2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Review- Ducati Multistrada 1200 First Ride

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Ducati Multistrada 1100
Ducati Multistrada 1100

First Ride: 2010 Multistrada 1200 Four-mode Sport, Tour, Urban and — motorcycle.

Let’s say lucky enough to afford a new Let’s also say you want a that fits your serving you as well during the as on the weekends, and maybe even you to go places you’ve never before.  The 2010 Multistrada 1200—the saddlebag-equipped S model, in particular—furthers this with greater ease arguably any other machine on the today.

Ducati recently 115 journalists from 29 countries to fourth-largest of the politically independent and Canary Islands, to experience the new its 1198-based, liquid-cooled engine and Ducati Electronic Suspension by and eight-step Ducati Traction Ride-by-wire throttle control is a Bosch-Brembo anti-lock braking is optional.

For greater on- and off-road versatility, horsepower for the World Superbike-winning V-Twin is reduced from the 170 of the 1198 to 150 (with 87.5 of torque). Key here is less overlap—11 degrees versus smoother low-rpm running, fuel economy and lower emissions.

Revised intake and ports, a lower compression a heavier flywheel, 56mm throttle bodies (down 64mm) and fitment of a light-action, wet clutch and a sixth-gear-overdrive transmission are the other changes to the engine.Valve-adjustment are now 15,000 miles—double the factory-specified of the 1198.Ducati claims the new frame—large-diameter, tubing combined with castings, a magnesium front and a trellis rear subframe a structural polymer tray doubles as underseat storage—is 19 more torsionally rigid that of the 2006 Multistrada A single-sided, Multistrada-specific swingarm a 17 x 6-inch rear wheel.

Pirelli worked closely Ducati to create new deeply smooth-shouldered Scorpion Trail that are standard fitment on the The 120/70 front and 190/55 radials are said to be the first dual-compound tires (softer harder center) approved for use.Ducati is producing three of the Multistrada:

Multistrada 1200 $16,495 w/ABS): a fully 50mm Marzocchi fork and shock are standard equipment; ABS is

Multistrada 1200 S Sport ABS, DES and DTC are standard; the Sport is fitted with carbon-fiber air intakes, cam-belt covers, fender and fairing air extractors.

Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS, DES and DTC are standard, as are saddlebags body-color-matched covers, a centerstand and handgrips.

Claimed dry weight for the model is 417 pounds. ABS ups the count by 6.5 while DES—Öhlins 48mm fork and top-of-the-range TTX shock—adds 300 grams. Reportedly, the carbon-fiber bring the Sport’s weight down to about that of the model.

Ducati Multistrada 1100
Ducati Multistrada 1100

All models are further with a hands-free ignition the electronic key doubles as a mechanical key for the gas cap and actuating the seat release.

Located about 75 miles off the of Africa, Lanzarote provided a backdrop for the launch of what is calling a “game-changer.” The 130-mile (including a 7-mile dirt provided a mix of roads and riding that allowed use of the Sport hp, DTC level 4), Tour (150 hp, DTC 5), (100 hp, DTC 6) and Enduro (100 hp, DTC 2) available to the rider at the push of a can be further tailored for Rider Rider with Luggage, and Passenger, and Rider and Passenger Luggage. Detailed sub-menus even greater personalization.

The Multistrada is fitted with a tapered handlebar that excellent leverage; heeling the onto its side took little effort. Fuel-injection for the two pre-production S Touring models I rode was spot-on. Acceleration was from as low as 2000 rpm, 700 rpm above idle, and arm-wrenching in the rev range.

Upright ergonomics place the in a slight forward lean; claims both rider and seats are padded and shaped for days in the saddle. The “blow-molded” gas tank holds 5.3 gallons of

Ducati spent two years and miles developing the Multistrada It shows: DES is not a gimmick. A preview of changes felt on the road can be at a standstill as a stepper motor shock ride height. encountered on the rough off-road were managed with compliance, though Ducati Director Diego Sgorbati that the Multistrada “is not made for

In both theory and actual the Multistrada 1200 offers the of a superbike, the comfort and long-haul of a sport-tourer, the relaxed ergonomics and weight of a … bike, with the ability to venture A game-changer? Indeed.

Ducati Multistrada 1100


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