Ducati Announces Release of 2022 Multistrada V2

Ducati Announces Release of 2022 Multistrada V2

The Ducati Multistrada family continues to evolve with the announcement of the new 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2. Replacing the outgoing Multistrada 950, the V2 is more or less a refreshed version of the bike is replaces.

New ergonomics, revised styling and a reduction in overall weight are some of the key features of the new Multistrada V2 sports tourer, but what else has changed?

What we know

The new Multistrada V2 uses the same 937cc Testastretta 11° desmodromic engine from the 950, with power and torque figures remaining more or less unchanged. Power is the same at 113 hp (83 kW), yet torque has increased slightly from 94 to 96 Nm.

Although the performance figures remain the same, the Multistrada V2 is 5 kg lighter than the outgoing 950. The engine update as part of Euro-5 compliance shaves off 2 kg, with 1.5 kg from the clutch alone. An extra 1.7 kg saving comes courtesy of lighter rims adopted from the V4 while changes to the mirrors and front brake disc flanges bring the weight down further.

Ducati has also focused on improving the V2’s approachability. Seat height has been reduced 10 mm to 830 mm, with a redesigned seat shape which is now narrower and more compact between the rider’s legs. And if that’s still not low enough, Ducati provide an optional lowered seat and suspension kit that, when combined, drop the seat height to 790 mm.

The Multistrada V2 is available in one colour option — Ducati Red with gloss black frame and black rims. Those looking at the V2 S can choose between Ducati Red with black frame, black wheel rims with red tags or Street Grey with black frame and “GP Red” wheel rims. Our pick of the bunch is definitely the V2 S in Street Grey, with just enough red highlights to offset the stealthy look.

The dash on the Multistrada V2 is fairly basic, featuring a large LCD. The S version, on the other hand, features a high resolution 5″ colour TFT display, with an interface that Ducati claims makes it easy to navigate the menu, together with the Cruise Control, the Hands Free system and the Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down. Both versions integrate with the Ducati Multimedia System.

When can I get my hands on one?

The new 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 is expected to be in European dealers from November this year. Australians will have to wait a little longer, with units expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2022.

Pricing starts at $22,539 ride away for the standard V2, with the V2 S setting you back $25,190.

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Specifications

EngineMultistrada V2Multistrada V2 S
TypeDucati Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooledDucati Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement937cc937cc
Bore & stroke94 mm x 67.5 mm94 mm x 67.5 mm
Compression ratio12.6:112.6:1
Maximum power113 hp (83 kW) @ 9,000 RPM113 hp (83 kW) @ 9,000 RPM
Maximum torque96 Nm @ 7,750 RPM 96 Nm @ 7,750 RPM
ClutchSlipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic controlSlipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control
Gearbox6 speed6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS)
Fuel supplyElectronic fuel injection system, 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire systemElectronic fuel injection system, 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system
Engine startElectricElectric
Chassis & SuspensionMultistrada V2Multistrada V2 S
TypeTubular steel trellis frameTubular steel trellis frame
Front suspension48 mm fully adjustable USD fork48 mm fully adjustable USD fork, electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo
Rear suspensionFully adjustable monoshock, remote spring preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarmFully adjustable monoshock, electronic compression, rebound damping and spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo, aluminium double-sided swingarm
Brakes & TyresMultistrada V2Multistrada V2 S
Front wheelLight alloy casted 3.0″ x 19″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 ZR 19Light alloy casted 3.0″ x 19″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 ZR 19
Rear wheelLight alloy casted 4.5″ x 17″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 ZR 17Light alloy casted 4.5″ x 17″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 ZR 17
Front brakes2 x 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston 2-pad calipers, Radial Master Cylinder, cornering ABS2 x 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston 2-pad calipers, Radial Master Cylinder, cornering ABS
Rear brakes265 mm disc, 2-piston Brembo floating caliper, cornering ABS265 mm disc, 2-piston Brembo floating caliper, cornering ABS
DimensionsMultistrada V2Multistrada VS 2
Wheelbase1,594 mm1,594 mm
Rake25 degrees25 degrees
Trail106 mm106 mm
Seat height830 mm830 mm
Kerb weight222 kg (wet)225 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity20 L20 L
Features
  • Riding Modes
  • Power Modes
  • Cornering ABS
  • Ducati Traction Control
  • Ducati Brake Light
  • Vehicle Hold Control
  • Self cancelling turn indicators
V2 S Additional Features
  • Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo
  • Ducati Quick Shift up/down
  • Cruise control
  • Hands-Free
  • Backlit handlebar switches
  • 5″ TFT colour display
  • Full LED headlight

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