While celebrating the Ducati Multistrada’s sixteenth birthday and announcing that it’s built 100,000 units of the bike in its various guises, the Italian factory’s dropped some big news – confirming that the widely rumoured Multistrada V4 is happening. And we’ll get to see it for 2021.

 To celebrate the massive milestone, Claudio Domenicali himself was on hand to present a German customer his 1260 Pikes Peak ‘strada – which has a unique laser etching saying “Multistrada Centomila”. But that’s not the biggest news to come from the Italians yesterday…

Tucked towards the bottom of the press release, a single, solitary line finally puts an end to the months of rampant about the possibility of a V4 Multistrada.  It reads, “Development is ongoing, and in 2021 the Multistrada family will expand to see the twin cylinder 1260 and 950 motorcycles joined by a version with a new, specific V4 engine.”

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Hurrah! We told you it was coming – and now Ducati has confirmed it. Although it does look like we might have to wait a little longer than we first though. But with the 1260 GT set to be revealed in the coming months, we’ll still get our fill of new ‘strada’s for 2019/2020.

At this stage, that’s about as much as we know. We don’t know exactly when we’ll see the new V4 Multistrada – but the best guess is that we’ll get our first proper look at it around this time next year. In the meantime, it’s all eyes on October 23rd for Ducati’s 2020 World Premiere.

Ross Mowbray

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