2011 Ducati Multistrada
(spec taken from US site so may vary slightly)
The award-winning and highly successful Ducati Multistrada
1200 moves into 2011 having proved its
innovative concept and established itself as a new industry
benchmark. Combining ground-breaking design and unprecedented technology,
Multistrada’s Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro riding modes enable a truly
enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click.
The ground-breaking four-bikes-in-one 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
has attracted all types of riders by opening up the borders
between motorcycle categories.
With the 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
and Ducati Electronic Suspension by Öhlins as standard equipment.
The four-bikes-in-one concept is achieved by selecting, even
while riding, from a choice of four pre-et
modes programmed to instantly change the engine character
and chassis set-up of the Multistrada 1200.
The four modes are made possible by combining a number of
An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers
different mappings to regulate power delivery by interpreting the rider’s
while the world-beating Ducati Traction Control system (DTC)
uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing
For the ‘S’ version, Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES),
by Öhlins, instantly configures the suspension set-up with electronic
At the touch of a button, four different motorcycles to suit the
specific needs of the rider and not the other way around.
The Sport riding mode provides the rider with an
adrenalin-fuelled 150hp ride with a sport-oriented throttle response and, on
the ‘S’ version, an instant high performance suspension set-up. In character
with its Superbike bloodline, the sport mode also changes the DTC
system intervention to level 4 for expert riders whose ‘comfort zone’ is a
little closer to the limit.
The Touring riding mode is also programmed to produce 150hp,
however, the power characteristics are designed in a touring configuration with
a smoother, more user-friendly delivery. Active safety is enhanced by
increasing DTC system intervention to level
5, specifically intended for an enjoyable and relaxing ride and, on the ‘S’
version, the suspension automatically dials-in a set-up ideal for long distance
touring, ensuring maximum comfort for both the rider and passenger.
As navigation of the urban jungle can require an even more
user-friendly motorcycle, the Urban riding mode instantly transforms the
Multistrada 1200 into the most manageable, everyday transport. Power output is
reduced to 100hp, and the suspension, on the ‘S’ version, to a setting perfect
for tackling the maze of city streets full of speed bumps and drain covers. DTC
is further enhanced to level 6 to provide high system intervention during the
most chaotic of stop-start traffic.
Should the journey aboard the Multistrada 1200 leave the
beaten track, it has the capability to take off-road routes in its stride.
Agile and lightweight and with high, wide handlebars, serrated footrests and
specially designed tyres, the Multistrada also features an Enduro riding mode
which instantly produces a smooth 100hp engine, immediately dials-in an
appropriate suspension setting on the ‘S’ version and reduces the DTC
system to level 2 for minimal intervention.
Call the store for more details (01522) 850098
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