Ducati have blurred the line between an adventure machine and an all out sportsbike with their new Multistrada V4 RS. Check out all the details and pricing below... Release: Ducati.
In the fourth episode of the Ducati World Première 2024 web series Ducati presented the new Multistrada V4 RS, “the sportiest, most sophisticated and exclusive Multistrada ever created by the Bologna based manufacturer”. Check out this new machine and the pricing below…
The Multistrada V4 RS offers the unique and unmistakable sound of the Desmosedici Stradale with dry clutch and Akrapovič silencer. Ducati say this is the sportiest Multistrada in the family, thanks to Öhlins suspension, single-sided aluminium swingarm and forged rims.
The Ducati Multistrada V4 RS combines the Multistrada line with technical solutions that are typical of Borgo Panigale’s superbikes. There are various carbon fibre components such as the front mudguard, the hand guards (designed specifically for this model), the heat shields and the front “beak”.
The Ducati Multistrada V4 RS is produced in a numbered series. The number is shown on a black anodized aluminium plate, embellished with the Italian flag, applied to the triple clamp.
The Multistrada V4 RS is the only one in the family to adopt the 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine. Ducati has intervened on the V4 obtaining a fluid and regular power delivery curve at low revs and at the same time, thanks to desmodromic distribution, exciting near the limiter. These objectives were achieved by adopting the air filter from the Panigale V4 R, which is more permeable and sportier, and an exhaust system with Akrapovič silencer developed specifically for the Multistrada V4 RS.
In this configuration, Euro 5+ homologated, the Desmosedici Stradale engine develops a maximum power of 180hp, with limiter at 13,500rpm. Ducati say that this value was chosen to guarantee sporting performance while maintaining the balance that has always distinguished the Multistrada V4.
As on the Panigale V4 SP2 and Streetfighter V4 SP2, the Multistrada V4 RS also features a STM-EVO SBK dry clutch made from billet aluminium, with a specific configuration of springs and slipper ramps.
To improve the thermal comfort of the engine, the Desmosedici Stradale has been designed to deactivate the rear bank when the bike is stationary, in neutral and with the engine temperature above 70°. The maintenance interval for checking valve clearance on the V4 RS is every 30,000km.
The Multistrada V4 RS is equipped with the electronic package of the Multistrada V4 S, which includes, among other features, standard radar technology on both the front and rear, which enables the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) functionality and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). The electronics of the RS is made up of 4 Power Modes (Full, High, Medium, Low), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Engine Brake Control (EBC) and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up&Down.
The Multistrada V4 RS is also equipped with EBC (Engine Brake Control) adjustable on three levels, which allows the rider to customize the engine braking depending on riding style and context.
The TFT dashboard with 6.5in screen, characterized on the Multistrada V4 RS by dedicated graphics, enables you to view the map navigator thanks to Ducati Connect, which allows you to mirror your mobile device. The smartphone compartment has forced ventilation, to cool the phone during intensive use of the navigation functions and while charging.
The chassis of the Multistrada V4 RS is developed around the 17in front wheel. This choice led to the choice of a monocoque aluminium frame different from the Multistrada V4 S and Rally to obtain a different inclination of the steering head (25.75° compared to 24.5°), similar to what has already been done on the V4 Pikes Peak. The Marchesini forged aluminium wheels are 2.7kg lighter than those of the V4 S. They’re wrapped in Diablo Rosso IV Corsa tyres, 120/70 front and 190/55.
Ducati say the choice of Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspensions goes in the direction of guaranteeing the best performance in sporting use thanks to the use of an “event based” system, as on the Panigale V4 S and Streetfighter V4 S, which self-adjusts based on individual riding style. The system, already used on the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, has been recalibrated to obtain the best balance between comfort in relaxed riding and support in sporty riding.
The braking system derives directly from that of the Panigale V4. At the front, the system includes 330mm diameter discs and Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers. At the rear the system includes a single 265mm diameter disc on which a Brembo floating caliper works. The control, with regressive kinematics, has a smaller pumping element, thus improving power and modulation. The system is managed by the Bosch-Brembo 10.3ME Cornering ABS system.
Ducati say the new V4 RS offers sportier ergonomics than the Multistrada V4, with higher and further back footrests to increase the maximum lean angle. The handlebar, rigidly fixed to the plate to improve the riding feeling, is lower, narrower and has a less accentuated curvature.
We expect to see this bike in the second quarter of 2024, with a $55,800 ride away price in Australia!We expect to see this bike in the second quarter of 2024, with a $55,800 ride away price in Australia!
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