A Desmo V4 Multistrada – the versatile sportsbike

Perhaps each – the brand new Ducati Multistrada V4 RS has sufficient wheel journey to deal with even mild journey using (OK, possibly simply the occasional dust street) but is constructed to blast round race tracks, with 180hp accessible inventory and 195 should you add the non-compulsory excessive efficiency exhaust.

Constructed round a modified a Panigale-derived desmo 1103cc V4 Stradale engine (fairly the valve-spring outfitted Granturismo motor), the brand new RS is the lightest and strongest Multistrada V4 ever constructed.

It’s coming within the second quarter of 2024 with a price ticket of $55,800.

The checklist of high-tech parts fills the spec sheet: dry clipper clutch, titanium subframe, carbon fibre guards and beak, race-derived electronics.
There’s additionally distinctive and thrilling livery, designed by the Centro Stile with references to MotoGP.
Right here’s how Ducati describe the brand new bike.
“The Ducati Multistrada V4 RS is produced in a numbered collection. The quantity is proven on a plate utilized to the triple clamp.
“The sportiest, most refined and unique Multistrada ever created. Produced in a numbered collection, the Multistrada V4 RS is the most recent addition to the household which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this 12 months and is supplied with the Desmosedici Stradale engine, derived from that of the Panigale V4.
“Due to the V4 outfitted with desmodromic distribution, the Multistrada V4 RS gives distinctive efficiency and using sensations, sustaining the stability that has at all times distinguished the household. The expertise is made memorable by the unmistakable sound of the Desmosedici Stradale with dry clutch and Akrapovič silencer, and by the spirited and thrilling energy supply. Sensations additionally assured by the chassis of the sportiest Multistrada within the household, because of Öhlins suspension, single-sided aluminium swingarm and cast rims.
“Probably the most demanding motorcyclists will recognize the technical and stylistic particulars that make it a novel bike in persona and substance. The RS emblem, which turns into an actual characterizing aspect of the mannequin, was designed by the Centro Stile and is proven within the livery, on the important thing and within the dashboard graphics. The slim and streamlined tail, designed solely for this bike, helps to make it even sportier.
“The Multistrada V4 RS is a mannequin wherein each part, each element – from the digital package deal outfitted with radar know-how to the very mild titanium rear body – was chosen with a single goal: to create the sportiest touring bike ever. Probably the most thrilling Multistrada ever created by Ducati.”


Right here at Australian Street Rider it sounds just like the holy grail: racetrack efficiency with touring comfort.
There’s nonetheless a lot of suspension journey, nevertheless it’ll be effectively managed that’s to the Öhlins semi-active forks and rear shock.

Extra from the Ducati press launch…

Sporty fashion

The Ducati Multistrada V4 RS combines the unmistakable Multistrada line, elegant and dynamic, with technical options that recall the applied sciences utilized in racing, typical of Borgo Panigale’s tremendous sports activities bikes. The title RS has precisely this that means, recalling one other bike in Ducati historical past – the Monster S4 RS – born in line with the identical inspiring ideas.
The varied carbon fibre parts such because the entrance mudguard, the hand guards (designed particularly for this mannequin), the warmth shields and the entrance “beak”, create a play of contrasts with the Iceberg White livery, enriched by numerous references to the color of the Desmosedici MotoGP.
The slender and light-weight techno-polymer tail integrates the passenger handles and defines a sporty, refined and unmistakable aspect view. The titanium seat assist body is a part of nice technical class which accentuates its sportiness and permits a weight saving of two.5 kg in comparison with the usual one.
The Ducati Multistrada V4 RS is produced in a numbered collection. The quantity is proven on a black anodized aluminium plate, embellished with the Italian flag, utilized to the triple clamp.


