MCN spotted Ducati’s latest adventure touring motorcycle while it was being tested and they captured some accurate images which confirm our suspicions related to the latest creation of the Bologna house.
Aimed to replace the Multistrada model, the bike is built around the water-cooled 1099cc V-twin engine of the Ducati Streetfighter. The
yellow cables seen in the pictures are for the portable datalogging unit, meaning that they retuned the engine through the fuelling system for greater sport-touring performance.
While we loved what we’ve seen on the left rider side of the bike, including the single-sided swingarm, the right side unveils an awkward
looking exhaust. The collector box is positioned under the engine (that will most likely be covered) while the pipes look like every kid’s dream slingshot…not quite what you would expect from a big boy’s machine.
Comfort and appropriate styling is a must for the new Ducati so while the generous bodywork allows for plenty of room both for rider and passenger, the windscreen is adjustable as seen from the hinges on the side mounting. With a pair of aggressive ram air scoops and 1098’s LCD dashboard, this bike looks ready for this autumn’s EICMA show in Milan.
If we could only get a glimpse of it without all that duct tape on…