Ducati Multistrada V2 and V2 S launched in India

The Ducati Multistrada V2 competes with the BMW F 900 XR and the Triumph Tiger 900.

Ducati has launched the Multistrada V2 in India. The Adv is available in two variants: V2 and V2 S, priced at Rs. 14.65 lakh and Rs. 16.65 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Multistrada V2 features a familiar design with twin headlamps and a prominent beak. The bike comes equipped with a 5-inch digital instrument console. The S variant gets backlit switchgear, cruise control, heated grips and a hands-free system; among other features.

The Multistrada V2 weighs 199 kg, while the V2 S weighs 202 kg (dry). Parts like the mirrors, alloy wheels and brake discs have been carried over from the Multistrada V4, resulting in an overall weight saving of 2.9 kg.

Powering the Multistrada V2 is a 937cc, liquid-cooled L-twin engine that produces 111 BHP @ 9,000 rpm and 94 Nm @ 6,750 rpm. The powertrain features new connecting rods, an 8-disc hydraulic clutch and an updated 6-speed gearbox.

The Multistrada V2 features adjustable Sachs shocks at the front, while the S version gets Ducati’s Skyhook EVO semi-active suspension. Braking is handled by twin 320 mm discs at the front and a single 265 mm disc at the rear.

The Multistrada V2 comes with four riding modes – Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. The S variant comes with a bi-directional quick-shifter as standard. Other features include traction control, Cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control, cruise control, cornering lights and a 5-inch TFT instrument console.

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