Ducati India has launched the new Ducati Multistrada V2 in India, with prices beginning at ₹ 14.65 lakh (Ex-showroom) for the base variant, while the top-spec Multistrada V2 S is priced at ₹ 16.65 lakh (Ex-showroom). The Multistrada V2 is the latest-generation entry-level Multistrada model, and is essentially a replacement for the Multistrada 950, and gets some minor updates, including a 5 kg weight reduction, with new engine and vehicle components. The top-spec Multistrada V2 S gets Ducati Skyhook semi-active suspension, along with a few dedicated colour options. The Multistrada V2 S with Slate Grey livery and "GP Red" rims has been priced at ₹ 16.84 lakh (Ex-showroom).
The Multistrada V2 is powered by the latest evolution of the 937 cc Testastretta 11-degree L-twin unit. Engine output is 111 bhp at 9,000 rpm with 94 Nm of peak torque at 6,750 rpm. The engine gets new con-rods, a new 8-disc hydraulic clutch and the gearbox has been refurbished too. Ducati recommends oil change every 15,000 km and valve clearance check every 30,000 km. The six-speed gearbox comes with a bi-directional quickshifter.
The Multistrada V2 gets a state-of-the-art electronics package, especially on the S variant, which includes cornering ABS, 8-level Ducati Traction Control, four configurable riding modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro), cornering lights, and Ducati Brake Light system, which flashes the brake light in the event of sudden braking.
The Ducati Multistrada V2 S variant also gets the Ducati Skyhook electronic suspension as standard, cruise control, full-LED headlight equipped with Ducati Cornering Lights function, Ducati Quick Shift up and down, hands-free system, and a high-resolution 5-inch, full-colour TFT instrument console with backlit handlebar controls.