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ADV News2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 Gets Semi-Auto Lowering Feature & More

2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 Gets Semi-Auto Lowering Feature & More

The Italian brand’s most popular line gets updated for the new year.

Published on 02.24.2022

A year after introducing the revamped Multistrada V4, Ducati is announcing a fresh round of updates for 2022. With almost 10,000 models sold worldwide, the fourth generation Multistrada is the Italian brand’s best-selling family in their range and, according to Ducati, a model they are always trying to improve. 

One of the main updates for the new year is a new semi-automatic function of the electronic suspension, called Minimum Preload. Enabled through the handlebar controls, this feature allows you to reduce the height of the motorcycle by setting the rear shock preload to the minimum, making it easier to place your feet on the ground during city use or when maneuvering at low speeds with a passenger on board. Just hold the left handlebar suspension button down for two seconds to activate or deactivate it. The system automatically deactivates above 70 mph.

2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 receives updates

Another software update concerns the interaction between the rider and the bike, which Ducati says is now more functional thanks to the improvements implemented in the Infotainment (Ducati Connect) and HMI (Human-Machine Interface) areas.


The new package of updates is available both as a standard feature on new motorcycles and free of charge for those who already own a Multistrada V4 S. Multistrada owners who can take advantage of these new features will be contacted gradually through the MyDucati App and via email, starting March 15, to go to their trusted Ducati Service to receive the updates.

2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 updates

The improvements made to the Multistrada V4 also concern the Ducati Performance accessories line, which is expanded with two new options: the lowered suspension kit and a set of aluminum bags.

The lowered suspension kit, available as an accessory for the Multistrada V4 S, consists of fork springs, shock absorber springs and side stand, designed to reduce the saddle height from the ground by 20 mm (0.8 inches). Equipped with the lowered suspension kit, the Multistrada V4 still maintains the dynamic characteristics typical of this model while giving riders a wider range of seat height options between 790 mm and 875 mm (31.1 inches to 34.5 inches).

2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 changes

The aluminum side panniers (76 liters) and top case (41 liters), designed by the Centro Stile Ducati and made in collaboration with Givi, will be included in the catalog. The cases are designed to be filled from above, in order to maximize capacity and facilitate loading and unloading. To keep everything organized inside the cases, internal bags are also available as an accessory, made of waterproof fabric with heat-sealed seams and practical handles.

2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 changes
2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 changes

Wrapping up the updates is a new colorway for the S version. The new Iceberg White livery is a glossy white color that enhances the refined lines of the bike and is expected to be available in North American Ducati dealerships starting in Q3 of 2022, joining the Ducati Red and Aviator Grey color options. Pricing for the U.S. is planned to begin at an MSRP $26,295 for Iceberg White. The bike can be ordered in four different trims (Essential, Radar, Travel & Radar, Full).

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February 24, 2022 6:03 pm

Curious as to how much lower min preload would be for a light rider. The WP shock on my KTM Adventure R is already at min for my weight so no more squat to be had there. HD’s lowering system does front and back for 1.5 in. which makes a big difference for many. For 26 G’s you would still have to buy a lowering kit if needed? For that $$ it should work as well as HD’s.


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