Ducati North America will be showing off the new 2010 Multistrada 1200 for the first time in North America at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show® in Long Beach, Calif. December 4-6.
Making its world debut just weeks ago at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show, the Multistrada 1200 was named “Most Beautiful Bike in Show” by the Milan show organizers. During the Long Beach show, motorcycle enthusiasts will get their first chance to check out the bike up close. Utilizing the latest in technology that allows the ECU to control more than just fuel and ignition, the Multistrada 1200 is able to engage four unique riding modes including Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro, enabling the rider to enjoy a truly customizable riding experience. The power and torque delivery, traction control, and even suspension settings (with the S model) can be modified while riding this motorcycle to adapt to the rider’s needs, and not the other way around.
“We are very excited to launch the technologically-advanced Multistrada to North America at the world’s largest motorcycle show series,” said CEO Michael Lock. “The Multistrada 1200 is a unique model for us since it really attracts all types of riders. It is not only powerful and playful, but also a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels.”
The lightweight 417-pound Multistrada 1200 will be priced at $14,995, and boasts 150 horsepower and 87.5 ft/lb of torque. There will be three option packages available to suit the rider’s taste: Multistrada 1200 including the Bosch-Brembo ABS system; Multistrada 1200 “S Sport” package; and the Multistrada 1200 “S Touring” model which includes side luggage, a center stand and heated grips. The Multistrada 1200 will hit North American dealerships in Spring 2010. For more information about the new Ducati Multistrada 1200, please visit www.ducati.com or your local authorized Ducati dealer.
In addition to the debut of the new Multistrada 1200, Ducati will host a series of fashion shows in its booth for all to enjoy. The shows will take place Friday at 5:20 and 6:50pm, as well as Saturday at 11:50 am, 2:20 pm, and 4:50 pm. Also, throughout the weekend the Ducati Freestyle Team will be doing stunt shows on the Monster 696, Ducati’s most agile offering.