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Touring meets passion

The new Multistrada 1200 transforms every road into an unending thrill-fest. Skyhook suspension, which ensures the best set-up every inch of the way, and the stunningly smooth Testastretta 11° DS engine merge with unmistakeable Ducati appeal to provide the ride of your life. And for those eager for even more boundless adventure there’s the new Granturismo model, the bike ready to take on the world.

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Hooked to the sky

The ‘S’ versions of the Multistrada 1200 are now equipped with electronic 48mm Sachs front forks and rear single shock, both featuring the new Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system.

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State of the art ABS

Now an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), the 2013 Multistrada 1200 is equipped with the very latest Bosch ABS 9ME controlled Brembo braking system, an unbeatable combination of state-of-the-art security and track-proven power.

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Heart of a Superbike

For 2013, the arrival of the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine introduces a number of important and highly effective enhancements, increasing torque to 12.7kgm (91.8lb-ft) and overall mid-range power delivery with even smoother operation.

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Hooked to the sky

The ‘S’ versions of the Multistrada 1200 are now equipped with electronic 48mm Sachs front forks and rear single shock, both featuring the new Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system.

The new technology features a semi-active suspension management that constantly re-adjusts damping to maintain optimum vehicle composure as if the motorcycle was suspended from the sky.

The innovative new system removes the compromise of conventional, passive suspension by continuously re-evaluating the dynamic relationship between the wheel following the road surface and the comfort provided by a constantly steady vehicle body.

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Bosch Brembo Braking system with the latest ABS

Now an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), the 2013 Multistrada 1200 is equipped with the very latest Bosch ABS 9ME controlled Brembo braking system, an unbeatable combination of state-of-the-art security and track-proven power. Shorter stopping distances with enhanced stability are vital prerequisites,whether for Sport or Touring, but add full Riding Mode interaction to the set-up, and the latest system enables zero-compromise performance for Urban and Enduro also.

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Introducing Testastretta 11° DS second generation

For 2013, the arrival of the second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine introduces a number of important and highly effective enhancements, increasing torque to 12.7kgm (91.8lb-ft) and overall mid-range power delivery with even smoother operation. The improvements perfectly complement the new Multistrada 1200 by using a combination of new technologies proven on the 1199 Panigale’s Superquadro engine, and established technologies reintroduced to further enhance the overall package.

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Sport

Superbike heritage

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Touring

Riding comfort

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Urban

Everyday jungles

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Adventure calls

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Sport Riding Mode

The Sport Riding Mode provides the rider with an adrenalin-fuelled 150hp ride with a sport-oriented throttle response and, on the ‘S’ versions, an instant high performance suspension set-up with DSS reconfigured to provide appropriate active management in this mode. In character with its Superbike heritage, the sport mode also changes the DTC system intervention to level four for expert riders and ABS to level two for a performance-oriented interaction with combined front/rear function slightly reduced and “lift-up” detection deactivated for those whose ‘comfort zone’ is a little closer to the limit.

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Power mode: 150HP direct
ABS System: Set-up 1

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Touring Riding Mode

The Touring Riding Mode is also programmed to produce 150hp, however, the power characteristics are designed in a touring configuration with a smoother, more user-friendly delivery. Active safety is enhanced by increasing DTC system intervention to level five, specifically intended for an enjoyable and relaxing ride and ABS to a touring-oriented level three interaction for maximum confidence with “lift-up” detection activeand combined braking optimised.

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Power mode: 150HP gentle
ABS System: Set-up 2

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Urban Riding Mode

As an urban environment often requires an even more user-friendly motorcycle, the Urban Riding Mode instantly transforms the Multistrada 1200 into the most manageable, everyday transport. Power output is reduced to 100hp, and the suspension, on the ‘S’ versions, to a setting perfect for tackling the maze of city streets full of speed bumps and drain covers. Once again, DSS is also reconfigured to provide appropriate active management in this demanding environment. DTC is further enhanced to level six to provide high system intervention during the most chaotic of stop-start traffic and ABS to a city-oriented level three interaction for maximum confidence with “lift-up” detection active and combined braking optimised.

