When Ducati launched the Multistrada V4 two years ago, it was immediately seen as a superbike on adventure bike clothing. It has basically the engine of the Panigale V4 but was toned to be a bit friendlier on the low-end side of the torque curve.
Now, the Italians have decided to make the Multistrada V4 a worthy off-road machine.
Multistrada V4 Rally
Ducati takes the globetrotter spirit of the Multistrada V4 to an even higher level, thanks to improved comfort for rider and passenger, a greater range, and a more pronounced off-road aptitude. The result is a motorcycle that is in its element on dirt roads as well as in modern metropolises: the perfect choice for those who want to reach any destination with maximum comfort and safety, without sacrificing the typical Ducati riding emotions. As with the entire Multistrada V4 family, the performance is still superb with its 170 hp (172 PS) engine, boasting a maintenance interval of every 60,000 km and a change oil service every 15,000 kilometers.
New for the V4 Rally
The new Multistrada V4 Rally will be taking its rider further thanks to its larger 30-liter fuel tank. The Multistrada V4 Rally also introduces a brand-new strategy of extended deactivation of the rear cylinder bank, a technical solution debuting for the first time in the world on a production motorcycle. In addition to switching off the rear cylinders at idle with the motorcycle stationary, a function already present on the Multistrada V4, the V4 Granturismo now keeps the rear bank deactivated in other operating conditions to the benefit of fuel consumption and emissions.
Enduro riding mode
Selecting the Enduro Riding Mode activates a dedicated Power Mode, which limits the power of the engine to 114 PS with a dynamic and direct response. The DSS Evolution gets ready for off-road riding by indicating the load mode with a specific icon, depicting an off-road helmet. The DTC switches to a lower intervention level and the DWC is deactivated. The ABS on the rear wheel is also deactivated and cornering functionality and rear lift detection are suppressed to adapt to off-road use.
The new Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally is offered in three different versions: Adventure Radar, equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection, Adventure Travel & Radar, which adds aluminum side cases, heated grips, and saddles, while the Full Adventure completes this latter equipment with a homologated Akrapovič silencer and a carbon fiber front mudguard.
The Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally will arrive in dealerships starting from February 2023 in two colors: Ducati Red and Brushed Aluminium & Matt Black, the latter with an exposed brushed aluminum tank, with black spoke rims for both.
Philippine dealerships could be receiving their units in late 2023.