2021 Ducati Multistrada V4: what to expect?

The Italian motorcycle maker, Ducati, is all set to bring in its flagship adventure motorcycle. The Multistrada V4 will debut in India on July 22 and rival the recently updated BMW R 1250 GS along with the Harley-Davidson Pan America.

By Aditya Jadhav | on July 21, 2021 Follow us on Autox Google News

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:

Ducati Multistrada V4 Rear Three Quarter Static

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.

Ducati Multistrada V4 S Screen



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 Multistrada V4 Cornering Motion Shot

Cycle parts

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. 

BMW R 1250 GS A Side Shot Static


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.

Harley Davidson Pan America India Listed On India Website

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.

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