What makes the V4 so much more special than the other two ADV/touring bikes Ducati has to offer you might ask? It’s all in the name. V4 engine power.
This rendition of the Multistrada comes equipped with Ducati’s new 1185cc liquid-cooled V4 Granturismo engine featuring 16 total valves (four on each cylinder) to produce a wicked 170 horsepower and 92 lb-ft of torque for peak off-road grunt.
The Multistrada V4 will come in three total versions: the V4, V4 S, and V4 S Sport. The base model will come in a single colour option (Red), while the V4 S will come with Aviator Grey option to add to classic red. If you end up shelling out the big bucks for the V4 S Sport, you’ll be stuck with only one colour option -the ‘Sport Livery’ – but also get a full carbon fiber Akrapovic exhaust system and carbon fiber front fender to top it all off.
To make this motorcycle as off-road friendly as possible, Ducati has taken the liberty to construct the bike out of an aluminum monocoque frame married to a steel trellis subframe. The double-sided swingarm provides much rigidity to the rear end of the motorcycle, while the front end on the standard V4 comes with a fully adjustable 50mm inverted fork. If you scoop up the V4 S or S Sport editions, Ducati has packaged in their Skyhook Suspension system that allows for auto-leveling among other features.
Ducati is taking pride in the sheer amount of technology these new Multistradas feature, as they boast wheelie control, TC, ABS, cornering lights (only on S and S Sport editions), four riding modes, VHC (Vehicle Hold Control that that keeps the bike steady for easy restarts on a gradient), and their long-awaited new adaptive cruise control and blind-spot detecting systems.
You can expect the new Multistrada V4 to hit dealerships as soon as January of 2021.