Ducati Australia will release its new Multistrada V2 in the first quarter of 2022, priced from $22,539 rideaway in base form, or $25,190 for the range-topping V2 S.
This means that pricing for the Multistrada V2 is up slightly compared to the outgoing Multistrada 950 and 950 S ($21,500, $24,000), but remains well in contention with the likes of the Yamaha Tracer 9 GT ($23,299) and BMW’s F 900 XR ($19,835).
The Ducati Multistrada V2 will sit below the larger-capacity Multistrada V4 ($28,990), V4 S ($33,490) and V4 Sport ($36,790) in the brand’s adventure touring line-up. INFO MOTO understands that Ducati plans to release a more performance focussed Multistrada shortly, which generates more power from its V4 engine and comes equipped with things like semi-active Ohlins suspension and 17-inch wheels.
While it carries over much from its predecessor, the new Multistrada V2 is distinguished by a number of equipment upgrades and ergonomic changes to make it more accessible to a wider range of riders.
Motivating the Ducati Multistrada V2 is an 84kW/96Nm 937cc V-twin, which is the same engine used in the brand’s latest Monster, SuperSport and Hypermotard models, though it has been given a number of internal upgrades including new connecting rods, clutch and gearbox tweaks.
These engine upgrades, along with other updates like its new wheels and mirrors, have helped the bike shed weight down to 222 kilograms (wet). For reference, the outgoing Multistrada 950 weighs in at 229kg, while the larger Multistrada V4 tips the scales at 240kg.
Also making the Multistrada V2 more accessible is a narrower saddle and lowered seat height, sitting at 830mm in standard guise, or as low as 790mm with an optional seat and suspension package.
From standard, the Ducati Multistrada V2 is equipped with an adjustable windscreen, 20-litre fuel tank, alloy wheels (19-inch front) with Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres and fully adjustable suspension at both ends.
Standard-fit technology includes hill-hold and four rider modes to tailor cornering ABS and dynamic traction control parameters.
Stepping up to the higher-spec Multistrada V2 S adds semi-active suspension, full LED lighting with cornering lights, an up/down quickshifter, cruise control, a 5.0-inch TFT dash, backlit controls and a keyless start/stop igniton.
Ducati will also offer a Travel package that includes side panniers, heated grips and a centre stand, while wire-spoked wheels can be added to either variant as an optional extra.
The Ducati Multistrada V2 range will hit Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year in two colours, Ducati Red and Street Grey (S version only).
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