Ducati Multistrada V4 Confirmed for 2021

  • The Ducati Multistrada V4 is confirmed to debut in 2021.

  • Ducati made the announcement while celebrating the 100,000th Multistrada produced.

  • The new bike will be sold alongside the Multistrada 1260 and 950.

The Ducati Multistrada V4 is confirmed to debut in 2021.

Ducati made the statement in their press release celebrating the 100,000th Multistrada. They also mentioned that the new Multistrada V4 (MTS V4) will be sold alongside the V-Twin engine Multistrada 1260 and 950 versions.

Making the announcement so far ahead seems unprecedented in the motorcycle industry. That’s because customers may hold off their plans of buying the current model and decide only when the new one is unveiled. However, we feel that Ducati is confident despite making the early announcement due to different price ranges, among others. The MTS V4 will most probably cost way more than even a fully blinged-out MTS 1260 GT.

As pointed out by Asphalt & Rubber, it could also be that Ducati wants attention to fall solely on the Streetfighter V4. Unveiling the MTS V4 right next to the Streetfighter will steal some of the naked bike’s thunder.

Anyway, the Desmosedici Stradale V-four engine will be detuned for low-end and midrange performance since the MTS is pretty much a road bike. But since the V-Twin MTS 1260 produces 158 hp, we may see 170 to 180 hp in the MTS V4.

The updates will see it go up against the likes of the new BMW S 1000 XR and KTM 1290 Super Duke GT. On the other hand, pushing the power higher will also see it competing against the Kawasaki 1400GTR (in terms of power, rather than segment) and who knows, the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2SX (200 hp).

In the meantime, the 100,000th MTS is the 1260 Pikes Peak edition. The total number of MTS produced include all the variants in the 1260 and 950 line-up.

Source: Ducati Press Release

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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