Superbike engine

The Multistrada V4 RS is the one one within the household to undertake the 1,103 cc Desmosedici Stradale engine. To mix the smoothness and regularity typical of the Multistrada with the persona and sporty traits of the Panigale and the Streetfighter, Ducati has intervened on the V4 acquiring a fluid and common energy supply curve at low revs and on the similar time, because of desmodromic distribution, thrilling close to the limiter. A persona that can be expressed because of the exhaust tone, which is deep at low ranges and exhilarating like on Superbikes throughout acceleration at excessive rpm.
These goals have been achieved by adopting the air filter from the Panigale V4 R, which is extra permeable and sportier, and an exhaust system with Akrapovič silencer developed particularly for the Multistrada V4 RS.
On this configuration, Euro 5+ homologated, the Desmosedici Stradale engine develops a most energy of 180 hp, with limiter at 13,500 rpm. This worth was chosen to ensure sporting efficiency whereas sustaining the stability that has at all times distinguished the Multistrada V4 since its first model.
To benefit from the efficiency of the street Desmosedici, sportier and characterised by larger acceleration, the ultimate ratio has been shortened whereas maintaining the gear ratios unchanged.
Lastly, as on the Panigale V4 SP2 and Streetfighter V4 SP2, the Multistrada V4 RS additionally encompasses a STM-EVO SBK dry clutch constructed from billet aluminium, with a particular configuration of springs and slipper ramps. This part, which smooths out using throughout braking and engagement phases, additionally contributes to enriching the exhaust sound with its typical metallic timbre when the clutch is disengaged.
Among the many advantages of the dry clutch, we spotlight the opportunity of rising efficiency by utilizing Ducati Corse Efficiency Powered by Shell Advance oil, the results of the collaboration between Ducati Corse and Shell in Superbike and MotoGP.
To enhance the thermal consolation of the engine, the Desmosedici Stradale has been designed to deactivate the rear financial institution when the bike is stationary, in impartial and with the engine temperature above 70°. Once more to supply larger consolation, on the coldest days the upwashes, the ducts that channel contemporary air to the rider’s legs, will be closed.
The upkeep interval for checking valve clearance on the Multistrada V4 RS is each 30,000 km.



The Multistrada V4 RS is supplied with the superior and complicated digital package deal of the Multistrada V4 S, which incorporates, amongst different options, customary radar know-how on each the entrance and rear, which allows the Adaptive Cruise Management (ACC) performance and Blind Spot Detection (BSD).
The digital gear of the Multistrada V4 RS, because of the knowledge obtained from the Bosch inertial platform, is made up of 4 Energy Modes (Full, Excessive, Medium, Low), Ducati Traction Management (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Management (DWC), Engine Brake Management (EBC) and Ducati Fast Shift (DQS) Up&Down.
All these techniques have been calibrated for the traits and meant use of the mannequin and built-in into 4 Driving Modes, specifically Race, Sport, Touring, City.
On the V4 RS, the Full Energy Mode (related by default with the Race Driving Mode, characterised by a chequered flag above the title) is launched for the primary time within the Multistrada household; this delivers most energy in all gears, with a immediate response from the throttle. The opposite Energy Modes have been calibrated to be used on the Multistrada V4. Particularly:
Excessive (related by default with Sport Driving Mode) gives most energy in 4th, fifth and sixth gear with a slight discount in torque in 1st, 2nd and third, with immediate throttle response. Medium (related by default with Touring Driving Mode) additionally gives most energy in 4th, fifth and sixth gear, with a slight discount in 1st, 2nd and third, however with a sweeter throttle response.
Low (default in City Driving Mode) with energy decreased to 84 kW (114 hp) and a easy throttle response.
The Multistrada V4 RS can be outfitted with EBC (Engine Brake Management) adjustable on three ranges, which permits the rider to customise the engine braking relying on using fashion and context.
The larger sportiness of the digital package deal of the V4 RS is highlighted by the brand new graphics of the dashboard, which presents a management panel on the principle display screen with performance much like the Infomode Observe of the Panigale V4 and Streetfighter V4. This drop-down menu shows the degrees set for DTC, ABS and DWC within the chosen using mode. Moreover, the intervention of Ducati Traction Management and Ducati Wheelie Management is highlighted by a flashing of the corresponding drop-down aspect and the lighting of the higher proper nook of the dashboard.
The TFT dashboard with 6.5″ display screen, characterised on the Multistrada V4 RS by devoted graphics, lets you view the map navigator because of Ducati Join, which lets you mirror your cell gadget. Exactly to assist this performance, the smartphone compartment has compelled air flow, to chill the telephone throughout intensive use of the navigation capabilities and whereas charging.

