2022 Ducati Multistrada V2
The new Ducati Multistrada V2 is updated going into 2022. Ducati revised the 937cc Testastretta engine, reshaped the bodywork, and shaved a total of 11lbs from the bike.
The Multistrada V2 is a smaller, more agile alternative to the beastly 170hp Multistrada V4. Though smaller, the V2 still produces a healthy 113hp and 71 lb-ft of torque. And with a dry weight of only 439lbs, the Multi V2 will be plenty athletic.
The V2 has a new 8-disc clutch, improved connecting rods, an optimized quickshifter and an overall better gearbox according to Ducati. The refreshed engine weighs a total of 4 lbs less than before, 3.3lbs of which comes from the clutch.
A Further Refined Chassis
The new Multistrada loses 3.7lbs between its 19″ front wheel and 17″ rear. Power meets the road using a pair of Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires. Dual 320mm discs with Brembo Monoblock brakes in front and a 265mm disc in the rear slow the bike down. KYB has provided a fully-adjustable 48mm fork, while SACHS makes the fully-adjustable rear shock.
Not only is the chassis lighter, but the seat height dropped to 32.7″ and also has a narrower foot print to make it easier to reach the road. Ducati also dropped the foot pegs by almost half an inch for better ergonomics.
The standard V2 comes with a simple LCD screen, but if you opt for the V2S, you get a 5″ TFT. The Multistrada’s Cornering ABS has 3 levels, and Ducati Traction Control with 8 levels.
The 4 riding modes Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro are also customizable. For added safety, the brake light flashes under heavy braking.
However, the Multistrada V2S comes standard with far more tech features than the standard model.
Multistrada V2S Features
The S version of the V2 uses Ducati’s semi-active Skyhook suspension. You also get standard cornering lights, cruise control, up/down quickshifter and backlit handlebar controls. If you want your Multi in street grey, the V2S is your only option.
The standard model starts at $15,295 while the S model goes for $17,895. The V2S can also be spec’d with a Travel trim that gets you heated grips, side cases and a center stand.
Available beginning in December of 2021, the new Multistrada V2 will be a great potential road trip bike. Especially thanks to its recommended 18,600 mile valve service interval and 5.2 gallon tank. For more information check out the full video linked below!