The Multistrada 1200 is a motorcycle manufactured by Ducati since 2010. The engine is a retuned version of the Testastretta from the 1198 superbike, now called the Testastretta 11° for its 11° valve overlap (reduced from 41°). All models include throttle by wire, selectable engine mapping (full power with sensitive or relaxed throttle response, and reduced power with relaxed throttle response) and traction control adjustable through eight levels, called DTC (Ducati Traction Control).
The bike comes in three equipment levels, the base, the S-Sport and the S-Touring. The S models include ABS (optional on standard model) and electronically adjustable suspension, called DES (Ducati Electronic Suspension). The S Sport model features carbon fiber air intakes, cam belt covers and rear hugger, while the S Touring model comes with heated grips,hard luggage and a center stand.
Over 10,000 units were sold in the first year.
The Multistrada 1200 won the 1205 Division of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2011 and in 2012. In 2012 a Ducati Multistrada ridden by Carlin Dunne achieved the first sub 10 minute time for a motorcycle with a 9:52.819, only a bit over a second slower than the 2011 overall record.
The bike offers four engine power modes, Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro. Riders can change power modes with the motorcycle underway by using the turn-signal cancel button. Sport and Touring modes provide the full 150 bhp with the Touring mode providing a softer throttle response. Urban and Enduro reduce horsepower to 100 bhp and provide different levels of ABS and traction control accordingly. Riders also have the option of customizing any of these modes by changing the horsepower, throttle response, ABS and traction control levels using menu items inside the instrument cluster.
The Ducati Electronic Suspension, Öhlins mechatronic Suspension, was developed in MotoGP and World Superbike motorcycle racing.
On the S-model Multistradas, with electronic suspension, preload and damping rates change with each of the engine power modes. Riders can also choose between four different base-settings based on having a passenger or luggage. Just like with the engine performance modes, riders can customize each of these settings using menu's inside the instrument cluster.
2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring
Manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
Also called MTS1200
Production Since 2010
Predecessor Multistrada 1100
Class Adventure touring
Engine 1,198 cc 4-valve desmodromic liquid-cooled 90° V-twin.
Bore / Stroke 106.0 mm × 67.9 mm (4.17 in × 2.67 in)
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Top speed 145 mph (233 km/h)
Power 150 hp (110 kW)
136.5 hp (101.8 kW) (rear wheel at 9,200 rpm
Torque 87.5 lb·ft (118.6 N·m)
85.0 lb·ft (115.2 N·m) (rear wheel at 7,700 rpm
Ignition type Electronic
Transmission 6-speed constant-mesh with overdrive 6th gear
Wet, hydraulic multi-plate slipper clutch, radial master cylinder
Frame type Large-diameter light-gauge steel tube trellis main and rear subframes connected by cast aluminum central sections
Suspension Front: Standard model - Marzocchi 50 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork. S models - Öhlins 48 mm upside-down fork with electronically adjustable compression and rebound damping and manually adjustable preload. 170 mm (6.7 in) wheel travel)
Rear: Standard model - fully adjustable Sachs monoshock. S models - Öhlins TTX twin tube shock with electronically adjustable compression and rebound damping and preload. 170mm (6.7 in) wheel travel. Aluminium single-sided swingarm with cast, fabricated and welded construction designed to deliver a rising suspension rate.
Front: 2 × 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted 4-piston, 2-pad Brembo calipers, radial master cylinder
Rear: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Bosch-Brembo (defeatable) ABS (S models, optional on standard model)
Front: 120/70ZR17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail dual compound mounted on 3.50 x 17 10-spoke light alloy wheel
Rear: 190/55ZR17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail dual compound mounted on 6.00 x 17 10-spoke light alloy wheel
Rake, Trail 25°/ 109 mm (4.3 in)
Wheelbase 1,530 mm (60 in)
Dimensions L 2,200 mm (87 in)
W 945 mm (37.2 in)
985 mm (38.8 in) with panniers
H 1,045 mm (41.1 in), windsreen lowered
1,465 mm (57.7 in), winscreen raised
Seat height 850 mm (33 in)
Weight 189 kg (420 lb) (dry)
239 kg (530 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 20 L (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal)
Oil capacity 3.4 L (0.90 US gallons)
Fuel consumption 7.84 l/100km - 5.00 l/100km (30 - 47 MPG US), 6.19 l/100km (38 MPG US) average
Turning radius 2,535 mm (99.8 in)
This product is designed specifically for the Ducati 1200 Multistrada.
It works in conjunction with the standard Ducati handguard set up. This means no modifications to the original guards, indicators, reservoirs, mirrors etc. Essentially a handguard guard if that makes sense.
The black powder coated aluminium bars wrap around the original handguards and levers to take the initial impact if the bike falls over.
- A super tough ergonomically designed aluminium bar with a two point mount for added strength.
- Bar end weights to help reduce handlebar vibration and give you a smoother ride.
- All mounting hardware so it can be easily installed in just minutes.