2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rallye First Look
Ducati revealed a file Multistrada V4 . Rallye In the final episode of the 2023 World Series I. And while the model’s name hints at improved off-road capability, the V4 Rally’s list of features leans more toward long-distance travel and passenger comfort than the Dakar’s handling.
Not that there aren’t any upgrades to make the Rally model more off-target than current Multistrada V4 models. The Rally’s semi-active suspension provides 7.9 inches of travel, front and rear, up from the 6.7 inches in the front and 7.1 inches in the rear offered on other variants. Suspension changes increase ground clearance by 0.4 inches to 9.1 inches. The Skyhook DSS EVO’s electronics have also been updated for more precise and effective control of suspension settings.
Like the Multistrada V4 S, the Rally model comes with a minimal preload function to lower ride height when stopped or at low speeds. Rally takes this one step further with the Easy Lift function that loosens the suspension at start-up to make it easier to lift the side mount.
Ducati also added an updated Enduro riding mode to join the Sport, Touring and Urban modes. Enduro mode limits engine output to 114 bhp, compared to the claimed full output of 167 bhp, while providing a more dynamic, direct throttle response. Enduro mode also switches traction control to a lower intrusion level while deactivating the bike’s pedal control and rear wheel ABS. The cornering function and rear lift detection are also disabled for off-road use.
The Multistrada V4 Rally comes standard with wire spoke wheels, with a 3.00 x 19 inch front wheel and a 4.5 x 17 inch rear wheel. The wheels come shod in Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires, but can also be equipped with Scorpion Rally or Scorpion Rally STR tires.
For Rally’s V4 Granturismo engine, Ducati introduced a new “extended” electronic deactivation system. On current models, the rear cylinder bank is deactivated during a stop, but for the Rally, the system also operates at lower revs in order to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The rear drums are restarted when the speed is increased. The system has been calibrated to operate in all riding modes and in every gear, except for the first, so that it takes advantage of all four cylinders when starting to park.
The Multistrada V4 Rally has a 7.9-gallon aluminum fuel tank, which is a significant increase over the 5.8-gallon capacity of the other models. Ducati has updated the bodywork to keep the Multstrada’s current look, and tank height despite the larger fuel capacity. Ducati has also modified the aerodynamics to improve wind protection for both the passenger and the passenger.
To improve thermal comfort, Ducati has added a new heat shield to the subframe and swingarm. The side and upper Rally attachments have also been moved back slightly to improve passenger comfort.
Other updates include wider footrests with removable rubber inserts and a larger tub guard.
In other markets, Ducati offers multiple gear packages, but for the US, the Multistrada V4 Rally only comes in the Adventure Travel and Radar package that adds adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, aluminum side cases, and heated seats and handles. US customers will have two paint options. The Ducati Red option is priced at $31,495 while the Brushed Aluminum and Matt Black option brings the price up to $31,995. Expect to see the Multistrada V4 rally at Ducati dealerships in May 2023.
|Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023 specifications|
|MSRP||Starting at $31,495|
|Engine type||Ducati V4 GranTurismo, V4 – 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, rotary crankshaft, double-pulse ignition command, semi-dry sump, coolant|
|bore x stroke||83 x 53.3 mm|
|horse power||167 hp at 10,750 rpm (claimed)|
|torque||89.2 lb-ft at 8750 rpm (claimed)|
|fuel injection||Continental Electronic Fuel Injection, 46mm Equivalent Elliptical Throttle Bodies with Ride-by-Wire|
|exhaust||Stainless steel muffler, double catalytic converter and 4 lambda probes|
|Motion vector||6-speed Ducati up/down shift|
|primary engine||Straight cut gear ratio 1.8:1|
|gear ratios||1 = 40/13, 2 = 36/16, 3 = 34/19, 4 = 31/21, 5 = 29/23, 6 = 27/25|
|Final drive||chain, z16 front sprocket; Z42 خلفي rear sprocket|
|cling||Multi-clutch with hydraulic control. Self servo action when driving, slipper action when over running|
|framework||Single aluminum frame|
|front suspension||Ø Fully adjustable 50mm USD fork with internal stroke sensor. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO (DSS). 7.9 inches of travel|
|front wheels||3 x 19 inch spoked wheel|
|front tire||Pirelli Scopion Trail II 120/70 R19|
|rear suspension||Fully adjustable monopod suspension. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Electronically pre-adjusted spring with Ducati Skyhook Suspension System (DSS). Double-sided aluminum swingarm. 7.9 inches of travel|
|rear wheels||4,5 x 17 . spoke wheel|
|rear tires||Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 R17|
|front brake||2 x 330mm semi-floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4-piston radial calipers, 2-pad, radial master cylinder with ABS turns as standard equipment|
|rear brakes||265 mm disc, two-piston floating jaw, with anti-lock brakes as standard equipment|
|Hardware||6.5″ TFT color screen with Ducati Connect and full map navigation|
|dry weight||500 lbs (claimed)|
|curb weight||573 lbs (claimed)|
|seat height||Adjustable 34.3 – 35.0 inch
34.9 – 35.6″ with bar stool attachment
33.7 – 34.5 inch with #1 attachment for low seat
32.5 – 33.3 inches with Low Seat #2 Attachment
31.7 – 32.5 inch with #2 Low Seat + Low Suspension Kit Attachment
|Pass Buildings||4.15 inches|
|fuel capacity||7.9 US gallons|
|Number of seats||2|
|safety equipments||Driving Modes, Power Modes, ABS when cornering, Ducati traction control, Ducati bike control, Ducati brake light, Ducati cornering light, Vehicle stabilization control|
|Standard Equipment||Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO, Ducati Quick Shift, Cruise Control, Hands-Free, Rear Steering Wheel Switches, 6,5 TFT Color Display with Ducati Connect and Full Map Navigation System, Full LED Headlight with DRL, Engine Brake Control (EBC), Cancel Extended Cylinder Activation (ECD)|
|a guarantee||24 months, unlimited mileage.|
|service periods||9000 miles / 24 months|
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