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Ducati Multistrada V2 India launch date introduced | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Ducati’s upcoming journey tourer is an evolution of its Multistrada 950.

The subsequent one in every of Ducati’s 11 new launches slated for 2022 is the Multistrada V2, whose worth will likely be introduced on April 25. This upcoming journey tourer is an evolution of the Multistrada 950, which has been on sale in India for a while now. 

The 950’s ‘S’ variant is the one one presently out there in India, priced at Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Anticipate Ducati to cost the Multistrada V2 barely greater, due to its minor updates, and maybe launch the bottom variant as properly.

Variations to the 950 embody a brand new clutch and revised gearbox, in addition to a 5kg weight discount on account of adjustments like lighter mirrors and wheels. Kerb weights now stand at 221.8kg for the usual model and 224.9kg for the ‘S’ variant.

Visually, the brand new bike may be distinguished by the engine cowl design, whereas contained in the motor, there are redesigned connecting rods. Output stays unchanged, although, at 113hp at 9,000rpm and 96Nm at 7,750rpm. Ducati has tweaked the Multi’s ergos with a seat that’s narrower and decrease than earlier than, and repositioned footpegs.

Areas that haven’t modified are suspension, brakes and electronics. Which implies you get an upside-down fork and monoshock set-up, which is totally adjustable manually on the usual bike and electronically on the ‘S’ variant. The braking set-up continues to comprise 320mm discs bitten by Brembo monoblocs up entrance, assisted by a single 265mm disc on the rear. 

The electronics suite contains cornering ABS, traction management, selectable trip modes and a hill maintain perform. Extra goodies on the S are a full LED headlight, 5-inch TFT sprint, backlit switches, cruise management and a bi-directional quickshifter.

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