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2014 - 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 / 1200 S

2014 - 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 / 1200 S
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  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 / 1200 S
  • Year:
    2014- 2017
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
  • Displacement:
    1198 cc
  • Price:
    17995
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Poised To Be Your ’Everything’ Bike

Ducati’s multi-use Multistrada 1200/1200 S continues the family’s Jack-of-All tradition with a host of features both electronic and mechanical to further its adventuresome pursuits. Traction control, rider modes and ABS come bundled with the standard equipment package, but in truth are actually the more mundane of the available gadgetry. The Ducati Wheelie Control and the inertial-measurement device that feeds data to the lean-angle sensitive Bosch ABS are the stars of that show, but Duc packed even more onto its proven chassis to carry it through the ’17 model year. A Testastretta mill with Ducati’s Variable Timing provides up to 125 horsepower with plenty of bottom end to help you come out of the hole for that all-important lead position on the pack of cars clogging the road behind you.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S.

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Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260

Ducati’s Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260

Ducati believes in the ’bigger is better’ philosophy and adds a 1262cc motor to its Multistradas

Ducati made a surprising move when it unveiled the Multistrada for the first time in 2010. They were basically introduced to satiate the thirst of those motorcycling aficionados, who love traversing new territories with pace, but naturally, find the supersport motorcycles too hardcore for the job. The Multistrada proved to be a successful amalgamation of the traits of both Superbike and sports tourers, easily giving it the title of the most practical motorcycle Ducati ever made.

Taking that practicality to new levels, Ducati has expanded its Multistrada family with the new Multistrada 1260, Multistrada 1260 S, Multistrada 1260 S D|Air (with airbag system) and Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak. They come equipped with a bigger 1262cc engine, advanced electronic package, and more touring capability.

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2014 - 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 / 1200 S

2014 - 2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 / 1200 S

Poised To Be Your ’Everything’ Bike

Ducati’s multi-use Multistrada 1200/1200 S continues the family’s Jack-of-All tradition with a host of features both electronic and mechanical to further its adventuresome pursuits. Traction control, rider modes and ABS come bundled with the standard equipment package, but in truth are actually the more mundane of the available gadgetry. The Ducati Wheelie Control and the inertial-measurement device that feeds data to the lean-angle sensitive Bosch ABS are the stars of that show, but Duc packed even more onto its proven chassis to carry it through the ’17 model year. A Testastretta mill with Ducati’s Variable Timing provides up to 125 horsepower with plenty of bottom end to help you come out of the hole for that all-important lead position on the pack of cars clogging the road behind you.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S.

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Ducati Multistrada 950

Ducati Multistrada 950

Coming Soon, A Multistrada 950 Touring Model

Since it came out back in ’03, Ducati’s Multistrada family has gotten a lot of love from the riding community. It’s seen a number of upgrades and engine changes over the years, and the new-for-2017 “950” serves as the smallest Multistrada model this year. I wouldn’t call this an entry-level bike by any means, but it is the most accessible of Ducati’s multi-bikes, and thus is likely to help bridge the gap for folks looking to test the adventure-bike waters as it were. A 937 cc Testastretta powerplant drives the ride with 100-plus horsepower on tap and a host of safety-related features bundled in with the Ducati Safety Pack. Today I want to check out this newest bit of Ducatisti bait, and see how the genre has continued to evolve.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Multistrada 950.

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2017 - 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro / Enduro Pro

2017 - 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro / Enduro Pro

One Of The Nicer Adventure Bikes Out There

The Multistrada Enduro serves as a sort of Jack-of-all-trades as far as bikes go, and Ducati expands the family footprint even further for MY18 with the addition of the Enduro Pro. While it’s safe to say the base Enduro is capable of traversing the black as well as the brown, the Pro version brings a decidedly off-road bias to the table, not unlike some of the other serious business dual-surface rides out there. We’ll see for sure here shortly. The new variant has the same 152-horsepower plant as the base Enduro with a handful of useful bits and bobs such as tank protectors, a low-profile windscreen and Rally-style tires that really give it the off-road slant. Today I’m going to check out the Enduros in depth to see what all Duc has done for its dirtiest Jack to date.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro and Enduro Pro.

