- New Multistrada V4 available in India from Rs 18.99 lakh onwards
- Multistrada V4 S gets radar based cruise control system
- Rivals the BMW R 1250 GS range
Ducati India has updated its product portfolio with the launch of the new Multistrada V4 range. The flagship adventure tourer from the Italian two-wheeler manufacturer will be available in two variants, the Multistrada V4 and the Multistrada V4 S in the Indian market. The base model (Ducati Red) has been priced at Rs 18.99 lakh while the more premium, S variant (Ducati Red) will be available at Rs 23.10 lakh. The Aviator Grey colour option on the Multistrada V4 S is available at Rs 23.30 lakh.
Mechanical specifications on both variants would be identical. The BS6-compliant 1,158cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine makes 168bhp of maximum power at 10,000rpm and 125Nm of peak torque at 8,750rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed transmission. The oil change interval is scheduled for every 15,000km while a valve clearance check and eventual adjustment are required every 60,000km.
Similar to the mechanical specifications, the styling, too, will be identical on both variants. The new Multistrada V4 series retains the overall silhouette of its predecessor, the Multistrada 1260. However, the new model gets revised proportions and compactness to favour the combination of form and function.
The adventure tourer comes equipped with a twin-pod headlight design, a semi-fairing, an adjustable windscreen, a 22-litre fuel tank, split-style seats, side-slung exhaust, and a double-sided swingarm. Both variants are built around an aluminium monocoque frame and they ride on 19-inch front/17-inch rear wheels.
The new Multistrada V4 is also 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. Other 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.
All prices are ex-showroom, India