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Ducati Introduces 2024 Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour

Ducati introduced another new 2024 model earlier today. The Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour is aimed at the rider looking for an adventure-style motorcycle that offers the ultimate in comfort for extended tours.

This is a “flagship” of sorts for Ducati, so it has every imaginable bell-and-whistle from electronic suspension to the finest Brembo brake calipers available, and everything in-between.

Here are all the details in the Ducati press release:

  • The most complete Multistrada V4 ever, for lovers of long-distance travel in maximum comfort and safety
  • Total peace of mind even on the most challenging journeys thanks to the reliability of the Multistrada V4 and the Roadside Assistance and Multistrada 4EVER programs
  • The Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour is arriving in dealerships in exclusive Grand Tour livery

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 19 September 2023 – With the second episode of the 2024 World Première, Ducati presents the new Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour. A model dedicated to Ducatisti who love to travel without limits, in maximum comfort and safety. A Multistrada for travellers who pay attention to details, who always demand the best from their Ducati, even in style. A motorbike complete with all the accessories to travel long distances “in first class”. The Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour comes about during the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Multistrada, and encapsulates all the values and characteristics that have always made it a motorcycle ahead of its time.

The Multistrada is in fact the flagship on which Ducati has introduced innovations and technological developments, such as Riding Modes, which have redefined the standards of the motorcycle industry.

The Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour is a Full Optional motorcycle based on the S model with Travel & Radar setup. It is in fact equipped as standard with a radar system with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) to improve safety and riding comfort. Still regarding safety, the TPMS system, which shows the tyre pressure on the dashboard, and additional LED lights (standard) to improve visibility at night and in fog, are fitted as standard on the Grand Tour.

The side panniers, standard on the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour, are integrated with the livery of the motorbike. Thanks to the overall volume of 60 litres, they allow you to take everything you need with you even on longer journeys. The central stand, included in the standard equipment, helps to make all operations on the cases easier and safer, from assembly and disassembly to opening and closing.

Comfort on the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour is also increased by the standard equipment of heated grips and rider and passenger seats. Furthermore, the presence of the hands-free fuel cap simplifies refuelling, allowing you to always keep the motorbike key in your pocket.

Finally, the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour incorporates several updates adopted on the V4 Rally. The handlebar is in fact mounted rigidly on the steering head, without silent blocks, providing a more direct riding feeling without compromising comfort. The passenger seat is the model introduced on the V4 Rally, for optimal support on long journeys, and like that of the rider it is embellished with an external covering with dedicated graphics.

Furthermore, to improve thermal comfort, the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour adopts heat shields on the swingarm and on the left side of the rear subframe, and closable ducts in the leg area. The compartment dedicated to the smartphone is now ventilated.

As on all the motorbikes of the Multistrada V4 family, the Grand Tour is also equipped with the navigation system based on the Phone Mirroring solution which allows you to transform the 6.5″ TFT dashboard into a colour map navigator with all the necessary information for riding the motorcycle.

On the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour there is the Minimum Preload function, which allows the rider to lower the motorbike when stopping and when travelling at low speed, reducing shock absorber preload to a minimum. The Easy Lift function, on the other hand, reduces the effort required to lift the motorbike from the side stand by opening the suspension hydraulics when the key is ON.

The Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour completes the family made up of the V4 Pikes Peak, designed for lovers of sporty riding, and the Multistrada V4 Rally, dedicated to Globetrotters who don’t stop even when the tarmac roads come to an end.

The Multistrada V4 is designed to allow Ducatisti to travel without limits in maximum peace of mind thanks to benchmark maintenance intervals (valve clearance check set every 60,000 km) and the 4EVER Ducati and Roadside Assistance programs. The former offers a warranty valid for 4 years with unlimited mileage*. The Roadside Assistance programme, offered on all Multistrada V4s, adds roadside assistance, transport for rider and passenger, a replacement vehicle and overnight stay in a four-star hotel in the event of problems that should occur during the ride to the standard warranty coverage period. All this with the peace of mind offered by a network of more than 800 official Ducati dealers in over 90 countries around the world.

The Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour is enhanced by dedicated graphics, elegant and dynamic at the same time. The livery of the superstructures is reflected in the black colour for the frame, swingarm, steering plates, side cases and handlebars. The rider and passenger seats are embellished with dedicated graphics.

The 1,158 cc V4 Granturismo engine delivers 170 hp (125 kW) at 10,500 rpm and 125 Nm (12.7 kgm) at 8,750 rpm, with a particularly linear torque curve to guarantee a smooth and progressive response at all speeds. The performance of this engine, combined with its total weight of just 66.7 kg, allows the V4 Granturismo to confirm itself as the category benchmark for power and lightness. These numbers are combined with refined technical solutions, such as the counter-rotating crankshaft, derived from the experience gained by Ducati Corse in MotoGP, which works “against” the gyroscopic inertia of the wheels. The results are a fluid delivery at low rpm, robust torque at medium speeds and power at high speeds.