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Sneaky Reveal Of The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

Sneaky Reveal Of The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

Ducati To Repower The Multistrada With 1,260 cc XDiavel

OK folks, it’s unofficially-official, Ducati decided to bump up the power of its already-powerful Multistrada 1200. How do we know? New-product documentation filed with the California Air Resources Board reveals Ducati’s plans to upgrade the 1200 cc engine with a 1262 cc lump. This brings more power to the table along with a concurrent reduction in overall weight— to the tune of around 22 pounds. That’s right; that power difference is really going to register on the heinie-dyno to further improve what is already one of the best adventure bikes on the market.

Continue reading for more on the Ducati Multistrada 1260.

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2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro

2017 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro

The wild one gets bigger teeth and claw to take up anything coming its way.

We all know that Ducati is one such motorcycle maker which makes machines straight from the heart. Every motorcycle in the stable of Ducati speaks of some purpose which is beautifully blended with the pinch of hardcore passion. Ducati made a surprising move some half a decade ago when it unveiled the Multistrada for the first time in front of the world. Out of all the motorcycles from Ducati, the Multistrada proved out to be the most practical motorcycle which still doesn’t miss out on the specific Ducati principles.

The Multistrada gradually went on creating a new niche of motorcycles, thus changing the image of Ducati as a manufacturer of only hard-core supersports. Then in 2015, they gave us the Enduro edition. Unlike the urban design of the standard Multistrada 1200, the new Multistrada 1200 Enduro claims to expose the wild side of Ducati, with its pure adventure appeal.

Now in 2017, the brand has taken it to the next level. They have given the adventure junkie more tools to let the 1200 Enduro go “even more globetrotter with the Pro version”. To allow treading on even less-beaten track, the Pro features rally tyres, new tank bars, new colour schemes, type-approved titanium exhaust sets and more. Let me go ranting about them:

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Ducati Recalls The Multistrada 1200 Enduro

Ducati Recalls The Multistrada 1200 Enduro

A Bad Day Starts With A Broken Shock

Ducati North America has a small, but serious, problem on its hands. Up to 568 units from the 2016-17 Multistrada 1200 Enduro line may have a defective shock absorber. That’s a big problem since the bike has but one shock to buoy the ass end, and it really needs that equipment to not fall off the bike. Maybe “falling off” is a bit of an overstatement, so read on for the official dope.

Continue reading for information on the Multistrada recall.

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2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro / Pike's Peak

2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro / Pike’s Peak

Two new members arrive in the Ducati Multistrada 1200 stable for 2016: the Enduro and the Pike’s Peak. Breaking with tradition, Ducati jumps with both feet into the adventure market with a tried-and-true Multistrada base and gives us a truly off-road-capable performance machine in the Enduro and a nod to hill-climb racing success with the Pike’s Peak.

They might have the same DVT engine and the same basic chassis, but with so many updates and upgrades, these two 1200s are really in their own class. In short, these aren’t your dad’s Multistrada.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Endure and Multistrada 1200 Pike’s Peak.

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Ducati Launches "Ride A Song" Competition

Ducati Launches "Ride A Song" Competition

No stranger to cooking up competitions for its loyal fans and customers, Ducati has launched a new contest designed to marry the ideals of music and what it means to have a great motorcycle vacation. The contest, called “Ride a Song”, is a collaboration between Ducati and Spotify, the on-demand music streaming service that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years.

The premise of the Ride a Song competition is pretty simple. All you have to do is pick a song from Spotify’s vast music library that best embodies their dream motorcycle ride and add it to the Ducati playlist that’s already been set up inside Spotify. Once you’ve picked your song, you’re also required to describe your dream motorcycle vacation, share the song you picked on Facebook, and tag two friends you’d want to join you in the event you win the contest.

