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Ducati’s 2021 Multistrada V4 is a High Tech Spaceship

Ducati has finally revealed the all-new Multistrada V4, with the bike set to arrive in three different flavours of high-power V4 adventure touring.

The new additions to the Multistrada lineup are expected to arrive in dealers next year, brings gob-fulls of power to the adventure touring segment thanks to the new V4 Granturismo engine which has been developed from the with a base Multistrada V4, higher-spec Multistrada V4 S and V4 S Sport which brings to the table the most performance of the new line.

At the heart of the new Multistrada is the new 1158cc V4 Granturismo engine, which was developed from Ducati’s V4 Desmosedici Stradale engine but has been tuned down to “just” 170hp of peak power at 10,500rpm instead of the 200+ hp of the superbike version. Peak torque of 125Nm is achieved at 8500rpm to provide plenty of tyre frying action.

Ducati also put a lot of work into refining the service intervals of the new V4, with the new Multistrada benefitting from a lengthy oil change schedule of 15,000km, while the valve clearance check isn’t required until 60,000km.

The V4 Granturismo engine also deactivates the rear bank at idle. As a result, when the bike is stopped at say, traffic lights, the rear bank is deactivated (there is no combustion in the cylinders) which improves the thermal comfort of the rider and passenger while also reducing fuel consumption.

When it comes to the electronics package, the Multistrada V4 is a high tech spaceship of a motorcycle with some of the most cutting edge technology in the motorcycle world.

An IMU manages the operation of ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), as well as cornering lights on the Multistrada V4 S.

Also standard on the Multistrada V4 S is Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), which makes it easy to restart on sloping roads. On the Multistrada V4 S, the inertial platform also communicates continuously with Ducati’s trick semi-active Skyhook Suspension (DSS) control system with Autoleveling function.

With the Multistrada V4, Ducati also introduces an absolute first in the world of motorcycles: the revolutionary front and rear radar system, which allows the use of Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection.

In terms of physical ability, the Multistrada V4 is equipped with an aluminium monocoque frame, 19-inch front wheel and double-sided swingarm, capable of accommodating spoked wheels. The suspension provides 170mm of front wheel travel and 180mm at the rear wheel, while ground clearance measures in at 220 mm.

The standard V4 model is available in red and represents the version dedicated to those who love the 170hp engine and 215kg of weight.

The central model of the range, the V4 S, is available in "Aviator Grey" colour as well as in red. The Ducati Multistrada V4 S can be ordered with both alloy wheels and spoked wheels. For this motorcycle, Ducati has thought of a new package of configurations that can be ordered directly from the factory (Essential, Travel, Radar, Performance, Full). It is already possible to view all the configuration options in the dedicated section of the Ducati website.

The third version is the Multistrada V4 S Sport, which offers a particularly bold dedicated livery and the standard Performance package with Akrapovič exhaust and carbon front fender.

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