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Nothing Can Take Down The 170HP Ducati Multistrada V4

By Victor Baker


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It’s official: The long-awaited Ducati Multistrada V4 is finally here, and it was definitely worth the wait.

Powered by an all-new 1,158cc V4 engine, developed in-house by the Italian bike maker, this fresh Multistrada iteration benefits from 170 hp and 92 pound-feet of torque – way more than most middle-class vehicles rolling out the factory gates these days.

Sure, Ducati’s four-cylinder superbike fans might feel a bit disappointed, but rest assured this bike can handle anything.

The new Multistrada Granturismo powerplant was specially designed to deliver tractable mid-range power and ride on for as many as 37,000 miles between valve adjustments and over 9,000 miles between oil changes.

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The V4 was also designed to tackle any king of road – feel free to dream about going off-road, you will be able to enjoy that ride. Ducati, however, made sure that there were two versions of this bike to choose from – the standard Multistrada and a more impressive S model.

Basically, both bikes start off from an inertial platform electronics package, including ABS Cornering, Wheelie Control, and Ducati Cornering Traction Control.

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But the V4 S iteration also packs Ducati’s semi-active Skyhook Suspension, automatic leveling, and optional radar-based adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. What more could you ask for?

It might be worth noting down that the Ducati Multistrada V4 offers 8.6 inches of ground clearance and features a 19-inch front wheel, while a 17-inch wheel was fitted at the back – the adjustable seat and a relaxed riding position means that off-roading will not be a pain either.

Since the 5.8-gallon tank promises a decent range, there will be plenty of fun to be had.

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Weighing in at 500 pounds, with fluids and accessories, the new V4 also benefits from some optional equipment, such as Travel and Radar setups, a Performance package – Akrapovic exhaust system included, and a Full Package.

You will be able to ride this beast starting January 2021 – if you’re brave enough, that is.

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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