Speaking of winning, the lucky entrant who does end up winning the competition will win a Multistrada Experience, which includes a chance to ride Ducati’s new Multistrada, among other goodies. It’s not the most exciting prize out there, but considering the rather simple mechanics for entering the contest, I’d say it’s still worth joining just in case you end up getting picked.

Even if your song is only nominated in the contest, you still get the treat of having your chosen music find a permanent place on Ducati’s playlist on Spotify. That’s more than enough to feel good about yourselves in the event your choice doesn’t win the competition.

Continue reading to read more about Ducati’s new Ride a Song competition it’s launching in partnership with Spotify.

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Ducati and Dainese Win "Professor Ferdinand Porsche" Award

Ducati and Dainese Win "Professor Ferdinand Porsche" Award

Italian bikemaker Ducati and motorcycle accessory manufacturer Dainese became the latest recipients of the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche” award in recognition of their roles in developing the latter’s D considered as the best personal airbag deployment system in the market today. The system is available in the Ducati Multistrada 1200S D, which itself made history as the first mass-produced motorcycle to receive the same award.

Federico Sabbioni, Head of Vehicle Project Management at Ducati and Luigi Ronco, Head of Research and Development at Dainese, received the award late last week a the Vienna University from Professor Bernhard Geringer, director of the Institute for Vehicle Engines and Automotive Technology at Vienna University of Technology and the coordinator of the Committee of Organisers of the “Porsche Award”.

Both Ducati and Dainese were recognised for their roles in developing one of the most innovative technologies in the automotive segment. It’s an even bigger accomplishment for the two companies since the award is normally won by people from the automotive industry. Back in 2013, Dr. Magnus Mackaldener, development engineer at Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania took home the award. Past winners also include Dr. Wolfgang Huhn of Audi for the development and use of new LED lighting technology in automobiles and Prof. Herbert Kohler of Daimler AG for his role in developing lithium ion batteries for automotive applications.

Evidently, Sabbioni and Ronco are now in good company for spearheading the move to provide a safer environment for riders, especially those competing in any one of the high-octane motorcycle racing series in the calendar. Dainese’s D|Air rider airbag is on the verge of changing the definition of airbag systems, including its capability to provide full deployment and inflation in just 45 milliseconds.

Continue reading to read more about Ducati and Dainese’s new “Professor Ferdinand Porsche” award.

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Ducati Posts Record Sales in April 2015

Ducati Posts Record Sales in April 2015

Ducati has plenty of reasons to smile after posting its highest monthly sales total in company history. For the month of April 2015, the Italian motorcycle company reported selling 7,309 motorcycles, besting its previous best month - May 2012 - by just under 1,000 units.

The total sales tally for April 2015 also increased by 29 percent compared to the same time period from a year ago, adding to a recent trend that also netted Ducati its best-selling quarterly sales total of 17,881 units sold in the first quarter of 2015.
Strong demand for the Ducati Scrambler, Multistrada 1200, and Panigale 1299 were the biggest reasons for the dramatic spike in sales. According to Ducati, the Scrambler, in particular, has exceeded sales expectations since being released earlier in the year, even helping the company increase its sales total in its home market of Italy by a staggering 69 percent.

Ducati’s sales performance also improved dramatically outside of Italy. Spain was the big winner in sales increase, reporting a 54-percent growth in April 2015 compared to the same time period in the previous year. Germany was close behind at 52 percent, followed by the UK at 50 percent and France at 15 percent.

The attention and subsequent demand for the the three aforementioned bikes is made more impressive considering that the US, by and large the world’s biggest motorcycle market, has yet to receive Ducati’s new range of 2015 models. Once the sales totals from the US are counted in the next few months, the sales tally for April 2015 could end up looking pedestrian by comparison.

Continue reading to read more about Ducati’s record-breaking sales total from April 2015.

