It is a matter of destination: even if it comes from it from the engineering viewpoint, the V4 Granturismo shares with the Desmosedici Stradale the overall layout and the technical know-how on components.
Every single component has been revised to obtain an extremely compact and lightweight V4 engine, even lighter than a V2 engine.
A flat oil sump reduces the volume in the lower part of the engine and increases the ground clearance, while the generator better supports the electronic part for the connection with any device.
The entire thermal unit has also been modified. The con-rods, pistons, crankshaft and throttle body respond to the need of adding more torque at low/medium revs, without sacrificing Ducati sporting character that can be achieved when the rider opens the throttle.
"We managed to reach an ultra compact volume, even more than the previous Testastretta DVT twin-cylinder engine of the Multistrada 1260. It is lighter by 1.2 kg, 85 mm shorter and 95 mm lower, despite a width increase of only 20 mm. We exceeded our best expectations, so much so that, once assembled in CAD, we could not believe how much space was still available!".