Ducati pulls the wraps off its apex Multistrada, the V4 RS, in the fourth episode of its 2024 World Premiere web series. This carbon-titanium-aluminum showcase of exotic materials makes no compromises extracting the Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine from the Panigale for touring duties, boosted to 180 horsepower singing through an Akrapovič pipe.
Arcing 170mm of Öhlins Smart suspension travel and forging 17-inch wheels, the Radical Sportiva lives up to its RS badge. Ducati dowries its ultimate adventure bike with accoutrements like radar-powered cruise control, blind spot detection, and an agile 25.75-degree rake with the torque for 0-60 dashes under 3 seconds.
Its distinction starts with the V4 growl and dry racing clutch, rounded out in the Power Modes with their distinctive exhaust audio profiles. Ducati remasters its Jekyll and Hyde persona of blending ragged-edge sportbike vigor with continent-crushing stamina in this Isle of Man TT bike for the street.
Forged Marchesini wheels try bridling the RS while Brembo Stylema stoppers offer the final word. An iceberg livery and carbon beak reference the race-bred cousins in Ducati’s stables, as do touches like the quickshifter, aluminum subframe, and racing ergonomics. Yet a cavernous 20-liter tank quenches long-range thirst.
The Multistrada V4 RS will cascade down dealer rows next February, with pricing starting at $37,995 in the States. As the highest evolution of Ducati’s perennial four-bikes-in-one ethos, melding power and poise with pace and grace, the RS gifts its fortunate owner two-wheeled nirvana however the road bends.