In addition to the systems already mentioned, the electronic package of the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour offers the state of the art in the motorcycle sector for safety, comfort, performance and connectivity. The inertial platform (IMU) manages the operation of ABS Cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Lights (DCL) and Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), which makes restarting on inclined roads simple.

On the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour, the inertial platform also communicates continuously with the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) semi-active suspension control system. This system is not only capable of analysing riding conditions and adjusting the fork and shock absorber hydraulics instantly, but for the first time it also integrates the Autolevelling function.

Autolevelling recognizes the bike’s set-up and adjusts it autonomously to bring the seat back to the ideal height from the ground in the different riding configurations, adding to the (manual) options already available to the user: rider, rider plus cases, rider and passenger, rider and passenger plus cases.

Finally, the smartphone mirroring functions, implemented through the Ducati Connect system, allow you to control your phone and music in a simple and intuitive way.

However, the complete equipment of the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour offers ample margin for customization. To meet the ergonomic needs of the rider and passenger, the accessories catalogue offers a variety of saddles, a motorcycle lowering set and several options for the windshield.

Ducatisti who wish to further enhance the tourer qualities of the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour can adopt additional luggage solutions, designed for both the tank and the rear plate, such as a top case or soft bag.

It is also possible to make the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour sportier and embellish it with different carbon fibre trim components, levers and footrests machined from solid aluminium, dynamic LED indicators and brake and clutch fluid reservoirs machined from solid.

Ducati has also specifically created some items of apparel to fully enjoy the touring possibilities of the Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour. The Atacama C2 suit, for example, with large areas dedicated to ventilation, detachable sleeves and three independent layers, including thermal lining and waterproof membrane, to offer comfort in all weather conditions.

Alternatively, the Strada C5 suit, made of a comfortable, robust stretch fabric with modular thermal protection, thanks to the detachable internal Gore-Tex® membrane and an internal down jacket that can also be used on its own once the motorbike is parked.

Colours and availability
The new Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour will be available shortly in dealerships in the Ducati network in Grand Tour livery only. 


  1. paquo says:

    Nice bike. A little heavy and really horrible gas mileage. I used to have an ST1100 and it’s similar although not quite as good droning along at 90 mph. On back roads the weight disappears with the light steering, on really tight roads i am still aware this is a big, heavy and powerful bike requiring focus, unlike a lighter mid weight adv style bike. It is good in all kinds of situations although i wouldnt want to ride it on anything but a dirt parking lot. Expensive, but good quality. Good thing there are plenty of lighter more tossable less pricey options out there as well.

  2. Matt says:

    Not my bag but I appreciate it. I started riding Ducatis in the mid 90’s and am blown away at how far they’ve come, I have my ‘98 Monster 900 and a ‘23 Streetfighter and love them both. Very different machines. To the poopy pants, “back in my day” folks, progress continues…Yup, $30k + and they’ll sell them all. I’m glad for Ducati.

  3. Grumpy Farmer says:

    I wonder what matching swag is going to cost for you and your gal. Wouldn’t want to be seen riding that thing in your natty old Aerostich.

  4. Fastship says:

    If I’d have had more time I would have written less.

  5. Stuki Moi says:

    Two up, if one insists on bolt upright and an almost complete lack of any kneebend at all, on trips which involve extended travel on high speed European motorways before reaching the Alps, I suppose this class of bike makes sense.

    At night, I do wish for the fantastic, movable-aim headlights BMW now offers on the GS. Not sure if the Ducati has something similar. But aside from that, in most scenarios outside of Germany, and perhaps Western US states, the bikes are just too darned big and unwieldily. And even in Germany, they’re just not particularly stable and comfortable at the speeds the monster engines enable.

  6. RonH says:

    What a terrible video. Let’s hear the motorcycle and get technical. That’s what most motorcycle enthusiasts want.

  7. mickey says:

    I made the mistake of turning on the sound on the video, because it I wanted to hear what the bike sounded like. Should have known better.

    Ducati will sell a bunch of these, because this is what the cross country crowd wants right now… more more more.. bigger, faster, more techno stuff

    Were I in the market for another tourer I would look at the Kaw 1000 Ninja, the Suzuki 1000 GT or if Honda brought it stateside the NT 1100. I just need enough, not excess.

  8. Silver says:

    Quit screwing around and release the 1250cc version.

  9. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    There was a time, when a Timex wrist watch ( without the band ) Velcroed to a flat spot was fancey instrumentation, and a side stand ignition cutoff switch never happened. Wouldn’t it be grand if all these holy bat shit mega ADV bikes came in two versions, one as is, and another stripped clean of EVERYthing ?
    Of course, – the ADV lite would cost more, and adventure would require making due with imagination on the fly.

