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Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

Four reasons in one day? Can the be all things to all people: the only you’ll ever need? It builds a compelling case

but do you really need all that?” The that” in question belongs to new Multistrada 1200S, and the question’s left the lips of my non-riding It makes me think for a second as I if semi-active suspension, a 150hp ABS, traction control and a price tag are the answer to any adventure situation.

Ducati claims Multistrada (meaning all, or roads) bike can be all things to all – four bikes in one (according to the volume that fronts as the press release). With Touring, Urban and Enduro it’s clear there is credibility behind this But there can also be a world of between what an enthusiastic release screams and what the ride offers.

First first. The semi-active suspension Skyhook Suspension – DSS) is You’ll notice it from the 10 metres and will be reminded of it of the time – because the ride is controlled, more luxurious you’ve been used to up to

There’s no need to have bike’s suspension removed, and tuned by a specialist – the machine’s now becomes your onboard technician.

With data received from both (chassis) and unsprung (wheels) this information is fed into the ECU program that constantly the situation and offers the best and rebound rates for the terrain. really noticeable when heavily into a sharp

In this situation, the front noticeable less than on a bike, and this means the stays higher and your isn’t automatically transferred the bars. You remain in more on the level machine than if it had all the action to the front wheel and it to push wide.

Each engine mode with its own standard suspension but these are fully adjustable. a quick electronic menu allows you to adjust the system for a or extra luggage (the come as standard), but you’ll to dive into the main to individually adjust the Marzocchi or Sachs shock further. In situations, you can just let the computer the suspenders for you and be assured of a mightily and controllable ride.

And that extends to the engine. Nestled the frame tubes lies second generation Testastretta DS drinking through a new fuel system and breathing through a head,’ which refers to the (11 degree) that the valves In Sport and Touring modes, the 150hp is on tap, though in vastly different ways.

the Urban and Enduro’s 100hp cap different paths to the same

Around town, in the growing madness, the Urban mode the engine into a smooth and friend. The V-twin’s vibration from little more tickover and the journey to the redline is and rapid. Yup, even ‘just’ 100hp waiting at the end of the throttle, she’s a quick

But select Sport mode and the beast. At 194kg, the 1200 S a superbike-like waif, but when the flowing full-fat, it’d those flagship bikes a hard workout.

High that suspension and the Brembo brakes means that in (and most) situations, a Multistrada fast would be (and more rewarding) being head-down, arse-up on a racer. In full-fat mode, the pretty rude – it’ll off the throttle in the first three and will worry your with every click of the gearbox.

It also takes an 1000rpm to smooth out those vibes over the Urban 2500rpm. In Touring mode, 150 horses become less and that makes this the for twistier vistas, where it easier to drive out of corners than try to tame the Sport pure aggression.

So what’s not to like about the S? For all the high level electronics, no cruise control offered, the detract from the beauty of the end of the bike (and although the pannier eats a full-face the right side box is more that go as it has to sit proud of the twin-tipped muffler) and the handlebar controls for the and as-standard heated grips can be a bit with a gloved finger. the $28,490 price tag means not the cheap alternative to the growing of do-anything bikes out there. new Caponord 1200, which features semi-active suspension, be on sale here for $6K less). Out of the riding experience, the Enduro is the hardest to sell – it might cut the bike’s traction and ABS systems for a pure experience off-road, but bodywork, mirrors and rubber-topped that don’t aid standing-up and the profile and cut of the Pirelli tyres that decent enduro is the domain of the mad, bad or just

With awesome handling, a riding position (the can be manually adjusted) and a cool the new Multistrada is a fine evolution of now decade-old family. The only you’ll ever need? not.

But it will probably be than whatever you’re riding.



Liquid-cooled, Desmodromic, eight-valve

Capacity: 1198cc

Bore x 106.0mm x 67.9mm

Compression 11.5:1

Fuel system: fuel injection

Claimed power: 150hp (110kW) at

Claimed maximum torque: at 7500rpm


Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring

Type: Six

Final drive: Chain

Wet, with slipper


Frame: Tubular steel

suspension: 48mm upside fork with electronic and rebound damping adjustment Ducati Skyhook Suspension, travel

Rear suspension: compression and rebound damping Electronic spring preload with aluminium single-sided 170mm travel

Front Twin 320mm discs radially mounted four-piston callipers, ABS

Rear brake: disc with two-piston

Wheels: 10-spoke light front 3.5 x 17, rear 6.0 x 17

Tyres: Scorpion Trail, front rear 190/55-17


Rake: 25 degrees


Claimed kerb weight (90 per of fuel): 234kg

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring


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