Multi v4 on the horizon?

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  1. nostatic

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    https://rideapart.com/articles/cheaper-ducati-panigale-works

    According to Ducati, the next application of the V4 we should see will be in an R version of the Panigale V4 displacing less than 1000cc. According to Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali, there will be more applications of the V4 aside from the Panigale and the first model that could switch over could be the Multistrada. It won't happen for another few years, however.


    "It will be more in the future because we think that we don’t want to just take this engine and apply it as it is. The new motor will be one that will be based on this technology but will be much more tuned for longer distance and lower maintenance cost and this is where our development we will focus. It’s taking time because we want to be right, but this is where we are going," Domenicali told Motorcycle News.
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    That would be great, and when aprilia finally put out a V4 Caponord then we would have two brilliant sports tourers to choose from.
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    Not surprising actually
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    Hell yes. And first mod? Remove that windsail of a plate holder... that is if it's the one that makes it to production.
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    Is that a 19" front wheel?
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    Ugh... I hope not. That would be gross. And terrible.

    A V4 Multistrada should have 17" wheels. Save that 19" nonsense for the twin-powered ADV bikes.
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    I'll hold out some hope that this isn't the final bike. Perhaps it's a test mule for the engine? Maybe that's why it's a braced swinger and 19" wheel?

    A 19" front wheel on a V4 Multistrada breaks my Ducatisti heart.
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    Yeah I don't know what the hell they are thinking.

    .....why the hell would I want a +180hp sport tourer that doesn't have the option to put good rubber on? Specially since it will likely cost in the $25,000 dollar range.
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    It has to be a test mule. Or a V-twin 950 testing. I mean, it is RideApart...
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    Yet there is photographic proofs.....

    Dunno hope they are either muling the motor in an enduro chassis.....or they see the light. Normally I would bump into the head of Ducati Japan fairly regularly, but these aren't normal times.
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    A twin is perfect for the big enduro. A V4 seems less ideal. It is ideal is for a road focused sport tourer.

    it would be odd for Ducati to turn that on it’s head.
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    In other shots there are clearly two front downpipes in the exhaust. It's a V4.
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    Yah... reviewing the pictures, I see that now. That bums me out.

    I hope, hope, hope it's not indicative of the final bike we'll see. I would find it odd that Ducati would fit their flagship sport-tourer with a 19" front wheel and a dual-sided swing arm. It's antithetical to all prior Multistradas, save for the MTS Enduro where it makes sense.
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    Have to say I really like it. Remembering that we are seeing only a part of the elephant. For all we know there are versions with different wheel sizes.

    I would use it as a dedicated two-up tourer of the versatile but sporty kind. The V4 will run better at 60-70mph gentle cruising speeds than a performance Ducati twin. No shortage of excitement here for overtakes. If it’s lighter and less bulky than the twin that’s another big bonus.

    With passenger I won’t be pushing the front so I imagine 19-in rubber will be fine. I would be looking to take gravel shortcuts and touring routes in dry weather and the 19 would be a bit better for these. Also says to me that Ducati has that in mind.

    Price will be the big issue, and I wouldn’t want the electronic suspension so I hope they will do a version with manual Öhlins like the current PP.

    Fair enough to say who needs a 200hp V4 for 70mph cruising but the point of the four is not just horsepower it is also the broader sweet spot.
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    Just checked and Michelin makes the Road 5 in 19-in. I’m running those on my Monster. Yes will switch to Power 5s for the Monster now they’re released, but for sporty touring with pillion the Road 5 would be my choice in any case.

    I understand why others might want something stickier on a Multi V4.
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