2009 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S Review —

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An Italian Swiss Army

Whatever you think a dual-sport bike is, or what acceptable of off-road prowess is necessary for a to wear the on/off-road hat, is call. But of two things we here at are certain: there likely be a consensus on criteria defining anytime soon, and the Multi’s performance doubly covers any deficiencies it has.

The M-1100 news, hasn’t changed its 2007 introduction as an update to the 1000, and has been reviewed about everywhere under the including on this site. But time, initially for the purposes of Metzeler’s new Roadtec Z6 Interact earlier this year, we an 1100 in S flavor, now the only of the Multi imported to the U.S.

The S and standard model are powered by the 90-degree 1,078cc, air-cooled Desmodromic lump fed by a 45mm body with Marelli Output at the crank is a claimed 95 hp at rpm with 76 ft-lbs at 4,750 When we lasted sampled bike in our 2007 Air-Cooled Naked Comparo. our test at that time churned out hp at 7,300 rpm and 65.0 ft-lbs at rpm on the Area P Dynojet .

Both carry the character-laden mill in a trellis frame mated to an single-sided swingarm, both Ducati design elements.

Where the S model justifies its leap over the standard’s MSRP is with the use of an Ohlins rather than a Showa (both USD 43mm units), an in place of a Sachs shock have remote hydraulic adjusters, the Ohlins adds on the remote dial), tapered handlebar and carbon fiber fender and cam belt covers.

refresher impressions

It’d a couple years since a Multistrada, but getting aboard and on down the road to evaluate the tire reminded me how much I this odd Duc.

Its riding position is very and upright, with a slight cant. If you’re taller, say of six feet or more, reach to the should be easy and natural. The flat saddle is roomy yet near the 5.3-gallon tank for a narrow-waisted feel between the short riders might be of the 33.5-inch seat height.

buffeting at freeway speeds is with the tall-ish windscreen most of the airflow over my but taller riders might more to complain about. height aside, the funky fairing could use a little frontal area for additional deflection. And we’re not sure if the odd shape is due to the integrated turnsignals, but a traditional cut of glass would visibility to what is otherwise a mirror.

Easy steering input is the of the good leverage from the bars, and with plenty of clearance, cocky riders may be to stick a foot out front The highly adjustable Ohlins up everything and anything you can throw its Considering a typical standard Yamaha’s FZ1 has a little over 5 of suspension travel, the Multi’s 6.5 in front and 5.6 out back doesn’t to annoying chassis pitch or front-end dive under from the sufficiently powerful Brembo calipers.

If there were a “Wheelies for book, the Multistrada would be the tool for the task. Abundant is ready right off the bottom, the front skyward with more than a hot breath on the Once past 2,000 rpm or so, a of rough fueling dissipates, the 2-valve ably and smoothly 4th gear as low as 2,500 rpm and 6th gear as low as rpm.


The transmission to be the biggest detractor in this great mill, as shifting is notchy and occasionally resistant to cogs, save during clutch-less upshifts. A little effort is required to squeeze the clutch, but its lever is adjustable as is the lever.

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Ducati 65 S
Ducati 65 S
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