Change Paradigm

V4 Granturismo

Power meets smoothness - V4 Granturismo | editorial text

A compact, high-performance engine boasting robust torque, designed to satisfy the demands of “adventouring” enthusiasts, without compromising on that sports-oriented excitement.

A four-cylinder inspired by the Desmosedici Stradale in its general layout yet designed and developed to provide ultimate ease of use and exceptional versatility. A change of paradigm that allows the new V4 Granturismo to break new ground, compact and lightweight with a main service interval of 60,000 km.

A change of paradigm

4 is lighter than 2

A V4 engine that is 1.2 kg lighter and more compact than the previous Multistrada V2 generation. A result that guarantees performance and riding efficiency.

Smooth power delivery

Up to 170 hp for consistently smooth and linear delivery, and significant performance when needed. An engine that is smooth at low rpm, offers robust torque mid-range and reveals its sports attitude at the top end.

Designed to go far

A valve clearance adjustment interval of 60,000 km sets a record that raises the standard of reliability and lowers maintenance costs.

The future sounds familiar

Innovative technological solutions, honed according to the principle of rider and passenger comfort, in typical Ducati style.

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Lightness and compactness, smoothness and regularity, robustness and comfort. Find out all the details of the engine from the words of Claudio Domenicali.

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Perfect on all roads

Long distances, fast tracks, uneven routes. Built to be the ideal motorbike for the travel-enduro world, the V4 Granturismo combines exceptional performance with real consistency, boasting a versatility that allows it to fully express itself whether on or off-road.

Designed for long distance travel

The V4 Granturismo features a new timing system designed specifically to extend the main service intervals to an incredible 60,000 km.

This is made possible thanks to the materials, processing treatments and technologies developed for the desmodromic system, which are combined with a return spring valve system that is less of a strain on components compared to the Desmo. For a motorcycle engine the likes of which has never been seen before.

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Models that adopt the V4 Granturismo

Light and compact, smooth and linear, stable and comfortable. Ideal for sports riding and reliable over long distance, find out which bike best suits your needs.

An unstoppable engine

Light and compact, smooth and linear, stable and comfortable. These are the pillars that define the innovative strength of the new V4 Granturismo.

A change of paradigm designed and developed to raise Ducati sports attitude to new levels of versatility and robustness.

Theorem #1
4 is lighter than 2

We adopt a 90° four-cylinder V engine with big bore to obtain a shorter and lower engine, ideal for a high-performance bike, while also ensuring smooth, linear delivery.

A technical decision that also translates into an exceptionally light and compact engine.

V4: Four cylinders

The 90° four-cylinder V layout was chosen to combine extreme sports performance with smooth, linear delivery, and to guarantee prompt and progressive drive even at low to medium rpm.

90° V layout

The 90° V layout of the cylinders creates a natural balancing of first order forces without the need for a balance shaft. This has led to the automatic elimination of vibration at steady speed and revs, both during acceleration and deceleration. All to ensure the ultimate riding comfort.

1.2 kg lighter

The meticulous design of the new engine has led to a 1.2 kg weight reduction with respect to the 1260 cc Testastretta DVT twin, boosting the rideability and handling of the bike.

More compact

The engine is 85 mm shorter and 95 mm lower than the DVT Testastretta, and just 20 mm wider. This extreme compactness allows for a more efficient and central positioning of the engine on the bike, for the ideal centre of gravity. This forms the basis of an incisive chassis, designed for ultimate usability and excellent rideability in all riding conditions.

Theorem #2: The Power is smooth

The V4 Granturismo delivers a maximum power of 125 kW (170 hp) at 10,500 rpm, and maximum torque of 125 Nm (12.7 kgm) at 8750 rpm. This is achieved in full compliance with Euro 5 thresholds.

A power unit that translates into smooth delivery at low rpm, robust torque mid-range, and sports attitude at the top end.

