The evolution of the Ducati twin-cylinder Sport Tourer range
NEW DELHI: Luxury motorcycle brand Ducati today announced the launch of its new getaway into the Multistrada family, the Multistrada V2 range comprising the Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, priced at INR 14.65 Lacs and INR 16.65 Lacs, respectively (Both prices ex-showroom India). The new Multistrada V2 is the ideal bike to enjoy every highway, versatile in everyday use and in the city, with the sporty character and unmistakable design that characterizes every Ducati.
Commenting on the launch, Bipul Chandra, Managing Director, Ducati India said,
“The Ducati Multistrada V2 is an all-new model which has been extensively worked on to achieve significant weight reduction on engine and chassis. It also features revisions in design and ergonomics, which blend perfectly with a lighter, tried and tested Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder engine. It’s fun, accessible, and comes with a cutting-edge electronics package, a hallmark of the Ducati motorcycles of the yore. The Multistrada V2 puts the excitement back in the mid Sport touring segment, is built to guarantee long riding hours in the utmost comfort and we’re delighted to introduce it in India!”
With the Multistrada V2 project, Ducati has worked to further evolve the twin-cylinder of the family of Ducati dual bikes, creating a 360° bike that is increasingly intuitive, comfortable, fun, and accessible.
The Multistrada V2 focuses on an elegant and sporty design, perfectly in line with the stylistic and recognizable silhouette of the Ducati Multistrada family. The clean surfaces, the fluid lines, and the difference in size between the front and the rear are the most characteristic features of the bike, which inherits the mirrors, alloy wheels, and brake discs with aluminum flange from the Multistrada V4, resulting in a saving of 2.9 kg in terms of overall weight.
Compared to the previous version, the Multistrada V2 also features new refined graphics that show the name of the bike on both sides. The color range consists of the classic “Ducati Red” color with black rims, available for both the Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, and is completed with the new “Street Grey” livery with black frame and “GP Red” rims, which can only be ordered for the S version.
The engine of the Multistrada V2 is the well-known and much-loved 937 cc Ducati Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder with the desmodromic distribution. This engine, four valves per cylinder, water-cooled, delivers 113 horsepower and approximately 10 kgm of maximum torque in Euro 5 configuration and features an excellent level of reliability.
Consistent and robust, the engine has extended maintenance intervals, with an oil change every 15,000 km and valve clearance checks every 30,000 km.
The evolution of the Testastretta 11° mounted on the new Multistrada V2 features important improvements: new connecting rods, a new 8-disc hydraulic clutch, and an updated gearbox, which guarantees greater fluidity and precision in shifting, also facilitating the engagement of neutral. Even more appreciable progress in use in conjunction with the quick shifter, now with a further optimized operating strategy.
The interventions on the gearbox and clutch, together with the introduction of new connecting rods and new covers, have also brought about a reduction in the total weight of the engine by about 2 kg.
The bike’s ergonomics is the aspect of the Multistrada V2 that has undergone the biggest revamp from the Multistrada 950. Some key elements have been redesigned in order to make the bike even more accessible, helping to improve the high standards of comfort it offers in all areas of use (touring, commuting, and urban).
The seat has been modified in shape to allow the rider to move easily along the longitudinal axis and is now narrower and more comfortable. This feature, together with a reduction of the height by 10 mm (830 mm) makes it much easier to place your feet on the ground when the bike is stationary and allows you to make confident maneuvers even when fully loaded.
The distance between the seat and the asphalt can be further reduced up to 790 mm by mounting the low saddle accessory in combination with the lowered suspension kit.
The riding position is now more comfortable with the new footpegs inherited from the Multistrada V4 which, thanks to a 10 mm increase in distance from the seat, ensure the right amount of room for taller riders, preventing them from bending their legs excessively, and thus allowing a more comfortable position during long journeys.
The bike’s chassis is agile and intuitive, with a 19″ front wheel that ensures a smooth, comfortable ride, always with the right level of reactivity and precision. Extremely versatile, the bike is also ideal for urban use, thanks to the effectiveness of the Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO semi-active suspension system (standard on the S version), which is based on a 48 mm SACHS fork and a SACHS rear shock absorber, both electronic, with the possibility of adjusting the hydraulic brake in compression and extension in a continuous manner according to a semi-active control approach capable of absorbing roughness and unevenness of the ground and always guaranteeing the ideal set-up of the vehicle, improving safety and comfort.
The aluminum alloy wheels are the same as those of the Multistrada V4 with sizes of 3.0” x 19” at the front and 4.5” x 17” at the rear, which thanks to a weight of 1.7 kg less than those of the Multistrada 950 ensure greater agility. The tyres are Pirelli Scorpion Trail II, 120/70 ZR19 at the front and 170/60 ZR17 at the rear.
The weight reduction work conducted on the bike has made it possible to obtain a final dry weight of 199 kg (202 kg for the S version), 5 kg less than the Multistrada 950. The engine has lost about 2 kg. Among the vehicle components, the new rims stand out, together with the Multistrada V4 mirrors (- 0.7 kg) and the front brake disc flanges, now in aluminum (- 0.5 kg). In addition, with regard to the wheel rims, new spoked rims are also available as an accessory, also significantly lighter.
