The new Ducati Multistrada V2 is a direct competitor to other high-end ADVs such as the BMW F 850 GS and the Triumph Tiger 900 GT.
The 2022 Multistrada V2 was launched in India at a starting price of Rs 14.65 lakh (ex-showroom). It comes in two versions: standard and S, with the latter costing Rs Rs 16.65 lakh (ex-showroom). The adventure tourer made its global debut in September of last year, replacing the Multistrada 950, which was discontinued.
However, in India, the Multistrada was only available in the fully loaded S trim, which cost Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom), making the new Multistrada V2 more affordable. Over its predecessor, the adventure bike has a number of upgrades and improvements.
Ergonomics of the Ducati Multistrada V2
In terms of appearance, the new Multi V2 is very similar to the older Multi 950. It gets new body graphics and colour options, with the updated palette including “Ducati Red” as standard for both trims and black rims as an option. Special order options include a new “Street Grey” livery with a black frame and GP Red wheel rims for the top-spec S variant.
The ADV’s ergonomics have been improved to make it more accessible for all types of riding, including touring, off-roading, and urban commutes. The seat shape has been changed, and the seat height has been reduced by 10mm to 830mm, making it easier to put one’s feet on the ground. Thanks to a lighter engine, wheels, and other components, the new bike is also 5kg lighter than its predecessor.
Specifications and features of the powertrain
The powertrain has been overhauled, and now features a 937cc Ducati Testastretta twin-cylinder engine with Desmodromic distribution. This engine produces 113 horsepower at 9000 rpm and 94 Nm at 6750 rpm and is mated to a new 6-speed transmission. It also gets a new engine cover and an eight-disc, hydraulic slip-and-assist clutch.
In terms of features, the Multistrada V2 has four riding modes: Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro. It has an electronics package that compares traction control, a hill-hold function, an LCD instrument console, and cornering ABS. A full-LED headlight with Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) system, a 5.0-inch TFT dash, backlit switches, a hands-free system, cruise control, and a bi-directional quick-shifter are all included in the top-spec S variant.
Multistrada V2 hardware configurations have not been changed. A trellis frame with a double-sided aluminium swingarm, similar to the Multistrada 950, supports it. This frame is equipped with 48mm upside-down front forks and a mono-shock at the rear in the standard version. The Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO semi-active suspension system is standard on the S model.
Both variants have fully adjustable suspension, but the standard bike’s is done manually, whereas the S variant’s is done electronically. Brembo monobloc callipers at both ends and a dual-channel ABS assist the 320mm discs up front and a single 265mm disc at the rear, which are both chewed by Brembo monobloc callipers.