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

  • Gets powered by the 1262cc DVT (Desmodromic Variable Valve Timing) L-twin engine borrowed from the XDiavel
  • Peak power: 158 hp. Peak torque: 95.5 lb-ft
  • Joining the party is a new Ride-by-Wire system and DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down
  • Extended swingarm and wheelbase gives better rider confidence provides in for sharper handling and stability
  • Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) makes its way here
  • Updated semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) allows suspension setting on the fly
  • 5” TFT units take up the dash
  • It incorporates the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) for music and navigation
  • The DMS can be operated via handlebar mounted switches
  • Handsfree system gives keyless ignition for enhanced security
  • The 'Pikes Peak' enjoys even more gizmos over the standard Ohlins forks, Ohlins shock, short plexiglass windscreen, red saddle stitching etc
  • 'Pikes Peak' gets forged aluminum wheels
  • Light Termignoni exhaust exclusive for 'Pikes Peak'
  • Carbon fiber cosmetic touches for 'Pikes Peak' at the front mudguard, hands-free cover and front side panels
  • And saddle with red stiching

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.

Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Peak power: 158 hp. Peak torque: 95.5 lb-ft

Climbed all the way to the top of the adventure-sport touring segment, the new 1260 is for the riders who want more from the segment. And rightly so, the 1260 is powered by the 1262cc DVT (Desmodromic Variable Valve Timing) L-twin engine borrowed from the XDiavel which is capable of pumping 85% of the torque at just 3500 rpm. Peak power of 158 hp comes at 9,500 rpm and 95.5 lb-ft of torque at 7,500.

That makes the 1260 the most powerful adventure tourer in its class and to handle all that power, Ducati has a new Ride-by-Wire system and DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down which significantly improves the riding experience (standard from 1260 S and above).

Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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5” TFT units take up the dash
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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The DMS can be operated via handlebar mounted switches
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Light Termignoni exhaust exclusive for 'Pikes Peak'

It also gets the chassis from the 1200 but is updated with an extended swinging arm and wheelbase that changes the riding geometry to a confident feel and provides in for sharper handling and stability by the rider.

The electronic package includes the Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) controlling the Cornering ABS, Cruise control, Riding modes, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and the new Vehicle Hold Control (VHC). The 1260 S and above models have Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) functionality incorporated in the full LED headlight and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution control system that allows suspension setting on the fly.

Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Gets powered by the 1262cc DVT (Desmodromic Variable Valve Timing) L-twin engine
borrowed from the XDiavel

While the Multistrada 1260 carries an LCD dash, the S and above variants get 5” TFT units also seen on the new Panigale V4 that incorporates the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) for music and navigation via a smartphone and handlebar mounted switches. This Multistrada also has a handsfree system that gives keyless ignition for enhanced security.

The 1260 gets Kayaba 48 mm upside-down fork and Sachs monoshock while the S and above gets Sachs 48 mm front fork. Braking is handled by dual 320mm front brake discs with radially-mounted Brembo Monobloc 4-piston calipers and one 265mm rear disc with a 2-piston caliper. On the S and above, larger 330mm dual front brake discs with radial Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 4-piston calipers does the job.

Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Handsfree system gives keyless ignition for enhanced security
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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The Pikes Peak enjoys even more gizmos like the Ohlins forks, Ohlins shock, short plexiglass windscreen, forged aluminum wheels, red saddle stitching and light Termignoni exhaust. They also feature carbon fiber cosmetic touches like the front mudguard, hands-free cover and front side panels. Special paintwork to commemorate Ducati’s three victories in America’s famous hill climb event sports on this 1260 Pikes Peak.

Triumph has also launched its new Tiger\ models and the Brits have made sure it packs to run down the competition, and so have the Germans with the R 1200 GS. They are definitely not going to make the job easy for Ducati. Well, we’ll have to wait and see how.

No official confirmation regarding the price and availability has been made accessible. Expect them to hit our shores after February 2018.



Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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It incorporates the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS)
for music and navigation
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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'Pikes Peak' gets forged aluminum wheels
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) makes its way here
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Joining the party is a new Ride-by-Wire system and DQS (Ducati Quick Shift) Up & Down
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Carbon fiber cosmetic touches for 'Pikes Peak'
at the front mudguard, hands-free cover and front side panels
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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And saddle with red stiching
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Updated semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS)
allows suspension setting on the fly
Ducati's Multistrada family gets a new member: The Multistrada 1260 Exterior High Resolution
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Extended swingarm and wheelbase gives better rider confidence
provides in for sharper handling and stability
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