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Ducati welcomes the V2 Multistrada range for 2022

DUCATI will launch the newest member of their Multistrada family when they add the V2 and V2 S in Q1 of 2022. There will however, be no LAMS variant for the Australian market, despite its availability overseas.

The new Multistrada V2 is a technologically advanced motorcycle, with an extremely complete electronic package and represents the perfect gateway to the Ducati tourer universe.

During the development phases of this bike, Ducati focused on ergonomics, weight reduction, engine updates and a series of upgrades that follow the philosophy of continuous improvement.

The design of the Multistrada V2 is elegant and sporty at the same time. It’s a style characterised by fluid lines, clean surfaces and the distinctive balance between the important front volume and the slenderness and lightness of the rear.

The Multistrada V2 also features refined graphics, which show the name of the bike on both sides.

It’s powered by the latest evolution of the 937cc Testastretta 11-degree unit. The desmodromic distribution engine features four valves per cylinder, is water-cooled, and delivers 84kW of power and 98Nm of torque.

This twin-cylinder is very linear, manageable and smooth at low revs, and is equipped with a torque that is always ready and vigorous, which if necessary can release all Ducati’s typical sporty and adrenaline-pumping character.

The evolution of the engine features important improvements including new connecting rods, a new 8-disc hydraulic clutch and an updated gearbox. The quick shifter gains an improved operating strategy.

The bike’s chassis is agile and intuitive, with a 19-inch front wheel that ensures a smooth, comfortable ride, always with the right level of reactivity and precision.

Extremely versatile, the bike is also ideal for urban use, thanks to the effectiveness of the Ducati Skyhook EVO semi-active suspension system (standard on the S version), which can absorb roughness and unevenness, and guarantee the ideal set-up of the bike.

The height has been reduced to 830mm, with a redesigned seat shape which is now narrower and more compact, to allow the rider to easily touch the ground. These changes provide safety when the bike is stationary and improve confidence when manoeuvring.

Another key area of improvement is the reduction in the bike’s weight, with the new model 5kg lighter than the Multistrada 950. Various parts have been lightened, including the mirrors, derived from Multistrada V4, the front brake disc flanges, and the rims.

Significantly lighter spoked wheels are also available from the Ducati Performance catalogue. The Multistrada V2 is equipped as standard with a state-of-the-art electronic package that offers everything you need to travel in comfort and safety.

It includes ABS cornering, vehicle hold control, Ducati traction control, and four riding modes, including Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. Also featured is the Ducati brake light system, which automatically activates the flashing of the rear light in sudden braking.

In the S version, the journey becomes 5-star thanks to a benchmark fully-optioned package for the segment, which sees the addition of Ducati Skyhook electronic suspension.

Cruise control, full-LED headlights (with cornering light function), Ducati quick shift (up and down), hands free, a high resolution 5-inch colour TFT dashboard with intuitive interface, and backlit handlebar controls also come standard.

The colour range consists of the classic Ducati Red with black rims, available for both Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, together with the new Street Grey livery with black frame and GP Red rims, which can only be ordered for the S version.

For the Multistrada V2 family, there are two trim levels. The Essential trim is available for both Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, while the Travel trim, with side bags, heated grips and central stand, can only be ordered for the S.

Pricing for the Mulitstrada V2 starts at $22,539 ride away, while the V2 S will start from $25,190 ride away. For further information, please contact your local Ducati dealer.

2022 Ducati Mulitstrada V2 S
2022 Ducati Mulitstrada V2 S
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is a motoring enthusiast, with a passion for two and four wheels. It's pretty much a given there'll be at least two motorbikes in his garage and he needs no excuses to hit the open road. Andrew grew up reading magazines like Street Machine and Heavy Duty and has a love for all things performance.

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