Multistrada V4 was one of the most highly anticipated new motorcycles of 2021.

The new V4 Granturismo engine set new standards of power, usability and longevity in the Adventure Touring segment with its class leading 36,000 miles valve service interval.

In the area of technology Multistrada V4 S became the first ever motorcycle to use radar technology by offering riders Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection functionality.

Ducati North America invited a select group of journalists to Borrego Springs, California to put the Multistrada V4 S through its paces both on and off road. 

Here is what they said:

Adam Waheed - Motorcyclist

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“Miles melt away with ease on the ‘21 Multistrada V4 S. The chassis affords superb handling through twisties with pleasing comfort, too.”

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Rob Dabney - ADV Plus

Rob DabneyMTS V4

“The Multistrada V4 S is a machine for the sport-touring-leaning Adventure Rider that values eye-popping street performance, yet wants the option of being able to explore typical big bike trails with confidence.”

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Ryan Adams -

Ryan AdamsMTS V41

“The Multistrada is now the full package as an all-terrain vehicle. This is unquestionably the most versatile Multistrada the Bologna-based firm has ever built."

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Jensen Beeler - Asphalt & Rubber

Jensen BeelerMTS V42

“There is an engineer somewhere that should get a raise for how the adaptive cruise control is implemented on the Ducati Multistrada V4 S – it works that well.”

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Dustin Wheelen - RideApart

Dustin WheelanMTS V41

“After six hours in the saddle, the Multi’s cockpit felt just as welcoming as the moment I first swung a leg over period”

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Rennie Scaysbrook - Cycle News

“At high speeds this thing is rock solid. Absolutely rock solid. And the engine keeps pulling and pulling and pulling.”

Scott Brady - Expedition Portal

“Sand is kind of the nemesis of 1200 class motorcycles…But sand is something this bike did very well.”

Zach Courts - Revzilla

“The Multistrada V4 will gobble up dirt roads all day. This is big ADV heaven.”