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Ducati Multistrada V4

Ducati Multistrada V4 is a bike available at a price range of Rs. 21,48,000 - Rs. 31,48,000 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 6 colours. It is powered by a 1158 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,158 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight240 kg

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VariantPriceSpecifications

Multistrada V4 Standard

 21,48,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Multistrada V4 S

 26,73,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak

 31,48,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Ducati Multistrada V4 Summary

Multistrada V4 key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,158 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 240 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 litres
Seat Height 840 mm
Max Power 167.62 bhp

About Multistrada V4

Ducati Multistrada V4 is a bike available at a starting price of Rs. 21,48,000 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 6 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 31,48,000. The Ducati Multistrada V4 is powered by 1158cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 167.62 bhp and a torque of 125 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Ducati Multistrada V4 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Multistrada V4 bike weighs 240 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 22 liters.

Ducati has launched the new Multistrada V4 and the Multistrada V4 S in the Indian market. The base model is available in a single colour option (Ducati Red) while the S variant has been listed in two paint choices (Ducati Red and Aviator Grey).

Both variants use a BS6-compliant 1,158cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 168bhp of power at 10,000rpm and 125Nm of peak torque at 8,750rpm. The oil change interval is scheduled every 15,000km while a valve clearance check and eventual adjustment are required every 60,000km. The motor is linked to a six-speed transmission.

The styling, too, is identical on both variants. The new Multistrada V4 series retains the overall silhouette of its predecessor, the Multistrada 1260, although the new model gets revised proportions and compactness. The flagship adventure tourer of the Italian brand comes equipped with a twin-pod headlight, a semi-fairing, an adjustable windscreen, a 22-litre fuel tank, split-style seats, side-slung exhaust, and a double-sided swingarm. Unlike the old model, the new variants ride on 19-inch front/17-inch rear wheels.

The new Multistrada V4 S is the first motorcycle in the Indian market to benefit from a front and rear radar system. The new radar tech brings features like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) to the motorcycle. The electronic aids, which work with the inertial platform (IMU), include ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), and Ducati Traction Control (DTC). The S variant further benefits from Cornering Lights (DCL), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), and the electronically adjustable, semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) control system with Autoleveling function.
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Ducati Multistrada V4 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • V4 engine is extremely powerful
    • Gets segment first radar-based cruise control
    • Excellent city and highway comfort
  • Could be Better

    • Priced quite high 
    • Expensive to maintain 
    • Limited sales, service reach  

BikeWale's Take

The Multistrada V4 is one high performance adventure touring motorcycle. The combination of 170bhp motor, top-spec electronics and components, along with great seating ergonomics and comfort makes it one enticing motorcycle. But like other Ducatis, this bike too is priced quite high and is expensive to maintain. 

Ducati Multistrada V4 Review

The first time I ever experienced the Multistrada was around a few years ago. Then it was called the Multistrada 1200S and it had all the bells and whistles. Luckily for me, I had the bike for a few days and had the opportunity to ride it over almost 1500kms which obviously I did. But there was a problem that arised after the ride.

Intro

Ducati Multistrada V4 Right Side View

Pros: Excellent engine with lots of torque, loaded with electronics, highway manners are top notch

Cons: Unnerving to ride off-road

The first time I ever experienced the Multistrada was around a few years ago. Then it was called the Multistrada 1200S and it had all the bells and whistles. Luckily for me, I had the bike for a few days and had the opportunity to ride it over almost 1500kms which obviously I did. But there was a problem that arised after the ride. I just couldn’t like any other adventure tourers. I mean, I like them but the Multistrada 1200S was so good that I just couldn’t get comfortable with any other motorcycle. And now, I think I’m about the make a similar mistake – say hello to the Multistrada V4S – one  of the most powerful and feature rich adventure tourers on this planet.

Ducati Multistrada V4 Front View

Quality

Ducati Multistrada V4 Right Side View

The Italians have a flair for taking things slow when it comes to motorcycles, but they do it the right way. It takes some time to get the best of quality out, and it’s the same story at Ducati. The company focuses a lot on getting the premium quality out, and it’s obviously seen on the Multistrada. The paint quality, the chassis welds, and the usage of plastics – all have been worked on with finesse to bring out the best experience possible. Even the basic black plastics have some kind of premiumness in it. 

Comfort

Ducati Multistrada V4 Left Front Three Quarter

Just a while ago, I talked about how intimidating this bike looks from far. But does it look same to the rider? Well, not really! Let me just swing my leg over first. As you can see, I’m neatly sitting in the bike and that gives a sense of confidence. I can reach the handlebar with ease. The bar is slightly tilted towards me and I find this setting quite perfect. You also have the option to tweak this reach the way you want. For off-road, I will definitely change the settings. But right now, this is perfect for me.  

