Red Ducati Multistrada 1260 S with Testastretta DVT V-twin engine

Red Ducati Multistrada 1260 S with Testastretta DVT V-twin engine

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 is a motorcycle made 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 (Sport) or relaxed throttle response (Touring), and reduced power with relaxed throttle response (Urban and Enduro)) and traction control adjustable through eight levels, called DTC (Ducati Traction Control).

The Multistrada 1200 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 Öhlins suspension, called Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES). The S Sport comes with carbon fiber beaks/air intake, side- and cambelt covers. 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 2010, 2011 and in 2012. In 2012, a Spider Grips Ducati Team Multistrada ridden by Carlin Dunne achieved the first sub 10 minute time for a motorcycle with a time of 9:52.819, only a bit over a second slower than the 2011 overall record.

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