Upcoming Ducati Multistrada V4 spied again, this time on trails
Ducati's upcoming adventurous offering, the Multistrada V4 has been recently spied being ridden on trails, at what looks like a test facility near the Italian motorcycle manufacturer's plant. The images of the Multistrada V4 that you are seeing below along with the previous spotting reveal that the motorcycle is close to production-ready and Ducati could be readying it for an early 2021 launch.
While there were reports of Ducati working on one single version of the Multistrada V4 instead of two different versions, road and Enduro off-road. The spied motorcycles state otherwise. The Multistrada V4 that was spotted earlier this year, had alloy wheels along with touring luggage in the form of the top box. The version in these pictures sports cross-spoked wheels with possibly a 19-inch front, as presently seen on the 1260 Enduro. Also, the test bike was shod with off-road biased block pattern tyres. The other update will be in the suspension setup, wherein a conventional swingarm has replaced the single-sided unit, which was also seen on the smaller Multistrada 950.
The headlining bit about the Ducati Multistrada V4 has to be the engine. There is a possibility of Ducati working an all-new V4 engine rather than having a detuned version of the 1262cc unit from the Panigale. The current Multi develops 160PS of power from its 1262cc engine and with the Stradale, it might stake its claim as the most-powerful adventure motorcycle. It is being speculated that a new 1103cc Stradale 90degree V4 could put out an impressive 200PS or more, depending on the state of tune.
Further, the Ducati Multistrada V4 will come an extensive suite of electronics including riding modes, multiple levels of traction control, cornering ABS, all powered by a six-axis IMU. It might also get radar-based cruise control sourced from its parent - Audi. The TFT instrumentation too could be updated. The evident changes in the terms of aesthetics are the new LED lights as well as side panels.
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