Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Not content with its award-winning status, Ducati has continued to evolve the Multistrada family with further technical enhancements, unveiled at Intermot today. For 2013, the range 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.
The Multistrada 1200 S Touring has the additional benefit of Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) – confidence-inspiring electronics to ensure the multi-tasking machine is ready for every riding situation.
The new touring flagship of the range 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 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.
New features include the second generation Testastretta 11° D S engine and the very latest Bosch ABS 9ME braking system with full Riding Mode integration. The Multistrada’s Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro Riding Modes provide a customisable riding experience in just one click – enabling instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings, traction control, and now ABS and Ducati Skyhook Suspension. In addtion, the eight-level traction control and new three-level ABS underline Ducati's focus on performance safety.