Ducati Brings-in Multistrada V2: Lighter in Weight, Replaces 950

In 2022, the Multistrada 950 will not be available in the world because, to replace it, Ducati has unveiled a better and lighter Multistrada V2

It is a busy year for Ducati as the Italian manufacturer is launching and unveiling one product after another. Not just for this year, but the Italian brand is also unveiling products for the upcoming year of 2022. The latest one to say hello to the world is the Multistrada V2; a lighter and better version of the existing Multistrada 950, which will go off the Ducati shelves next year. 

The new ADV touring machine from Ducati draws power from a V2, 937cc Ducati Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder powertrain. The unit is tuned to produce a peak power of 113hp at 9,000rpm and a maximum torque figure of 96Nm at 7,750rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox. Gearbox is revised and the motorcycle now features an eight-disc hydraulic clutch. Not to forget, the motorcycle is equipped with an upside-down quickshifter, which comes as standard.

In the hardware segment, not much has changed as the motorcycle continues to run the upside-down forks on the front and a monoshock unit on the rear seen on the existing Multistrada. Furthermore, the monoblock callipers are once again sourced from Brembo. In the electronic aids department, the motorcycle is loaded with systems such as traction control, cornering ABS, riding modes such as Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro, vehicle hold control, and Ducati Brake Light system. 

There is also an ‘S’ version of the motorcycle, which features more premium parts such as Skyhook electronic suspension, cruise control, cornering lights and a five-inch TFT digital instrumentation cluster. Moving on to the weight of the motorcycle, the Multistrada V2 has taken lighter mirrors and cast wheels from the Multistrada V4 because of which, the V2 is now five kilograms lighter than the outgoing Multistrada 950. The kerb weight of the standard model stands at 221.8 kilograms, whereas the ‘S’ variant weighs around 224.9 kilograms. Not to forget, Ducati has also launched a spoked wheel option and, as per the company, the spoked wheels are lighter compared to their previous offerings. 

It is a Ducati and therefore, the V2 and V2 S are available in the Ducati Red colour. However, the V2 S is also available in Street Grey variant, which includes a black frame and GP Red rims. Last but not least, the V2 is likely to flaunt a price tag of around INR 16.50 lakh when launched in India. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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