Australia as starting at $23,295, whilst the higher specification Multistrada V2 S will be priced from $26,295. Both bikes are expected to arrive in dealerships early in 2022.
Ducati has pumped the new Multistrada V2 full of updates, with the Testastretta 11° engine gaining new connecting rods, a new 8-disc hydraulic clutch and an updated gearbox. The gearbox and clutch updates importantly help the rider find neutral easier which can always prove to be a point of frustration during ownership. Power is now rated at 113hp and 96Nm of torque on hand, with a rating of slightly less for countries with mandated Euro5 at 94Nm.
As you'd expect the Multistrada V2 is backed by plenty of electronics with the engine 4 engine maps, cornering ABS, and traction control in the base bike, while the V2 S gets a TFT dash, cruise control, cornering lights and a quickshifter as standard.
As we're seeing a lot of with European manufacturers, Ducati has worked hard to extend maintenance intervals for the new Multistrada, with oil changes set at 15,000km while valve checks are only required every 30,000km.
The role of the new Multistrada V2 is to act as the entry point to the Ducati touring range, and its price and build reflect this.
Chassis wise the Multistrada V2 uses a 19-inch front wheel matched to a 17-inch at the rear wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres. The up-specced Multistrada V2 S comes with Ducati's Skyhook Evo adaptive suspension, the regular Multistrada V2 makes do with 48mm fully adjustable fork and a fully adjustable monoshock with remote spring preload adjustment.
In the ergonomics department, Ducati has tweaked and fettled the Multistrada in a number of ways. Importantly, seat height has been reduced to 830 mm with the seat itself also nabbing a redesigned seat shape. The seat is now narrower and more compact between the rider's legs which should allow riders to more easily touch the ground with their feet. There's also an optional low seat from the parts catalogue for those limited in the inseam department.
Additionally, Ducati has put the V2 Multistrada on a diet to achieve a dry weight of 199 kg on the base bike (202kg on the S) which is 5kg lighter than the Multistrada 950 according to Ducati.