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Ducati Issues Recall For Multistrada 1200 Models

Ducati Issues Recall For Multistrada 1200 Models

Another day, another recall. There seems to be no end in sight for these things, is there? The latest to be bitten by the bug is Ducati, which is now saying that close to 6,000 models of its Multistradao 1200 line is being recalled due to problems with its throttle.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,962 Multistrada models from 2010 to 2014 are plagued with this particular issue. More specifically, the inner sleeve of the opening throttle bowden cable of these bikes could disengage from the throttle, thus preventing the throttle from being closed. Should that happen, there’s a big chance that a rider loses control of the bike and crashes because of it. If you have a Multistrada, you can probably tell if your bike is suffering from this problem if you’ve experienced any kind of tightness on the throttle.

Some owners have already reported this problem, so says Ducati. That usually means that it’s a serious enough problem that a recall is warranted. Fortunately, none of the reports included any accidents or injuries so Ducati dodged a bullet right there.

But if you have a Multistrada 1200 that’s suffering from this problem, it’s probably best to steer clear of riding it until the bikes are fixed. Ducati’s authorized dealers are already on hand to accommodate these bikes where they’ll replace the upper throttle cover with a new component specifically designed to address the problem and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Continue reading to read more about Ducati’s recall of the Multistrada 1200.

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Video: Ducati Gives Us A Peak On How A Multistrada 1200 Is Built

Video: Ducati Gives Us A Peak On How A Multistrada 1200 Is Built

When I see a brand-new bike glistening in all its shiny glory inside a dealership, I often get that awestruck look in my face, staring directly at it and wondering what I have to do to be able to own that bike. That’s my sentiment and I’m pretty confident that I’m not the only who feels that way. Sometimes, my mind trails longer than it should and I begin to wonder how that beautiful piece of machinery came to be. From lumps of metal to a two-wheeled vehicle of mass destruction, the evolution of a bike from creation to delivery is a long and meticulous process.

Fortunately, Ducati was kind of enough to let us in on the process, albeit in a rather quick and snappy way. The video the Italian bike maker released, called the “Birth of a Multistrada 1200”, takes us on a behind-the-scenes look inside its Borgo Panigale factory where the Multistrada is created. As expected, the video is fast-paced so you might have to watch it multiple times just to get an idea of what’s really happening as the Multistrada 1200 takes shape.

What I can tell you is the level of meticulousness displayed by employees and engineers of the bike is evident throughout the video. It kind of makes you appreciate these people more, knowing full well that what they build from scratch isn’t so much as a product as it is an artwork.

I don’t think I’m going to need to remind you guys to watch the video because it’s a pretty educational trip inside the inner workings of Ducati and see how masterpieces are created.

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2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo

2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo is equipped with all it needs to deal great with long journeys. Therefore, it comes with 73-litre panniers, a top case, Ducati’s Skyhook Suspension (DSS) and engine protection bars.

The motorcycle is built around an 1198.4 cc, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, liquid cooled engine with 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder. The unit is mated to a six speed gearbox and delivers a maximum output of 150 hp (110.3 kw) at 9250 rpm and 124.5 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.

For enhanced versatility, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo features Ride-by-Wire technology which offers three different engine mappings. Moreover, Ducati has also gives you the possibility to choose between pre-set Riding Modes including Enduro, Urban, Touring and Sport.

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo can be yours for no less than $22,295.

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2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring

2014 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring

The Ducati Multi Strada 1200 S Touring is one of the most wanted models in its class. And there is no wonder why, as it delivers first class performances, faultless ergonomics and is reliable to the core. Moreover, thanks to a long list of special features it is also perfectly suited for the long haul. Among them you’ll find panniers, heated grips and a useful centre stand.

Other features offered by the Ducati Multi Strada 1200 S touring include the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), an adjustable windscreen Marchesini forged wheel rims, LED headlights and the Ducati Traction Control (DTC).

The motorcycle is built around an 1198.4cc, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, liquid cooled engine with 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder. The unit puts out a maximum power of 110.3kW (150HP) at 9250rpm and 124.5 Nm (91.8 lb-ft) of torque at 7,500 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a six speed gearbox.

