New Ducati Multistrada 1200

September 18, 2012
SEXY!!!!!!!!! 1200!

Ducati preview the release of their 2013 Multistrada models

New Ducati Multistrada 1200: Touring meets passion. See it yourself on on Thursday September 20th at 6 P.M.

Ducati has given a preview of its highly-anticipated 2013 range by revealing exciting new Multistrada models that introduce new features such as enhanced aesthetics, a second generation Testastretta 11° engine, the very latest ABS and, on the “S” versions, the innovative semi-active suspension system, Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS).

The brand new range, full of owner-inspired improvements, signals the next stage of the Multistrada journey with a long list of fascinating and high-tech features. It includes the Multistrada 1200 with the associated Riding Mode technologies of Ride-by-Wire (R-b-W) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) in addition to the very latest in ABS, while the Multistrada 1200 S Touring is now equipped with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), R-b-W, DTC and ABS with additional side luggage, heated grips and centre stand. The new touring flagship of the range for 2013 is the Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo with increased side luggage capacity, top case, additional LED illumination, enhanced wind protection and long-distance tyres, while the latest Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak celebrates the sporting side of the model’s character with a replica of the famous 2012 mountain race bike in its stunning new race-winning livery.

The Multistrada’s award-winning Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro electronic Riding Modes enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click of a button. The four-bikes-in-one concept makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings, traction control, and now ABS and Ducati Skyhook Suspension, instantly transforming the Multistrada 1200 to suit its rider and environment with even more precision.

Hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle, Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 has attracted all types of riders to the Italian brand by removing the borders between different motorcycle categories and creating a model that is not only powerful and playful, but also a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels. The eight-level DTC and new three-level ABS introduce the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) concept to the Multistrada family, further underlining Ducati’s focus on performance safety.

Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 International Press Test is set to take place in Bilbao, Spain from 20-27 September, while the first public showing of the 2013 Multistrada range will be at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany from 3-7 October. The brand new Multistrada 1200 models will be available via the official Ducati dealer network from December 2012.

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

6 thoughts on “New Ducati Multistrada 1200”

  1. It sounds complicated. more stuff that could go wrong or fail. Also, I am sure these extra features are expensive. I just want a motorcycle that is smooth, easy to maintain, comfortable to ride, good on fuel economy and range, Basic features are nice- like cruise control or turn signals that will cancel out. I don’t need my motorcycle to help me figure how much back brake I need when I grab the front brake (OK- not mentioned here but my biggest “technology” gripe). Really, “Skyhook technology” ? Am I in a James Bond film? Sorry, as an engineer, I love technology but I love being one with the road even more and that many acronyms in one bike sort of turns me off.

  2. There are quite a number of them on the roads out here – design-wise they really are as close to sex-on-wheels as you can get for a touring bike. But at a price, like the bike equivalent of a Maserati GranTurismo.

    1. all bikes are going up into prices of cars these days…I am a bit dismayed but that is what seems to be the norm…bikes are a huge investment but when I was a kid they were always so cheap!

      1. I think we’re just a bit spoiled for choice these days 🙂

        The cheap bikes are still around like the Yamaha WR250R (the lovely Lois Pryce, a journalist here in London, rode a similar model solo from London the the bottom of Africa a few years ago), but a lot of us expect (or require) a certain level of tech—ABS, fuel injection and catalytic converters (to meet current emissions standards) etc… they aren’t quite the bicycle with a motor attached anymore!

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