Type
V4 Granturismo, V4 - 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, counter-rotating crankshaft, Twin Pulse firing order, liquid cooled
Displacement
1,158 cc (71 cu in)
Power
170 hp (125 kW) @ 10,500 rpm
Torque
12.7 kgm (125 Nm, 92 lb ft) @ 8,750 rpm
Dry Weight
215 kg (474 lb)
Seat Height
Adjustable, 840 mm - 860 mm (33.1 in - 33.9 in)
855 mm - 875 mm (33.7 in - 34.4 in) with high seat accessory
810 mm - 830 mm (31.9 in - 32.7 in) with low seat accessory
Tech specs
Type
V4 Granturismo, V4 - 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, counter-rotating crankshaft, Twin Pulse firing order, liquid cooled
Displacement
1,158 cc (71 cu in)
Power
170 hp (125 kW) @ 10,500 rpm
Torque
12.7 kgm (125 Nm, 92 lb ft) @ 8,750 rpm
Dry Weight
214 kg (472 lb)
Seat Height
Adjustable, 840 mm - 860 mm (33.1 in - 33.9 in)
855 mm - 875 mm (33.7 in - 34.4 in) with high seat accessory
810 mm - 830 mm (31.9 in - 32.7 in) with low seat accessory
Tech specs
Type
Ducati V4 Granturismo, V4 - 90°, 4 valves per cylinder, counter-rotating crankshaft, twin pulse firing order, semi dry sump, liqued cooled
Displacement
1,158 cc (71 cu in)
Power
125 kW (170 hp) @ 10,750 rpm
Torque
121 Nm (12,3 kgm) @ 8,750 rpm
Dry Weight
227 kg (500 lb)
Seat Height
Adjustable 870 - 890 mm (34.3 - 35.0 in)
885 mm - 905 mm (34.9 in - 35.6 in) with high seat accessory
855 mm - 875 mm (33.7 in - 34.5 in) with low seat A accessory
825 mm - 845 mm (32.5 in - 33.3 in) with low seat B accessory
805 mm - 825 mm (31.7 in - 32.5 in) with low seat B + low suspension kit accessory
Tech specs
1,158 cc

The perfect blend of performance, lightness and volumes. For a more compact engine that can still deliver progressive power at different speeds, as well as the ideal drive in all riding conditions.

Power: 170 hp and 12.7 kgm

Greater power than the previous Testastretta DVT, which highlights the sports attitude of this engine and boosts its range of performance. Robust torque, available at all speeds and delivered in a progressive, smooth and linear way.

Gearbox and clutch

The six-speed gearbox is optimised to exploit the exceptional level of engine torque and ensure the ideal response even when carrying a passenger and at full load.

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Optimised fluid-dynamics

The diameters and lengths of the ducts have been specially designed to provide the best possible delivery for the road. The V4 Granturismo throttle bodies are controlled by a dedicated electric motor and can activate the throttle valves in an asynchronous way between the two banks. This makes for a favourable power delivery curve at all speeds and consistent torque that only heightens the road riding enjoyment.

Theorem #3
Built to travel far

60,000 km: 1.5 times the earth's circumference.

This is the valve clearance adjustment interval. A distance that highlights the robustness and durability of this new engine. And a figure that brings one important benefit for the rider, who has more time to enjoy the ride.

60,000 km

The know-how developed with the desmodromic system and applied to the spring timing system has made it possible to extend the valve clearance adjustment interval to 60,000 km, compared to a sector average of 25,000 km, which is less than half.

15,000 km and 2 years

Maintenance operations are reduced in terms of both cost and frequency, with an oil service scheduled only every 15,000 km or two years.

Theorem #4
The future sounds familiar

The new V4 Granturismo boasts Desmosedici Stradale technologies, which have proved extremely valid for travel-enduro type use.

Thanks to technologies such as the Twin Pulse firing order, counter-rotating crankshaft and rear cylinder deactivation, the V4 Granturismo combines rideability, comfort and sports attitude with that distinct Ducati personality.