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2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport

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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2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes is powered by the Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine which delivers a maximum power of 150hp - 110.3kW @ 9250 rpm and 87.5lb-ft 118.7Nm @ 7500 rpm.

The 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes’s engine is mated on a six speed gearbox which delivers efficient fuel consumption and smooth shifts. 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 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes features top notch ergonomics and was carefully designed to maximize the rider’s comfort. The company says that 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.

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2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

The 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S has a lot to love, but what makes it truly great is the new Testastretta 11° engine which is developed using the company’s experience in World Superbike.

The company says that its new Testastretta 11° is an engine for all environments, as its versatile nature makes it perfect for race tracks, long-distance touring or everyday urban use. The L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled unit delivers a maximum output of 150hp - 110.3kW @ 9250 rpm and 87.5lb-ft (118.7Nm) of torque @ 7500 rpm. Power is sent to the ground by means of a six speed gear box.

As far as suspensions go, the 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S is equipped with Öhlins 48mm fully adjustable usd forks with electronic compression and rebound adjustment, and a rear fully adjustable Ohlins electronic monoshock.


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2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200

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.

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2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 S is an attractive replica of the Multistrada model that has been victorious in the PPIHC. The motorcycle features a sporty design language which combines a dynamic form with smart functions and superior performance.

At the heart of the bike is the Testastretta 11° introduced in 2010. The engine is based on the Superbike 1198 engine. Compared to its donor, has lost some power in favour of improved overall smoothness, especially in the mid-range.

The front brakes consist of Brembo radial callipers with four 32-mm pistons and 2 pads, radial cylinders with adjustable levers, and two 320-mm discs. At the back, you’ll find a single 245-mm disc, 5-mm thick, gripped by a Brembo calliper with a single 34-mm piston. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the 2013 Multistrada 1200 comes with standard Bosch 9ME ABS.

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2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring is equipped with anything it needs to be a perfect tourer. The bike features the innovative DSS (Ducati Skyhook Suspension) active suspension system and comes with different equipment depending on specific usage. There are three configurations available: S Touring, S Pikes Peak and S Granturismo.

The bike also offers the possibility to select from a choice of four pre-set Riding Modes programmed to change the engine’s performance according to your needs. These modifications are made using a series of innovative technologies such as the electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system and Ducati’s Traction Control system (DTC) which uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing wheel-spin.

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring is propelled by an L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, Dual Spark, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1198.4cc and maximum power output of 150 hp.

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2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo

Derived from the Multistrada 1200 S Touring, the Ducati Multi Strada S 1200 S Granturismo is ready to deal with any kind of trips and was especially designed to be both comfortable and practical. The bike features the DSS (Ducati Skyhook Suspension) active suspension system which comes with three configurations including S Touring, S Pikes Peak and S Granturismo.

As far as practicality goes, the S Touring is equipped with spacious 58-litre side panniers, centre stand and heated grips. You’ll also find a large glove compartment with push-push lid up front in the right panel and a roomy (over 3-litre capacity) storage compartment under the passenger seat.

Power comes from an L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, Dual Spark, liquid cooled, 1198.4cc engine that churns out 150hp @ 9250rpm and 124.5Nm of torque at 7500rpm. The engine is mated on a six speed gearbox with the final drive ratio being designed for fuel efficiency and increased comfort with less vibration.

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Ducati wins the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Ducati wins the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Ducati has managed to set an all time motorcycle record at the historic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this past weekend, making it the second consecutive victory in the historic race.

The man behind this impressive result is Dunne, owner of Ducati Santa Barbara in California, along with his Multistrada 1200. Dunne started the record breaking weekend during the qualification days when he managed to qualify on pole for the race. When it came to the actual race, Dunne got the holeshot at the start and never looked back. The time across the finish line was 11:11.32; a new course record for motorcycles.

"We were definitely anxious to get out and race today;" said Dunne about his race. "When the flag dropped I got the holeshot and went for it. The whole week’s worth of setup work with my technician Sam Swain came together and the Multistrada 1200 worked flawlessly to give us the win. With the help of Spider Grips, Dumontec, BrakeTech and Burley Motorsports we can go home with an all time record!"

