Electronic suspension and a claimed 150bhp for Ducati's new all-rounder
DUCATI HAVE revealed the first official images of their new 150bhp Multistrada 1200 at this year's Milan Show.
The new bike will be sold in three different formats: a standard machine, which is available with or without ABS, a Sport Edition which comes with a host of carbon fibre goodies and a Touring Edition, replete with panniers, heated grips and centre stand.
Electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension is also available on the Sport and Touring Editions.
2010 Ducati Multistrada Key Facts:
A new fuel-injection system, controlled by Ducati’s first-ever ride-by-wire throttle
150bhp motor, producing 87.5ft-lbs torque
189kg dry, 220kg wet (with full tank)
A sophisticated electronics package that allows the ignition and fuel maps to be switched at the touch of a button A comprehensive instrumentation displaying for trip time, lap time, range to empty, and current and average fuel consumptionNew cast aluminum component around the swingarm pivot area to join with Ducati’s traditional steel-trellis arrangement up frontThe standard bike will feature Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear shock, both fully adjustable Touring and Sport models get ABS and traction control, as well as electronically adjustable Ohlins Suspension - Ducati Electronic Suspension - DES
Wet slipper clutch with servo for improved feel and performance
Electronic key - as seen on Kawasaki GTR - for improved security
Check back later for full specs and more analysis of Ducati's BMW GS rival.
Front air ducts by 'Dyson' - But looking at the spec. sheet it should be a lively beast and TCS can only add to it's appeal
It won't be a 'G.S. Beater' simply because G.S Riders wouldn't buy a Ducati and it has a chain, blah, blah, Italian electrics, blah, blah,servicing costs, blah, blah...
My mate had a Ducati once and it.... blah, blah and don't mention rust! My 1976 Ducati blah, blah....
My point is: however good this bike is some bigot will slap it-down, so don't compare it to a G.S. and take it on it's own merits and we'll all get along fine.
Posted: 10/11/2009 at 16:26
i can agree with ya mate. i think it looks nice a modern, but those front ducts look a little OTT. spec sheet makes it sound awesome and all.
only thing is do ya want a long distance tourer with italian electronics and cambelts? spose ducati have advanced in recent times.
I'd buy one :P
Posted: 11/11/2009 at 20:40
The reliability of the Ducati has improved a lot over recent years (60% less claims per bike since 2005) they are certainly on a par with other European manufacturers.
Also the service intervals are every 7,500 miles and costs are on a par with other makes.
They reckon that the standard bike will be £10,995 and with the amount of features as standard will compare well with the GS
Posted: 12/11/2009 at 11:49
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