Ducati V4 Granturismo 2021 Engine, Goodbye to Desmo


Borgo Panigale’s brand has already unveiled the engine of the Multistrada V4, the Ducati V4 Granturismo 2021 engine that does not incorporate desmodromic distribution.

The new Ducati Granturismo V4 engine that equips the new Ducati Multistrada V4, is not desmo. This is to extend the service intervals up to 60,000 kilometers.

This is due to the fact that the Desmo system needs to be checked more frequently, as it suffers greater efforts. Thus, to move the intake and exhaust valves this V4 uses the most mundane system of springs but with intermediate rocker arms.

The finger followers that the Anglo-Saxons say, save weight in the alternative train, something present in all the butts of current supercars. That is why, the two basic pillars of Ducati, V2 and desmodromic distribution, disappear in the new Ducati V4 Granturismo engine.

With all this, the V4 Granturismo is more compact and lighter than the Testastretta DVT V2 of the current Multistrada, with a weight of 66.7 kg.

In addition, it incorporates a counter-rotating crankshaft – a MotoGP heritage -, thus reducing the tendency towards wheelies. This also improves handling when inserting into a curve.

The great news is that the Ducati V4 Ducati Granturismo engine is not desmo

Cubes 1,158 c.c. and offers 170 hp, a figure more than respectable, especially considering that it has been designed to have an optimal response on the road.

And this V4 has a lot of mids and lows, with narrower intake and exhaust ducts than in the Desmosedici Stradale. The engine works with the ignition sequence that Ducati calls Twin Pulse, already seen in the Desmosedici Stradale.

According to the brand, all this translates into a very pleasant and exciting sound at the same time, and it is that Ducati has worked a lot on its sound.

The lubrication is by semi-dry sump, the clutch is a multi-disc in oil, anti-rebound and with hydraulic control, and the 6-speed gearbox has optimized ratios for its new role.

One last detail is that the two rear cylinders of the V are deactivated when the bike is stationary, to optimize fuel consumption and to prevent the rider from receiving too much heat.

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