The Ducati Multistrada V2 is a new entry -level model in the Multistrada family and replaces the 950.
The Ducati Multistrada V2 is the latest generation entry -level model for its adventure sports touring network, the Multistrada family, designed to face all types of terrain. The Multistrada V2 may sound like a new name, but in fact, it is a replacement for the Ducati Multistrada 950, and was essentially renamed the Multistrada V2 with a few minor updates, including a 5 kg weight reduction, and now features the Ducati Skyhook semi -active suspension in the V2 S trim top specifications. There are minor ergonomic changes on the Multistrada 950 as well. The Multistrada V2 is priced from ₹ 14.65 lakh (Formerly showroom), and the Multistrada V2 S with higher specifications gets a standard semi -active electronic suspension. Here’s a look at what the new Ducati Multistrada V2 has to offer. The S variant with higher specifications costs ₹ 16.65 lakh (Former showroom).
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The overall design and silhouette is Multistrada. The face retains its regular look, but the design has gotten a minor update with a more tapered headlight and fairing that offers a smoother, rounder surface for better aerodynamics. The bodywork also features new graphics, showing a new name to emphasize that it is the latest generation start -up Multistrada. The color range consists of the classic ‘Ducati Red’ with black rims, available for both the Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, along with the new ‘Street Gray’ liver with a black frame and ‘GP Red’ rims, which can only be ordered . for the S variant. But it is priced the highest, at ₹ 16.84 lakh (Former showroom).
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Ergonomics have been modified to make the Multistrada V2 more accessible to newer and less experienced riders, and to meet the needs of riders of different heights and builds. The seat height has been reduced to 830 mm, which can be reduced to 790 mm with optional low seats and a lowered suspension kit. The shape of the saddle has also been improved to provide a flat area to offer riders more longitudinal movement, and allow anyone to find the optimal riding position.
The footrests are shared with the Multistrada V4, and have been moved 10 mm from the seat, to ensure ample space for taller riders, and offer better comfort on longer rides. Overall, the new Multistrada V2 is 5 kg lighter than the Multistrada 950. The engine itself is 2 kg lighter, and various parts of the bike have been lightened, including mirrors, shared with the Multistrada V4, front disc flanges and rims, obtained. also from the Multistrada V4, which is 1.7 kg lighter.
Engine & Performance
The V2 Multistrada is powered by the latest evolution of the 937 cc Testastretta 11-degree L-twin unit. The engine output is 111 bhp at 9,000 rpm with 94 Nm of peak torque at 6,750 rpm. The engine gets a new con-rod, a new 8-disc hydraulic clutch and the gearbox has also been refurbished. Ducati recommends an oil change every 15,000 km and a valve clearance check every 30,000 km. The six -speed gearbox is equipped with a two -way fast converter.
Electronics & Features
The Multistrada V2 gets a state -of -the -art electronic package, especially on the S variant, including cornering ABS, 8 -level Ducati Traction Control, four configurable ride modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro), cornering lights, and a Ducati Brake Lighting system, which emits brake lights in the event of a sudden braking. The Ducati Multistrada V2 S variant also gets Ducati Skyhook electronic suspension as standard, cruise control, full LED headlights equipped with Ducati Corner Lights function, Ducati Quick Shift up and down, hands -free system, and 5 -inch high resolution. , a full -color TFT instrument console with rear light handlebar control.
Suspension & Cycle Parts
Both variants are built around the same tubular trellis frame with double-sided aluminum swing arms. The suspension is handled by a 48 mm Kayaba fork at the front, and a monoshock rear, both offering full adjustability, with 170 mm travel at both ends. The V2 Multistrada uses 19-inch front wheels, and 17-inch rear wheels, sheathed with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires.
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