2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 First Look Preview

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The 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 and V2 S promise to be lighter and more agile than before.
The 2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 and V2 S promise to be lighter and more agile than before. (Ducati/)

Ducati improves its most modest Multistrada touring bike for 2022 with a number of changes to lighten weight and improve the overall riding experience. The new Multistrada V2 and V2 S take over for the outgoing 950 and will be available in dealerships starting December 2021 at a starting price of $15,295.

The Multistrada V2 S will start at $17,895.
The Multistrada V2 S will start at $17,895. (Ducati/)

A variety of changes contribute to 11-pound weight savings, including revisions to the latest evolution of Ducati’s 937cc Testastretta 11° V-twin. These updates include new connecting rods and a revised eight-disc hydraulic clutch. Ducati promises a smoother quickshifter (standard on the V2 S), as well as easier engagement of neutral as a result of the clutch changes. Riders can expect 113 hp at 9,000 rpm from the mill and a linear torque curve with pull that tops out at 71 pound-feet at 7,750 rpm.

Designers refined the lines of the Multistrada from tip to tail.
Designers refined the lines of the Multistrada from tip to tail. (Ducati/)

Other revisions that help reduce weight include new mirrors, brake disc flanges, and light-alloy cast wheels.

A 48mm Sachs fork and shock, both fully adjustable, handle suspension duties on the standard model. Those wanting a bit more sophistication can level up to the V2 S ($17,895) which comes with a Ducati Skyhook Evo semi-active setup. Brembo radial-mount, four-piston calipers provide stopping power at the front along with a two-piston Brembo floating caliper at the rear.

Lighter components in the engine and clutch contribute to an 11-pound reduction in weight.
Lighter components in the engine and clutch contribute to an 11-pound reduction in weight. (Ducati/)

The tubular steel trellis frame accommodates a new, narrower seat and updated bodywork tailored to provide clean, elegant lines from tip to tail. Seat height is reduced down to 32.7 inches and can be lowered further (down to 31.1 inches) with the addition of the optional low seat and lowered suspension. New footpegs taken from the Multistrada V4 sit almost a half-inch further from the seat than on the previous model, giving taller riders a little more room in the saddle.

The V2 S will come equipped with Ducati Skyhook Evo suspension.
The V2 S will come equipped with Ducati Skyhook Evo suspension. (Ducati/)

The Multistrada streetbike also has a respectable electronics package, complete with cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control, traction control, four ride modes, and a Ducati Brake Light system which flashes the rear light under sudden, hard braking. Riders opting for the S model will also enjoy, in addition to Skyhook suspension, cruise control, Ducati Cornering Lights, a quickshifter, and a full LED headlight.

The V2 and V2 S will be available in Ducati Red with black rims while the S will also be available in a Street Grey with black frame and GP Red rims.

Ergonomic changes promise a more comfortable machine.
Ergonomic changes promise a more comfortable machine. (Ducati/)

2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 and V2 S Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $15,295/$17,895 (V2 S)
Engine: 937cc, liquid-cooled Testastretta 11° V-twin; 8 valves
Bore x Stroke: 94.0 x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.6:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 53mm throttle bodies, ride-by-wire
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc w/ slipper function (quickshifter on V2 S)
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension: 48mm Sachs USD fork, fully adjustable; 6.7 in. travel (Ducati Skyhook Evo equipped on V2 S)
Rear Suspension: Sachs monoshock, fully adjustable; 6.7 in. travel (Ducati Skyhook Evo equipped on V2 S)
Front Brake: Radial-mount Brembo 4-piston calipers, 320mm discs w/ Cornering ABS
Rear Brake: Floating Brembo 2-piston caliper, 265mm disc w/ Cornering ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Light alloy cast; 19 x 3.0 in. / 17 x 4.5 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Pirelli Scorpion Trail II; 120/70-19 / 170/60-17
Rake/Trail: 25.0°/4.2 in.
Wheelbase: 62.8 in.
Seat Height: 32.7 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 489 lb./496 lb. (V2 S)
Available: December 2021
Contact: ducati.com
A host of electronic aids including Cornering ABS come standard on both versions of the Multistrada V2.
A host of electronic aids including Cornering ABS come standard on both versions of the Multistrada V2. (Ducati/)The seat height was lowered to help make the bike more comfortable for a broader range of riders.
The seat height was lowered to help make the bike more comfortable for a broader range of riders. (Ducati/)The seat is narrower than the outgoing 950.
The seat is narrower than the outgoing 950. (Ducati/)New mirrors help reduce overall weight.
New mirrors help reduce overall weight. (Ducati/)Footpegs taken from the Multistrada V4 give taller riders a bit more legroom.
Footpegs taken from the Multistrada V4 give taller riders a bit more legroom. (Ducati/)The V2 S comes with a 5-inch color TFT instrument panel.
The V2 S comes with a 5-inch color TFT instrument panel. (Ducati/)Side bags optional.
Side bags optional. (Ducati/)
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