DUCATI Multistrada 1200 S (2010)
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'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 created a new and exciting segment, typical of the Bologna manufacturer. A new vision which combined sports performance with trail-blazing capabilities while providing an extremely comfortable ride and unrivalled versatility.
Initially produced with the air-cooled 1000 DS engine, which was later upgraded to 1100cc in 2006, the Multistrada immediately made a name for itself with its bold personality. Thanks to an impressive technical specification it soon became synonymous with pure riding pleasure, being equally at ease on mountain roads and motorways, ideal for long distances while agile and manageable in town.
Now, Ducati have taken the concept further, with a design that satisfies all the demands of a motorcyclist combined into one bike: a Multistrada with the emphasis on Multi, a sportbike which is powerful and fun but also easy to ride and whose first priority is 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.
Model: Ducati Multistrada 1200 S
Category: Sport touring
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1198.40 ccm (73.13 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2
Power: 150.00 HP (109.5 kW)) @ 9250 RPM
Torque: 118.65 Nm (12.1 kgf-m or 87.5 ft.lbs) @ 7500 RPM
Bore x stroke: 106.0 x 67.9 mm (4.2 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Tsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies
Fuel control: Desmodromic valve control
Cooling system: Liquid
Clutch: Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Dry weight: 192.0 kg (423.3 pounds)
Seat height: 850 mm (33.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,530 mm (60.2 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Rake (fork angle): 25.0°
Front suspension: Ã–hlins 48mm fully adjustable usd forks, electronic compression and rebound adjustment
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins electronic monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 245 mm (9.6 inches)
Exhaust system: Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, alluminium tail pipes
Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio: 0.7813 HP/kg
Fuel capacity: 20.00 litres (5.28 gallons)
Color options: Red, white, black
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