"Skyhook is fully integrated with the selectable riding modes (Touring, Sport, Enduro and Urban), and adjusting damping and rear preload is as simple as pushing a couple of buttons. In the correct sequence. It’s not too difficult even if you’re jet-lagged, overhung and over 40. The latest Bosch 9ME combined ABS is likewise fully integrated with the various riding modes, and now lets the rider lock the rear wheel in Enduro mode, among other things. It uses the same control unit as the Panigale."
Motorcycle-USA ---- "At the end of the day, I was left impressed with the refined 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring. I enjoyed the previous version, but was left with some gripes and wants. All of those criticisms, save the ABS off default for enduro, are gone. We have posed questions about durability of Multistrada in a mixed-use environment, and we will have to answer them down the road. For now, I have nothing but positive recommendations for those riders looking for a do-it-all Motorcycle with a soul that is unmatched in its segment (or lack there of). Ducati set out to provide a better Multi by keeping all of the character and passion, but making it more controllable and safe for every rider. I would say the Italians have a resounding success on their hands, and Ducati needs to commence back patting immediately. "
Visordown ---- "With the new 2013 model, you’ve got all the improvements you could realistically ask for compared to the old version: the engine is more refined, the traction control less blunt and less obvious, the ABS more advanced and the small changes like the screen, progressive rear spring, comfier seat and LED lights are a definite step forward and it doesn’t cost any more than the old one."
Motorcyle ---- "Ducati did an amazing job converting its 1198cc superbike V-Twin into a much more streetable mill for use in the MTS and, later, the Diavel. Its key modification was reducing valve overlap from the hi-po superbike’s 41 degrees to just 11 degrees, hence its “Testastretta 11°” nomenclature. However, fueling at low revs was a mite lumpy, especially in Sport mode, so Ducati engineers made three key changes to create the new “Testastretta 11° DS.” "
Telegraph ---- "While we were reeling at how its electronic control system would modify the traction control, throttle response, peak horsepower and the suspension settings, Ducati was working on the next generation – and has moved the game on once more with its Skyhook semi-active suspension. This derives from the concept of the bike’s electronics trying to maintain a stable chassis in relation to an imaginary datum point in the sky above."