REVIEW: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

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Ducati Multistrada 1200 S
Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

REVIEW: 2013 Ducati 1200 S

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The first iteration of the Multistrada, came out in 2003, the 1000DS was an duckling. Personally, I can’t that that came out of plant. Fortunately, it ended in when Ducati introduced its the Multistrada 1200, with aesthetics and technical features.

The 2013 model has not been much of touch-up, which that it is still a beautiful on two wheels.

As beautiful as it is, the Multistrada is bulky and heavy. With a of 1,530 mm, 850 mm seat height and weight of 224 kg, this bike is not for to play with. But while it is and easy to handle, its size and may be a deterrent to small, rawboned

However, what is impressive the Multistrada, is the amount of technological shoved into it. First the a 1,198 cc 4-valve desmodromic 11°, which pumps out 100 to 150 hp on mode) and 124.5 Nm of torque four different riding – Urban, Sport, Touring and that can be chosen via the buttons on the

 The dash panel is large and clear to read under the sun but choosing the modes can be an task. Ducati balances out by giving the rider the freedom to each mode. The suspension, and traction can be adjusted differently the standard setup but if it gets the standard factory setting be fine.

Plus, all four modes with load level – rider only, rider and rider and pannier, and rider, and pannier.

The street-focused Urban gives the bike 100 hp and lots of to play with. Despite less horsepower, the Multistrada is blisteringly fast and athletic, in short sprints from a light to another. That said, the V-twin engine is at low speeds, where it runs less vibration than you expect. Around the town, the handles brilliantly.

It weaves cars effortlessly thanks to its turning radius. With the leaning towards the comfort the Multistrada transforms into a powerful and agile but comfortable, a ‘gentle giant’, so to say.

On highways, the Multistrada is best to the Touring mode. With 150 hp and throttle system on tap, the is almost invincible. It is fast but seemed like it is hungry for

This is where the brilliant Skyhook Suspension (DSS) gain command of this bike through specific that collects data sending it to the suspensions to adapt to every kind of road quite instantly, giving comfort and, need we pleasure.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

Also wired to the modes are the brakes that with ABS. By ‘wired’ we that the brakes perform to the mode the bike is in, giving the amount of stopping force For instance, the brakes are quite in Sport and Touring mode, really hard when (without making the front ‘dive’, of course).

And we don’t have much about the stock Pirelli Trail rubbers  either. are two-pronged – quiet and comfortable yet of performing well on almost surface.

By now, you would that the Multistrada is a perfect Almost, unfortunately. For one, is lack of wind protection the manually adjustable screen. It is it feels cheap and it doesn’t protect the rider from the even when it is fully Switching from one mode to via the instrument panel can be quite a – we had to fiddle with the buttons it would magically switch to mode.

The buttons aren’t exactly either. Another shortcoming of the would be the absence of the cruise which we think should be available for a bike of this

Yes, it has its weak points, but the of countless technological advancements and makes this Multistrada a leader of the ‘do-anything’ bike are currently mushrooming. Retailing RM115,000, the new Multistrada 1200 S may like a ‘for-the-rich-only’ motorcycle, but in mind that you are actually one motorcycle with a capability of

We wonder if this Multistrada can its mettle against the recently-launched the BMW R 1200 GS. That would be interesting.

2013 Ducati 1200 S Specs


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