Now coming to the seat height – well, this one right here is 840mm which could be a problem for a lot of Indians. But Ducati does offer lower seat options as well.  

Ducati Multistrada V4 Left Side View

In terms of seating comfort, well, the Multistrada has always been known to offer top-class seats and it’s the same story with this one. The feel, the touch, the cushioning – it’s all excellent – on the rider’s seat as well as on the pillion. 

Performance

Ducati Multistrada V4 Engine From Right

The engine on the Multistrada is the one that we also see on the Panigale and the Streetfighter. But makes 55cc more from 1103cc to 1158cc. It also makes less power at 170bhp at 10,500rpm instead of over 200bhp at 12,750rpm. The torque figures are similar to that of the Streetfighter but it makes all of it at lower revs. What I really loved about this engine is that it retains the twin pulse firing order and interval for that V-twin feel. It also deactivates the rear two cylinders at standstill for better heat management and trust me when I say this, but this feature is such a brilliant move. Because this Ducati doesn’t heat up like the other models and that is such a boon especially while riding in the city.  

And then there's feel. This motor offers tonnes of refinement and smoothness. Something that makes it addictive. But the addiction gets to a new level when you open that throttle. This engine wants you to ride hard all the time. It has a race intent and that’s why you will see a lot of riders take the bike to the racetrack. 

Ducati Multistrada V4 Engine From Left

Also, for the first time in many years, Ducati has used valve springs instead of Desmo valve gear – it’s just cheaper and lighter to make. Plus, it increases the service intervals - something that is needed for a fast tourer like the Multistrada V4S. Ducati decided to chuck the enduro variant and offer some off-road capabilities on this model itself. That’s why you see a 19-inch front and not a 17-inch that we have seen in the older models. I guess the idea was to reduce the number of variants, maybe because the Enduro didn’t sell much. But was that a good call? Well. 

Ducati Multistrada V4 Left Front Three Quarter

Now you need to understand that the Multistrada V4S is a large bike and it tips the scale at 240kgs. Plus, when I look at this motorcycle, I just don’t feel like riding it hard off-road. Maybe it’s due to those large body panels and the costs of fixing it haunting me. But this bike can surely do mild off-roading really well. So things like riding on dirt trails, sand, and ruts – all these things this bike does it superb. But if you want to ride really hard off-road that means lots of jump, some crazy U-turns or maybe even some fast corners – it’s quite unnerving. Even though the bike has lots of electronics and a special Enduro mode for these needs, the size and the weight of the bike does make things little difficult.  

Ducati Multistrada V4 Front View

After riding the 1200S for 1500kms a few years ago, I realized one thing – there’s a big market for bikes that lets you tour in comfort and style. And now with the Multistrada V4S, things have gone to a whole new level.  

Ducati Multistrada V4 Right Side View

I’ll first talk about the most exciting feature of all – the radar guidance system. The box that you see upfront is the latest tech in the world of motorcycling. This system is needed for the adaptive cruise control. What this feature does is, it lets you follow a vehicle ahead with enough distance – distance that you can set it from four options. So if the vehicle up front slows down, the bike will automatically slow down as well. And if the vehicle speeds up, the V4S will linearly increase the speed too. This system works flawlessly and is a boon for highway touring. Btw, there’s a radar system at the back too. This one is needed for the blind spot detection. There are two amber lights positioned on the mirrors. So when the system detects someone coming close to you at the back and is at a total blind spot, the lights lit up, making you aware of the vehicles around you. I used this feature in the city as well as on the highway and it’s such a boon to have it. This tech is so good that every motorcycle should come with one.  

Ducati Multistrada V4 Front View

Now coming to the highway manners, well, the bike is extremely planted. High speed rides are extremely stable. There’s good feedback from the front. There’s some wind buffeting but you have the option of adjusting the screen using this handle and you can use just a finger and can be done easily on the go. We managed to clock couple of hundred kms in a day and the overall fatigue level was almost nonexistent. 

Technology

Ducati Multistrada V4 TFT / Instrument Cluster

This part could take a while because we are going to talk about features and it’s a Ducati. So their bikes are always loaded with top-spec stuff. First, I’m going to talk about electronics. This bike right here gets Ducati’s EVO system – that means it has the multiple traction control levels, cornering ABS, wheelie control and also bi-directional quickshifter. There’s also multiple riding modes – sports, touring, urban and enduro. Each modes have individual settings associated. So every time you change the mode, you get a completely different motorcycle experience. There’s also cornering lamps which is a boon in case you are riding in some hilly terrain. 

