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‘Extend your comfort zone’ with the new Ducati Multistrada 1260

Ducati reckon that the new Multistrada 1260 ‘truly maximises the concept of versatility’.

The new 1262 cm3 Ducati Testastretta DVT engine extends powers even in low gear, the new chassis and cutting-edge electronics improve control and ease of driving in any condition and on any road. That’s what Ducati say anyway and who are we to argue.

What’s for certain is that the 1260 Multistrada is a powerful adventure motorcycle with 158 hp and 129.5 Nm of torque. The Italian manufacturer like to say that the new engine offers ‘Greater usability and control’ and will ‘take you into a brand new “comfort zone”, where the pleasure of driving becomes a sense of well-being, travelling is turned into an experience and performance becomes pure emotion.’

Well alrighty then.

As far as we’re concerned, the old one was excellent, so these new ones are liable to be even better. And the sportier Pikes Peak model looks the absolute business.

Design: Elegant and unique

The sleek surfaces, flowing design and volume difference between the front and rear remain the highly characteristic elements that in the new Multistrada 1260 reach completely new quality and finishing standards. Another highly characteristic element of the new Multistrada 1260 S are the Y-shaped 5 spoke wheels.

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Engine: New Testastretta DVT 1262

Thanks to the new Ducati Testastretta DVT 1262 cm3 Euro 4 engine, the new Multistrada 1260 is now even more pleasurable for everyday use thanks to the increased torque at low and mid-range engine speeds. The new Multistrada 1260 is the motorcycle with the highest torque value in its category standing at 4,000 rpm, which is the average rotation rate most commonly used when driving.

Ergonomics: Even more comfort for your travels

New chassis measurements, with a longer swing arm and a new shape at the front end, make tackling curves much more effective, whilst ensuring maximum stability even at full load with side panniers and pillion rider onboard.

Electronics:

New chassis measurements, with a longer swing arm and a new shape at the front end, make tackling curves much more effective, whilst ensuring maximum stability even at full load with side panniers and pillion rider onboard.

Maintenance: Technological reference point

The new Multistrada 1260 has long maintenance intervals: oil changes are scheduled for every 15,000 km, while the “Desmo Service” valve clearance control is required every 30,000 km, distances that allow you to enjoy all your travels, even the longest rides, without any worries.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT: 1.262 cc

POWER: 116,2 kW (158 CV) @ 9.500 rpm i

TORQUE: 129.5 Nm (95.5 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm i

DRY WEIGHT: 209 kg (461 lb)

SEAT HEIGHT: Adjustable 825 – 845 mm (32.5 – 33.3 in)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Bosch Cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)

MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS: 15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months

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    RobG

    November 5, 2017 at 22:48

    That is one UGLY bike.

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