Ducati Malaysia dominates all roads with the all-new Multistrada V4 range
Launching the latest Multistrada generation that extends the winning formula of “four bikes in one” since it was first introduced in 2010.
- The all-new Multistrada V4 has been officially launched on 16th September 2021 at Ducati Malaysia’s Flagship Showroom in Petaling Jaya.
- The all-new Multistrada V4 is now available at all Ducati dealerships nationwide.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 September 2021 – Ducati Malaysia today announced the launch of the all-new Multistrada V4. As with the previous generation, this one-of-a-kind motorcycle not only combines the pleasure of on-asphalt sporty riding, but also gives overall satisfaction and easy off road handling together with unprecedented comfort on longer journeys and in everyday use.
The Multistrada V4 covers a variety of souls. The “Sport”, light and compact, powered by 170 hp, advanced electronic MotoGP aid system together with a chassis set-up featuring agile dimensions for an exciting and effective ride in mixed terrain. The Multistrada V4 is also “Touring”, thanks to the main maintenance intervals set every 60,000 km, obsessive attention to ride comfort, all-new front and rear Radar systems, cartographic navigation system, directly viewed on the dashboard, as well as cornering lights. It also has an “Enduro” mood thanks to its extraordinary off-road capability, electronic suspensions, smooth delivery, and gear ratio. Lastly, it reveals its “Urban” character with unprecedented handling at low speeds, which is combined with top-level connectivity systems and thermal comfort.
The Multistrada name holds an ambitious promise: the ability to dominate “many roads” (to be precise, in Italian “multi” stands for “many” so “Multi-Strada” means “many roads”) and this fourth generation brings the nameplate to exceptional new heights. It is easier to ride, more robust and ultra-light, more versatile and comfortable yet effective in every single riding condition. The Multistrada V4 continues its dominance as an unrivalled top-performer.
When design meets dynamism
New, different, yet unmistakable – while the all-new V4 is immediately recognizable as a Multistrada, it also marks a change of direction not only in terms of engine and technology but also in terms of aesthetics. In all Ducati sartorial motoring projects, the Multistrada V4 included, shape
is constantly related to its intended function. For this reason, the design work behind this project was influenced by its technical soul.
A clear example of this principle is the perfect integration of the front and rear radar system into the lines of the bike, where wide surfaces smoothly embody aerodynamics and chassis set-up innovations, in order to bring a robust yet refined aesthetic result.
To visually increase the overall touch of solidity of use without adding weight to the shapes, the Ducati team’s efforts have gone into perfectly balancing the proportions and compactness of the bodywork within the wheelbase. The front headlight, featuring a DRL system inspired by the Panigale, makes the Multistrada V4 very sporty and immediately recognizable. The bold proportions of the front, featuring muscular yet sexy lines which perfectly integrate the 22-litre tank, are mixed with the sleek rear section that allows an optimal position even when standing during off-road adventures. Once again shape and function are protagonists in the meticulous studies concerning aerodynamic flow. Every single element of the front, from the Perspex fairing to the “beak” and even the air vent slits, have been designed to provide the rider supreme aerodynamic and thermal comfort. Even the small aerodynamic appendages, which help draw heat off the rider’s legs, perform this function.
Extremely light (66.7 kg), ultra-compact, and unrivalled within its category, the all-new V4 Granturismo engine guarantees extremely smooth operation at low revs and a linear torque curve as well.
The 1158 cc V4 Granturismo engine delivers 125 kW (170 hp) at 10,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm (12.7 Kgm) at 8,750 rpm. The torque curve ensures maximum smoothness and delivery progression, even fully loaded, giving that appealing feeling of real “instant throttle response”. To achieve this goal, great attention has been reserved for the torque curves dedicated to each gear, in order to always obtain fluid delivery at low revs, rich torque in the mid-range and a sporty, unstoppable character at the highs. In addition, Ducati engineers also concentrated on the gear ratios, with a short first gear offering excellent travelling and manoeuvring at extremely low speeds, uphill starts even when fully loaded and off-road sections. The sixth gear has been optimized to be ideal for lengthy motorway travels.
Ducati’s constant care to customer needs is also underlined by a high increase in maintenance intervals. On the Multistrada V4, the oil only needs changing every 15,000 km, while the valve play check, or adjustment if necessary, is set every 60,000 km intervals. No other production bike currently available on the market goes this far.
The V4 Granturismo engine has been designed for road use and it also exploits, when needed, all the technical benefits that Ducati has developed over years of experience in the world of competition. Among these, the counter-rotating crankshaft, which by working “against” the inertia generated by the wheels, enhances handling, reduces pitching, and consequently improves efficiency and riding pleasure.
On the electronics front, the Multistrada V4 continues to feature state-of-the-art innovations in motorcycle safety, comfort, performance, and connectivity features as well. The inertial platform (IMU) manages the operation of ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), in the “cornering” version and, on the Multistrada V4 S, the Cornering Lights (DCL). Another standard feature on the Multistrada V4 S is Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), which makes restarts easier, especially on a gradient. On the Multistrada V4 S, the inertial platform also communicates with the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system. The latter is not only capable of analysing riding conditions and adjusting the hydraulics of the fork and shock absorber instantly, but – for the first time – it also integrates the Autoleveling function. This recognizes the load on the bike and then autonomously adjusts the setting and is offered in addition to the options already available: rider only, rider with luggage, rider with passenger or rider with passenger and luggage. The tyre pressure monitoring system is also available as an option for the Multistrada V4.
