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.
|Engine||Multistrada V2||Multistrada V2 S|
|Type||Ducati Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled||Ducati Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, Desmodromic timing, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled|
|Bore & stroke||94 mm x 67.5 mm||94 mm x 67.5 mm|
|Maximum power||113 hp (83 kW) @ 9,000 RPM||113 hp (83 kW) @ 9,000 RPM|
|Maximum torque||96 Nm @ 7,750 RPM||96 Nm @ 7,750 RPM|
|Clutch||Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control||Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control|
|Gearbox||6 speed||6 speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS)|
|Fuel supply||Electronic fuel injection system, 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system||Electronic fuel injection system, 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system|
|Chassis & Suspension||Multistrada V2||Multistrada V2 S|
|Type||Tubular steel trellis frame||Tubular steel trellis frame|
|Front suspension||48 mm fully adjustable USD fork||48 mm fully adjustable USD fork, electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo|
|Rear suspension||Fully adjustable monoshock, remote spring preload adjustment, aluminium double-sided swingarm||Fully adjustable monoshock, electronic compression, rebound damping and spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo, aluminium double-sided swingarm|
|Brakes & Tyres||Multistrada V2||Multistrada V2 S|
|Front wheel||Light alloy casted 3.0″ x 19″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 ZR 19||Light alloy casted 3.0″ x 19″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 ZR 19|
|Rear wheel||Light alloy casted 4.5″ x 17″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 ZR 17||Light alloy casted 4.5″ x 17″ with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 ZR 17|
|Front brakes||2 x 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston 2-pad calipers, Radial Master Cylinder, cornering ABS||2 x 320 mm aluminum flange semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston 2-pad calipers, Radial Master Cylinder, cornering ABS|
|Rear brakes||265 mm disc, 2-piston Brembo floating caliper, cornering ABS||265 mm disc, 2-piston Brembo floating caliper, cornering ABS|
|Dimensions||Multistrada V2||Multistrada VS 2|
|Wheelbase||1,594 mm||1,594 mm|
|Rake||25 degrees||25 degrees|
|Trail||106 mm||106 mm|
|Seat height||830 mm||830 mm|
|Kerb weight||222 kg (wet)||225 kg (wet)|
|Fuel capacity||20 L||20 L|
- 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
- Backlit handlebar switches
- 5″ TFT colour display
- Full LED headlight