Ducati has launched in Europe the new 2022 Multistrada V2, which arrives lighter (compared to the Multistrada 950), with ergonomic improvements, a series of engine updates and new graphics.
With the motto ‘Your everyday wonder’, the Multistrada V2 is the ideal bike to enjoy every trip, but versatile in daily use and in the city, always with its sporty character and unmistakable Ducati style.
Design and ergonomics
The design of the Multistrada V2 is elegant and sporty, characterized by fluid lines, clean surfaces and a balance between front and rear volume that is light and slim. It also has new graphics on the side fairings, which show the bike’s name on both sides.
The bike’s ergonomics have also been reworked, making it more comfortable and intuitive, capable of putting any rider at ease in any situation. The seat height has been reduced to 830 mm, and now has a redesigned, narrower and more compact shape between the rider’s legs.
These changes ensure safety when the motorcycle is parked and increase confidence when maneuvering at low speed, even with a passenger and full luggage. In addition, a lower seat and suspension lowering kit are available which, when combined, allow a seat height of 790 mm to be achieved.
The new shape of the seat provides a flat area that guarantees the rider freedom of movement, improving the level of comfort and allowing him to find his ideal position. Finally, there was an improvement in the riding position, with new footpegs inherited from the Multistrada V4.
Engine and chassis
The new 2022 Multistrada V2 is equipped with the 937 cm³ Testastretta 2-cylinder engine, with desmodromic distribution, four valves per cylinder and liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 113 HP of maximum power and 94 Nm/10 kgfm of torque. It is also available in the 35 kW version for A2 license holders.
According to the company, it is very linear and smooth at low revs, but has a ready and vigorous torque that, if necessary, can release all the Ducati character, typically sporty, capable of causing adrenaline rush.
In addition, the evolution of the Testastretta 11° mounted on the new Multistrada V2 has important improvements: new connecting rods, new 8-disc hydraulic clutch and an updated gearbox.
The bike’s chassis is agile and intuitive, with a 19″ front wheel that ensures a smooth and comfortable ride, always with the ideal level of reaction and precision. In addition, it has a semi-active Ducati Skyhook EVO Suspension (standard on the S version), which manages to absorb the irregularities of the floor and always guarantee the ideal tuning of the vehicle, improving safety and comfort.
Finally, another area of improvement was the reduction in weight of the bike, which, by working on various elements, resulted in a 5 kg reduction in weight compared to the Multistrada 950. The engine upgrade produced a reduction of around 2 kg, including clutch (1.5 kg) and its cover, gearbox drum and connecting rods.
The 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 is equipped as standard with an advanced electronics package, which offers everything you need to travel in comfort and safety. The package includes Cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control, Ducati Traction Control, four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro), and the new Ducati Brake Light system.
In the S version, a complete segment-reference option package is available, which includes the addition of the Ducati Skyhook electronic suspension, Cruise Control, Full-LED lighting equipped with Ducati Cornering Lights, Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down, Hands Free system, and 5” TFT high resolution color screen instrument panel.
The bike’s color choices are as follows: “Ducati Red” with black wheels, available for both the Multistrada V2 and the Multistrada V2 S, along with the new “Street Grey” color scheme with black frame and red wheels “GP Red”, which is only available for the S version.
For the Multistrada V2 family there are two optional configuration levels that can be ordered directly from the factory. Essential is available for the Multistrada V2 and Multistrada V2 S, while the Travel package, with side bags, heated handles and center stand, can be ordered for the S version.
It is sold in Italy starting from €14.990.
Anyway, for more information, visit https://www.ducati.com/ww/en/home.