In Milan this evening, Ducati unveiled a new edition of the current Multistrada 1200 S called the Pikes Peak as well as a completely new model called the Multistrada 1200 Enduro.
The Pikes Peak and Enduro models are the sportiest and most adventurous accoring to the Italian manufacturer.
The 1200 Enduro feature a 19" front wheel and 17" rear plus the electronic semi-active Sachs suspension at the front and rear and a 30 litre fuel tank offer the rider some real adventure spec riding. It's been built to handle more extreme off-road terrain than the existing Multistrada 1200 S and shows Ducati's entry into a whole new market sector.
Taking the 1198cc, Testastretta DVT, liquid-cooled motor straight from the existing Multistrada 1200 S, the Enduro machine also makes 160 bhp and 100 ft-lbs torque.
A 27mm longer wheelbase at 1556mm plus an 870mm seat and 254kg wet weight all signify the hallmarks of an adventure bike. Look out Africa Twin, Multistrada Enduro is coming for you but with 160bhp compared to the Honda's 93.8bhp.
The Multistrada 1200 Enduro features all the electronic wizzadry we've come to expect including Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights (DCL), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system, with 200 mm of wheel travel, all come as standard. Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) has been introduced to aid uphill starts.
Starting at £16,690 the Multistrada Enduro is available Red, Grey or White.
The other new member of the 2016 Multistrada range is the Pikes Peak edition which Ducati claim is the sportiest. Named after and inspired by the famous Rocky Mountains-based hill climb in Colorado which Ducati has won four times, the new edition uses the foundations of the 2015 Multistrada 1200 S.
Powered by the same Ducati Testastretta DVT twin-cylinder engine as the remainder of the Multistrada range which produces 160bhp but weighs 3kg less than the 1200 S.
It comes in race-inspired white, red and black livery and equipped with top spec Ohlins front forks and rear shock absorber. Termignoni exhaust silencers and a low racing-type carbon screen are optional extras.
The price tag is £19,220.