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Ducati Multistrada 620

Ducati Multistrada 620 (2005 2008)

Multistradas rock, and know this — the Multistrada 1000 is their single model, both in the UK and And now they’re looking to capitalise on success by expanding the family in a Monster-like style, both the tricked-up 1000S and this, the entry-level Multistrada 620.

And is the key, because Ducati clearly recognised the advantage in riders as early in their riding — and bike — career as possible, and brand loyalty from the And it’s a brand that’s as an asset to Ducati as the motorcycles make. While serving may hanker after Ducatis for heritage and racing success, otherwise not into bikes are drawn to two wheels because want in on the Ducati name.

And something most other manufacturers can only dream of.

and certainly aesthetically, the new 620 is very to the basic 1000. Differences the two, motor aside, are at keeping the 620’s weight and down. Most significantly, the 620 is a 13kg lighter than the at a claimed 183kg dry. A double-sided, hydro-formed swingarm the 1000’s heavy single-sider and a 15-litre fuel tank there’s now some storage under the seat.

Seat height itself is lower, making the 620 more for less surefooted riders. On top of all new Multistradas, this one included, now with a re-designed and more seat, a taller screen, precarious sidestand and more mirrors for better seeing Everything you could ask for,

Except a bit more power, It’s been a while I last rode a Monster source of this new Multi’s and I don’t recall its motor a particularly favourable impression. to the Multistrada 620’s launch to be underwhlemed once again, I help thinking Ducati had a trick by not deciding on a Multistrada 800 using the excellent motor the new S2R.

But I must have having a bad day with the Monster because the mini-Multi took me by Not in a ‘bugger me’ fast more ‘oh, that’s actually’, with decent low punch and a free-breathing, revvy if not ultimately rapid — top Both internal and final gear ratios are identical to the 620’s, so perhaps it’s the riding position dulling of performance.

Whatever the reason, there’s power at the top end — a claimed delivered at 9500rpm — to about entertain, while is manageable enough for far less riders. It’s as sprightly as around town, there’s poke for safe overtakes out on the road and 85-90mph cruising is — the upright riding means much more that is barely sufferable for anyway.

And it’s that riding position, combined the oddball, ugly duckling that kind of dominates the of the Multistrada. Ducati chanced arm producing something so off-the-wall as the original Multistrada, but the gamble to have paid off. I can’t make up my mind if I the look of the thing or not but, your opinion on the aesthetics, as a experience the concept works.


If you’re used to conventional road bikes it may a while to adapt to the Multi’s weird combination of firm, suspension and upright riding but once you do you’ll have a If off-roaders are your thing or you’re simply pretty new to and know no different, then be at home from the off.

is light and precise, handling and feedback excellent — we well knew all the time how little grip there was on glass-like wet, muddy, and, at times, hail-covered Brakes are, umm, The fronts are the same twin-piston Brembos as on the S2R Monster, which we a couple of months back for in outright stopping power.

they seem better to cope with scrubbing off because you’ve usually got to get rid of. The rear works okay decent power, but feels a … at the pedal.

So lots of of new and inexperienced riders then, is squarely where the Multistrada 620 is However, I’m occasionally by a nagging doubt when, as suggesting a particular Ducati be suitable for new riders. Ducatis quite like other

Ducati Multistrada 620

On the whole that’s a very thing, and it contributes to their appeal, but they do have which sometimes mean aren’t best suited to Take changing gear. time I ride a Ducati I to spend several minutes and as miles re-learning my throttle/clutch/gear coordination.

The unconscious, pre-programmed sequence in my brain that so smoothly on every Japanese doesn’t seem to work on — this Multistrada — and I have to make a effort to do it a bit differently. Is that a for the less experienced riders who are to be attracted to the Multistrada 620? It may come as a bit of a shock to some, but less entrenched experience to get in the perhaps they adapt readily.

I guess it’s the with the APTC Power Clutch which is, mostly, impressive. The lever action is light, but perhaps best by riders more used to of old. New riders with experience of anything else just get on with tugging on the lever without reason for But while the lever itself little effort, the hydraulic lacks feel at the biting

It’s as if you let the lever out and someone operates the clutch remotely, on your instruction. It just getting used to, unless you no different. The slipper mechanism works very well, it could be argued that it a bit too much feel from the wheel.

Again, newer won’t miss it.

Novices Ducati also reckon new mini-Multi could be appreciated by down-sizing from a sportsbike, but I that’s pushing things a bit They’d soon be gagging for power. Now, a Multistrada on the other hand.

But that’s a not written yet. In the meantime got the Multistrada 620. It is, in a nutshell, a bike, with appealing looks and at just about the price — £5495.

A cheap way to buy your way into the family, though still compared to some new-rider-friendly While its 620 motor and kooky mean it perhaps lacks the appeal of Ducati’s 800cc also new this year, it attract new-to-biking novices, the experienced, town riders something different and Ducatisti on a It’s in the shops right now.

The Multistrada family a new addition. Fun, quirky and the ticket for new riders who want in on name

Ducati Multistrada 620
Ducati Multistrada 620
Ducati Multistrada 620

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