Ducati Tests Updated Multistrada V4 MotorcycleJuly 4, 2020
The tests saw a prototype of the “adventure” motorcycle Ducati Multistrada V4. There is no data on when the presentation of the news will take place.
Rumors about the upcoming Ducati Multistrada V4 have been around for more than a year. During the celebration of the release of the 100,000th instance of the Multistrada motorcycle, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said an updated version of the V4 is under development.
The Ducati team is testing its new adventure bike again, and this time it seems the bike is almost ready for production.
Spy shots show that the new Ducati Multistrada motorcycle lacks camouflage and is probably as close to production as possible. We noticed several new appearance elements in this prototype Multistrada V4.
The shape of the windshield and the “beak” on the test prototype is slightly different from the current 950 and 1260, while the half cowl has wide air intakes and exhausts on the sides on each side of the radiator.
Also unique for the new model are the open trellis subframe and the open “triangular pendulum”.
Some components were borrowed from the current version of the Multistrada model, including wheels similar to 1950s design 9-spoke wheels and a yellow rear shock absorber with an offset tank. The headlamp design, on the other hand, is clearly inspired by the adventure version of the Multistrada V4 with the same cluster of headlamps topped by an LED strip, which gives the motorcycle a “frown” look.
Since most major motorcycle shows have been canceled before the end of the year, it is difficult to say when and where Ducati will introduce a new model. Most likely, the manufacturer will arrange a show of the new item online. Seeing that the test prototype of the Multistrada V4 looks like a practically serial motorcycle, we can safely assume that the motorcycle’s debut should take place very soon.
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