Ducati has revealed its Multistrada V2 that replaces the Multistrada 950 in the company’s line-up and it’s got a few updates for 2022.
Multistrada V2 is lighter by 5kg
New clutch and revised gearbox
Suspension remains unchanged
Ducati has been moving away from using numbers that refer to the displacement in its model names. We’ve seen this with the Panigale and Multistrada range, and the latest offering from the Italian brand is the Multistrada V2.
Ducati Multistrada V2: styling and ergonomics
When it comes to styling, it looks very familiar to the 950. On a closer look, one can notice the new engine covers and seat. Ducati has also made changes to the ergonomics which has resulted in a seat that’s said to be narrower and more compact, while being more comfortable. Other changes to the ergos come in the form of repositioned footpegs, which are slightly further away from the seat in order to improve leg room. The standard seat is also lower making it more accessible than before.
Ducati Multistrada V2: engine and gearbox
Powering the V2 is the widely used 937cc, v-twin engine. This engine has new connecting rods, and it makes 113hp at 9,000rpm and 96Nm at 7,750rpm. The Multistrada V2 also gets a new eight-disc hydraulic clutch and a revised gearbox. The V2 S variant gets an up-down quickshifter as standard.
Ducati Multistrada V2: weight reduction
The Multistrada V2 gets lighter mirrors and cast wheels derived from the Multistrada V4. This helps reduce the weight by 5kg and the kerb weights now stand at 221.8kg (standard) and 224.9kg (S). Ducati has also added spoked wheels as an optional extra, which are also said to be lighter than before.
Ducati Multistrada V2: suspension and electronics
Ducati hasn’t made changes to the suspension and brakes, and the V2 continues to use the same USD and monoshock units as before along with the Brembo monoblock calipers. Both variants also come with cornering ABS, traction control, selectable ride modes and vehicle hold control. With the V2 S one also gets cruise control, a full LED headlight with cornering lights, a 5-inch TFT full color display and backlit handlebar controls.
Ducati Multistrada V2: India launch
Given Ducati’s wide range of motorcycles on offer in the Indian market, including the Multistrada V2’s predecessor, it is highly likely that it will go on sale here. What remains to be seen is how the company manages pricing. For reference, the outgoing Multistrada 950 S is priced at Rs 15.49 lakh. One can also expect a slight jump in price for the Multistrada V2 S.