Ducati Multistrada 1100 S — 2009

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Ducati Multistrada 1100

Ducati Multistrada 1100 S 2009

Designer label Sports Bike?

If you like motorcycle to sport those top brands that make it out from the crowd and get you and it noticed, owning a Ducati Multistrada S may well be the answer.

Ducati as a brand is perceived as prestigious and market, but the Mulistrada is also with carbon fibre and top branded components.

The bike has fully adjustable front and suspension comprising front Öhlins forks with low TiN fork sliders with hydraulic compression and a fully Öhlins rear shock remote preload adjuster.

The 6 alloy wheels are Marchesini of

The brakes semi floating 4 front and 2 piston rear are supplied by Brembo. Which in use excellent and progressive stopping although the rear brake did a little soft in application used on its own.

The S spec also has a carbon fibre mudguard and cam belt covers, with exclusive variable-section handlebars fitted with isolation mounts to add to its kerb appeal.

Plus our test was fitted with the additional hard panniers and was finished off in a stunning pearlescent white finish, that was sure to attention. Which it seemed to do we parked up.

However, the overall looks of Ducati differ somewhat their traditional sports offerings, whilst the under-seat exhaust pipes are in our opinion … gorgeous” if a bit muted in sound delivery, the front of the bike is like no other.

its stacked headlight and the unusual fairing whereby the screen and top of the fairing pivots with the we can think of no other bike has such a distinctive front

Adding to the bikes distinctiveness the drive is unusually on the throttle with an inboard rear enabling the rear wheel to be more easily for servicing and the tyre changes.

But a bike is not a collection of top label brands, we anxious to find out if they all together to make the Multistrada a contendor in the adventure sports-bike

Multistrada translates to “many and this is what the Multistrada is to be about. Ducati claim the is “ideal for a day in the mountains, the daily or a weekend tour”.

Jumping on the you are immediately struck by how instantly the riding position feels. The is completely upright and natural, like just sitting in a supportive chair. There is no strain put on wrist arms or and the wide split seat broad support for your

Though we have to admit a little more padding have been welcome spending all day in the saddle, but we liked the seating arrangement which a modicum of lower back The heat shielding from the was excellent with no undue being transferred through the However the seat height is (30.5in) which may not suit of shorter stature.

The seat towards the tank and the recesses in the half of the tank comfortably your knees and give the a much narrower feel say BMW’s GS offering.

On the open the wide upright bars steering the Multistrada easy the quickness of turn-in being Super-moto in feel. However the mirrors incorporating the indicators are “form over function”. traditional mirrors with a viewing area and better damping for a clear rear would be preferred and of course the are somewhat vulnerable should you the bike, which of course you do!

Whilst the short screen offer some protection the wind, taller riders may this insufficient.

Once I was pleasantly surprised by the light of the clutch, which on the Multistrada is a traditional wet clutch, however the six gear box is very positive and needs a slightly more to ensure perfect gear every time.

But little can detract from the of the Ducati trellis frame quality Öhlins suspension and L twin, 2 valve, 1078cc engine. Although this only makes 95HP it huge reserves of torque, a at 4750 rpm. Wheelies or otherwise are all too easy to pull on machine.

The sheer punch out of that the Desmodromic engine combined with the completely and smoothness of handling that the and suspension working effortlessly in together, mean that progress can be achieved. This just seemed to float corners as if they didn’t The merest tug on the bars or shift in position making the Multistrada tip in to with all the poise of ballerina, be it a burly one.

However is the beguiling nature of the Multistrada’s handling that when you down at the big digitial speedo you can that the number staring at you is higher than you imagined. the L-Twin engine doesn’t to achieve high rev’s to out its performance, the bike almost has a feel, which can be misleading.

The is accomplished on just about any surface; the Öhlins suspension up pot-hole ridden and gravel minor roads effortlessly. giving near sports handling on smooth tarmaced roads.

However in one area it can’t be as adventure sports, this isn’t really designed to be off-road, the lack of a sump exposed engine pipe-work and the fibre means this stays on the black stuff. though it is fitted with Scorpion Sync tyres hint at off-road ability.

Ducati Multistrada 1100

The hard panniers do add considerably to the versatility easily swallowing up a face helmet and make bike a good choice as a long distance touring but the panniers are fractionally wider the width of the handlebars, so care is when filtering.

To be a long tourer you also need a fuel range and the 20 litre including a 6.5 litre reserve with excellent fuel mean in excess of 200 miles is achievable on one tank. We averaged 53 mpg on our long road test. The pillion seat and grab-rail mean two-up touring produce any comfort complaints your partner.

Disappointingly the bike does not have guards, heated grips or stand which other sports bikes seem to as an almost obligatory fitment.

though, the L-twin engine can be down to as low as 2000 rpm before it lumpy, which also this Ducati much tractable in traffic and town and the role as potential commuter as well.

The analogue rev counter doesn’t a red line but it’s around rpm, but you will change up before this to make the best of peak torque in the middle of the rev range. 4000 rpm in top equating to approx 72 mph on the road.

The delivery is very smooth and when you rev the bike beyond rpm it seemed to get a second very shove of power which starts to tail off above rpm whereby the engine become a vibey. Playing the gearbox to revel in the performance beyond rpm and utilising the engine braking the big torquey 1078cc engine to the use of the excellent Brembo brakes was a

The bike feels at the rear far like a sports bike something of off-road disposition. It firmly glued to the road not what you do, rather than perhaps the more tail power slide options of more trail focussed. given the tyres are not totally road biased was a credit to the of the Pirelli Scorpion Sync Yet the upright trail style position is in complete contrast to the way the feels.

It’s like on trail bike, but actually a sports bike, strange; but sports bike can you still down the poorest of road and still keep the power on.

This is why the Multistrada truly up to its “many roads” name.

So if you your bike dripping designer labels, able to sports bike levels of and performance whilst also able to fulfil roles as a and commuter bike then in the form of the versatile Mutistrada S may just have the solution for you all in one

Article and Photos by Jon Booth The UK Biker Site

Note all figures, weights and technical are as claimed by the manufacturer

Thanks to the UK and Ducati Coventry for the loan of the Multistrada 1100 S

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