  10. viktor92 says:

    I’ve would liked something in between the Panigale V4R 1000 and this monster. It seems that now the only options are super naked (ugly all of them), some few race replicas, and a lot of “adventures” bikes. The only exceptions are the Hayabusa, and in some countries that do not require Euro5, the ZX14R.

  11. Van says:

    Lost me at every bell and whistle.

  12. Mick says:

    I was really surprised to hear that the V4 Multistrada is Ducati’s best selling bike. I heard that shortly after going to the dealer with my neighbor who wanted to take a look at whatever the new model at that time was. Rally or something like that. As a guy who has been riding a Multistrada for twenty model years I was really offended by what they have done to the poor thing, and most of the rest of the line really. I went right out and found a low mile 2008 S model and bought that to replace my aging 2004 pleb version. The one I had in Europe was a 2003 model. Boy did we ever shred some tarmac on that baby.

    The Mulstistrada seems to have gone from a sort of touring supermoto to a full on touring bike wearing some kind of Jeep drag. One of those big Suburban sized not really a Jeep drag. They are selling a whole lot of them. So once again I seem to be well out of step with the main stream. Color me totally unsurprised.

    It’s sad really. In 1992 I bought a 900SS. The current Super Sport has gotten big and bloated. A little over a year ago I bought a 2012 Hypermotard because I thought the current one at the time was big and bloated. The Multistradas? Holy smokes! They have gotten huge.

    It reminds me of 2007 when after riding Hondas for eight years Honda stopped making two strokes. I went right out and bought a Yamaha. When Yamaha allowed theirs to stagnate while KTM released a counterbalanced electric start two stroke that didn’t weigh hardy any more I bought one of those. Now here we are as the street bike market seems to be entering a somewhat similar time of adding size, complexity, and failure rates to motorcycles and expecting me to comply. Well, sorry. I just don’t do things like that. I’d buy a Kramer race bike if they weren’t all ride by wire. I suppose I’ll just grow old and die with the bikes that I have, except for buying a the occasional electric dirt bike to keep me amused.

    • joe b says:

      I should point out, Honda stopped making 2 strokes (not scooters), meaning dirt bike racing 2 strokes. Most all the big 4 did also, ‘cept the lil Yamaha 125’s. Honda has never made street 2 strokes, all their 2 strokes were for racing. Since this comment was about big street bikes, it was an odd reference. just saying. KTM still sells racing dirt 2 strokes, yes. like you, i think to myself, do I really need another big street bike? simlpy because its newer, better, more modern, and has more bells and whistles?

      • todd says:

        Beg to differ. I owned a MT125 Elsinore, there was also the MT175 and the MB5. I’m sure there were more.

    • todd says:

      If you haven’t noticed, Ducati has isolated the Scrambler as its own brand. Pretty much how there are no more Dodge trucks, those are “RAM” and counted separately. They probably sell 10 “Scramblers” for every one “Ducati” that is sold.

      • Mick says:

        I did see one Scrambler model that had quite a few unique parts. It had a different seat, wheels, handlebar and its mount…

        Honestly it was the only Ducati in the shop that I liked at all, though they had a used modified Sport Classic outside that I found interesting.

        Perhaps they split off Scrambler because they have some elitist swine in the marketing department who is going around saying things like there is no entry level Ferrari.

        The odd thing about Ferrari is that, if you like them, stay away from the museum at the factory. After going there I will never look at another Ferrari without seeing something that will age very poorly. Ever since Ducati lost Tamburini I kind of feel the same way about them. They have a few hits. But boy do they ever have a lot of misses.

        When I was on about two strokes I was talking about dirt bikes. The money gobbling four strokes now days are an exercise in frustration. You get one and you buy a shim kit. All too frequently the bike becomes hard to start and you know you are overdue to adjust the valves. While doing so you work your way down to the smallest shims. Once there it’s time to buy some new valves of one of the will break and cost you a couple of thousand bucks. Many riders opt for stainless valves to replace the titanium ones that wear out so quickly. It costs you a few top end revs. But you get on a much slower adjustment and replacement not so merry go round.

        I had my fill of that. Never again. Four strokes were rendered obsolete for a reason. Rule changes drug them out of the dustbin of history for another reason. Corporate greed. Motocross race team budgets quadrupled overnight. Tracks all over everywhere closed due the the noise the things make. Nice work.

  13. Tom R says:

    So what is this “Flagship” going to cost?

    • MikeD says:

      I wondered that too. I looked at the Ducati website and it’s not listed. I ran through the configurator for this model and at the end, it didn’t list a price. Just a form to contact a dealer. They are making it very hard to find a price on this motorcycle. My guess is sticker shock…

    • Fastship says:

      Here in the UK the price is £23.5k of around $30k US. A ridiculous amount of money and further evidence that the manufacturers have lost touch with reality.

      Bring on the next generation of Chinese bikes to give them a reality check..

  14. todd says:

    I was hoping for some comments to read and respond to because I have absolutely nothing to say about this bike.

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