2022 Ducati Multistrada V2

It’s all about comfortable ergonomics, a powerful engine, and top-shelf electronics

Ducati expands its V-twin footprint ahead of MY2022 with a truly capable, twin-powered model on the Multistrada platform in the all-new Multistrada V2 and V2 S.

Combine comfortable ergonomics, a powerful engine, and top-shelf electronics to bring big-bore functionality together in a somewhat more compact, and decidedly lighter, globetrotting platform.

There can be no denying the passion with which this Italian marque approaches its craft, and the Multistrada V2 is no exception with recognizable DNA markers from the Panigale family.

Visually, the most notable difference between the standard V2 and the V2 S lie in graphics choices at the fairing with accents on the blackout rims.

The 19-inch front hoop and steering-head metrics place the V2 siblings squarely in the more-maneuverable end of the handling spectrum.

Both models ride on the full range of damping and preload adjustments, but the V2 S steps up its game with Ducati's proprietary semi-active Skyhook Suspension EVO.

Weight reduction was a front-burner item for the new Multistrada,

and it shows at the scales with an 11-pound drop in heft from the previous version.

Power for the Multistrada V2 and V2 S comes from a 937 cc Testastretta L-Twin engine

with 113 horsepower on tap at 9 grand, backed up by 71 pound-feet of torque that tops out at 7,750 rpm.

Ducati's proprietary Quick Shift comes stock on the V2 S.

It lets you run both up and down the gear range without touching the clutch or even rolling off the throttle.

You could call it an entry-level machine; but one that's capable of being someone's destination bike, and not just a stepping stone or transitional model.

A Travel package available for the V2 S comes with bags, heated grips, and a center stand.

The Ducati Safety Pack bundles lean-sensitive ABS and Ducati's traction control together with Power Modes and Riding Modes for quick personality changes.

Other standard-equipped safety features include modulated brake light and vehicle hold control.

MSRP starts at $15.3k for the V2 and $17.9k for the V2 S.

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