The Ducati Multistrada V4 S has been named the “Best Motorcycle of 2021” by luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report. As part of the magazine’s “Best of the Best” issue, the revolutionary new Ducati Multistrada V4 – the first to incorporate advanced radar technology on a production motorcycle – was named the top two-wheeled product of the year.
The award recognizes those who stand apart from their peers with exceptional craftsmanship, extraordinary attention to detail, and relentless pursuit of perfection in their field.
“We thank Robb Report for recognizing the Multistrada V4 S as a game-changing motorcycle with its industry-leading technology that advances rider comfort and performance much like the original Multistrada 1200S did in 2010,” said Jason Chinnock, Chief Executive Officer of Ducati North America. “The Multistrada V4 S is the motorcycle that not only fits a wide variety of terrain but also many types of riders. It is rare that one motorcycle is so well balanced that it satisfies the rational rider with its versatility and reliability, yet does not compromise the visceral experience that a rider would come to expect of a Ducati.”
The new fourth-generation Multistrada V4 retains and extends the winning formula of “four bikes in one” introduced by the Multistrada in 2010, now boasting the all-new 1158 cc V4 Granturismo engine, which is the same engine found in the Panigale V4 superbike.
The radar technology software which is set to release into the North American market on July 1, is an advanced aid system managing both Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD).
The ACC is perfectly integrated into the motorcycle, which by means of controlled braking and acceleration automatically adjusts the distance (selectable on four levels) from other vehicles. The ACC system allows for more comfortable riding, especially on long highway journeys.
The Blind Spot Detection (BSD) technology, housed under the headlight, can detect and report vehicles approaching in the so-called blind spot, namely the area not visible either directly by the rider or through the rear-view mirror.