The Ducati Multistrada V4 will debut with Adaptive Cruise Control, courtesy of front & rear radar fitment.
In September last year, Ducati had covertly confirmed that the Multistrada V4 was in the works and could be launched in 2021. The announcement was made at the time when Ducati had delivered the 1,00,000th unit of the Multistrada to a German customer.
Despite any potential delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Ducati has today confirmed that the Multistrada V4 has officially entered production and will be revealed to the world on 4th November. The details of the new V4 engine, though, will be revealed on October 15th. However, with the Panigale V4 and Streetfighter V4 already out, we have a fair idea of what to expect from the new V4 motor on the Multistrada in terms of performance figures.
While the final specs will be revealed with the bike, Ducati has confirmed one detail for now – the Multistrada V4 will debut with front and rear radar technology, making it one of the first motorcycles ever to achieve the feat. Each radar unit (front & rear) weighs just 190 grams and measures 70mm x 60mm x 28mm. The front radar manages the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) operation, which automatically adjusts the distance (selectable on four levels) from the vehicle in front while riding at speeds between 30 and 160km/h.
The rear radar unit, meanwhile, manages the Multistrada V4's Blind Spot Detection (BSD) system, which can detect (and report) any approaching vehicle in the rider's blind spot.