Twin Pulse

The 70° offset of the crank pins combined with the 90° V-engine layout generates a firing order that Ducati has called "Twin Pulse". The result is a sound that is similar to that of a twin-cylinder engine, but also a superb delivery at all speeds, and easy to manage, especially when coming out of a bend.

Sound quality

The refining of the sound performed on the engine components, has made it possible to recreate the emotion of the typical Ducati sound and an exceptional riding comfort, with volumes and frequencies that minimise disturbance for both rider and passenger, especially on long journeys.

Rear cylinder deactivation

The rear cylinder deactivation, again taken from the Desmosedici Stradale model, is triggered when the engine is running at low speed, shutting off the rear bank, the one closest to the seat, improving comfort for both rider and passenger, thanks to the decrease in temperatures whilst optimising consumptions.

Counter-rotating crankshaft

The adoption of the counter-rotating crankshaft - borrowed from MotoGP - makes it possible to reduce the gyroscopic effect of the wheels on the vehicle, boosting handling and agility and reducing pitching when accelerating and braking. This technical choice improves both safety and riding comfort, not just on the track but also and especially for daily road use or when travelling at full load.

Cutting-edge in its every detail

Many other technological solutions go into the outfitting of the new V4 Granturismo engine. Cutting-edge technical solutions that blend Ducati engine-building expertise with its latest race-ready creations.

Camshafts

The four camshafts of the V4 Granturismo engine exploit the rocker arms and move the 16 steel valves, the intake valves having a diameter of 33.5 mm and the exhaust valves measuring 26.8 mm in diameter.

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Semi-dry casing lubrication

Like the Desmosedici Stradale, the V4 Granturismo engine uses a semi-dry casing lubrication with delivery and recovery stages to ensure proper lubrication of all moving parts at all times. A technical choice first used on the race track, but ideal for ensuring maximum reliability to a road engine that also required excellent lubrication in all situations. The “high” oil sump also contributes significantly to the increase in ground clearance, excellent for urban and off-road use

Cooling system

The water pump, located in the V of the cylinders, is powered by a shaft driven by a cascade of gear wheels. Its location is designed to reduce the size of the circuit as much as possible, improving its efficiency and optimising engine weight.

Models that adopt the V4 Granturismo

Light and compact, smooth and linear, stable and comfortable. Ideal for sports riding and reliable over long distance, find out which bike best suits your needs.

“We wanted to create
the smoothest, most versatile
and robust Ducati engine ever

Vincenzo De Silvio – Director of Ducati R&D

 A compact, high-performance engine boasting robust torque, designed to satisfy the demands of “adventouring” enthusiasts, without compromising on that sports-oriented excitement.

A four-cylinder inspired by the Desmosedici Stradale in its general layout yet designed and developed to provide ultimate ease of use and exceptional versatility. A change of paradigm that allows the new V4 Granturismo to break new ground, compact and lightweight with a main service interval of 60,000 km.

The engine takes shape.

Discover how the new V4 Granturismo was born.

Watch a video of the new engine being assembled in the Ducati factory.

Take a closer look

The beauty of the materials, the attention to detail.

Each component of the new V4 Granturismo is representative of Ducati and its excellence in the motoring field. A focus on the detail that is an expression of the engineering miracle achieved with this new engine.

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Reliability, versatility and performance. Concepts that have guided the Ducati R&D department towards solid technical solutions so as to provide the rider with an engine that promises an ever enjoyable and exciting riding experience.

Presentation Watch the presentation of the V4 Granturismo
Models that adopt the V4 Granturismo

Light and compact, smooth and linear, stable and comfortable. Ideal for sports riding and reliable over long distance, find out which bike best suits your needs.

Get ready to rule all roads

Get ready to enter a world of endless roads, endless possibilities. Technological evolution and solid durability meet the unmistakable Ducati sporty excitement to give you the new Multistrada V4.

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