The new Ducati Multistrada V4 debuts with more style and tech

It’s the world’s first motorcycle with radar-guided adaptive cruise control
by John Paulo Aguilera | Nov 6, 2020
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Ducati 2021 World Premiere started off with a bang as the bike manufacturer pulled back the virtual curtain on the new Multistrada V4. The Italian heavyweight’s annual motorcycle show, which opted for an online staging this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officially introduced the fourth generation of the dual-sport bike in the first episode of its five-part web series.

Watch Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali present the new Multistrada V4:

More capable off-road and easier to ride about town, the latest iteration of the model is fitted with the new Granturismo V4 engine, capable of 170hp at 10,500rpm and 125Nm of torque at 8,750rpm.

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The Multistrada V4 is the world’s first motorcycle to feature both a front and rear radar system for adaptive cruise control and blind-spot detection, among other innovative functions. It is compatible with the Ducati Connect system, which enables the rider to control different actions via smartphone mirroring.

The bike’s state-of-the-art design, aerodynamics, and ergonomics, Ducati says, translate to next-level agility, stability, and intuitiveness. The Multistrada V4 is also equipped with a new double-sided swingarm, improved rear and subframe solidity, ultra-light Monocoque frame, and a 19-inch front wheel.

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In terms of customization, Ducati is offering predefined sets of Multistrada trims (Travel, Travel & Radar, Performance, and Full) for the first time. The company will be the one to do the installation to ensure safety and quality of original parts.

Fans can catch the next episode of the 2021 World Premiere web series on November 11 through Ducati’s official website and social media accounts.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.

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