Comparison: 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring vs. 2012 Moto Guzzi…

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

Comparison: 2012 Ducati 1200 S Touring vs. 2012 Guzzi Stelvio NTX

Text: M. Flores • Photography: M. Flores

What we have are birds of a feather, V-twins the land of Chianti and chiaroscuro represent two very different of the fastest growing segment in our playground—adventure touring. Both have a strong touring so it’s no surprise that thrown their hats in the

The Red Tomato and the Angry Bird

In corner we have a 2012 Multistrada 1200 S Touring, a in drag whose 17-inch hoops (front and rear) with 150 horsepower make it that this is a road-biased And in this corner we have a Moto Guzzi Stelvio a BMW GS with a penchant for biscotti.

By the this comparison should be a The Multistrada, after all, beats the Stelvio NTX on paper this way to Sunday. My job would be easier if motorcycles could be by numbers alonethrow all the specs in a mix well, tally the differences, and a winner long before callbut what fun would be?

Spec sheets are great for racing, but the real world is a story.

In a straight line, the wins. That’s what 150 will do against 105. If corrupts, then the Ducati is guilty as charged; it’s on an intravenous drip, pulling throughout the rev range, and then warp drive as the revs toward the 9,250 rpm redline. The NTX has good grunt as well lb-ft vs.

87.5 lb-ft in the Ducati) and actually pull a small gap in top roll-ons thanks to its lower-torque (5,800 rpm vs. 7,500 rpm) and motor. But once the Multistrada up its short-… engine, it’s set, and match to the Ducati.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

For all the power, both are happy to the day at a more sedate pace. But for of V-twins, the Multistrada is almost too so refined that it has lost of that hard to define charm. Ridden alone it may be to notice, but it’s easy to see alongside the Moto Guzzi. The NTX has so much character; a full-bodied combined with a free-revving making vibrations and sounds for Moto Guzzi could 50 cents per minute.

Like its predecessors, it will from side to side revved at a standstill. But that may be the quirk of the transverse V-twin It’s an otherwise very motor and gives the Stelvio a that Moto Guzzi rave about while who’ve never ridden one at them like they are

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
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