This ride mode setting
Power mode: 100HP gentle
ABS System: Set-up 2

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Enduro Riding Mode

If adventure invites the Multistrada 1200 off the beaten track, it has the capability to take off-road routes in its stride. Agile and lightweight and with high, wide handlebars, serrated footrests and specially designed tyres, the Multistrada also features an Enduro Riding Mode which instantly produces a smooth 100hp engine, immediately dials-in an appropriate suspension setting on the ‘S’ versions and reconfigures DSS to provide appropriate active management. The DTC system is reduced to level two for minimal intervention and ABS to an off-road-oriented level one interaction for a low-grip terrain appropriate setting with “lift-up”detection deactivated and rear wheel ABS partially interrupted for controlled rear end drifting.

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Power mode: 100HP gentle
ABS System: Set-up 3

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Instrumentation and lighting

The instrumentation has a large, high visibility LCD showing all main data and a dot-matrix circular LCD which displays the Riding Modes, additional data or set-up menus depending on whether the bike is stationary or moving. The new Multistrada family introduces a new headlight with LED low-beam illumination added to the original LED position lights. While the main-beam remains conventional, it now functions in addition to theLED low-beam to enhance overall lighting efficiency. The Granturismo goes one step further with two LED spot lights enhancing peripheral illumination controlled from a handlebar-mounted switch. A hazard lightfunction is also added to the new Multistrada models, activated by holding the left-turn signal button on for four seconds.

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Ride-by-Wire

The Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system is an electronic interface between the twistgrip and the engine which decides the ideal power response depending on the Riding Mode selected and according to the rider’s throttle input. The twistgrip no longer uses a throttle cable to control the throttle body butterflies, but instead delivers a signal to a control unit, which in turn operates the butterfly opening.

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Ducati Traction Control

The racing-derived Ducati Traction Control (DTC) is a highly intelligent system which acts as a filter between the rider’s right hand and the rear tyre. Within milliseconds, DTC is able to detect and then control rear wheel-spin, considerably increasing the bike’s active safety and performance and is an important component of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP).

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Hands-free ignition

The Multistrada 1200 ignition is not actuated with a normal key. Instead, an electronic key in the rider’s pocket communicates with the Multistrada when within a distance of approximately 2 metres (6.5ft), recognising the dedicated key code and automatically enabling the motorcycle’s systems.

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Ergonomic design and engineered comfort

The original Multistrada 1200 project was subjected to an extensive ergonomic study using both CAD andrepeated prototype testing, guaranteeing a high level of comfort with a fully loaded motorcycle for long-range touring. The ‘ergonomics triangle’ of handlebar, seat and footpegs has been designed for both the rider and passenger, optimising comfort while providing a commanding and upright riding position.

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Enhanced detail for long journeys

For 2013, the Multistrada 1200’s screen is higher and wider, providing increased protection and rider comfort during long distance travel and its 60mm of vertical adjustment can now be adjusted using just one hand because of the useful new centrally-mounted, pinch-and-slide mechanism.

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The long road to major services

Constant investment in quality by design, advanced materials and engineering techniques, has enabled the distance between major service intervals (valve clearance check) to be set at an owner-friendly 24,000km (15,000 miles). This has been achieved partly by the introduction of a new valve seat material and partly by the improved combustion efficiency and temperature management designed into the Testastretta 11° DS engine.

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The 2013 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, while the Multistrada1200 S is now equipped with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), R-b-W, DTC and ABS with additional side luggage, heated grips and centre stand.

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All Multistrada
models

  • Second generation Testastretta 11° DS engine
  • Latest Bosch ABS 9ME anti-lock braking system
  • New 1199 Panigale wheel styles
  • New headlight with LED low-beam illumination
  • Hazard lights
  • Larger screen with easy, pinch-and-slide adjustment
  • Larger cockpit stowage with easy push-push lid latch
  • Aesthetic enhancements (Front fairing, headlight, screen)
  • Progressive spring (rear suspension)
  • New colours

Multistrada S Touring

  • Sachs electronic suspension front and rear
  • Ducati Skyhook Suspension System (DSS)
  • Side bags 58 Lt
  • Central stand
  • Heated grips

Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo

  • Sachs electronic suspension front and rear
  • Ducati Skyhook Suspension System (DSS)
  • Side bags 73lt
  • Top case48 lt
  • Central stand
  • Heated Grips
  • Spot lights
  • Engine protection bars

Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak

  • Sachs electronic suspension front and rear
  • Ducati Skyhook Suspension System (DSS)
  • New race replica livery
  • Forged wheels by Marchesini
  • Carbon Fibre details
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