Ducati 2013 Multistrada MTS1200 Ash On Bikes

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Ducati 2013 Multistrada

Multistrada: for many riders, all the they could ever Fast, comfortable and versatile nothing before, a technical and tour de force . and now Ducati has to make it better.

The Multi have been magnificent but it perfect, so existing owners are closely to see if its quirks and flaws been addressed, if indeed has been listening to them. And as a pathfinder, the MTS1200 could be revisited without pushing the bounds of motorcycle engineering again.

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The new Multistrada has certainly the latter. All Multistrada S models now with a motorcycling co-first with BMW’s HP4 — here ), semi-active suspension Ducati Skyhook (DSS). is a derivation of the skyhook technology has been established for several in the car world.

In essence, the system strives to keep the chassis in relation to an imaginary datum in the air above the bike — the — by adjusting the suspension rates according to a wide of parameters.

The DSS system does continuously over an extraordinarily range, far greater than available with conventional Brake hard and the forks are accelerate and the rear shock is increased, while the system responds to the road surface and the speed. It happens constantly and rapidly all the time the bike is ridden.

The rest of the bike’s have been upgraded, and the latest version of Bosch’s 9ME ABS which comes with levels of intervention. The eight-level DTC conrol system has been with torque reduction of up to 60 per now controlled by retarding the ignition, and the injection then being for greater levels than Previously the injection came play at lower levels of reduction, which resulted in a DTC operation.

As with the previous changes in the levels of these are made automatically when the switches between the Sport, Urban and Enduro riding along with adjustments to the spring preload, but it`s to personalise all of the settings within of these modes. The Skyhook is able to utilise the full of available damping adjustment of the mode selected, but its base moves to suit the active More on this too in the Multistrada feature.

There has been a range of changes to the bike, many in to feedback from existing including those in the ashonbikes forum thread, which has looked at regularly by Ducati the last few years. Ducati director Andrea Forni has a selection of questions from the here, and there are some and very direct answers!

The 11 degree engine made its in the Multistrada MTS1200, and is so called of its 11 degrees of valve overlap, the distinction between it and the 1198 engine from which it was For the 2013 model a second plug has been fitted in cylinder, a move designed to smoother and more efficient The fuel injectors have re-angled to direct their straight at the hot inlet valves to atomisation for more consistent

To allow the mixture to be enriched in situations without exceeding regulations, a secondary air bleed similar to the Panigale’s has been Ducati says as a result of all peak power of what it the second generation Testastretta 11 is unchanged but torque has been by up to five per cent, increasing to 12.7kgm at 7,500rpm.

Economy is too, by 10 per cent at a steady (90kph) as well as by useful at more realistic cruising Another important aim was to improve the and consistency of the power delivery.

a package of changes at the front of the This includes the fitment of LED headlights, which reduce the demand from 9A to 2A. In turn, means the dipped lights now illuminated when the rider to main beam, as the drain on the system is no longer excessive all the lights blazing, giving a and larger spread of light.

The beam lights themselves are the as before. The screen has been for one designed to offer better protection and lower noise it’s 18mm higher, wider and is height-adjustable over the same as the outgoing model, but quickly using just one via a latch behind its centre.

The upper fairing panel has redesigned subtly to accommodate new features as well as slightly storage compartments, otherwise the bodywork is the same as before. also a new seat which more fore and aft space for the — a criticism of the old model was the seat was too short for many

As well as the three-level Bosch which uses the same as the Panigale`s, the braking system has had changes including combined distribution which sees the brake operating with the when only the handlebar is used — this in Touring and Urban modes but not the two. The rear brake has been modified to deal issues the old model had with or non-existent operation due to bleeding

The wheels are new 10-spoke items in style to the Panigale’s, although the Pikes Peak model is with forged, three-spoke wheels which reduce the by a total of 2.5kg. The Multistrada S Pikes Peak, to give it its title, is the sole sports of the Multistrada for 2013, and as well as the wheels it gets a cut down and Termignoni silencer, both in fibre along with other components such as covers, front mudguard, hugger, front air intakes and so on. The is unique to this model and with red stitching.

The 1200 S as tested, is to the same spec as the model, so it comes with a stand, 29 litre panniers, grips and the full electronics while the base model does without the skyhook and luggage but still gets the of engine modes with the traction control and three-level billed as the Ducati Safety

The new model is the MTS1200 S Granturismo. is likely to cost around and for that you get larger 36 litre a 48 litre top box (all with soft bags), a Ducati comfort seat, 20mm bars and a larger screen. The also debuts Pirelli’s new GT touring tyres, claimed to a 15 per cent longer life the Scorpions fitted to the other models.

Other features include LED and engine protection bars.

one model was available on Ducati`s presentation in Bilbao, the 1200 S and the bike has a problem, manifested by an of being underwhelmed among of the journalists. It`s a good though: the original Multistrada is a complete and staggeringly accomplished it`s very difficult to on in more than detail. But details do matter a lot to the Multistrada . who will be very pleased to Ducati has done a fabulous job in right most of their with the old model.

