2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally First Look [16 Fast Facts]

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Ducati is catering to long-distance and off-road riders with the new 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally. Based on the S, the Rally has features that will allow riders to go more places more quickly, and go farther than ever between fuel stops. Let’s dig in and discover how the new Rally earns its name.

  1. The 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally has an aluminum 7.9-gallon fuel tank. That’s up 2.1 gallons compared to the S.

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  1. To stretch the mpg, electronics perform some wizardry on the V4 Granturismo powerplant. Some of the time, you’ll be riding an inline-2, as the rear cylinders are switched off at idle and during low-demand at low speeds. Fortunately, as the pace picks up or you twist the throttle hard, you’re on a V4 again. This feature activates in all riding modes—Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro. There’s no word yet on the estimated fuel consumption, though we will be expecting better than the S’s 36 mpg. Range should be at least 250 miles, unless you ride like it’s track day.

  1. To make it easier to put on the miles, the Rally’s windshield is larger. It’s 1.6 inches taller than the S, and 0.8 inches wider.

  1. Aluminum cases are standard on the Rally. A sidestand is included to stabilize the motorcycle when attaching or removing the cases, as well as to take care of various maintenance duties.

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  1. Radar is part of the Rally package, which fuels adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection. Cornering-aware lighting is another safety enhancement. 

  1. If you ride the Rally in cooler conditions, you’ll appreciate the standard heated grips and seat. 

  1. A passenger is accommodated in a variety of ways. The tail on the Rally is longer, and the top case mounting moved back, providing more passenger legroom. The seat height is two-position adjustable; taller and shorter pillions are available as accessories. Also, the passenger footpegs have vibration-damping rubber inserts.

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  1. Ducati has refined the Enduro riding mode for the 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally. It cuts the maximum power to 114 horsepower, while retaining the V4’s aggressive throttle response. Traction control is reduced, and rear wheel ABS is switched off. Feel free to do stoppies and wheelies to your heart’s content.

  1. Pavement-friendly Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires are standard, as they are on the S. For serious off-roading, more dirt-oriented rubber will be in order. Note that Ducati shows the off-road action with different tires than stock.

  1. Off-road Multistrada riders will applaud the longer-travel semi-active suspension. At 7.9 inches at both ends, front wheel travel is up 1.3 inches, and increased by 0.8 inches in the rear. The Ducati Skyhook software keeps tabs on the damping settings as you go.

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  1. With the longer travel comes increased ground clearance. There’s now 9.1 inches of daylight underneath the 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally—an increase of 0.4 inches.

  1. The seat height is raised from the S, another extended suspension travel side effect. There are two seat height settings—34.3 and 35.0 inches—compared to 33.1 and 33.9 inches on the S. Ducati offers three accessory seats, plus a lowering kit. The range of seat heights runs from 3.17 inches (low seat #2 and lowering kit) to 35.6 inches with the high seat.

  1. Ducati has some tricks up its sleeve to make life easier with the taller seat height. Carried over from last year’s S, the Rally has a Minimum Preload section. When the motorcycle is at a stop or being ridden at slow speed, spring preload is reduced to allow the chassis to settle to a position closer to the ground.

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  1. Getting the Rally off its kickstand is made easier through electronics. When the key is on, the compression damping is reduced. This drops the chassis, making lifting the Rally off its kickstand easier. There’s also a centerstand, as standard equipment.

  1. There are two colors available, with Ducati Red being the bargain-hunters favorite. You’ll pay $500 more for the Brushed Aluminum & Matt Black Combo.

  1. The base price for the 2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally is $31,495. You will have plenty of time to save your lunch money, as the Rally won’t be at US dealers until May 2023.

We have tested the Ducati Multistrada V4 S 

Action photography by Marco Campelli

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: V4 Granturismo; 90-degree V4 w/ counterrotating crankshaft
  • Displacement: 1158cc
  • Bore x stroke: 83 x 53.5mm
  • Compression ratio: 14:1
  • Maximum power: 170 horsepower @ 10,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 92 ft-lbs @ 8750 rpm
  • Fueling: 46mm-equivalent elliptical throttle bodies w/ ride-by-wire
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4vpc
  • Exhaust: Double catalytic converter w/ 4 lambda probes
  • Lubrication: Semi-dry sump
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ quickshifter
  • Clutch: Hydraulically actuated wet-multiplate w/ assist and slipper functions
  • Final drive: Chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Aluminum monocoque
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully electronically adjustable semi-active 50mm inverted fork; 7.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Fully electronically adjustable semi-active shock; 7.9 inches
  • Wheels: Wire-spoked
  • Front wheel: 19 x 3
  • Rear wheel: 17 x 4.5
  • Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Trail II
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 19
  • Rear tire: 170/60 x 17
  • Front brakes: 320mm semi-floating discs w/ radially mounted Brembo Stylema 4-piston/2-pad calipers and radial master cylinder
  • Rear brakes: 265mm disc w/ Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Cornering aware

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 61.9 inches
  • Rake: 24.7 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Ground clearance:
  • Seat height: 34.3 or 35.0 inches (31.7 to 35.6 inches w/ optional seats)
  • Fuel capacity: 7.9 gallons
  • Curb weight: 573 pounds
  • Colors: Ducati Red; Brushed Aluminum & Matt Black (+$500)

2023 Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally Price: $31,495 MSRP

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