1) Will the V4 Granturismo equip the new Multistrada V4?
Yes, the V4 Granturismo engine will equip the new Multistrada V4 that will be unveiled on 4/11/2020
2) What’s the reason that moved Ducati to have a V4 engine on a travel enduro motorcycle like the Multistrada?
Ducati R&D made many evaluations when they had to define the engine layout for the 4th generation of Multistrada and the final result is that the V4 layout is the ideal layout for a travel enduro bike in terms of balance between performance, smoothness, regularity at low rpm, compact dimensions and low weight.
3) Is the complete Multistrada family going to be equipped only by 4 cylinder engines?
No, the Multistrada family will include V2 and V4 models, as it is currently for the Panigale family.
4) Why did Ducati move from desmodromic valvetrain to spring valvetrain?
Ducati’s initial target was to increase considerably the maintenance service intervals, especially valve clearance check intervals, in order to reduce the maintenance costs and the frequency for maintenance stops. Another benefit that comes from the spring valvetrain is to increase engine regularity at low rpm, that was one of the key target in developing the V4 Granturismo.
5) Is Ducati going to leave the desmodromic valvetrain at all in the future?
No, it’s not. The desmodromic valvetrain remains the best solutions for sports or racing engines, where the engine most common working conditions are at high revs and high loads.
6) Why won’t Multistrada V4 feature the Desmosedici Stradale engine?
The missions and the conditions of use of a Panigale and a Multistrada are completely different and the two different engines are the best solutions for each one of them.
7) Is valvetrain the only difference between Desmosedici Stradale and V4 Granturismo?
No, it’s not. While the V4 Granturismo shares its overall layout together with precise technical choices with the Desmosedici Stradale, it has also been designed and developed specifically to perfectly combine Ducati sportiness with great capability and versatility.
8) Why doesn’t V4 Granturismo deliver 200 hp or more?
It wouldn’t make any sense to have a racing engine with more than 200 hp on a motorcycle like the Multistrada V4. 170 hp is the perfect balance for an engine that has to be smooth, confidence-inspiring and enjoyable in urban, touring or off-road conditions and, at the same time, thrilling and exciting when you want to have your sporty ride on a twisty mountain road.
9) Will this V4 Granturismo be noisy? Will it be Tirolo recent regulation-compliant?
The Multistrada V4 that features the V4 Granturismo engine is homologated in compliance with the Euro 5 emission and noise regulations like all the other Ducati new models Ducati will sell in Europe from 2021. The exhaust of this specific model has been developed to take more than in previous Multistrada generations into account the needs of the travel customer. For this reason the sound level is generally less prominent than other Ducati models. This results also, as a side benefit, to a reduced sound emission when tested in neutral gear like some regions are doing, like Tirolo for example. In this particular test the sound emission is below 95 dBA.