Ducati has finally launched the replacement for the Multistrada 950 in the form of the new Multistrada V2 in India. In this article, we tell you all that you need to know about the motorcycle in the five points.
Ducati has priced the Multistrada V2 at Rs 14.65 lakh, ex-showroom. Meanwhile, the top-spec V2 S costs Rs 16.65 lakh. This makes it Rs 1.16 lakh more expensive than the now discontinued Multistrada 950 S. As for its competition, the Triumph Tiger 900 GT costs Rs 13.90 lakh while the BMW F900 XR retails at Rs 12.30 lakh, both prices ex-showroom.
Ducati has plonked in the same 937cc, Testastretta engine from the Multistrada 950. This motor produces 111.5bhp- which is the same as the outgoing bike. However, the torque output has increased from 94Nm to 96Nm on the new Multistrada V2. In addition to that, Ducati has also lowered the weight of the Multistrada V2, making it 5kg lighter than the 950.
The electronics package on the new Ducati Multistrada V2 is no different from the one on the Multistrada 950. Hence, it comes with Ducati Traction Control, cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control, and four riding modes. And the Multistrada V2 S variant also benefits from the Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO that is a semi-active suspension system, Ducati Cornering Lights and Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down. The motorcycle also gets a five-inch colour TFT display, cruise control system, and backlit handlebar controls as standard.
While the Skyhook system takes care of suspension duties, the anchoring hardware on the Multistrada V2 includes twin 320mm discs with Brembo monobloc callipers at the front and a single 265mm disc with Brembo calliper for the rear. Similar to the 950, this Multistrada, too, rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels.
Not much has changed in the styling department with the Multistrada V2 getting the same bodywork and elements as the outgoing model. However, as part of the update, the Multistrada V2 does get a new colour option in the S variant that sets it apart from the Multistrada 950.