Ducati uncovers grande Granturismo V4 engine

 Ducati uncovers grande Granturismo V4 engine

Ducati in its phase one has unveiled the new Granturismo V4 engine. The idea is obvious the new 2021 Multistrada V4 will come stacked with the Granturismo V4 engine.

So when it comes to look and feel we may have to wait as the new 2021 Multistrada V4 motorcycle will arrive in phase two on November 4

The next-gen engine comes with the combination of groundbreaking technology and the premier material.

The other facet was to build an engine which will be robust enough to have less maintenance or long maintenance interval.

On the technical front, Ducati wanted to achieve the near to perfect engine combined with a smooth delivery and ideal resonance to its younger V4 motor.

As we said, long maintenance intervals so how long? 

Well the new Granturismo V4 engine arrives with the spring-loaded valve return mechanism which allows maintenance intervals to rise by 60,000 km.

Isn’t it notable? However, this is all achieved by the world-class material used by Ducati to build this engine.

Compared to Desmo, the spring-loaded valve return mechanism helps provides less stress to the engine.

When the bike goes on low revs mode, the spring-loaded function does ensure maximum consistency, so there is no impact on the performance.

Power figures of Euro5 Granturismo V4

The Euro5 Granturismo V4 is capable of providing 170 hp (125 kW) at 10,500 rpm and max torque of 12.7 Kgm (125 Nm).

The Granturismo V4, when compared with Testastretta twin, is lighter by 1.2 kgs which comes on the 1260 Multistrada.

If we go ahead and compare the dimensions to its earlier V4 engine, Ducati has gone a step forward by decreasing the sizes.

  • It goes by 20mm more comprehensive
  • 85mm shorter and 
  • 95mm lower

It has allowed the engine to fit appropriately in the frame giving an optimistic stance to the centre of gravity.

Next-gen technology

From Ducati’s experience plus the presence of counter-rotating crankshaft allows better handling.

Another good thing to avoid the thermal heat which comes from the rear cylinder the engine neutralizes the rear banks.

Now there is also another benefit when the bike is immobile the rear bank is naturalized, which allows the combustion operation to stop which refines the thermal feel. Plus it also reduces fuel consumption.

Further, the ” Twin Pulse ” technology helps to provide smooth delivery at all the revs.


MAXIMUM POWER 125 kW (170 cc) at 10,500 rpm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 125 Nm (92 lb-ft) at 8,750 rpm
GEARBOX 6-speed gearbox with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up & Down System


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