Check out the video for the full run down on the recently announced 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4, Multistrada V4 S and Sport versions.
Australian pricing of the standard Multistrada V4 has been announced as $29K ride away, while the V4 S will be $33.5K, with a number of packages available on the S, with the full package bringing its cost up to almost $40K. Only the S can option the radar package as well, although it looks like we get a base S without extras, unlike America.
In America the base V4 will be $20K USD, while the V4 S with travel and radar packs start at just over $24K, although the radar system is still being approved in the US. For the Brits the standard V4 will £15.5K (pounds), while the V4 S is just over £19K.
The heart of the new Multistrada is Ducati’s all-new Granturismo 1158 cc V4 producing 170 hp and 125 Nm of torque, with some pretty impressive service intervals as well. The Granturismo powerplant has 60,000 km valve check service intervals, as well as 15,000 km oil change intervals, while running a spring valve return system rather than the brand’s more traditional Desmo setup.
The Granturismo 90° V4 replaces the Testrastretta 1260 twin previously used, and is lighter at just 66.7 kg, running a bore and stroke of 83 x 53.5 mm, and a compression ratio of 14:1. Naturally it’s also Euro5 homologated, runs a counter rotating crankshaft and has fuel provided by four oval 46 mm throttle bodies. The Granturismo also runs a twin pulse firing order, which Ducati claim reproduces the twin sequence.
A Multistrada V4 S Sport is also available, sharing specifications with the S model, but including a carbon-fibre front mudguard, plus a very tasty Akrapovic exhayst, and a special Sport colour scheme.
The standard Multistrada V4 on the other hand is available in a traditional Ducati Red with black wheels, while the S will be available in Ducati Red with glossy black wheels, or in Aviator Grey also with glossy black wheels.