The Ducati Multistrada V4 has been launched in India in two variants, prices start at Rs 19 lakh.
Available in two variants - V4 and V4 S
V4 engine makes 170hp and 125Nm
The V4 engine is lighter than the 1260 V-twin
The price for the standard V4 model is Rs 19 lakh, while the higher-spec V4 S costs Rs 23.10 lakh (Ducati Red) and Rs 23.30 lakh (Aviator Grey), respectively. All prices, ex-showroom, India.
Ducati Multistrada V4: Engine
Powering the Multistrada V4 is the ‘V4 Granturismo engine’. This engine misses out on the company’s Desmodromic valves and makes do with a spring valve return system, a change that has contributed to the huge service interval. The company claims a 60,000km interval between a valve check which is double the distance than that of the V-twin powered Multistrada 1260.
Ducati has added that the engine has been tuned to improve the riding experience at lower revs. The company claims that its Euro 5 (BS6) compliant engine makes 170hp at 10,500rpm and maximum torque of 125Nm at 8,750rpm. At 66.7kg, the V4 Granturismo engine is 1.2kg lighter than the Testastretta twin-cylinder used on the Multistrada 1260.
Ducati Multistrada V4: Technology
The Multistrada V4 is quite a tech-heavy motorcycle. The bike's Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) manages the operation of cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), here in cornering version, and on the Multistrada V4 S, the Cornering Lights (DCL). The S variant also features Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and a semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) control system with Auto leveling function.
The standout feature is the bike's front and rear radar system, which allows the use of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD).
Ducati Multistrada V4: Chassis
The Multistrada V4 is equipped with an aluminium monocoque frame, 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel, capable of accommodating spoked wheels. It has a wheelbase of 1,567mm and ground clearance of 220mm. The V4 S, meanwhile, weighs 1kg more at 218kg. The fuel tank capacity is 22 litres.