Ducati Multistrada V4 S is officially radar certified in North America
Multistrada V4 S radar technology is a revolutionary new system integrated for the first time on a production motorcycle
Adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection provide enhanced levels of operator comfort and convenience
Sunnyvale, California – The Ducati Multistrada V4 S is now radar certified in North America, allowing riders to experience the revolutionary new radar system for the first time on a production motorcycle. This certification will allow North American customers to use adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection systems.
With the radar technology hardware now certified, current 2021 model year Multistrada V4 S owners can have radar software downloaded and calibrated by their dealers. All 2021 Multistrada V4 S models come standard with radar hardware giving the customer the choice to upgrade and activate radar technology.
“Ducati is proud to be the first to offer radar on a motorcycle, and the North American release of this technology takes Ducati further into the future of motorcycles,” said Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America . “We have consistently led the development of emerging technologies, and now, with the use of radar, we can dramatically improve the convenience and comfort of our riders. The Multistrada V4 S is the perfect app for radar technology, as one of the strengths of this bike is tackling cross-country adventures. Having the benefits of adaptive cruise control and blind sports detection at the driver’s fingertips will make those journeys even more enjoyable.
The Multistrada V4 S’s radar technology is an advanced driver assistance system that manages two functions: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). The ACC is perfectly integrated into the bike which, thanks to controlled braking and acceleration, automatically maintains the distance (selectable in four levels) to other vehicles. The ACC system makes driving more comfortable, especially on long motorway journeys. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) technology, housed under the rear light, detects and signals approaching vehicles in what is called the blind spot, i.e. the area not visible or directly by the vehicle. driver nor through the rearview mirror. The BSD system monitors the traffic behind the pilot and displays a pilot warning through LEDs positioned in the mirrors. If the user activates the direction indicator expressing the intention to change lanes, the BSD flashes the LED indicating a potentially dangerous situation.
The motorcycle is currently available at dealerships across North America.
In the US, prices for the Multistrada V4 start at an MSRP of $ 19,995, with the Multistrada V4 S starting at $ 24,095 and the Multistrada V4 S Sport starting at $ 26,095. For Canada, the Multistrada V4 starts at an MSRP of C $ 22,395 and an MSRP of C $ 26,745 for the Multistrada V4 S, while the Multistrada V4 S Sport starts at a Canadian MSRP of C $ 28,795.
Additional information is available on Ducati-MultistradaV4.com.