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2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

Ducati is widely considered as one of the – if not the most – popular Italian motorcycle manufacturers in the world and when they release a special edition bike, a lot of people stand up and take notice.

Take the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak, for example. As a special edition model of Ducati’s Multistrada line that was built to celebrate Greg Tracy’s triumph at the world famous International Hill Climb race in 2010, the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak is yet another example of Ducati’s penchant for building high-quality motorcycles.

Among the features that are found in this special edition bike include a Corse style exterior finish, passenger foot-peg hangers, a black engine guard, red pin-striped wheels, a carbon fiber silencer, and a race inspired low screen that’s likewise made from carbon.

The special edition Ducati will become available in the UK beginning in May at a price tag of £16,750, or $27,085 based on current exchange rates.

Start planning on ordering one now because knowing Ducati and special edition bikes, the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak won’t be available after it hits dealerships.

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Ducati unveils Multistrada 1200 race replica

Ducati unveils Multistrada 1200 race replica

Ducati Newport Beach has come up with what appears to be the first Multistrada 1200 race replica, which they plan to take to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The 1200S features a smaller windscreen, hand guards and a new tail section. This means no luggage racks, lights or number plate holder, making the bike look much more suitable for pumping adrenaline. Also, although it doesn’t make any difference when ridding the bike, that 1198-like red/white/black paintjob does send a clue about the Italian two-wheeler’s racing inspirations.

No word on any possible power increase yet, but considering the standard model’s 150hp, there shouldn’t be any, or at least not a significant one. Expect to find this in Pikes Peak, Colorado on June 26-27.

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 is a highly successful motorcycle due to its huge versatility, so a racing replica should delight everyone planning to buy such a model in the future. We shall wait and see if Ducati makes a move in the near future.

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2010 Ducati Multistrada, the new kind of ride in the United States?

2010 Ducati Multistrada, the new kind of ride in the United States?

Versatility sells. That’s a fact. But when the level of orders exceeds even the manufacturer’s expectations is when you know you got yourself a winner in your lucky hands. This pretty much describes Ducati’s case with the all-new Multistrada 1200, which was introduced in the United States this past weekend. Turns out that the 150hp and over 87lb/ft of torque Italian motorcycle featuring four different riding modes – Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro – won the hearts of the Americans and Ducati has pre-sold more than 500 units. They even call it "2010’s Hottest Motorcycle," and it now comes with a sixty-day waiting period. Please read the press release after the jump.

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First Ducati Multistrada 1200 Rolls Off the Assembly Line

First Ducati Multistrada 1200 Rolls Off the Assembly Line

Ducati’s Borgo Panigale factory turns similar to a motorcycle saloon booth every time a new model joins the lineup and this time it was the turn of the Multistrada 1200 to be the soul of the party. The first bike, a white S model to be precise, rolled off the assembly line a couple of days ago and the event took place in the presence of Production Director Silvano Fini, Ducati Motor CEO Gabriele Del Torchio and Product Director Claudio Domenicali, not to mention the crowd of proud workers. We can only imagine how satisfying moments like these are for everybody involved.

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 “small nose” rendering

Ducati Multistrada 1200 “small nose” rendering

Ever since the world has first seen Ducati’s all-new Multistrada 1200 we’ve been hearing complains about the thing looking like a duck mostly because of that big nose. Even so, the most potent BMW R1200GS competitor was voted the most beautiful bike at the EICMA show in Milan, where Ducati unveiled it.

Because he thought the new Multistrada needs a nose job before fully deserving its votes, Motoblog reader Marco has come up with this rendering. He started by removing the front beak and repositioned the LED lights and that’s pretty much it. Simply take a look at the bike’s profile and you’ll notice the difference yourself.

