Ducati revealed the Multistrada V4 this fall, marking the entry into the motorcycle marketplace of one of the most versatile designs available.
A fascinating blend of off-roader and highway bike, the fourth generation of the Multistrada can be operated in four driving modes—Urban, Travel, Enduro and Sport—and the selection is a pretty solid indicator of what this bike is designed to do.
The bike packs a new engine, one Ducati says took three years to develop: the V4 Granturismo. The four-cylinder can produce up to 170 horsepower, but is lighter and more efficient than previous designs, and doesn’t need a tune-up for about 40,000 miles. A six-speed gearbox delivers the energy.
Other features of the bike include an LED headlamp designed for cornering, front and rear radar, ‘Skyhook’ suspension, smartphone connectivity and handlebar joystick, and assistance systems including ABS and DTC.