The first-generation Multistrada was first introduced to the Ducati lineup in 2003, and though the Terblanche-designed two-wheeler initially had quite a few kinks to be ironed it, the bike has since evolved into one of the most competent adventure-tourers that money can currently buy. And while the existing base model Multistrada V4 is already capable of eating up miles, Ducati has now debuted an even better-equipped Multi variant designed specifically for long-range world touring.
Dubbed the Multistrada V4 Rally, this new motorcycle features a slew of standard amenities for on and off-road, long-range travel. This includes Ducati’s new Skyhook DSS EVO suspension, which now boasts auto-leveling, minimum low-speed preload, and increased travel at 7.9”. The bike has also been bestowed with a new 7.9-gallon tank that affords greater range, a skid plate, a completely redesigned front-end with DRLs and active cornering LED headlights, an elongated tail that bolsters passenger comfort, and revised ergonomics that make the rider more comfortable, too.
Powering the Multistrada V4 Rally is Ducati’s 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine — a MotoGP-derived powertrain that’s been tuned for touring and is good for 170hp and 92ft-lbs of torque. The Rally-spec Multi V4 also comes loaded with a suite of cutting-edge tech, such as blind spot detection, wheelie control, vehicle hold control, traction control, cornering ABS, front and rear radars with Adaptive Cruise Control, and a bevy of riding modes including an off-road power mode that restricts horsepower to 115hp. The adventure bike is made all the more conducive to long-range touring via its extended service intervals, with oil changes and valve clearance adjustment intervals of 9,000 miles and 37,000 miles, respectively. Lastly, Ducati is also offering several upgrades such as aluminum hard cases, crash bars, and heated seats and grips.
The 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally is available now, with pricing starting at $31,495