Ducati Multistrada V4 Handlebar Clamp

Now coming to the suspension system – well, it is all electronic. The compression, rebound, damping and preload – all can be adjusted by using a few buttons. To make life easier, Ducati has given a total of four suspension settings – rider, rider with luggage, rider and a pillion and finally – rider with pillion and all the luggage. I found this system to be practical, useable and more importantly – likeable.  

The 6.5-inch full colour TFT screen is excellent. It houses lots of information and shows them in a neatly and easy way. I found this screen to be intuitive. Also, there’s navigation on this one and you can explore more of it once you connect your phone. 

Fuel Efficiency

Ducati Multistrada V4 Right Side View

In the city, this Ducati guzzles fuel a bit more than you’d expect. I got around 15kmpl in the city traffic, but on the highways, this Multistrada can give you more than 20kmpl, depending on your riding style. So with a fuel tank capacity of 22 litres, the bike can be ridden for approximately 350kms in a tank full, but in touring scenarios. 

Verdict

Ducati Multistrada V4 Front View

Now it is time to give our verdict. But let me first tell you how much this bike is going to cost. This variant right here is priced at Rs 27 lakh on-road Mumbai and I genuinely don’t remember the last time I said this for a big bike, but the Multistrada V4S offers lots of value at 27 lakh. The bike is supremely comfortable – be it in the city or on the highway. Even the pillion will be quite happy sitting at the back for long hours. 

Ducati Multistrada V4 Right Front Three Quarter

And then there are tonnes of features – features that are not just there for marketing purposes but they are practical and works quite efficiently. My personal favourite is the Blind Spot Deduction system. Then there’s also this styling that gets attention every single minute. You are almost like a star whenever you are on that saddle. But the most important aspect of the bike – the performance. 170bhp of pure performance. This engine is smooth. Offers lots of refinement and grunt all throughout. In short, if you are in the world of adventure touring, you should find ways to own the Ducati Multistrada V4S one day. Well, I am. 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Ducati Multistrada V4 mileage

As per ARAI, the average of Multistrada V4 is 15 kmpl.

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Multistrada V4 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

    Max Power 167.62 bhp @ 10,500 rpm

    Max Torque 125 Nm @ 8,750 rpm

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 1,158 cc

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 4

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 83 mm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 53.5 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 4

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 14.0:1

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. CDI

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. Wet Multiplate with Assist and Slipper Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 22 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. 4 litres

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. 330 Km

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. 15 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. --

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. 180 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 170/60 - ZR17

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 265 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 4 Piston, Rear - 2 Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 120/70 - ZR19

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 42 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 42 psi

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. 50mm fully adjustable usd fork

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Fully adjustable monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 240 kg

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 2,301 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 1,020 mm

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,567 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 218 mm

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 840 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. 1,520 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. Aluminum monocoque frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Unlimited Km

Features

Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. Yes

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. Yes

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Automatic Headlight On feature keeps the main headlamp of the vehicle running all the time. This improves the visibility of a motorcycle/scooter in the rear-view mirror of vehicle ahead. Yes

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Digital

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Digital

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. Yes

Stepped Seat In a stepped seat layout, the pillion seat is slightly taller than the rider seat. Yes

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V -10Ah

Headlight TypeLED

Brake/Tail LightLED

Turn SignalLED

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresRiding Modes, Power Modes, ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Daytime Running Light, Ducati Brake Light

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FAQs about Ducati Multistrada V4

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Ducati Multistrada V4 in 2023?

    A: The 2023 on-road price of Ducati Multistrada V4 in Delhi is Rs. 24,14,432. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Ducati Multistrada V4 or Ducati Multistrada V2?

    A: Ducati Multistrada V4 is priced at Rs. 21,48,000, has a 1158 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 240 kg, whereas, the price of Ducati Multistrada V2 is Rs. 16,05,000 with a 937 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 222 kg. You can compare Ducati Multistrada V4 vs Ducati Multistrada V2 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Ducati Multistrada V4?

    A: Ducati Multistrada V4 is available in 6 colours which are Ducati Red, Ducati Red (S), Aviator Grey, Sport Livery, Pikes Peak Livery and Iceberg White. You can check all the colour images of Ducati Multistrada V4.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Ducati Multistrada V4?

    A: Ducati Multistrada V4 is a Tourer bike that weighs 240 kg, has a 1158 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 22 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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