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The Multistrada 1200 S takes riding beyond all the barriers of compromise. Nothing stands in your way. Unbeatable on tarmac, perfect and comfortable for long-distance travelling, fun off the road and agile through town. Thanks to the Ducati Testastretta DVT engine, cutting-edge Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo and refined electronics, there are no limits to the versatility of this true multibike. Just get on and head where you want.
Infinite roads, no sacrifice.
A concentration of innovations, advanced technology and refined style. This is the Multistrada. A bike that elevates the riding experience to a dimension without compromise. No sacrifice with the Ducati Testastretta DVT engine. Power, torque and fluidity are guaranteed by an innovative double variable valve timing system that gives perfect distribution with each change in speed. No sacrifice in terms of riding precision. The ABS cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control and Öhlins suspension communicate perfectly with the Bosch inertial platform to ensure stability and safety when turning or riding in a straight line, as well as when braking and accelerating. No sacrifice in terms of style. A dynamic, fluid and technological design, LED headlights and state-of-the-art full-TFT colour instrumentation make for breath-taking appeal and attention to detail.
Dynamic, sophisticated, technologically advanced, unique; in two words: Italian Style
Flowing lines and essential surfaces create a volume difference between the front and rear: the final result is a dynamic, sporty design. The striking front view with a colour-matched "beak", embellished by the signature Ducati logo, is characterised by an aggressive, high-tech headlight which, together with the compact rear light with light-guide effect, are iconic features of the Multistrada. The muscular front is in contrast with the streamlined tail, enhanced by the low-slung exhaust: made of top quality die-cast aluminium, it is left in full view to integrate the side luggage supports.
Ducati Testastretta DVT
The Multistrada 1200 is powered by the brand-new revolutionary Ducati Testastretta DVT engine which adopts a Desmodromic continuous variable valve timing to optimize power and torque across a wider rpm band delivering an unprecedented combination of breath-taking-torque (136 Nm@7.600 rpm), class-leading power (160 Hp@9.500 rpm) , super-smoothness and low fuel consumption; the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) is a double and continuous system applied for the first time to a motorcycle engine managing both exhaust and intake camshafts.
On a conventional engine both the exhaust and intake valves’ open or closed position depends on their fixed position relative to the timing-belt that’s driven by the crankshaft. The timing cannot be altered, so there’s no way to increase or decrease the amount of valve overlap when both valves are open at the same time. As a consequence the time that the valves open and close is really optimized for only one engine speed-range away from those rpm, fixed camshaft timing is the best compromise. The aim of the Multistrada 1200's engine was to increase power at high engine speeds and also increase torque at low rpm, the only way to achieve this goal was to use a variable valve timing system.
The DVT system, has the task of setting the most advantageous valve timing according to engine load and speed requirements; it allows to continuously advance or retard both exhaust and inlet valve timing by rotating the camshafts to operate efficiently at a wider range of speeds by delivering high performance at high speeds, with a flatter torque curve at low speeds.
Engine Type:Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Engine Power:160hp - 117.7kw @ 9500rpm
Engine Torque:136 Nm (100.3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Fuel Injection:Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
Exhaust:Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
Primary Drive:Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st:37/15
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd:30/17
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd:27/20
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th:24/22
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th:23/24
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th:22/25
Final Drive:Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Clutch:Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame Type:Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front Suspension:48mm fully adjustable usd forks. Electronic compression & rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS)
Front Wheel:Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tire:Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 17''
Rear Suspension:Fully adjustable unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Electronic spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel:Y-shaped 3-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear Tire:Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 17''
Front Wheel Travel:170mm (6.7in)
Rear Wheel Travel:170mm (6.7in)
Front braking system:2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc Evo M50 4-piston calipers, 2-pad, radial pump with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear braking system:265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Overall Length:2200 mm (86.6 in)
Seat Height:Adjustable 825 - 845 mm (32,5 - 33,3 in)
Wheelbase:1529 mm (60,2 in)
Rake/trail:24° / 106 mm (4.2 in)
Fuel Capacity:20l - 5.3 gallon (US)
Dry Weight:212 kg (467 lb)
Curb Weight:235 kg (518 lb)
Features:Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control, Cruise control, Full Led headlamp with Ducati Cornering Lights, Hands-Free, BacKlit handlebar switches, Bluetooth modul for multimedia system, Anti-theft preparation
Instrumentation:Color TFT display 5"
Seat Type:Dual seat
Warranty:24 months unlimited mileage
Note:Maintenance Service Intervals: 9.000m / Valve Clearance Check: 30.000 km (18,000m)
EmissionsUSA: follows the US Federal Regulation