Ducati India has launched the Multistrada V2 to our markets today. The Italian manufacturer offers the adventure-tourer in two different trims — the standard Multistrada, which is priced at Rs 14.65 lakh, and the ‘S’ which costs Rs 16.65 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom)

The Ducati Multistrada V2 replaces the Multistrada 950, and sees a bump of over Rs 1 lakh over the outgoing model. This, however, isn’t just a basic rebadge. The V2 comes with a host of changes, including a lower kerb weight of 199kg on the standard variant, and 203kg for the ‘S’ variant. 

Additionally, the ergonomics have also been re-worked a bit. The Ducati V2 now gets a narrower seat profile, with a reduced seat height of 830mm (down my 10mm). Additionally, the footpegs have been moved around and now sit lower. 

In terms of electronics, the Ducati Multistrada V2 gets packed with goodies like the company’s cornering ABS, traction control, vehicle hold control and more. The more expensive ‘S’ variant comes with additional features like cornering lights, a bi-directional quick-shifter, cruise control and a 5-inch TFT colour display.

Powering the motorcycle is the same engine seen on the outgoing Multistrada 950. It gets the same 937cc, L-twin motor which makes 113PS of power and 94Nm of torque. The Multistrada V2 will go toe-to-toe against the Triumph Tiger 900GT and the BMW F 900 XR. 

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