Chassis and ergonomics


The chassis of the Multistrada V4 RS is developed across the 17″ entrance wheel, which ensures nice precision and reactivity in sporty using. This alternative led to the selection of a monocoque aluminium body totally different from the Multistrada V4 S and Rally to acquire a unique inclination of the steering head (25.75° in comparison with 24.5°) defining the path and wheelbase values in operate of the larger sportiness of the bike, much like what has already been completed on the V4 Pikes Peak.
The Marchesini cast aluminium wheels, 2.7 kg lighter than these of the V4 S, make the dynamic behaviour of the automobile more practical. Diablo Rosso IV Corsa tyres, within the 120/70 entrance and 190/55 rear sizes, provide wonderful grip throughout acceleration and a powerful sensation of contact with the bottom within the centre of the curve.
The selection of Öhlins Good EC 2.0 suspensions goes within the course of guaranteeing one of the best efficiency in sporting use because of using an “occasion primarily based” system, as on the Panigale V4 S and Streetfighter V4 S, which self-adjusts primarily based on particular person using fashion. The system, already used on the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak, has been recalibrated to acquire one of the best stability between consolation in relaxed using and assist in sporty using.
Particularly, within the Touring and Sport Driving Modes the calibrations of the dynamic system have been modified to enhance consolation throughout relaxed using and on the similar time assist when having enjoyable on combined mountain terrain. Moreover, to enhance using dynamics even at full load, hydraulic braking has been elevated when the rider selects greater damping ranges within the numerous Driving Modes, within the numerous Load Modes with baggage and passenger.
The braking system derives immediately from that of the Panigale V4. On the entrance, the system contains 330 mm diameter discs and Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, much like the Multistrada V4 S, to that are added the pads of the Panigale V4. On the rear the system features a single 265 mm diameter disc on which a Brembo floating caliper works. The management, with regressive kinematics, has a smaller pumping aspect, thus bettering energy and modulation. The system is managed by the Bosch-Brembo 10.3ME Cornering ABS system.
Along with the carbon fibre and titanium parts, a small battery has been adopted to additional cut back weight. On this means, 3 kg are saved in comparison with the Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak.

The brand new V4 RS gives sportier ergonomics than the Multistrada V4, with greater and additional again footrests to extend the utmost lean angle. The handlebar, rigidly mounted to the plate to enhance the using feeling, is decrease, narrower and has a much less accentuated curvature. The brand new, softer grips have a sportier design.
This ergonomic mixture interprets into a greater feeling in sporty using, whereas sustaining degree of consolation on the similar time. Consolation has in reality been the topic of nice consideration, to take care of one of the best synthesis between sport and tourism of the Multistrada V4 RS.


The Ducati Efficiency catalogue gives numerous equipment to boost the traits of the bike and make it distinctive from an aesthetic perspective. Motorcyclists who need to improve the flexibility of the Multistrada V4 RS will discover numerous baggage choices, from plastic or aluminium aspect instances to tank and passenger seat luggage and numerous outsized windshields.
To emphasise its sporting persona, {the catalogue} additionally gives billet aluminium elements reminiscent of levers, footrests, brake and clutch reservoirs or gasoline tank and oil filler caps. There are additionally many carbon fibre particulars to lighten and make the picture of the Multistrada V4 RS much more aggressive.

Colors and availability

The bike will probably be accessible in dealerships within the Ducati community ranging from January 2024 in a single model, which incorporates entrance and rear radar as customary within the Iceberg White livery.

Predominant customary gear

1,103 cc Ducati Desmosedici Stradale engine with valve clearance examine each 30,000 km* Aluminium monocoque body and aluminium single-sided swingarm
Titanium rear subframe*
Carbon fibre particulars
Öhlins Good EC 2.0 semi-active digital suspension with “occasion primarily based” system
Wheel journey 170-170 mm
17″ Marchesini cast aluminium wheels with Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa tyres sizes 120/70 ZR17 entrance and 190/55 ZR17 rear
Bosch-Brembo ABS 10.3ME Cornering braking system
330 mm diameter entrance discs with Brembo Stylema 4-piston radial calipers
Full LED headlight with DRL and Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL)
TFT dashboard with 6.5” color display screen with devoted graphics and show*
Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
4 Energy Modes (Full, Excessive, Medium, Low)
4 Driving Modes (Race, Sport, Touring, City)
Entrance and rear radar know-how (Adaptive Cruise Management and Blind Spot Detection)
Ducati Wheelie Management (DWC)
Ducati Traction Management (DTC)
Engine Brake Management (EBC)
Fingers Free Beginning
Ducati Join with telephone, music and map navigator purposes
Ducati Fast Shift (DQS) Up&Down
Car Maintain Management (VHC)
*Unique gear for Multistrada V4 RS