India has launched it adventure tourer, the all-new Multistrada V4 and V4 S,
priced at Rs 18.99 lakh and Rs 23.10 lakh respectively (ex-showroom pan India).
The Multistrada V4 is an all-new motorcycle from the ground up that will
headline Ducati's family of adventure tourer bikes in both capability and
4th generation of Multistrada represents the best of Ducati’s technology,
performance, and capability. The name also serves a strong purpose, where
“multi” stands for “many” so “Multi-Strada” means “many roads”, thus, falling
in line with the bike’s sheer ability to dominate all roads with ease, thanks
to its new V4 Granturismo engine, integrated safety and balanced chassis.
biggest change starts with the heart of the project, its powerful engine called
the V4 Granturismo, tuned for all terrain performance, and derived from the
highly acclaimed Desmosedici Stradale which does duty on the Panigale V4 and
the Streetfighter V4. The all new V4 Granturismo engine guarantees extremely
smooth operation at low revs and a linear torque curve as well.
the Multistrada V4 and V4 S boast of the V4 Granturismo engine, V4 - 90°,
counter-rotating crankshaft, twin pulse firing order, which puts out 170hp@10500rpm
and a peak torque of 125Nm@8750rpm. This liquid-cooled engine has four valves
per cylinder and bore and stroke measurements of 83 and 53.5 mm, respectively.
The Multistrada V4 and V4 S gulps in the fuel mix through 46 mm cylindrical-section
throttle bodies controlled by an advanced Ride-by-Wire system.
self-servo wet slipper clutch can now be operated with less on-lever effort
thanks to the new hydraulic control system. The Multistrada V4 and V4 S engine
has a maintenance interval of 15,000 km, with valve clearance inspection at
every 60,000 km, which is the longest main service interval in the industry.
This offers the rider a peace of mind and faith to conquer long trails without
doubts, while also reducing maintenance costs considerably.
V4 Granturismo engine has been designed for road and off-road use and it also
exploits, when needed, all the technical benefits that Ducati has developed
over years of experience in the world of competition. Among these, the
counter-rotating crankshaft, which by working “against” the inertia generated
by the wheels, enhances handling, reduces pitching, and consequently improves
efficiency and riding pleasure even on the road.
addition, Ducati engineers also concentrated on the gear ratio, with a short
first gear excellent for maneuvering at extremely low speeds, uphill starts
even when fully loaded and off-road sections. The sixth gear, as a result is
tall and ideal to tackle lengthy motorway travel. Furthermore, the Multistrada
V4 also gets rear engine bank deactivation. In doing so, when the bike is
stopped at the traffic lights and is in idle with neutral engaged, the rear
bank is deactivated (there is no combustion in the cylinders), improving the
thermal comfort of the rider and passenger, thanks to the lowering of
temperatures and reduced fuel consumption.
V4’s design closely echoes the first iconic Multistrada (mass loaded on the
front, extremely sleek rear section and ultra-compact front end) but the new
Multistrada V4 goes beyond borders, right where rider, machine and technology
create a perfect whole. Clean surfaces, taut lines and contrasting front and
rear volumes remain and the hallmark design and functionality are perfectly
combined to offer supreme technology. From the front and rear radars to the
aerodynamic appendages, from the Perspex screen to the dashboard, from
handlebar switchgear to the dedicated compartment on the fuel tank for storing
and recharging the smartphone: every single detail has been embodied to give
life to one of the most technologically advanced motorcycles ever built.
all-in-one bike is immediately recognizable as a Multistrada but is a step
ahead in terms of engine, technology
and design. The bike stands out for its refined silhouette and at the same time
it can speak the
language of adventure and passion for a long-distance trip. For this reason, a
lot of attention was paid
during the design phase to achieve a reduced seat height, adjustable, with two
positions; 840 mm and
860 mm (810 mm low seat and 875 mm high seat are also available as
accessories). This added value is crucial especially in low-speed maneuvers,
even when fully loaded, and especially when the new Multistrada
V4 can load over 230 kg.
Ducati Multistrada V4 is the first production bike in the world to adopt radar
technology. Radars are advanced aid systems capable of supporting and making
riding more comfortable thanks to the ability to reconstruct the reality
surrounding the motorcycle. This technical solution manages two functions: Adaptive
Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection. It should be underlined that the
adaptive intelligent systems are an aid to the vehicle rider’s riding and must
always be kept under control or adjusted by the rider. Advanced systems are not
autonomous riding systems and therefore do not replace the rider. Always
attentive to safety on the road and on the racetrack, Ducati emphasizes that
the rider is and remains responsible for riding and must always maintain a
prudent behavior appropriate to the various environmental situations.