The suspension is a example. Never mind the technology, the most significant for many existing owners is the of the previous Ohlins single rear spring with a one — rated at 85-125N/mm.

Forni explains in an exclusive

. why there wasn’t one fitted and why Ducati has switched to Sachs Ohlins for the 2013 Multistrada. The aim is the bike cope better loads greater than a rider, and this works well. With a passenger on (in this case the svelte of Performance Bikes’ Emma although I didn’t get to try additional too) the new Multi is significantly stable and level than better controlled at the rear end and on larger bumps didn`t to bottom out where previously it

The DSS plays a strong role too of course. Ride the bike at speeds, braking and accelerating and you won`t detect a great of difference. In Sport mode the is still firmly sprung and in the ride quality is good if not

Then switch to Urban and the is softens substantially, with the floating over bumps, speed humps and so on with panache. I personalised the Touring by moving it towards Urban by one on the screen, and the ride quality substantially without really stability or handling. Feedback was a little, but not fatally, I’d with that when mode is only a button away anyway.

It’s you start to try harder that the difference starts to show. the front brake firmly and the 170mm travel forks less than the 2012 rough surfaces are absorbed and the bike is much more Accelerate hard and the tendency to is reduced, while the bike more controlled in pitch you`re doing.

Large bumps in particular are more effectively, although you to counter that by running them faster in the first but the most significant difference in two-up riding. Motor News` unfeasibly tall Ian Jubb was given a lift a rough track, and with the still in Sport mode was at the serenity of the bike as the wheels were pounding up and down on the surface. The ride quality is extraordinarily good, while the feel of the bike in normal, conditions is of a top quality, fine motorcycle with a conventional of wheel travel, with a reserve of extra suspension to call upon when

What you lose was evident on the HP4 and on bikes with Big Piston which is the eagerness to turn in comes with sharpening as forks compress. It`s a bit effort to pull the Multistrada into a turn, and when there there`s a stronger to stand up on the brakes if you apply

Overall though, DSS has in effect the range of conditions over the suspension works very rather than improving it within normal, solo And given the Multistrada`s multi-purpose that’s exactly what it be doing.

As a clue to how much range the system can call just try bouncing a Multistrada on its when the ignition is switched off it defaults to maximum damping): it like the forks and shock are with setting concrete! You remotely close to this conventional suspension.

The bike is the great pleasure it always was to around on a sinuous road, and in mind, for any talk of slightly steering on the brakes (and is minimal anyway) the MTS1200 is 90lb (40kg) lighter a Triumph Tiger Explorer, a compact passenger’s worth, and run small radius rings other adventure bikes. the agility is aided by the new seat

The rider`s section has been longer, which makes it to move your weight to side as well as improving generally. Some riders it pushed them too far forward, but unlikely to find this is the with the new version. In other it’s as you were, which exceptionally comfortable, although riders might find the to the ground is a touch high.

have been plenty of attempts at reducing noise the old Multistrada’s screen, with no success, and Ducati hasn’t got completely licked with its own new But it is better. The wind shadow it is larger, offering more across the shoulders in particular, and for riders than 6’3 me, the noise levels with the raised fully should be less.

I never had huge with the old model’s screen but I can say the new one is quieter, and better for me at higher at its lowest level. Adjusting the is so easy you find yourself so regularly — just a clip in the centre and slide it up or all with one hand and while and that`s it.

The engine’s not been out in the 2013 refresh, and for me this is the improvement over the old model. no mistake, the Multistrada’s engine has been one of the most exciting and power units you could in a motorcycle, but there was a rough to it which sat a little incongruously in the highly sophisticated machine. At revs in particular it could harsh and lumpy, and early used to hunt on a steady, throttle.

The new version is much at low revs with a more feel and no sense of unhappiness at used gently. It doesn’t the bubbling chocolate, muscular of the Diavel (which the cruiser from having a heavier but it’s closer to that while revving more There is also not the slightest of any kind of surging or hunting at any even on the lightest throttle

The increase in torque isn’t noticed, although that be because the smoother throttle has disguised the additional thrust. But not too this is still a shockingly bike in the low and mid-range with a of power when you rev it hard not far shy of a full-on superbike’s. It used to be one of the engines in motorcycling, and now it’s got even better.

So what hasn’t changed might have been? The are the same as before, with at the front and rear in addition to the locking one — these added as a temporary fix for lids didn’t close properly, but it like they’re with us for There’s still restricted for your right foot on with a centre stand, this is better than on the models after a mid-model-run

Passenger foot space is too when the panniers are fitted, the rear seat comfort is and hasn’t suffered for the loss of a space to the rider.

The new 2013 hasn’t wowed the press in the way as the original, largely because of something with a very and obviously different feel the semi-active suspension weren’t met. In fact the system is subtle than that, with extremes with efficiency and coping with loads far better than the model while helping the maintain its poise beyond the where suspension travel long would normally to struggle.

There’s also the that the first Multistrada us all with its brilliance, yet the new one is merely better. But it’s better in all the places where owners asked for it to be, and nothing that the first one probably the best in the world has changed or diminished. means it’s still the motorcycle in the world.

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