Italian motorcycle maker Ducati is all set to bring in its flagship adventure motorcycle – the Multistrada V4, which will debut in India on July 22 and rival the recently updated BMW R 1250 GS and the Harley-Davidson Pan America.
Ducati India will launch the Multistrada V4 on July 22. Last week, Ducati officially commenced pre-bookings for the Multistrada V4 at a token amount of Rs 1 lakh. The company has also confirmed that it will provide test ride vehicles in all major cities, including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Pune.
Following are a few things to expect from the upcoming flagship adventure motorcycle:
Engine & Chassis
The Multistrada V4 uses a newly developed 1,158cc ‘V4 Granturismo’ engine. In the international market, this new engine produces 168bhp at 10,000rpm and 125Nm at 8,750rpm, and the India-spec model is expected to feature the engine in the same state of tune. The gearbox here is a six-speed unit. The engine is housed in a newly developed monocoque chassis. The motorcycle also gets a revised swing arm.
The bike's electronics include IMU-based cornering-ABS, wheelie control, Traction control, and vehicle hold control. The international model also gets adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot detection system. The India-spec 2021 Multistrada V4 is likely to come equipped with adaptive cruise control and blind-spot detection. The dashboard will house a 5-inch TFT screen, equipped with a navigation system.
Ducati has equipped the Multistrada V4 with 50mm Up-Side Down forks at the front and a fully adjustable monoshock at the rear, both of which have been sourced from Marzocchi. Two 320mm discs at the front and a 265mm disc at the rear take care of braking duties. It will have a 19-inch wheel at the front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear. Ducati will most likely give an option to upgrade to spoke-wire wheels with its flagship ADV. The top-spec model will be equipped with Ducati’s semi-active self-levelling ‘sky-hook' suspension.
The Ducati Multistrada V4 will step into the Indian market alongside the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS. The German flagship adventure motorcycle was recently updated with a few features, and you can read about them by clicking here. The prices for the 2021 BMW R 1250 GS start at Rs 20.45 lakh (ex-showroom), which is the same as before.
There is also the Harley-Davidson Pan America on sale, which will directly rival the Ducati Multistrada V4. The American ADV asks for a more affordable sticker price of Rs 16.90 lakh (ex-showroom) than the rivals.
Pricing & Model
In the international market, there are a total of three variants of the flagship Multistrada – the V4, V4 S, and V4 S Sport. Ducati India might give the Multistrada V4 S Sport a miss and will probably launch the V4 and V4 S. The price of the standard Multistrada V4 is expected to be in the range of Rs 20 – 21 lakh (ex-showroom). The V4 S variant is likely to be priced Rs 2.5 – 3 lakh higher than the standard model.