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2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200

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The Ducati Multistrada was blessed with many traits that make it a desirable motorcycle. It’s agile, lightweight and on top of that is also very good looking.

We especially like the high, wide handlebars, serrated footrests, stylish sump guard and specially designed tyres. Not to mention about the L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which rewards you with a maximum power of 150 hp @ 9250 rpm and 118.7 Nm of torque achieved at 7500 rpm.

The Multistrada 1200 was especially developed to offer perfect ergonomics. Thereby the ‘ergonomics triangle’ of handlebar, seat and footpegs has been designed for both the rider and passenger, optimising comfort while providing a commanding and upright riding position.

Among the features offered by the 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 you’ll find a Bosch-Brembo ABS system, DTC, LEDs and Pirelli tires.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200.

Press Release

Engine

Ducati Multistrada 1200

A desire to make the World Superbike engine accessible to everyone resulted in the design and creation of the brand new Testastretta 11°, a motor that’s a racer at heart and yet ready for long-distance touring or everyday urban use.

So named because of its minimised 11° of ‘valve overlap’ - the interval of crankshaft rotation during which both intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time - the new Desmodromic power plant not only transforms the Testastretta Evoluzione’s world championship-winning 41° configuration into a super-smooth motor for sport touring, but also improves fuel efficiency, emissions and cost of scheduled maintenance.

The Testastretta 11° is an engine for all environments and the perfect ‘game-changer’ for the four-bikes-in-one concept.

Chassis

Ducati Multistrada 1200

The Multistrada 1200 was subjected to an extensive ergonomic study using both CAD and repeated prototype testing, guaranteeing a high level of comfort with a fully loaded motorcycle for long-range touring.
The ‘ergonomics triangle’ of handlebar, seat and footpegs has been designed for both the rider and passenger, optimising comfort while providing a commanding and upright riding position.

The Multistrada 1200 feels spacious and accommodates both rider and passenger in complete comfort, even with the top case and side luggage in place. Its 1530mm (60.2in) wheelbase ensures that not only the weight of the passenger remains inside the wheelbase length, but also that of the side luggage when loaded, a considerable contribution to the motorcycle’s dynamic performance.

Underlining its multi-tasking intention, ergonomic attention was even applied when designing the riding position while standing on the footpegs, off-road style.

Equipment

Ducati Multistrada 1200

The Multistrada 1200 offers a Bosch-Brembo ABS system, which is fitted as original equipment. It delivers outstanding braking performance in all conditions and provides a major contribution towards performance safety. An option to disable the ABS is available via the instrumentation, but is automatically reactivated at the next ignition-on.

The headlight is a characteristic feature of the face of the Multistrada 1200, its symmetrical layout uses four halogen lamps, two for low and two for high beam to provide excellent illumination. In addition, the front and rear side lights use LEDs, and feature a special shape of intense light guidance, making the motorcycle more visible to other road users.

Specifications

Ducati Multistrada 1200
ENGINE TYPEL-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT1198.4cc
BORE X STROKE106x67.9mm
COMPRESSION RATIO11.5:1
POWER150hp - 110.3kW @ 9250rpm
TORQUE87.5lb-ft 118.7Nm @7500rpm
FUEL INJECTIONMitsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies
EXHAUSTStainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, alluminium tail pipes
GEARBOX6 speed
RATIO1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
PRIMARY DRIVEStraight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVEChain 5.30"; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
CLUTCHLight action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
EMISSIONSEuro 3 (Europe) - USA: follows the US Federal Regulation
FRAMETubular steel Trellis frame
WHEELBASE1530mm (60.2in)
RAKE25°
FRONT SUSPENSIONMarzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL170mm (6.7in)
FRONT WHEEL10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYREPirelli Scorpion Trail 120/70 17’’
REAR SUSPENSIONProgressive linkage with fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL170mm (6.7in)
REAR WHEEL10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
REAR TYREPirelli Scorpion Trail 190/55 17’’
FRONT BRAKE2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad. ABS optional
REAR BRAKE245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY20l - 5.3 gallon (US)
WET WEIGHT220kg (485lb)
DRY WEIGHT192kg (423lb)
INSTRUMENTSNa
WARRANTY2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)Red (racing grey / black) - Arctic white (racing grey / black)
VERSIONSDual seat, ABS optional
SEAT HEIGHT850mm (33.5in)
DDANot available on this model
DTCStandard equipment
ABSStandard equipment

Quotes

Motorcycle News----"The 2012 Ducati Multistrada will be available in a new "race titanium matte" colour scheme and carry an upgraded seat for next year’s riding season."

Zimbio----"The combination of innovative design and unparalleled technology, the Multistrada Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro driving modes allows a very pleasant driving experience and customizable separated by a single click. Motorcycles of four-in-a concept that allows immediate adaptation to the power and torque and tuning the suspension and electronic traction control, the transformation of the Multistrada 1200 for the cyclist and his environment."


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