The Multistrada has been a defining product for Ducati over the past 10-years, it was the first bike that truly bridged the gap from the pavement to off-road. It gave riders an opportunity to stretch the limits on what was possible with a road bike, off-road, and helped adventurers (like myself) truly go off the beaten path.
Now Ducati has recently launched the new Multistrada 1200 “Enduro” and I have to tell you guys this big is massive! What do I mean by that? I mean the specs, power and features friends, oh yes the three words every bike lover wants to hear.
Ducati says this bike will redefine ‘traveling and adventure’ and on paper it appears they might be right. Let’s get acquainted with the New Enduro:
The all new Ducati at its heart has a 160hp Ducati Testastretta DVI engine and a 30 litre fuel tank to quench its thirst and out of a total of 890 parts, 266 have been redesigned and are brand new for the 2016 version.
The base-length has increased by 64mm to 1594mm along with aluminium side panels and a longer beak for more off-road protection with 50mm taller bars and a newly designed seat making it easier to plant your feet.
The price of this bike will set you back around the £16,000 mark brand new, and of course financing is available so you won’t have to reach for the bad credit payday loans just yet. Of course you could go the second-hand route, where you can expect to slash around a fifth of this price for only a few hundred, maybe a thousand miles on the clock.
Seating position is 34.25 inches above and comes with a 33.5 inch seat option. The Enduro’s pegs and levers are made of high strength cast steel. Also, the new suspension Provides 30 extra millimetre of travel, hence 31mm of extra ground clearance.
Under the bonnet
- Power-160hp-117.7 kw @ 9500 rpm
- Testastretta engine with variable valve timing, L- twin cylinder dual spark, liquid cooled desmodromic
- Displacement-1198.4 cc and 136 Nm @ 7500 rpm of torque
- The Enduro comes with a electronic fuel injection system from Bosch
- 6 speed gearbox, straight cut gears and chain drive
- Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and two lambda probes
- A light action, wet multiple hydraulic control clutch
As the enduro is meant for the best riding experience both On and Off road its given a Tubular steel frame and Sachs suspension with electronic compression adjustment with DSS (Ducati Skyhook Suspension.) At the front USD forks as well as the rear suspension unit.
The front 3″*19″ tubeless spoked wheel is of light alloy and comes with a Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyre. Whereas the rear end has a 4.50″*17″ light alloy spoked wheel and both the wheels are equipped with hight end Brembo ABS brakes.
Like the previous model this Strada also has a wide array of electronics to assist the rider in various conditions and provides unparalleled stability.
The new Strada comes in four riding modes -Touring, Sport, Enduro and Urban. Each having a different setting for the type of surface. It also comes in three colours – red, white and silver.
Looking at the specs and the amount of features, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that this machine is top of the range. It’s a great machine, has advanced features and ultimately still retains it’s rider-friendly tag.
This bike will give you the power to break free from the limits of the tarmac and go where we all wish we could sometimes – anywhere we want!
Although its on the heavy side as far as weight goes but the electronic stability programme makes up for it and you get one hell of a riding experience. All in all, Ducati seems to be on the right path, a path less travelled!