The Multistrada V4 is expected to be unveiled on October 23 when Ducati will release its 2020 model range.
It comes hot on the heels of Ducati announcing a naked Streetfighter V4 will be unveiled in October as a 2020 model.
A prototype was recently raced at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.
Sadly, four-time winner Carlin Dunne crashed and died on the final corner on his way to victory and a record time. Motorcycle races at the hillclimb have been suspended next year.
Now it seems the Streetfighter V4 street version may be accompanied by a Multistrada V4.
Earlier this month motorcycle magazine Motorrad claimed it had seen the bike out testing in Borgo Panigale, home of the Ducati factory in north-east Italy.
A Multistrada V4 makes a lot of sense as does a Monster version.
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Streetfighter V4 is expected to have similar power to the Panigale V4’s 158kW (213hp).
It had been suggested the street production version may be a little tamer. However, it is likely to still be more than the Aprilia Tuono’s 173hp (129kW).
The Multistrada is likely to be tuned for less top end and more low-down power and torque.
The current Multistrada 1260 has 117kW (158hp) output.
The new V4 models are likely to have front and rear radar for blind spot alerts and cornering ABS as Ducati has previously said it would add these features to its entire range in 2020.
The tech is part of the company’s joint development with Audi of safety technology to fit into an automated driving future.