Ducati sent out a rather terse press mailer today, which you can see above. Simply stating that DVT is coming on October 15th, we would normally be scratching our heads over what the Italian manufacturer has in store.
However, since we broke the news yesterday about Ducati bringing variable valve timing to the market, first with its all-new Multistrada, one doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to put two-and-two together to come up with “Ducati Valve Timing” as the teaser’s subject.
Apparently debuting online, Ducati’s variable timing tech will release just a day ahead of the AIMExpo. Presumably, more info will be available at the American trade show, though we don’t expect Ducati to unveil its new Multistrada until the EICMA show in Milan, in a month’s time.
Our sources have confirmed that the new Multistrada will use the Testastretta 11° engine, and not the Superquadro motor found in the Ducati 1199 Panigale. Since the Superquadro was built to act as a more integral part of the Panigale chassis, necessitating a “frameless” design, it would have been unsuitable for the Multistrada’s adventure/sport touring duties.