To further improve the riding experience, Ducati technicians have completely revised both user interface and dashboard graphics, which on the Multistrada V4 S features an adjustable 6.5-inch TFT unit. Furthermore, on the S version a joystick has been added in the left switchgear, to ensure easy navigation through the new and intuitive menu. Other new features include the Ducati Connect system, which allows, via Bluetooth and wi-fi, the “mirroring” function of the mobile phone app on the dashboard and control via the joystick. Phone and music management are intuitive, while using the Sygic navigation app the rider can visualize the navigation system map directly on the dashboard. Finally, a compartment has been designed in the upper section of the tank accessible via a small door, in which it is possible to store a smartphone and keep it charged via a USB port.
In the Multistrada V4, Ducati also introduces an absolute gem in the world of motorcycles: the revolutionary Radar system, which allows the use of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). Radars are advanced aid systems that Ducati have developed in close collaboration with a top-level technology partners like Bosch, creating systems capable of supporting and making riding more comfortable thanks to the ability to digitally reconstruct the actual surroundings of the motorbike.
Dynamic and versatile Ducati Riding Modes
Sport Mode: The best on road performing Sport Riding Mode provides a thrilling 170 hp together with a sporty suspension setup (S version only). Sport Mode is also characterised by low levels of Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Wheelie Control, and a level 2 ABS setting, which allows controlled lifting of the rear wheel to maximize braking performance and maintains cornering functionality as well. This Riding Mode represents the best choice for pro riders who want to get the most from this unique Multistrada V4.
Touring Mode: In the Touring Riding Mode Ducati provides the engine’s full 170 hp with a smoother, less direct throttle response. Active safety is enhanced by higher DTC and DWC sensitivity levels. The ABS is set to level 3, perfect for touring; this turns rear-wheel lift detection and Cornering ABS
functionality on, while also optimising the front/rear combined braking effect. On the S versions a suspension setup perfect for long-distance rides is selected, ensuring maximum comfort for rider and passenger alike.
Urban Mode: In Urban Riding Mode power output is reduced to a maximum of 115 hp, and on the S versions suspension is set for optimum agility in navigating frequent urban obstacles with a corresponding DSS mapping. DTC and DWC are set to high levels for maximum security. ABS is set to level 3.
Enduro Mode: Thanks to the adoption of the 19” wheel, the Multistrada V4 is even more at ease when riding off road. The position of the centre of gravity, the weight distribution and, finally, the ergonomics designed to support even standing riding make the Multistrada V4 an authentic all terrain motorcycle. Additionally, the Enduro Riding Mode sets engine power to a maximum of 115 hp, with off-road oriented suspension settings and DSS mapping for the S versions. DTC and DWC level settings are lowered and the ABS is set to level 1, suitable for off-road use on low grip surfaces: rear-wheel lift detection is off, Cornering functionality is off and ABS on the rear wheel is disabled.
High performance, comfortable, intuitive
The Multistrada V4 is equipped with an aluminium monocoque frame, 19” front wheel, double sided swing arm and is also available with spoked wheels. It has a reduced wheelbase (1,567 mm), sporty front end, suspension with long travel (170 mm front-180 mm rear), ground clearance of 220 mm and a dry weight of 215 kg. All this allows the Multistrada V4 to be intuitive and effective between curves and at the same time proves easy to ride and versatile for both on and off-road challenges. The Multistrada V4 turns every journey into a beautiful, approachable adventure.
Riding fun and comfort levels are maximized thanks to Ducati’s comprehensive studies on riding positions. Compared to previous Multistrada models, the rider is now placed in an even more “dominant” position. The central section of the bike is particularly narrow and allows an ideal riding position even when riding standing in off-road sections. New ergonomics also provide solid support when the rider puts his/her feet on the ground to better manoeuvre the bike when stationary. For this reason, significant attention was placed on achieving a reduced seat height that comes with two-position adjustability at 840 mm and 860 mm (810 mm low seat and 875 mm high seat are also available as accessories). This added value is crucial especially in low-speed manoeuvres, even when fully loaded, also because the all-new Multistrada V4 can load over 230 kg.
In ensuring comfortable long-distance motorway travelling, Ducati engineers focused their attention on Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). The result is the incorporation of a Perspex screen with a beautifully aerodynamic silhouette, adjustable in height with a single finger, and combined with two side deflectors. From the shape of the handguards to the overall protection from the air, every aspect has been optimized to be high in both performance and compliance. Equally, the sound of the engine has been tuned to be gentle yet rich, characterized by its signature Ducati soundtrack. The V4 Granturismo engine also adopts the strategy of deactivating the rear bank at idle, improving the thermal comfort of the rider and passenger, thanks to the lowering of temperatures and reduced fuel consumption. All this, together with the very low level of vibrations makes even the longest journeys more pleasant to ride, whether alone or in a pair.
A few words on the arrival of the all-new Multistrada V4 and updates on Ducati Malaysia by Dennis Michael, Head Of Ducati Malaysia:
“As we have done throughout the past months, Ducati Malaysia has continued to ride forward with optimism, while doing its best to spread joy in the community as well. Ultimately, we are grateful to report that we have maintained highly positive momentum, thanks to fans and customers of the brand. This has enabled us to continue championing the passion and joy that the Ducati brand is known for.
The successful arrival of the all-new Multistrada V4 only serves to boost our momentum even further. This is an important model for Ducati globally and for good reason as well. The Multistrada has always dominated its genre and it is well poised to continue doing so with this latest generation.” – Dennis Michael, Head of Ducati Malaysia.
The all-new Multistrada V4 is now available for bookings at all Ducati dealerships nationwide. Prices for the Multistrada V4 range starts at RM 135,900.00 (without road tax and insurance).
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