20 Oct 2020 | |

Ducati V4 Granturismo Engine & Multistrada V4 for 2021


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.

10)  How does V4 Granturismo performs if compared with the BMW GS 1250 engine?

The V4 Granturismo features extreme smoothness at low rpm and it’s round and confidence-inspiring. At the same time the torque at rear wheel is always plentiful, and, when it revs at mid to high rpm, it gets thrilling and Ducati 100%.

11)  What’s exactly the maintenance plan of the new V4 Granturismo?

Valve clearance check service (valve clearance check, spark plug replacement, etc.): 60.000km
Oil service (oil change, oil filter change, air filter check, etc): 15.000 km / 2 years Annual service (only safety check): 1 year

Take into account the fact that the spring valvetrain not only increases the service interval but make the time needed for the service shorter.

12)  How has it been possible to increase the valve clearance check service interval up to 60.000 km?

This result has been obtained thanks to the in-depth expertise Ducati acquired in the use of materials, treatments and technical solutions developed around the Desmodromic system. All this, applied to a spring valve return system which stresses less the components if compared to the Desmo, brought to set an outstanding milestone never set before by a motorcycle engine.

13)  How has it been possible to increase the oil service up to 2 years (vs 1 year as it is currently)?

A dedicated design of the engine and the range of use of the vehicle alllowed us to increase the oil service up to 2 years, an increase that has been validated during the long development tests.

14)  What’s the level of fuel consumption of the V4 Granturismo engine?

The engine is an high performing engine with 170 hp, so the level of consumption is adequate but, thanks to the long development activity and to its specificities, lower than the Desmosedici Stradale’s one.
Furthermore the new Multistrada V4 will have an increased fuel tank compared ti Multistrada 1260 to guarantee a good range.

15)  What’s the level of heat generated by the V4 Granturismo engine?

The V4 Granturismo is generally thermally comfortable in any condition, thanks to the long specific development in terms of thermal insulation, aerodynamics and exhaust system layout into new Multistrada V4 vehicle. Furthermore the rear cylinder idle deactivation system reduces drastically the engine heat delivery below the seat during static riding, especially during stops at street lights.

We’re now taking orders for the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4, get in touch on 01508 471919 or email sales@seastarsuperbikes.co.uk.

Ducati Multistrada V4 2021

The first Ducati Multistrada V4 rolls off the production lines at the Factory in Bologna.

Who’s ready for some power at your fingertips:-

1160 cc. 170 hp slick, responsive and smooth-running, featuring a maximum torque of 125 Nm (12.7 Kgm) at 8,750 rpm.

The V4 Granturismo figures clearly define its unique character: A sporting-spirit DNA, yet boasting a smooth and well-balanced outputalong the entire torque curve. Excellent in all conditions, perfect for all riding modes.

V4 Granurismo: the new Ducati Engine

Discover the Multistrada V4

A change of paradigm that allows the new V4 Granturismo to push the former boundaries of compactness and lightness, along with the main maintenance schedule of 60,000 km.

V4 Granturismo Engine

A compact and high-performing engine boasting a robust torque, designed to satisfy the demands of “adventouring” enthusiasts, without foregoing the excitement of a more sporting spirit.

A 4-cylinder version, with the general layout clearly inspired by the Desmosedici Stradale model, yet designed and developed to provide ultimate ease of use and exceptional versatility. A change of paradigm that allows the new V4 Granturismo to push the former boundaries of compactness and lightness, along with the main maintenance schedule of 60,000 km.