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Multistrada 1200 S

Go everywhere

FROM £16,595

Overview

The Multistrada 1200 S takes riding beyond all the barriers of compromise. Nothing stands in your way. Unbeatable on tarmac, perfect and comfortable for long-distance travelling, fun off the road and agile through town. Thanks to the Ducati Testastretta DVT engine, cutting-edge Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evo and refined electronics, there are no limits to the versatility of this true multibike. Just get on and head where you want.

Concept

A concentration of innovations, advanced technology and refined style. This is the Multistrada. A bike that elevates the riding experience to a dimension without compromise. No sacrifice with the Ducati Testastretta DVT engine. Power, torque and fluidity are guaranteed by an innovative double variable valve timing system that gives perfect distribution with each change in speed. No sacrifice in terms of riding precision. The ABS cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control and Skyhook suspension communicate perfectly with the Bosch inertial platform to ensure stability and safety when turning or riding in a straight line, as well as when braking and accelerating. No sacrifice in terms of style. A dynamic, fluid and technological design, LED headlights and state-of-the-art full-TFT colour instrumentation make for breath-taking appeal and attention to detail.

Engine
The Multistrada 1200 is powered by the brand-new revolutionary Ducati Testastretta DVT engine which adopts a Desmodromic continuous variable valve timing to optimize power and torque across a wider rpm band delivering an unprecedented combination of breath-taking-torque (136 Nm@7.600 rpm), class-leading power (160 Hp@9.500 rpm) , super-smoothness and low fuel consumption; the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) is a double and continuous system applied for the first time to a motorcycle engine managing both exhaust and intake camshafts.
On a conventional engine both the exhaust and intake valves’ open or closed position depends on their fixed position relative to the timing-belt that’s driven by the crankshaft. The timing cannot be altered, so there’s no way to increase or decrease the amount of valve overlap when both valves are open at the same time. As a consequence the time that the valves open and close is really optimized for only one engine speed-range away from those rpm, fixed camshaft timing is the best compromise. The aim of the Multistrada 1200′s engine was to increase power at high engine speeds and also increase torque at low rpm, the only way to achieve this goal was to use a variable valve timing system.
The DVT system, has the task of setting the most advantageous valve timing according to engine load and speed requirements; it allows to continuously advance or retard both exhaust and inlet valve timing by rotating the camshafts to operate efficiently at a wider range of speeds by delivering high performance at high speeds, with a flatter torque curve at low speeds.
The engine configuration is completed with the secondary-air-system, the dual-sparks injection system where the two plugs are managed independently and the anti-knocking sensor. The combustion process is optimized with high compression pistons (12.5:1).
Chassis
The chassis is designed to deliver high overall performance in a wide range of riding situations: the 1.529 mm of wheelbase ensures great abitability and keep the weight of the passenger and side paniers inside the wheelbase length, a considerable contribution to the motorcycle’s dynamic performance; a maximum lean angles of 47° to have fun on back roads; 180 mm of ground clearance makes the bike enjoyable in off-road; the total steering lock angle of 80° combined with a low weight and a perfect weight-balancing (50% front, 50% rear) makes tight maneuvers at low speeds, typical of urban environment, easy to manage.
The fuel tank has a capacity of 20 Litres. Subject to riding style, the 20 Litres can provide more than 400 km of motorcycle pleasure between fuel stops, measured on homologation riding cycle.
Equipment

The Multistrada 1200 comes standard with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) that combines the Bosh 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS with the Ducati branded 8-levels DTC.

The sophisticated 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS improves active safety during braking situations while riding straight as well as while cornering without sacrificing dynamic performance or riding fun.

The 9ME cornering ABS provides in braking phase top performance and state of the art active safety level with the following customer benefits:

Ensures optimum distribution of brake force at all times preventing front and rear wheels from locking;

Revents the rear wheel from lifting uncontrollably when braking;

Reduces the risk of “lowsiders” by limiting the maximum brake force. It distributes the maximum available brake force between the wheels, ensuring the best possible brake performance under cornering conditions;

When braking heavily in curves the ABS, reduces the motorcycle’s tendency to return to an upright position leaving the desired lane. The combined brake system function creates the best possible distribution of brake force between the wheels, and thus stabilizes the bike during cornering;

Possibility to switch from a calibration configuration to another by selecting the appropriate Riding Mode;

Of course ABS can be deactivated if rider wishes. ABS-Off can be loaded as a configuration of a riding mode and is maintained switching after key-off.

Personalization

The Multistrada enhances the riding experience with customisation packages designed to highlight the bike’s different souls. Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro. Four kits, which can also be combined, to give the Multistrada the perfect personality for you.

In addition, a wide range of accessories (to purchase separately) for made-to-measure kit.

Technical specification

Engine

Type
Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke
106×67.9mm
Compression ratio
12.5:1
▂Power
160hp – 117.7kw @ 9500rpm
▂Torque
136 Nm (100.3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
Exhaust
Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes

Transmission

Gearbox
6 speed
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Clutch
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

Chassis

Frame
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension
48mm fully adjustable usd forks. Electronic compression & rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS)
Front wheel
Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 17”
Rear suspension
Fully adjustable unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Electronic spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
Y-shaped 3-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tyre
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 17”
Front wheel travel
170mm (6.7in)
Rear wheel travel
170mm (6.7in)
Front brake
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc Evo M50 4-piston calipers, 2-pad, radial pump with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake
265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Instrumentation
Color TFT display 5″

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight
212 kg (467 lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
235 kg (518 lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height
Adjustable 825 – 845 mm (32,5 – 33,3 in)
Wheelbase
1,529 mm (60,2 in)
Rake
24°
Trail
109mm (4.3in)
Fuel tank capacity
20l – 5.3 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Equipment

Standard Equipment
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control, Cruise control, Full Led headlamp with Ducati Cornering Lights, Hands-Free, BacKlit handlebar switches, Bluetooth modul for multimedia system, Anti-theft preparation

Warranty

Warranty
24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
9,000m
Valve clearance check
30.000km (18,000m)

Emissions and Consumption

Standard
Euro 4