As for the suspension, the Multistrada V2 is equipped with a 48 mm diameter upside-down KYB front fork with 170 mm travel, dedicated cast end caps, adjustable spring preload, and a hydraulic brake for rebound and compression.
At the rear, there is a SACHS shock absorber that connects the swingarm to the left cast subframe, which is also remotely adjustable in spring preload with a hydraulic press and hydraulic brake in rebound and compression. The spring is progressive, with a consequent increase in riding comfort even with the vehicle fully loaded. The rear-wheel travel is 170 mm.
The entire Multistrada V2 family is equipped with Brembo brakes with ABS Cornering function. The front system features Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers with four 32 mm diameter pistons and two pads, a radial pump with adjustable levers, and a double 320 mm front disc with aluminum flanges. At the rear, we can find a single 265 mm diameter disc on which a floating Brembo caliper works.
In 2010, the Multistrada was the first motorcycle in the world equipped with Riding Modes, which allow you to choose between different pre-set modes to optimize vehicle behavior based on the rider’s riding style and environmental conditions.
The Multistrada V2 features four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro), each of which benefits from the presence of the Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) platform to act on the intervention levels of ABS Cornering, modifying the character of the bike depending on the choices of the rider.
The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) of the Multistrada V2 is adjustable on eight levels, while ABS Cornering is adjustable on three and at level 1 it offers “only front” (non-cornering) functionality. The Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) system helps the rider in uphill starting phases. It activates when the user, with the motorcycle stationary and with the side stand retracted, applies high pressure on the front brake lever or on the rear brake pedal and is able to keep the vehicle stationary by actively intervening on the rear brake. This feature turns off automatically after 30 seconds, if not used.
The Multistrada V2 sports an aggressive front headlight, typical of the motorcycles of the Multistrada family. At the rear there is an LED tail-light, which uses the Ducati Brake Light system (already developed on the Multistrada V4): in the event of hard braking during an emergency stop, this system automatically activates the flashing of the rear light in order to appropriately signal an abrupt slowdown to the following vehicles, thus contributing to the overall safety of the motorcycle.
In the S version, the headlamp is full-LED, equipped with the Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) function which optimizes the lighting of the roadway when cornering based on the inclination of the motorcycle.
On the Multistrada V2, automatic deactivation of the indicators is available depending on the lean angle. Thanks to the use of the IMU inertial platform, the indicators go out after completing the turn or after prolonged cornering.
The dashboard of the Multistrada V2 consists of a large, high-visibility LCD. The S version, on the other hand, features a high resolution 5″ color TFT display, with an intuitive interface that makes it easy to navigate the menu, together with the Cruise Control, the Hands-Free system, and the Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down. Both versions integrate with the Ducati Multimedia System.
Key improvements on the Multistrada V2, from the outgoing model:
New Livery & New ColourEngine – Testastretta 11°New Connecting Rods – 0.17 kgs lighterNew Gear Drum and smoother fork for updated quick shifter strategy – lighter by 0.11 kgsNew 8-disc hydraulic clutch, smoother operation – lighter by 1.51 KgsNew Clutch Cover – 0.25 Kgs lighterNew Seat with lesser Height – 830 mm (-10mm) & improved inner leg (-40mm)The low seat and Low suspension kit available as an accessoryNew Rider footpegs with thinner rubber pads (-10mm)New Rims (as MTS V4 – 1.7 kgs)Lighter spoked wheels available as accessoriesNew Mirrors (Same as MTS V4) and lighter by 0.7Kgs
Ducati Multistrada V2
ColorsDucati Red with gloss black frame and black rims
Main standard equipment937 cc Testastretta 11° engine with 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and 94 Nm at 6,750 rpm *Exhaust with a single silencerTubular steel trellis frame with cast aluminum double-sided swingarmSeat height 830 mmHeight-adjustable Plexiglas20-liter fuel tank capacityCast alloy wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres, 120/70 ZR19 at the front and 170/60 ZR17 at the rearFully adjustable 48 mm fork, 170 mm travelFully adjustable shock absorber, 170 mm travel4 Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro)Ducati Safety Pack (ABS Cornering Bosch 3 levels, DTC 8 levels)Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)LCD instrumentationDucati Brake LightDucati Multimedia System (DMS) available as an accessoryDucati Quick Shift Up & Down (DQS) available as an accessory
Ducati Multistrada V2 S
ColorsDucati Red with black frame and black wheel rims with red tagsStreet Grey with black frame and “GP Red” wheel rims
Main standard equipment – same as Multistrada V2 with the following additions:Hands-Free SystemSemi-active electronic suspension with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) systemDucati Quick Shift Up & Down (DQS)Full-LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) systemCruise ControlDashboard with 5″color TFT screenBacklit handlebar controls
Side panniers, heated grips, a center stand, and spoked wheels are available as an accessory.
Priced at INR 14.65 Lacs, the Multistrada V2 is available in Ducati Red with a gloss black frame and black rims. The Multistrada V2 S has priced at INR 16.65 Lacs for the Ducati Red paint scheme with black frame and black wheel rims with red tags and INR 16.84 Lacs for Street Grey with black frame and “GP Red” wheel rims. Bookings are now open across all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata & Chennai and deliveries will begin immediately. All prices are Ex-Showroom India.
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