Aerodynamics and NVH

Shaped for absolute comfort

“We channeled all the Ducati aerodynamics knowledge on comfort and stability"

Davide Previtera, Vehicle Project Engineer

Ducati Corse's innovative aerodynamics research has been harnessed to allow for the most comfortable travel experience. 

The aerodynamic control allows to minimize the exposure to the front air and to divert hot flows away from the rider, ensuring the most complete protection and comfort.

01
Adjustable multi-element
windscreen

So simple, yet so advanced. The windscreen is equipped with side deflectors for maximum protection. An ergonomic system adjustable in height simply with a finger (patent pending).

02
Aerodynamic
bypasses

The internal aerodynamic bypass (02B) helps to create a jet of fresh air capable of diverting the flow of hot air exiting the radiators around the rider to improve thermal comfort. The external one (02A) draws air from the front of the vehicle to cool the rider's seat area.

03
Side radiator
vents

The position of the front radiators has been designed to allow for optimal vehicle weight distribution: the fins on the side of the radiator cooling ducts allows for maximum aerodynamic efficiency.

04
Turning vanes

The pair of turning vanes under the fairings allows to increase the flow of fresh air to the rider, maximizing thermal comfort and generating vertical load which is essential for vehicle stability.

Slice through the wind

Aerodynamic research has studied every aspect of the internal and external surface of the bike to maximize the protection of the rider and passenger.

The beak (with the front wing – 05), the fairing, the "shoulders" of the tank and the exit of the bypass ducts of the radiators were analyzed to reduce the air pressure on the pilot and the related vibrations.

An aerodynamic configuration that maximizes rider and passenger coverage and reduces uncomfortable and noisy turbulence. 

Thermic comfort

Aerodynamic research also plays a crucial role in maintaining perfect thermal comfort. The deflectors and the design of the bypasses keep the hot air flow of the radiators away from the pilot, channeling the fresh air and ensuring the perfect temperature.

Thermal comfort is also supported by the idling of the cylinders in the rear engine bank. 

This specific function, taken from the Desmosedici Stradale model, is activated when the engine is at idle, turning off the rear bank, the one closest to the saddle, reducing heat emission and therefore improving the comfort of both rider and passenger as well as optimizing the consumption. 

Vibration control and acoustic comfort

Chassis and engine have been designed to offer the best possible comfort to the rider.

Getting on the Multistrada V4 means letting yourself be enveloped by a "bubble of silence", inside which it is pleasant to drive with the helmet open even at high speed. A condition of high comfort made possible by the combined intervention on three fronts:

  • Reduction of air flows reaching the rider and passenger
  • Reduction of mechanical noise coming from the engine, thanks to the work of sound quality
  • Reduction of vibrations thanks to the ignition order and the geometric arrangement of the cylinders typical of the layout of the V4 engine 
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