The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 combines innovative design and unprecedented technology to unleash four-bikes-in-one. Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro riding modes now enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click.
The ground-breaking design makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings and traction control, transforming the Multistrada 1200 to the rider's needs, and not the other way around.
Hailed as a true 'game-changing' motorcycle, the technologically-advanced Multistrada 1200 is sure to attract all types of riders by opening up the borders between motorcycle categories.
With the new 150hp Testastretta 11° engine, a class-leading dry weight of just 189kg (417lb) and the application of advanced ergonomics, the Multistrada 1200 is not only powerful and playful, but also a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels.
The Multistrada 1200 offers ABS as optional, while the flagship Multistrada 1200 S presents ABS and Ducati Electronic Suspension by Öhlins as standard equipment. The 1200 S is available in 'Sport edition' with carbon fibre components or 'Touring edition' with side luggage, heated grips and centre stand.
'A new biking concept'. That was the brief given to the Ducati designers when they started work on the original Multistrada. It arrived on the market in spring of 2003 and, typical of the Bologna manufacturer, created a new and exciting segment. A new vision which combined sports performance with trail road capabilities and provided a comfortable ride and unrivalled versatility.
Initially produced with the air-cooled 1000 DS engine, and later upgraded to 1100cc in 2006, the Multistrada immediately made a name for itself with its bold personality. Thanks to its impressive performance, it soon became synonymous with pure riding pleasure by being equally at ease on mountain roads or motorways and ideal for long distances as well as agile and manageable in town.
Now, Ducati have taken the concept much further, with a design that satisfies the demands of all motorcyclists in one bike. The new Multistrada 1200 puts the emphasis on Multi by being a sport bike that is powerful, fun and easy to ride, while giving first priority to safety and comfort.
The new Multistrada 1200 has arrived.
Ducati wanted to produce a motorcycle to tackle any kind of journey and road surface, a motorcycle that used technology derived from the Bologna-made race bikes in MotoGP and World Superbike. A bike that had no limits and could transform itself to suit the rider’s demands and not the other way around. A motorcycle that is four bikes in one.
From a supersport to a tourer for long journeys with a passenger and luggage, to an everyday bike which could breeze through the daily commute and also tackle off-road routes with the agility of an enduro. The goal was a versatile bike able to achieve impressive levels of performance at all times and in all places. A bike that didn’t exist until now!
Ducati have once again pushed the limits of motorcycle design by adding Italian innovation to the elegance, style and technology which characterises the motorcycles that come out of its Bologna factory. All it needed was a heart, the perfect engine to realise the potential of this new design. The obvious starting point was the World Championship-winning engine, the Testastretta, used on the Superbike 1198 and work started to create the perfect power characteristics for the Multistrada 1200. Engineers in Bologna have succeeded in harnessing the immense power of this engine, making it smooth and adaptable to suit to any occasion. They have created the new Testastretta 11° engine, a significant step forward in balancing performance with usability.