Production of the Multistrada V4 has begun at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale: the first motorcycle to use front and rear radar technology.
Each radar has compact dimensions (70 x 60 x 28 mm) and integrates perfectly into the bike, weighing only 190 grams.
The radar positioned in the front of the vehicle controls the operation of the ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), which by means of controlled braking and acceleration automatically adjusts the distance (selectable on four levels) from other vehicles when riding at a speed between 30 and 160 km/h. This car-derived system has been evolved and developed according to the dynamics and ergonomics of a two-wheeled vehicle. In particular, the authority of the system in terms of deceleration and acceleration has been limited in order to ensure the rider can maintain constant control of the vehicle in any situation.
The rear radar is able to detect and report vehicles positioned in the rider's blind spot. The BSD (Blind Spot Detection) system also signals any vehicles approaching from the rear at high speed.