The brand new Ducati Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour: the last word grand tourer

Ducati has lifted the covers on the brand new Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour, which it says is essentially the most ‘full’ Multistrada V4 ever. However what does this truly imply?

Properly, the V4 S Grand Tour retains the identical chassis and engine as discovered within the present Multistrada V4 S, however it will likely be decked out in all the elective add-ons and equipment you could get with the present V4 mannequin, together with among the options included on the 2023 V4 Rally.

When ABR Founder Alun examined the V4 Rally earlier this 12 months, he claimed it was the perfect bike he’s ever ridden, and the V4 S Grand Tour seems to be a extra road-focussed model of the V4 Rally.

It might not be a revolutionary addition to Ducati’s line-up, however the V4 S Grand Tour represents the top of the Multistrada’s evolution for the reason that first mannequin was launched 20 years in the past.

That is what’s new with the Ducati Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour.

Superior digital bundle

Since its inception again in 2003, the Multistrada has at all times been probably the most electronically superior bikes, and the Grand Tour consists of all of Ducati’s most cutting-edge digital security and luxury options.

One welcome characteristic is the Minimal Preload perform which lowers the bike when coming to a cease or travelling at low velocity, making it simpler to get your ft down at site visitors lights and for passengers to climb on.

There’s additionally the Straightforward Elevate system, which reduces the hassle required to elevate the bike off its aspect stand by way of using the suspension hydraulics.

Different options embody the radar system which operates the bike’s adaptive cruise management and blind spot detection, together with a tyre stress monitor system, further LED lights for using at night time or in poor situations, in addition to heated grips and heated rider and pillion seats.

Talking of suspension, the V4 S Grand Tour comes with the ‘Ducatis Skyhook Suspension’, which is a semi-active digital system which screens and adjusts the suspension in actual time, and likewise consists of auto-levelling which adjusts seat peak primarily based on the bike’s present load.

Within the cockpit, the Grand Tour comes outfitted with a 6.5″ TFT show which lets you ‘mirror’ your cellphone for full-colour navigation, and there’s additionally a full suite of security options together with cornering ABS, wheelie management, traction management, cornering lights, and car maintain management which makes it simpler to begin and maintain the bike on an incline.

Touring prepared

Elsewhere, the V4 S Grand Tour positive factors the passenger seat launched on the V4 Rally, for higher pillion consolation, in addition to aspect circumstances with a complete quantity of 60L.

Nonetheless, the Grand Tour doesn’t obtain the V4 Rally’s 30L gas tank, as a substitute retaining the 22L tank from the usual V4 S.

The bike additionally comes with a centre stand, keyless ignition and gas cap, and improved warmth shielding across the swingarm in addition to closable ducts across the rider’s legs.

The bike’s touring credentials are additionally enhanced with the excessive service intervals (valve clearance examine each 37,000 miles), in addition to a four-year limitless mileage guarantee and Ducati’s Roadside Help program.

Multistrada V4 S styling

The brand new V4 S Grand Tour maintains the general look of the Multistrada V4, however the brand new mannequin will arrive in an unique Grand Tour livery that highlights its Italian origins and class.

The Ducati Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour shall be arriving in dealerships from the tip of September, and can value from £23,595.