years after the first Multistrada motorcycle rolled off the assembly line, the
family has now reached the 100,000-bike milestone. Ducati Multistrada number
100,000, a Pikes Peak version of the 1260 with a customised laser marking on
the top yoke, was handed over to Dave Hayward - a German Ducatista who had
ordered his Multistrada from the Düsseldorf dealership - by none other than
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali in person.
dual-purpose motorcycle has always been technologically cutting-edge. In 2010
the Multistrada was the first bike to feature riding modes, the system that
changes the very character of the bike. Indeed, the tagline for the advertising
campaign read: “four bikes in one”. With the D|Air version, introduced in 2014,
Ducati offered the first motorcycle with a system capable of interfacing with a
dedicated airbag-equipped jacket. In 2015 it became the first motorcycle to
feature a variable-timing engine: the Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable
as the technology evolved, so too did the reliability. Ever-longer, stricter
development tests were applied. Production processes were improved, materials
enhanced, numerical simulations honed, taking the Multistrada 1260 and 950 to
unprecedented levels of dependability. Today, all the engines in the family
have valve play checks at 30,000 km intervals – three times that of the first
no less than 7 versions, today's Multistrada family has never been more
complete: two 950cc (115 hp) bikes and five 1260cc (160 hp) ones.
in 2019, the new Multistrada 950 - also available as an S version - is designed
to put Multistrada performance within everyone's reach while maximising
versatility, thanks also to the 19’’ front wheel.
most recent interpretation of the original dual-purpose sports concept, the
Multistrada 1260 combines the comfort and load capacity of a dual-purpose bike
with tyre sizes, wheels and brakes that are, instead, typical of sports
motorcycles. Equipped with Öhlins suspension, forged wheels and a carbon fibre
end pipe, the Pikes Peak model offers maximum sports performance.
those, instead, who love adventuring, Ducati has come up with the Multistrada
1260 Enduro, designed to take on the toughest terrain and longest journeys
thanks to the 30-litre tank, long-travel suspension, 19’’ front rim and, of
course, the hard-wearing spoked wheels.
is ongoing, and in 2021 the Multistrada family will expand to see the twin
and 950 motorcycles joined by a version with a new, specific V4 engine.
2003 Multistrada 1000 DS
2005 Multistrada 620
2007 Multistrada 1100
2010 Multistrada 1200
2015 Multistrada 1200 DVT
2016 Multistrada 1200 Enduro
2016 Multistrada 950
2018 Multistrada 1260
2019 Multistrada 1260 Enduro
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