2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring- First Ride Review

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2013 Ducati Multistrada S Touring – First Ride all-road touring adventure gets serious upgrades.


Ducati made a of significant upgrades to its best-selling (in Multistrada line for 2013, and the moto press to Bilbao, to sample its wares—specifically, the 1200 S But all four Multis (1200, S Touring, the new Granturismo, and Pikes Edition) get a new, second-gen DS Testastretta V-Twin that’s to make 5 percent more than before.

Most of the for the increase goes to what at by the DS designation: dual-sparkplug heads. But fuel injector nozzles hot exhaust valves improves and a new air injection system similar to the allows the Multi to run a richer when necessary, which in smoother running without past Euro 3 and EPA emissions

All the Multis except the base get all-new “Ducati Skyhook a semi-active system that electronics to help maintain the front-to-rear balance as conditions if the bike were suspended the sky, says Ducati. Two of accelerometers (the front on a fork lower and at the bottom clamp, the rear pair on the and subframe), measure wheel at each end and feed it to the bike’s

The ECU then controls one electronic in the left fork leg, and in the shock. Built by Sachs, needle-and-seat valves regulate oil within the suspension units, so quickly, says Project Federico Sabbioni, that a valve is able to control on both compression and rebound With the Multistrada having 150 horsepower, 6.7 inches of travel at ends and a mission that sometimes carrying full and maybe a passenger, DSS makes

Skyhook is fully integrated the selectable riding modes Sport, Enduro and Urban), and damping and rear preload is as as pushing a couple of buttons. In the sequence. It’s not too difficult if you’re jet-lagged, overhung and 40.

The latest Bosch 9ME combined ABS is fully integrated with the riding modes, and now lets the lock the rear wheel in mode, among other It uses the same control as the Panigale.

In Urban mode, the is a marshmallow, reducing output to 100 and soaking up what few nasties groomed downtown Bilbao has to On twisting, tight roads Atlantic cliffs in Sport exiting sometimes damp with all 150 horses, the new engine awesome low-rpm lunge only about 3500 kind that lets the wheelie-impaired experience the joy of crossed-up travel in second gear.

Ducati Multistrada 1100 S
Ducati Multistrada 1100 S

The new, dual-rate rear second stage is stiffer before. Between it and the Skyhook, the is able to put all its considerable power and really launch itself out of with a nice seat to keep the rider in place and a tapered aluminum handlebar to him somewhat in control. Ducati Control is a nice security particularly when trying to up with the Joneses over leaves. (In Sport mode, DTC to level 4 of 8.)

I don’t think I ever to invoke the ABS; in Sport there’s less “link” front to rear, and stoppie is deactivated. On the other hand, diving into those corners with the brakes on, didn’t seem to allow the end to … deep enough to the front tire as much as might prefer. (After our ride, some other said that Touring is the way to go for more weight transfer.) reading through the press I realized it’s also to add or reduce compression and rebound from either end by manipulating the DSS

My bad. Less compression up might’ve been just the Apart from that, have to be a swifter rider yours truly to find with the Multi’s ride and

We’ll delve (dive?) into tuning DSS when we get a stateside.

For normal sane under varying loads and the new Multi’s slightly revised a new LED headlight and a bigger manually windscreen—coupled with the new electronics, up to an amazingly convenient, integrated even if all the wires that it possible make the triple area look like the of your stereo cabinet.

range from $16,995 for the model—which gets all the electronic except the Skyhook suspension—to for the 1200 S Touring with and Skyhook, to $21,995 for the new Granturismo or Peak. The new Granturismo gets sidebags and a trunk, plus higher handlebar risers and a windshield. The Pikes Peak with a box containing a Termignoni system and a smaller carbon windscreen, sports a number of c-f and rolls on Panigale-style Marchesini

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