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Ducati Multistrada 1200, the most beautiful bike from EICMA 2009

Ducati Multistrada 1200, the most beautiful bike from EICMA 2009

In the now traditional survey attained by the Italian magazine Motociclismo at this year’s edition of the EICMA show in Milan, the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 turned out to be the audience’s favorite in what regards aspect, with a decent percentage in front of the new MV Agusta F4 superbike.

Multistrada 1200 occupies first place with 48.9% of the votes, followed by the MV Agusta F4 with 19.8%, Aprilia RSV4 R with 15.8%, BMW S 1000 RR on place four with just 4.5% and Kawasaki Z1000 with 2.4%. Last year, the most beautiful motorcycle voted by the EICMA visitors was the Ducati Streetfighter.

Although we are still traversing the global economic crisis, EICMA 2009 was very successful, more than 450.000 people participating at the 67th edition of the show, which registered a 30% raise of international public.

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2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

Ducati has finally made their much awaited move – go against the BMW R1200GS – and they did it in their own characteristic style. Not only the new Multistrada 1200 looks one-of-a-kind, but it is also backed up by a 150hp Italian engine.

During no less than two years, we’ve seen the new Ducati Multistrada being developed, rendered and tested until finally finding out that two versions will be available – a standard version with optional ABS and a high-spec S version (how does an Ohlins electronically adjustable suspension system sound to you?). This last ramifies into two editions – Sport and Touring.

The Sport Edition can be distinguished by the presence of carbon fiber parts such as the engine covers, front air intakes, rear mudguard and spoilers.

The Touring Edition’s distinguishing features are the panniers, heated grips and a center stand. More information as we have it.

Update: Press release is attached after the jump.

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Motorcycle video of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200 concept

Motorcycle video of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200 concept

After finally unveiling the all-new Ducati Multistrada 1200 at this year’s EICMA show in Milan, we found that the 150bhp Italian enduro motorcycle is extremely versatile as a result of the four electronic riding modes: Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. So Ducati has released a video explaining the concept behind these modes, but because they wanted to keep it cheap, they use animated pencil sketches to illustrate how their systems works.

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 official teaser [w/video]

Ducati Multistrada 1200 official teaser [w/video]

A newly-launched Ducati website teases us with an official video of the Multistrada 1200 (initially thought to be "Strada Aperta" or "Stradaperta") which they will reveal on November 9th at EICMA. The Italian manufacturer finally decided that their new adventure touring motorcycle will benefit of the 1198.4cc twin from the Ducati 1198 instead of the Streetfighter’s less powerful 1099cc mill. This is great news, but we can’t understand why "Open Road" translated in Italian suddenly didn’t sounded good to Ducati any more. Watch the video after the jump.

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2010 Ducati Strada Aperta spy shots

2010 Ducati Strada Aperta spy shots

These latest spy shots of the Ducati Strada Aperta come to reveal the fact that the Italian motorcycle manufacturer has entered in a straight line with the development of its new bike in expectancy of the 2009 Milan Show.

The future Multistrada won’t be a veritable street enduro model, but more of a sport-touring motorcycle offering the ability to hit the off-road once in a while. We look at it as to a taller, comfier and possibly more often dirtier Yamaha FZ1, but it is a totally different thing when it comes to the engine. Unlike the Fazer’s in-line four-cylinder engine, the spied bike will be powered by a 4-valve, liquid-cooled Testastretta Evoluzione engine displacing, most likely, 1200cc.

If it is to look at it in terms of engine configuration and expected performance, models such as the Triumph Tiger and KTM 990 SMT seem more adequate for the comparison.

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2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100/1100S

2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100/1100S

When Ducati set out to built the sport-touring Multistrada 1100 model they did it with top notch engineering, refinement and, most of all, style. As a 2009 model year, this represents the Italian way of building a bike that would prove efficient on the way to and from work during the first five days of the week and great fun during weekend trips as well.

Not only that, but Ducati also offers the “S” Multistrada 1100 model, which is no more or less than an upgraded model with performance suspensions and even carbon fiber insertions.

