2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 and V2 S unveiled
The unveiling of the 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 marks the beginning of the Ducati World Première 2022 web series. In the typical Ducati fashion, the updated version will be called the Ducati Multistrada V2 and as always, there will also be the S variant with a more premium kit as standard. The new Multistrada uses an updated version of the 937cc Testastretta engine, gets updated styling and weighs less. Let’s have a look at that in detail.
2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 design
Design wise, the new Multistrada sits in line with the Ducati’s adventure family. And while the changes don’t look much on the surface, the V2 carries plenty of changes to enhance the riding ergonomics. For starters, the seat height is reduced by 10mm to 830mm and it is now sculpted flatter and narrower with the inseam arch reduced by 40mm. This alteration allows riders to plant their foot on the ground more easily. More on the ergonomics, footpegs are now 10mm lower in a restful position for taller riders. Apart from the ergos, the new Multi has managed to shed weight up to 5 kilograms and now tips the scale at 199kg (dry weight). Weight saving comes largely from new engine internals and covers, V4 derived rearview mirrors and rims.
Over and above these, there is the optional Ducati’s performance catalogue which includes lighter spoked wheels, a low seat, and a lowered suspension kit which in combination will reduce the saddle height to 790mm. Other optional additions are 57-litre side panniers and a 48-litre top box.
2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 chassis
The underpinnings of the new Multi remains essentially the same as before with the front trellis and two aluminium side frames and the double-sided aluminium swingarm. The S version is suspended on Ducati’s Skyhook EVO semi-active suspension based on Sachs front forks and Sachs rear mono-shock. Meanwhile, the base V2 will make use of fully adjustable 48mm Sachs. The braking setup is common on both variants with Brembo M4.32 monobloc radial callipers squeezing 320mm dual discs at the front and at the rear, it has a single 265 mm disc.
2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 engine
The powerplant is the 937cc water-cooled Testastretta L-Twin which delivers up to 111bhp at 9000rpm and 96Nm at 7750rpm. But as we have mentioned earlier, the new power unit has lighter internals — the new clutch, which is 1.5kg lighter and an updated gearbox which translates to refinement at higher revs. The six-speed gearbox on the S variant comes standard with a bi-directional quickshifter.
2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 features
In terms of features, it gets Bosch six-axis cornering ABS, hill hold control, traction control, and four riding modes — Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro. In the cockpit, the standard Multistrada V2 has an LCD screen while the S version gets a 5-inch colour TFT. While the display is different, both motorcycles feature the Ducati Multimedia System. To differentiate itself further from the standard Multistrada V2, the S version gets backlit switchgear, cruise control, heated grips (on offer with travel trim), a hands-free system and has all LED lights with the Ducati Cornering Light feature. Along with that, there is a new Ducati Brake Light system that starts to flash if sudden brakes are applied.
2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 prices and rivals
Both the Ducati Multistrada V2 and the V2 S will compete in the mid-size ADV segment. Meaning its direct rivals are the BMW F 850 GS internationally and the Triumph Tiger 900 GT which is also available in India. It is bound to come to the Indian shore but not any time soon.