India, the radar system will be a standard fitment on the Multistrada V4 S and
will not be available on the
Adaptive Cruise Control
radar is perfectly integrated into the bike, which by means of controlled
braking and acceleration automatically adjusts the distance (selectable on four
levels) from other vehicles when riding at a speed between 30 and 160 km/h. In
particular, the authority of the system in terms of deceleration and acceleration
has been limited to ensure that the rider can maintain constant control of the
vehicle in any situation. The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system can be
activated and adjusted using the dedicated buttons located on the left block.
Thanks to the DQS up & down, the rider can shift up or down without the ACC
deactivating during the acceleration and deceleration phases. ACC system allows
for more comfortable riding, especially on long motorway journeys.
Blind Spot Detection
radar technology can detect and report vehicles approaching in the so-called
blind spot, namely the area
not visible either directly to the rider or through the rear view mirrors. The
BSD (Blind Spot Detection) system monitors this situation thanks to the LEDs
positioned on the rear-view mirrors. The BSD system also signals the vehicles
approaching from behind, at high speed. In both cases, if the user activates
the direction indicator expressing the intention to change lanes, the BSD
flashes the LED signaling a potentially dangerous condition.
Multistrada V4 is fitted with a 5” color TFT display with optimal resolution
and perfect readability in any light conditions. The easy-to-read graphics
feature a round digital tachometer which displays gear number and further
useful information, such as fuel gauge, temperature, and engine temperature
while the panels display the levels of the electronic controls and other
Multistrada V4 S features an adjustable 6.5” color TFT unit. Furthermore, on
the S version a joystick has been added on the left switchgear, to ensure easy
navigation through the new and intuitive menu. Other new features include the
Ducati Connect system, which allows, via Bluetooth and wi-fi, the ‘mirroring’
function of the mobile phone app on the dashboard and can be controlled via the
joystick. It displays additional information, such as suspension settings and
via Sygic GPS navigation app, also provides the navigation system map on the
TFT unit itself. In addition, the user can access the Ducati Multimedia System
(DMS) via Bluetooth, to manage incoming/outgoing calls and listen to music. On
the electronics front, the Multistrada V4 represents the top of the line in the
motorcycle segment, which is true in terms of safety, comfort, performance, and
connectivity features. The inertial platform (IMU) manages the operation of
Cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) with eight setting levels, Cornering
Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
the Multistrada V4 S gets a full LED Lighting system with Cornering Lights
(DCL). Another standard feature on the Multistrada V4 S is the Vehicle Hold
Control (VHC), which makes restarts easier, especially on a gradient. On the
Multistrada V4 S, the inertial platform also communicates with the semiactive Ducati
Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system. Ducati Quick Shift (Up/Down) and Cruise
Control is standard
on the Multistrada V4 S.
Multistrada V4 range features the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), which includes
Brembo braking system with Bosch 10.3ME Cornering ABS, adjustable on three
levels. Cornering ABS makes use of the Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit)
platform, which communicates in real time data concerning lean angles. All this
is to optimize front and rear braking power on both wheels even with the bike
at considerable lean angles, thus preventing serious injuries.
Suspension and Braking
Multistrada V4 range comes with 170 mm wheel travel at the front and 180 mm on
the rear, a particularly generous suspension system which when combined with
the frame layout as well as oil sump shape, guarantees an impressive ground
clearance of 220 mm. Where the Multistrada V4 gets a Marzocchi mechanical
suspension with adjustable fork with 50 mm diameter stanchions and adjustable monoshock
at the rear, the Multistrada V4 S is equipped with semi-active Marzocchi
suspension controlled by the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system. The
latter also allows adjustment of the preload and hydraulic brakes in
compression and extension of the rear shock absorber. Fine adjustment takes
place instantly and is integrated into the Riding Modes or can be personalized
via the on-board computer. The semi-active system interfaces with the sensors
to “read” riding style, as well as road surface conditions and continuously
adjusts the suspension setting. This means a perfect set-up at
whateverconditions, on road and fully loaded as well.
Multistrada V4 features twin 320 mm brake discs at the front, with Brembo M4.32
front calipers while
the Multistrada V4 S is equipped with 330 mm brake discs, along with Brembo
versions come with 19” wheels (120/70 Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres) at the
front and 17” wheels (170/60 Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres) at the back, with
the Multistrada V4 S getting an option for Spoked Wheels,straight from the
factory. The spoked wheels version will come to India later this year.
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