Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023, more off road, more autonomy, more adventurous


The successful maxitrail of the Bolognese firm receives a new member in the family, the Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023, in which its more adventurous and off-road side is emphasized.

As you may have already guessed, the Multistrada V4 Rally 2023 is based on the current asphalt model to which some components and settings have been added or varied.

If its off-road performance needs to be improved, the first thing is to equip it with 19 and 17” spoke rims, mixed Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyres, a generous sump guard and wider footrests with easily removable rubber inserts.

To make it more travelling, a new 30-litre aluminum fuel tank has been installed, with new rubber protections on its sides, a 40 mm higher and 20 mm wider windshield, a redesigned front end to improve aerodynamics and electronic suspensions. Marzocchi Skyhook DSS Evo with increased 200mm travel.

It also retains the automatic electronic minimum preload system, which always maintains the same height of the bike regardless of the load or the situation, which debuted on the 2022 Multistrada V4 S.

Photo of the Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023
The new maxitrail is designed for off road.

This system also allows you to adjust the height of the motorcycle when it is stopped, so that it is much lower and allows you to get on your seat -adjustable in 2 positions- more easily. When starting the bike automatically returns to its standard height, also adjusted by the user.

It also has the Easy Lift system, which makes it easier to lift the motorcycle from the side stand to get on the motorcycle, thanks to the fact that the compression hydraulics of the electronic suspension open and the motorcycle lowers.

This new Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally is based on the 2022 V4 S

In terms of electronics, the off-road Enduro mode is improved, which facilitates driving in this environment, acting on the Cornering ABS and traction control, reducing the maximum power to 114 hp, and also adjusting the electronic suspension settings.

Photo of the Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023
The external aesthetics only varies due to the new tank and the spoked rims.

For the rest, all the safety electronics are maintained, with four power modes -Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro-, IMU inertial measurement control unit, tilt-sensitive ABS and traction control, Ducati Wheelie Control, Ducati Cornering Lights ( DCL), quickshifter Up&Down, etc.

And it also inherits the front and rear radar to offer adaptive cruise control and blind spot warning -Blind Spot Detector-, released on the 2022 MTS V4 S.

Its 90º Granturismo V4 engine -4T, LC, 16V, DOHC, IE, 1,158 cc- develops 170 CV, and has a system that, in addition to deactivating the rear bank of cylinders in urban driving or when the motorcycle is idling, it also remains disabled at low speed. It only reactivates when the pilot is helpful with the gas fist.

It has received some tweaks to its cylinder head and electronics that reduce its consumption and level of emissions.

The instrumentation continues to be a 6.5″ color TFT screen, with Bluetooth connectivity and integrated GPS navigation -in the “mirror” function of the smartphone-, which is navigated with the joystick on the left pineapple. And there is no lack of a USB socket and a 12V power socket.

Receives a ton of changes to better suit dirt tracks

In the cycle part, the cast aluminum monocoque chassis is maintained, with the revised driving position, and the cast aluminum double arm swingarm is maintained.

Photo of the Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023
The new spoked rims is what stands out at first glance.

And for braking, it is equipped with a pair of 330mm front discs bitten by Brembo Stylema radial calipers, and a 265mm rear disc, as in the standard V4.

For the rest of the gadgets, remote key start, full LED lighting, engine brake control, cruise control, hill start assist (VHC) and a central stand are also maintained. And the position of the panniers and top case has been moved back a few millimeters to improve passenger comfort.

This new Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023 is offered in three versions: Adventure Radar, equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection, Adventure Travel & Radar, which adds aluminum side cases, heated grips and seats, while the Full Adventure complete this latest equipment with an Akrapovic silencer and a carbon fiber front fender.

The prices: V4 Rally Adventure Radar, 30,190 euros, 2,500 euros more for the Travel&Radar and 4,000 euros more for the Full Adventure. You can see prices and availability on their website.

Photo of the Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally 2023
It will be for sale in three versions, with different levels of equipment.

We leave you with the official video.

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