2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

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The Sport riding mode delivers an adrenalin-filled 150hp ride with sports-oriented throttle response and, on the ‘S’ version, an instant high performance suspension set-up. In character with its Superbike bloodline, DTC immediately adjusts to a level for expert riders whose ‘comfort zone’ is a little closer to the limit. Ducati’s racing experience combined with first-rate components makes riding the Multistrada 1200 a pure motorcycling thrill and a dream come true for those searching for best-in-class performance as well as comfort.

The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 combines innovative design and unprecedented technology to unleash four-bikes-in-one. Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro riding modes now enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click.

The ground-breaking design makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings and traction control, transforming the Multistrada 1200 to the rider’s needs, and not the other way around. Hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle, the technologically-advanced Multistrada 1200 introduces the new 150hp Testastretta 11° engine, and advanced ergonomics to be powerful, playful and a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels.

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

The gearbox and final drive ratios have also been optimised to enable reduced fuel consumption and achieve increased riding comfort by reducing vibration. If the 1198 Superbike reaches its top speed in 6th gear, the Multistrada 1200 is able to reach it in 5th gear and maintain it effortlessly in 6th.

The Multistrada 1200 features an oil bath clutch with ‘slipper’ function and super-light feel at the lever. Its design uses a progressive self-servo mechanism that presses the plates together when under drive from the engine, enabling the reduction of the clutch spring rates. This results in a much lighter clutch lever at the handlebar, ideal in stop-start traffic or long journeys. When the drive force is reversed (over-run), the same mechanism reduces the pressure on the clutch plates, enabling them to provide a race-like ‘slipper’ action, which reduces the destabilizing effect of the rear-end under aggressive down-shifting and provides a much smoother feeling when closing the throttle or down-shifting under normal riding conditions.


Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

The ‘S’ version of the Multistrada 1200 is equipped with the latest generation 48mm Öhlins forks featuring the innovative Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES). The brand new fork technology enables rebound and compression damping adjustments electronically controlled via the instrument panel. The top of the range Öhlins TTX rear monoshock is also adjusted electronically in both spring pre-load and rebound and compression damping.
The electronic suspension adjustment can be made easily by using the pre-set riding modes, which have been developed by Ducati test riders, or independent mode, which allows riders to use their own personal settings. Adjustments made electronically send a signal that initiates electronic actuators mounted on the suspension units.
In addition to the riding modes of Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, there is also an option to quickly change the suspension setting to suit ‘rider only’, ‘rider with luggage’, ‘rider and passenger’ or ‘rider and passenger with luggage’.


Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

The on-board computer system is made up of a large, high visibility LCD with the main data and a dot-matrix circular LCD which visualises various functions according to whether the bike is stationary or moving.

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.


Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport
ENGINE TYPEL-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE106x67.9mm
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
FRAME Tubularsteel Trellis frame
WHEELBASE1530mm (60.2in)
FRONT SUSPENSIONÖhlins 48mm fully adjustable usd forks, electronic compression and rebound adjustment
FRONT WHEEL10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYREPirelli Scorpion Trail 120/70 17’’
REAR SUSPENSIONProgressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins electronic 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 as standard equipment
REAR BRAKE245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY20l - 5.3 gallon (US)
WET WEIGHT220kg (485lb)
DRY WEIGHT192kg (423lb)
WARRANTY2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)Red (racing grey / black)
VERSIONSDual seat, ABS as standard equipment
SEAT HEIGHT850mm (33.5in)
DDANot available on this model
DTCStandard equipment
ABSStandard equipment


bikez----"TThe Multistrada 1200S is available in two editions: Sport, Touring and Pikes Peak. The Sport Edition is equipped with carbon fibre components including front air-intakes cam belt covers, rear hugger and lateral air extractors ."

Cycle World----"For the second year running, Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 S Sport has proven that its do-anything design, awesome on- and off-road performance and category-leading features deserve recognition. Powered by a Testastretta “11-degree” engine—a torque-pumped direct descendant of the 1198 superbike’s powerplant—the Multistrada delivers an exhilarating ride."

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