After a series of teasers, the Bologna factory will finally present the new Ducati V4 Granturismo engine. the 4-cylinder V-shaped unit will be put on the upcoming Ducati Multistrada V4 motorcycle.
The Ducati V4 Granturismo engine is based on the Desmosedici Stradale, which is put on the Panigale V4 and Streetfighter V4 motorcycles. Some key changes had to be made to make the engine perfectly fit the tourist needs.
Perhaps the most cool news is the fact of a large service interval – 60,000 km. Probably, this was helped by spring-loaded pushrods instead of the typical desmodromic Ducati drive. In defense of the Italians, we can say that they have achieved great perfection in the spring-valve system, which can work without interruption for tens of thousands of kilometers.
The Ducati V4 Granturismo engine has a displacement of 1158 cm3 (83 x 53.5 mm). It produces 168 HP (125 kW) of power and 125 Nm of torque at 8750 rpm. The compression ratio of 14:1 is the same as on the Streetfighter V4, but the cylinder diameter is 2 mm larger. We assume that the engine has the option of disconnecting the rear cylinder, which will help the Multistrada V4 manage heating and fuel consumption.
The new engine weighs 66.7 kg, or 1.2 kg lighter than the Testastretta 11 DS installed on the Multistrada 1260. The manufacturer also notes that the novelty is more compact in all axes, if compared with the current twin.
Ducati Multistrada V4 motorcycle will be presented on November 4!