Ducati’s adventure bike range is soon to be overhauled with the arrival of a new Multistrada V4 S variant.

New photos have surfaced which reveal that the bike will draw power from a V4 engine, rather than the current model’s Testastretta twin.

This is not the first time we’ve seen the all-new adventure bike in testing, but these suspiciously high-quality “spy photos” provided to overseas publication Revzilla give us our closest look yet.

Ducati Multistrada 2021

Revzilla‘s source also claims that the Multistrada V4 S will replace the current 1260 S and the off-road-biased 1260 Enduro when it hits international showrooms as early as January, 2021.

While we expect the Multistrada V4 S will boast a number of updates over its predecessor to put it more in contention with heavy hitters like the BMW R 1250 GS, exact specifications remain up in the air.

It is understood that the V4 engine will not be the same unit as found in the Panigale V4, but rather a motor specifically designed for the Multistrada platform.

Ducati Multistrada 2021

Australian timing has yet to be confirmed, however, INFO MOTO has contacted the brand’s local wing for an update on the Multistrada range.

Entry into the Multistrada family starts with the 950, which is powered by an 83kW/94Nm 937cc Testatretta twin.

For 2021, the uprated 950 S gains a MotoGP-inspired livery, while notably standard equipment includes cornering ABS, a TFT display, LED lighting and advanced traction control.

The Multistrada 1260 range, which is standard with a 116kW/129Nm 1262cc donk, is also available with an enhanced 1260 S grade, as well as a touring-ready Grand Tour variant and the off-road-oriented Enduro.

Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

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