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2010 Ducati Multistrada new rendering

2010 Ducati Multistrada new rendering

After revealing with courtesy of MCN the first spy shots featuring the all-new 2010 Ducati Multistrada, we get to see in the same way a proper computer interpretation of the bike that is meant to become THE alternative for the BMW R1200GS.

This is how the adventure-style Ducati will supposedly look when it will be shipped to dealers in 2010 and these lasts confirm it: "This is an accurate representation of what the bike looks like. I know I could sell loads of them this week if they were available."

Ducati plans are to present the new Multistrada at the Milan Motorcycle Show this November and start selling it at the beginning of 2010.

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Ducati Multistrada replacement spied in Italy

Ducati Multistrada replacement spied in Italy

Ducati has long been planning to replace the Multistrada 1100 go anywhere, do anything bike and by what this spy picture shows, this is the model that will substitute Pierre Terblanche’s creation.

The bike was spotted during tests in Italy and it seems that Ducati is close to giving a green light for the new model. By what we’re able to see in the picture, the sport tires and a thick single-sided swingarm will keep it on the streets and – if it is to listen to the rumors – it will very much belong there.

No wonder, as insiders “leak” that the Multistrada replacement will feature the 1099cc engine that currently powers the Ducati 1098.Just to spice things up, I’ll mention that the DTC traction control won’t be excluded, but that’s all we know for now.

Fans are eagerly waiting to see this bike at the Milan show in November and, later, in their garages as 2010 model years.

We’ll be back with more information on this future model as soon as we have it, hopefully, together with some better spy pics.

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Ducati Hypermotard and Multistrada now in white

Ducati Hypermotard and Multistrada now in white

Ducati introduces the pearl white color for the Hypermotard and Multistrada motorcycles. These two models are latest to receive the now famous Ducati color which has already made the Ducati 848 and Ducati 696 sell with even greater success.

The fiery Red Ducati color will only cover the frame while the new carbon-grey finish is applied to the outer engine castings of the simple Hypermotard 1100.

On the Multistrada 1100, only the “S” will feature the Ducati pearl white livery. The new shade contrasts with the frame’s racing grey and with the racing-like carbon-fiber components which are present on this model, making it as classy as it is sporty.

Ducati plans on presenting the two models at the International Motorcycle Show in Cologne (October), even though they will start being sold this month.

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2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S

2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S

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.

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2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100

2007 Ducati Multistrada 1100

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.

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2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000s DS

2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000s DS

THRILLING PERFORMANCE

If you’re looking for versatility and maximum performance and superb componentry, then look no further than the Ducati Multistrada 1000s DS. It is this extreme versatility and sport performance that prompted the US magazine Cycle World, the world’s best selling motorcycling monthly, to nominate the 1000s DS “best Sport Tourer of 2005”.

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2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS

2006 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS

PURE PASSION

The Multistrada 1000 DS has widened the horizons of all those who are “sport motorcyclists” at heart but still want a bike they can use 7 days a week. This new approach to motorcycling leaves no room for compromise and has given the Multistrada a unique personality and character in true Ducati style.

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2006 Ducati Multistrada 620

2006 Ducati Multistrada 620

VERSATILITY AND AGILITY

Agile and light, the entry-level model is aimed at riders looking for a versatile, essential motorcycle that is, above all, easy and fun to ride. User-friendliness is enhanced by a riding position 20 mm lower and a weight 13 kg (29 lbs) lighter than on the 1000 cc versions, thus allowing more riders to feel secure in all situations.

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2006 Ducati Multistrada 620 Dark

2006 Ducati Multistrada 620 Dark

MULTISTRADA MINIMALISM

Those looking for absolute minimalism and aggressive styling in their Multistrada will love the 620 in classic matte black. Agile and light, the entry-level model is aimed at riders looking for a versatile, essential motorcycle that is, above all, easy and fun to ride. User-friendliness is enhanced by a riding position 20 mm lower and a weight 13 kg (29 lbs) lighter than on the 1000 cc versions, thus allowing more riders to feel secure in all situations.

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