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Ducati Multistrada V2 launched at Rs 14.65 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Enhancements over its predecessor, the Multistrada 950, embrace weight discount, a brand new clutch and a revised gearbox.

Ducati has launched the Multistrada V2 in India at Rs 14.65 lakh for the usual model, and Rs 16.65 lakh for the ‘S’ variant. This makes it over Rs 1 lakh dearer than the Multistrada 950 it replaces, whose ‘S’ variant (Rs 15.49 lakh) was the only one accessible. So far as competitors is anxious, the brand new Multi is Rs 2 lakh dearer than the BMW F 850 GS (Rs 12.50 lakh) and Rs 1 lakh costlier than the Triumph Tiger 900 GT (Rs 13.70 lakh). (All costs ex-showroom, India)

The Multistrada V2 debuted internationally in September final yr, and for the additional cash demanded over the Multi 950, it provides just a few updates and enhancements. There’s a new clutch and a revised gearbox, in addition to a 5kg weight discount on account of adjustments like lighter mirrors and wheels. Kerb weight now stands at 221.8kg for the usual model and 224.9kg for the ‘S’ variant, in comparison with the 230kg of the Multi 950 S.

One visible distinction is the brand new engine cowl design, whereas contained in the motor, you get redesigned connecting rods. Output stays unchanged, although – 113hp at 9,000rpm and 96Nm at 7,750rpm. Ducati has tweaked the Multi’s ergonomics with a seat that’s narrower and decrease than earlier than, together with repositioned foot pegs.

Suspension, braking and electronics are areas that haven’t been touched, which means you continue to get an upside-down fork and monoshock set-up, each of that are absolutely adjustable (manually on the usual bike and electronically on the ‘S’ variant). The stopping 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 journey modes and a hill maintain perform. Further goodies on the S are a full-LED headlight, 5.0-inch TFT sprint, backlit switches, cruise management and a bi-directional quickshifter.

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