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Ducati Multistrada V4 Gets Akrapovic Hardware, Bad Boy Turns Meaner

Without a doubt, the biggest launch of late 2020 in the motorcycle world is the Multistrada V4. Ducati’s technology-packed two-wheeler will probably be the hottest thing on the road in the early months of 2021, especially now that it has been gifted with specially-designed Akrapovic hardware.
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The Slovenian exhaust systems manufacturer, a long time partner of the Italians, developed two special pieces of technology for the new bike, namely a racing exhaust and a silencer. Both are co-branded with the bike maker and exclusive to the Multistrada V4.

The latest addition to the successful Multistrada range comes 18 years after the nameplate made its debut. Obviously, this one is light years ahead of the original, and it is also the first motorcycle in the world to feature both a front and a rear radar.

Inside the frame of the bike, Ducati fitted a brand new Granturismo engine. Smaller and lighter than the version it replaces, it is 1,158cc in displacement and, thanks to things like a new distribution with a spring valve return system, part chain/part gear-timing distribution, and a counter-rotating crankshaft, it is capable of impressive performance numbers: 170 hp at 10,500 rpm, and a maximum torque of 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 8,750 rpm.

The new Akrapovic racing exhaust made of stainless steel brings the total weight of the motorcycle down by 5 kg (11 pounds), while the power output grows to 174 hp. Torque also jumps a notch, moving from 125 Nm to 133 Nm (98 lb-ft).

The silencer, which is 0.7 kg (1.5 pounds) lighter than the standard, is said to give “the bike a more aggressive character” while being able to take high temperatures.

Ducati did not specify how much the new parts cost. You can get a more detailed look at the bike and its versions (V4, V4 S, and V4 S Sport) as well as the parts and accessories for it at this link.

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