2013 Ducati Multistrada S Touring | First Ride

Versatility Taken to the Next Level?

By Zack Courts, Photography by Milagro

Tech Spec

Evolution
Debuting in 2003, the Multi received a major update in 2010 with new bodywork, Ducati Electronic Suspension, and the liquid-cooled, 1198cc Testastretta engine.

Rivals
BMW R1200GS, Yamaha Super Tenere, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, KTM 1190 Adventure

Tech
Price $19,995
Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v
Displacement 1198.4cc
Bore x stroke 106.0 x 67.9mm
Compression 11.5:1
Fuel system EFI, ride by wire
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 150.0 bhp @ 9250 rpm
Claimed torque 91.8 lb.-ft. @ 7500 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis
Front suspension Sachs 48mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, dynamic compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with electronically adjustable spring preload, dynamic compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo 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 25º/4.33 in.
Seat height 33.5 in.
Wheelbase 60.2 in.
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Claimed curb weight 516 lbs.
Colors Ducati Red, Matte Chrome
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Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Ducati North America, Inc.
10443 Bandley Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
408.253.0499
www.ducatiusa.com
Verdict 4.5 out of 5 stars
Adaptive suspension improves an already stunning package.

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