Ducati today launched the Multistrada V2 range comprising the Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, priced at Rs 14.65 lacs and Rs 16.65 lacs, respectively (both prices are ex-showroom in India).
Ducati Multistrada V2 color options include the classic 'Ducati Red' with black trim (available in both variants), while the V2 S variant gets a new 'Street Gray' color with black frame and 'GP Red' rims.
With a sportier design and improved graphics, the Multistrada V2 has an 8-disc hydraulic clutch and a new gearbox. Interventions in the gearbox and clutch, along with the introduction of new connecting rods and new covers, reduced the total engine weight by about 2 kg.
The Multistrada V2 features a powerful headlight and LED taillight that uses the Ducati brake lighting system for severe emergency braking. Speaking of the V2 S, it has a full LED headlight with Ducati Cornering headlights to improve road lighting.
In terms of technological features, the Ducati Multistrada V2 comes with a large, high definition LCD screen. The V2 S version, on the other hand, has a 5-inch HD color TFT display with an intuitive interface for menu navigation, cruise control, handsfree and Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down. Both versions are integrated with the Ducati multimedia system.
The Multistrada V2 is available with four Riding modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro), each of which benefits from Bosch's Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) platform to act on the intervention levels of ABS Cornering.
The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) on the Multistrada V2 can be adjusted in eight levels, while ABS Cornering is adjustable in three levels and in Level 1 it offers "front only" (no cornering) functions. The Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) system assists the rider in the ascent stages.
The Multistrada V2 engine is a 937 cc, 11-degree, twin-cylinder Ducati Testastretta, water-cooled, generating 113 hp and about 98 Nm of maximum torque in a Euro 5 configuration. The engine has long service intervals, with oil changes every 15,000 km and valve clearances checked every 30,000 km.
The aluminum alloy wheels are the same as the Multistrada V4 wheels, measuring 3.0" x 19" up front and 4.5" x 17" in the rear. The tyres are Pirelli Scorpion Trail II, 120/70 ZR19 at the front and 170/60 ZR17 at the rear. Additionally, it also features the standard Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO semi-active suspension on the S model.
In terms of suspension, the Multistrada V2 is equipped with a 48 mm diameter upside-down KYB front fork with 170 mm travel. At the rear is a SACHS shock absorber that connects the swivel lever to the left-hand cast subframe, which can also be remotely adjusted to spring preload using a hydraulic piston and hydraulic brake in the event of rebound and compression.
The Multistrada V2 receives Brembo brakes with ABS. The front system features Brembo M4-32 monobloc calipers with four 32mm-diameter and two-piston calipers, a radial pump with adjustable levers and 320mm dual-flanged front discs. At the rear, the bike has a single 265mm disc backed by floating Brembo calipers.