World Exclusive: Ducati Multistrada 1200S - Multiple Choice

Everything All The Time

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Joe Neric, Kevin Wing
Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v desmodromic
Displacement 1198cc
Bore x stroke 106.0 x 67.9mm
Compression 11.9:1
Fuel system Mitsubishi EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Frame Tubular-steel trellis with single-sided aluminum swingarm
Front suspension 48mm Öhlins inverted cartridge fork with adjustable spring preload, electronically adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Öhlins shock with electronically adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo radial-mount four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 245mm disc with ABS
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail
Rake/trail 25.0º/4.3 in.
Seat height 33.5 in.
Wheelbase 60.2 in.
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Wet Weight 503 lbs.
Measured horsepower 130 bhp @ 9250 rpm (Sport mode)
Measured torque 79.4 lb.-ft. @ 7500 rpm (Sport mode)
Corrected 1/4-mile 10.74 sec. @ 128.07 mph
Top-gear roll-on 60-80 mph 3.1 sec.
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.) 44/36/40 mpg
Colors Black, Red, White
Availability Now
Warranty 24-mo., unlimited mi.

Ducati North America
10443 Bandley Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
Much better than the original-and just about anything else you can name.

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