Table of contents
- Ducati Multistrada V4 recall Motor replacement after valve problems
- Inadequate valve guides
- Motorcycles have to go back to Bologna
- opinion poll
Ducati brings the new Multistrada with a V4 engine.
Ducati has made the Multistrada even more versatile.
With numerous electronic helpers, the new V4 engine, new equipment features and the electronically controlled chassis …
… it takes on all roads and paths and is even easier to drive.
The V4 version has also remained true to the design line with the short beak.
The ABS can be switched off for off-road driving.
The adjustable traction control, like the ABS with integral function, which can be deactivated in Enduro mode, now also regulates cornering, while the adjustable wheelie control keeps the front wheel on the ground.
The character of the V4 and the control systems can be preconfigured with four driving modes (Enduro, Urban, Sport, Touring).
The slim waist and the slimmer tank are intended to improve freedom of movement when the driver is standing, especially off-road.
The transmission uses a short first gear for slow sections when driving off-road, as well as a long sixth for brisk highway speeds.
The seat height can be varied in two stages as standard.
The Multistrada V4 rolls on cast rims as standard.
The fully adjustable rear shock is directly hinged.
The USD 50 fork is also fully adjustable.
The 17-inch rear wheel hangs in a new two-arm swing arm.
The new front should provide even better protection against wind and weather.
The stern became slimmer.
The tank holds 22 liters.
Suitcases are available at an additional cost.
The new V4 engine is slimmer and lighter than the V2.
The Multi is optionally available with spoked wheels and studded tires.
The V4 S has full LED headlights and cornering lights.
Additional wind deflectors on the front panel.
The rear radar element is located under the rear light.
The new 6.5-inch display can also be used to mirror smartphone content.
The windshield is adjustable in height.
The front radar element sits on the nose of the fairing.
Additional socket in the cockpit fairing.
A joystick controls the display. The cruise control is only available from the S version.
The multilingual display offers various display options.
The driving dynamics control systems can also be set here.
The semi-active chassis now also adjusts to the payload.
The adaptive cruise control is new.
The blind spot warning device signals dangers via an LED in the mirror.
There are optionally higher and deeper benches.
The base carries a 320 double disc brake system, the S versions 330 discs and Brembo Stylema pliers.
The V4 develops 170 hp and 125 Nm.
The Granturismo-V4 comes without desmodromic valve control.
Cell phone compartment with USB charging socket on the tank.
New two-arm swing arm made of cast aluminum.
Various wings guide the cooling airflow.
An Akrapovic titanium muffler is available for an additional charge. Series on the sport version.
The carbon front fender is also part of the sports version.
The Multistrada V4 is available in a basic version, S and S Sport.
Ducati has not yet announced prices for the new Multistrada V4.
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Ducati Multistrada V4 recall: engine replacement after valve problems
Ducati Multistrada V4 recall
Motor replacement after valve problems
Ducati recalls Multistrada V4 machines. Quality problems with the valve guides force the Italians to replace the engine.
March 29, 2021
Initially, only information from North America was available on the recall. There calls Ducati 60 machines returned to the workshops. Ducati Germany reports 65 machines that have already been delivered to customers in this country and that are affected by the recall. More may still be in stores. In German Ducati forums, there is also talk of a delivery stop.
Inadequate valve guides
As Ducati reports, there are obviously quality problems with the valve guides. The components from a supplier do not meet the required stability.
As part of the continuous product monitoring, the quality department of the Italians has noticed excessive wear of the valve guides on some engines of the Multistrada V4 in recent weeks. These valve guides are only installed in some of the engines produced. With motorcycles with this component, there is a possibility that there is a loss of power while driving or, in the worst case, the engine may fail, which can lead to a potential safety risk, Ducati continues. Documents published by the American traffic safety authority NHTSA indicate that the valves can break.
Motorcycles have to go back to Bologna
The motorcycle owners affected by the recall campaign will be contacted from March 29, 2021 and asked to bring their motorcycles to the authorized dealer for a corresponding update. According to information from MOTORRAD, the affected motorcycles will then be returned to the factory in Italy, where the engine will be replaced. Due to the long transport route, the whole campaign can take up to five weeks. The delivery of other Multistrada V4 models will probably also be delayed.
The authorized dealers will, as far as possible, ensure the mobility of the customers for the entire duration of the campaign with replacement motorcycles or alternatively offer a voucher for the purchase of Ducati accessories or clothing. In addition, Ducati in Germany grants routine maintenance free of charge for the revised Multistrada V4 for two years. This includes both the annual and the kilometer service, which are provided as part of the maintenance plan.
For the North American market, Ducati has decided to replace the entire V4 engine on all affected machines. In addition, the sale of the Multistrada V4 initially stopped in North America.
Affected North American owners will also receive further compensation from Ducati. You will receive all maintenance services, a free update of the radar system and a shopping voucher worth $ 1,500 for free for two years.
How do you feel about recall?
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It’s annoying, but ultimately I benefit from it as a customer.
I feel insecure and I lose confidence in the technology / the manufacturer.
The new Multistrada V4 got off to a furious start in the large enduro market. Now, of all things, the new one seems V4 engine To make problems in which Ducati does without desmodromics and provides the valve clearance control only after 60,000 kilometers.
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