November 17, 2015 at 9:33 am #10365
HERE’S Ducati’s just-revealed Multistrada Enduro, a new version of the 1200 adventure bike which Ducati says has true off-road potential.
It’s got a 19-inch front wheel and 205mm of ground clearance, 31mm more than the existing model.
The tank is 30 litres, giving a claimed 280-mile range, and the bodywork has been re-shaped to make it easier to ride standing up.
There’s 200mm of suspension travel front and rear, 30mm more than the Multistrada S.
The Multistrada Enduro costs from £16,690.
It was unveiled at a Ducati press conference in Milan tonight ahead of this week’s Eicma motorcycle show.
Ducati said in a press release:
‘Ducati presents the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the most adventurous version ever of the renowned Bologna-built multibike. Born to be unstoppable on any terrain, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro is a full- optional bike designed to satisfy even the most demanding globetrotter. Moreover, this maxi-enduro has specifically been developed and built to handle the stress and strain of off-road riding. Ducati test riders have put the Multistrada 1200 Enduro through its paces under the most extreme riding conditions to ensure reliability whatever the terrain while maintaining the ride quality and fun one expects from a Ducati.
‘Thanks to spoked wheels – 19’’ at the front and 17’’ at the rear – the Multistrada 1200 Enduro is perfect for long-distance adventures. Featuring electronic semi-active Sachs suspension (front and rear) and a 30-litre fuel tank, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro is unstoppable on any terrain and has a range that can exceed 450 kilometres (280 miles).
‘The Multistrada 1200 Enduro marks Ducati’s entry into a new market segment, that of the maxi-enduro tourers; however there’s been no compromising on Ducati style and technology. The smart, sports look has been renewed and upgraded with numerous off-road features. The electronics package is everything a rider could wish for, thanks to the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), developed by Bosch, which dynamically measures pitch and roll angles and acceleration along the 3 axes, raising performance and safety standards even further.
‘On the Multistrada 1200 Enduro 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. Moreover, for the very first time on a Ducati, Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) has been introduced to aid uphill starts.
‘Tested and developed under the most extreme conditions, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro features the excellent, hard-wearing Multistrada 1200 frame together with a new twin-sided swingarm. The bike is powered by the tried and tested 160 hp Ducati Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine with EURO 4 type approval, now equipped with a new exhaust system. Thanks to Riding Mode technology (Enduro, Touring, Sport and Urban), the Multistrada 1200 Enduro offers that same four- bikes-in-one spirit that has made the Ducati multibike such a winner.
‘Other as-standard features on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro include electronic speed control and the Bluetooth module; the latter, via the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), lets riders connect the bike to a smartphone and manage key multimedia functions (incoming calls, text messaging, music) via the switchgears and display information on the TFT dashboard.
‘Furthermore, the new Multistrada Link App for iOS and Android provides access to a whole series of functions: these process bike data received via Bluetooth allowing the user to improve, extend and share the ride experience via connection with the ducati.com website or social networks.
‘The Multistrada 1200 Enduro comes in three different colours (Ducati Red, Phantom Grey and Star White Silk) and can be personalised with items from the comprehensive Ducati Performance accessory catalogue by Touratech which includes the four Enduro, Touring, Sport and Urban packages.’
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