By Jim Pruner
The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S has magically appeared at my local Ducati dealership: Blackfoot Motosports in Calgary. The dealership’s Ducati brand champion invited me to come and get an intimate, first-hand look at what Ducati is calling “the best motorcycle they’ve ever built.” Have a look at our Model Overview piece written by Joe Appleton if you’re unfamiliar.
I couldn’t test ride this newest Multistrada (thanks to our inconvenient Canadian winter weather), but I did create a video to talk about some things I think the other reviewers passed over. The cost of ownership, maintenance, and some comparisons to the 1260S Multistrada.
I Haven’t Ridden it Yet, But Others Have
There are a number of ride reviews available online from people like Revzilla’s Zack Courts documenting how awesomely beautiful, powerful, comfortable, and delightful this motorcycle is out on the road. Zack even jumped this 560lb bike off a pile of dirt about a foot high to test the Skyhook suspension confirming what Ducati has claimed about the new V4S Multi. This motorcycle can do it all and look sexy while doing it. Zack ends up ranking the Multi V4S as his favorite motorcycle tested thus far on his channel.
Click on the link above to see his review along with the radar and Adaptive Cruise Control systems in action.
I’m not going to rhyme off the exhaustively long list of features on this motorcycle since that data is readily available here on Ducati’s website. I’m only going to highlight the ones I think make this machine above average in its class in the following video.
I covered a lot of ground in that video and learned a lot even without riding the Multistrada V4S. You can rest assured that I will report more once I have the …read more