DUCATI MULTISTRADA V2 AND V2 S REVEALED | MANUFACTURER NEWS
Ducati launches all-new Multistrada V2 and V2 S
Ducati has continued the evolution of the Multistrada family with the development of an all-new Multistrada V2 and V2 S that offers greater performance, lighter weight and an advanced electronics package.
During the development phases of the Multistrada V2, the main points of focus were ergonomics, weight reduction, engine updates and a series of upgrades that follow Ducati’s philosophy of “continuous improvement”.
The new Multistrada V2 is equipped with the latest evolution of the 937 cc Testastretta 11° unit. The desmodromic distribution engine, four valves per cylinder, water-cooled, delivers 83kW of power at 9000 rpm and 96Nm of torque at 7750 rpm. Ducati has extended the maintenance intervals, with oil changes now due every 15,000 km and valve clearance checks performed every 30,000 km.
The evolution of the Testastretta 11° mounted on the new Multistrada V2 features important improvements: new connecting rods, new 8-disc hydraulic clutch and an updated gearbox, which guarantees greater fluidity and precision in shifting via the standard quickshifter, and also facilitating the engagement of neutral.
The Multistrada V2 rolls on a 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel, held in place by fully adjustable 48mm front forks and rear monoshock, while the Multistrada V2 S utilises Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO semi-active suspension system.
The height has been reduced to 830 mm, with a redesigned seat shape which is now narrower and more compact between the rider’s legs to allow you to easily touch the ground with your feet thanks to an inseam arch of only 1790mm, with a low seat and a lowered suspension kit available in the Ducati Performance catalogue reducing seat height to 790mm.
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 also for taller riders, preventing them from bending their legs excessively, and combines with a new seat design that provides improved comfort, especially during long journeys.
Another key area of improvement is the reduction in the bike’s weight which, through work on many elements, has resulted in a reduction of 5 kg in weight compared to the Multistrada 950.
The engine update has produced a saving of about 2 kg, including the clutch (1.5 kg) and its cover, gearbox drum and connecting rods. Various parts of the vehicle have been lightened, including the mirrors, derived from Multistrada V4, the front brake disc flanges and the rims: the new Multistrada V2 wheels, derived from the Multistrada V4, are about 1.7 kg lighter. Spoked wheels are also available in the Ducati Performance catalogue, which are also significantly lighter.
The Multistrada V2 is equipped as standard with a state-of-the-art electronic package that includes Cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control, which makes starting on sloping roads easy, Ducati Traction Control, the four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro) configurable by the user and the new featured Ducati Brake Light system which, in the event of sudden braking, automatically activates the flashing of the rear light in order to signal the condition of sudden slowing down appropriately.
The S version also features Ducati Skyhook electronic suspension, Cruise Control, full-LED headlight equipped with Ducati Cornering Lights function which optimizes the illumination of the roadway based on the lean of the motorcycle, Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down, Hands Free system, a high resolution 5” colour TFT dashboard with an intuitive interface and backlit handlebar controls.
The colour range consists of the classic “Ducati Red” colour with black rims, available for both Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, together with the new “Street Grey” livery with black frame and “GP Red” rims, which can only be ordered for the version S.
For the Multistrada V2 family there are two trim levels that can be ordered directly from the factory. The Essential trim is available for both Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, while the Travel trim, with side bags, heated grips and central stand, can only be ordered for the S version.
Ducati Multistrada V2
o Ducati Red with gloss black frame and black rims
• Main standard equipment
o 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine with 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and 94 Nm at 6,750 rpm *
o Exhaust with single silencer
o Tubular steel trellis frame with cast aluminium double-sided swingarm
o Seat height 830 mm
o Height-adjustable Plexiglas
o 20-litre fuel tank capacity
o Cast alloy wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres, 120/70 ZR19 at the front and 170/60 ZR17 at the rear
o Fully adjustable 48 mm fork, 170 mm travel
o Fully adjustable shock absorber, 170 mm travel
o 4 Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro)
o Ducati Safety Pack (ABS Cornering Bosch 3 levels, DTC 8 levels)
o Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)
o LCD instrumentation
o Ducati Brake Light
o Ready for Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
o Ready for Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down (DQS)
Available in Essential trim
Ducati Multistrada V2 S
o Ducati Red with black frame and black wheel rims with red tags
o Street Grey with black frame and “GP Red” wheel rims
• Main standard equipment – like Multistrada V2 with the addition of:
o Hands Free System
o Semi-active electronic suspension with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system
o Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down (DQS)
o Full-LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) system
o Cruise Control
o Dashboard with 5″colour TFT screen
o Backlit handlebar controls