Variable valve timing for new 2015 Ducati Multistrada

‘DVT is coming on October 15’, Ducati confirms

DUCATI appears to have confirmed rumours that the Multistrada is getting variable valve timing for 2015.

A release which dropped into Visordown’s email inbox moments ago says: ‘Save the date. DVT is coming, Wednesday, October 15.’

While it doesn’t actually refer to the Multistrada, it comes in the immediate wake of reports that the high-performance adventure model is getting extensive updates for 2015 to keep up with BMW’s S1000XR – including the addition of variable valve timing.  

VVT can improve performance and reduce fuel consumption and emissions by altering valve lift timing. It should mean more power from the Multistrada's 1198cc Testastretta 11° V-twin engine.

We're assuming 'DVT' stands for something like 'Ducati Variable Timing' - and isn't a reference to deep vein thrombosis.