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The 2010 Ducati Multistrada wouldn’t have stirred interest if it were simply a redesign of the outgoing air-cooled tourer, but the re-imagined Multi so many radical features— them a superbike-sourced engine and electronic suspension— that it has one of the most anticipated bikes of the

We rode the new Multistrada over 150 in the Canary Islands to experience the firsthand across a variety of Read on to find out whether or not the Ducati lives up to the hype.

The Part I: Four Bikes in

Ducati boldly claims their new Multistrada 1200 four bikes in one, but how can one embody so many different Let’s see how the Multistrada’s hardware those claims.

The base of the Multistrada 1200 is priced at and comes with Ducati Control (DTC.) Optional ABS in at $16,495. The four-in-one idea is on the Ducati Electronic Suspension system found in the S version at $19,995), which works in with DTC and throttle mapping to the bike’s on-road behavior via units that are adjustable on the Sport mode uses all of the 150 hp with sharp throttle and DTC set to 4 (with 8 being the most Touring sets DTC to 5 and softens while Urban cuts to 100 hp, bumps DTC to 6, and softens up for bigger and bumps. Enduro raises the rear suspension for extra allows for 100 hp, and makes power possible with a DTC setting of 2.

Though the four settings are swapped via the left switchgear indicated on the round section of the ), digging deeper into the enables highly specific for instance, you can redefine Sport to yield only 100 horsepower the engine, with little or no DTC and ABS off. Additionally, you can individually numerical preload and rebound to the front and rear suspension, and any combination in the bike’s computer for reference. It’s equally to revert to default settings.

The Goods, Part II: Powertrain and

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The 2010 Multistrada 1200 has a wet weight of 478 pounds (485 pounds in the S), and its L-twin powerplant produces 150 and 87.5 lb-ft of torque; the torque output is so robust below 6,500 rpm, it exceeds the torque of the superbike which it’s derived. service intervals have increased to 15,000 miles on engine.

For reference, the Multistrada S is 19 pounds lighter than the BMW and it’s got a whopping 40 more Compared to the Yamaha Super the Multistrada has 42 more horsepower and 97 pounds less. And though the KTM 990 is slightly lighter, it’s notably down on grunt, a mere 105 horsepower.

Since the Multistrada’s power-to-weight makes it the undisputed hot rod of its segment, you can the effect on its ridability— and you’ll about it below.

The Desmodromically L-twin mates to a six-speed and a slipper clutch, and the dual is 33.46 inches tall a lower accessory seat is measuring 32.48 inches.) features includes a manually windscreen. a hands free system that uses a transponder instead of a key, and a display with everything a gear indicator and DES mode (on S bikes) to fuel economy, temperature, average speed, and

The S Sport version features DES, and carbon trim, and S replaces carbon with luggage, a center stand, and grips. Both S models are at $19,995.

On the Road (and Ducati’s Athletic New Groundbreaker

If you haven’t figured out by its all-new and powertrain, the Multistrada 1200 is a step forward for Ducati, so my for the bike were high.

As I a leg over the Multistrada 1200 S, it take long to realize its bite is as loud as its notorious Seat height was manageable for my frame, especially since the is so light to handle. Though the sequence involves an unfamiliar click of the ignition key guard the red button is pressed, the thrum of the L-twin at startup makes familiar to …-hard Ducatisti .

Let out the low clutch, and the Multistrada’s low weight quickly apparent; in Touring thrust is abundant and immediate. In mode, it comes with delivery and noticeably (but not more insistence, while mode is appropriately smooth and The bike’s lightness is perhaps more rewarding in turns, the bike’s front 17 inch flicks effortlessly from to side, pitching the bike turns with low handlebar

And yet, the Multistrada tracks stability, even when I hit an 215 km/hr (134 mph) one particularly long straightaway. 320mm radial Brembos strong stops, and the ABS on our S model bikes added a layer of with relatively little pulsing. And once we slowed it wasn’t long before the lure of the big L-twin had us blasting at warp speed, with whisking the bike along into five-digit engine

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The saddle comfortable over a day’s of riding, and it’s no wonder it was against BMW’s GS seat. accessory selection was also against the Beemer, not to mention volume: the Multi’s stock can hold 15.32 or 19.28 (depending on which lid is used), is more than the stock BMW An optional 12.68 gallon top will swallow two full-face and if there’s anything missing its repertoire of amenities, it might be an for cruise control.


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