The Ducati Multistrada introduces a new generation of sport bikes, capable of excelling on every road you challenge with amazing sports performance, outstanding comfort and everyday-use versatility. Ideal for a day in the mountains, the daily commute or a weekend tour, the Multistrada is aggressive like a sport bike when the road turns twisty, yet smooth and relaxed when scenery beckons.
For 2007, the Multistrada features a potent new 1100 Desmo engine with a quieter more robust ‘wet’ clutch, comfort enhancing vibration-isolated handlebars, and a new maintenance program that reduces costs by as much as 50% — the Multistrada’s all-round performance is better than ever.
Developed on the winding mountain roads and city streets of Italy, the Multistrada is a real-world motorcycle for real-world riders, a dream come true, a high performance sports bike that doesn’t compromise comfort, versatility or practicality.
The Multistrada breaks down all the barriers. Its unique versatility is a matter of design. On mountain roads its impressive cornering performance comes by way of Superbike-grade suspension, world-class brakes and the renowned Ducati Trellis frame. For long journeys, the longer travel suspension smoothes the way, vibration isolated handlebars reduce fatigue and the relaxed riding position optimises comfort for both rider and passenger. In town the agile chassis, wide bars and broad power of the new 1100 engine make crossing busy city traffic an adventure to look forward to.
It is this extreme versatility and all-round performance that prompted US magazine Cycle World to nominate the Multistrada ‘Best Sport Tourer’.
The Multistrada is available in two versions: The impressive Multistrada 1100 and, for those who demand the ultimate in sport performance, an all-conquering ‘S’ version, the Multistrada 1100 S.
MULTISTRADA 1100 S
Due to its world-class suspension and componentry level, this version is for those riders who demand the ultimate in sports performance. It is based on the Multistrada 1100 but features a number of components derived from the Ducati Superbikes, including fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension and carbon fibre highlights.
The Multistrada 1100S is to all intents and purposes a production special, a bike that is capable of highlighting the sporting characteristics of a model whose winning feature is its versatility.
The 1100 features a number of racing components including a front mudguard and cam belt covers in carbon fibre, as well as exclusive variable-section alloy handlebars, which from this year are fitted with vibration isolator mounts. The prestigious Öhlins suspension, derived from the Superbikes, bring clear benefits in terms of superior road handling as well as an exclusive quality look.
The chassis is the same as the one that has always given the Ducati Multistrada its extreme versatility and all-round performance and the Multistrada 1100 S earns its ‘S’ status by adding sophisticated suspension and a sporting set-up to an already high performance motorcycle. It provides true superbike performance and is capable of lightning-quick cornering and extreme riding precision.
At the front 43mm Öhlins forks with low friction TiN fork sliders, adjustable in hydraulic compression, are complemented by a fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock with remote preload adjuster for Superbike-class road holding.
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase: 1462 mm / 57.6 in
Front suspension: Öhlins 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork with TiN
Front wheel: travel 165mm / 6.5 in
Front brake: 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston, 2-pad caliper
Front wheel: 6-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock; hydraulic remote pre-load control. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel: 141mm / 5.6 in
Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR 17
Fuel tank capacity: 20 l (of which 6.5 l reserve) / 5.3 US gal (of which 1.7 US gal reserve)
Weight: 196kg / 432 lbs
Seat height: 850mm / 33.5 in
Instruments: Speedometer, rev counter, clock, scheduled maintenance warning, warning light for low oil pressure, fuel level, oil temperature, fuel reserve, trip fuel, neutral, turn signals, average speed, average fuel consumption, remaining fuel metre, fuel injection
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
(Tank-Frame-Wheels): (Red-Red-Black) (Black-Black-Black)
Type: L-twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement: 1078 cc
Bore x Stroke: 98x 71,5 mm
Compression Ratio: 10,5:1
Power: 95 HP - 70 kw @ 7750 rpm
Torque: 10.5 kgm - 102.9 Nm @ 4750 rpm
Fuel injection: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust: Single steel muffler and pre-silencer with catalytic converter and lambda probe
Emissions: Euro 3
Ratios: 1st 37/15, 2nd 30/17, 3rd 27/20, 4th 24/22, 5th 23/24, 6th 24/28
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 42
Clutch: Wet multiplate with hydraulic control