A few more specs don’t quite add up, for both bikes. Ducati claims the new Multi makes 160 hp at the crank, with 100.3 pound-feet of torque available at 7,500 rpm. BMW, similarly, claims 160 hp but with 83 pound-feet of torque at 9,250 rpm. Our Multistrada tester, lashed to the Dynojet 250i, put 131.3 hp to the roller at 9,600 rpm, and 81.5 pound-feet of torque at 7,700 rpm. That’s about 5 hp shy of the last Multi we tested, but, more worrisome, is the big dip in the torque curve between 4,500 and 6,500 rpm. Isn’t DVT supposed to increase torque in this area? (Our bike had 1,500 miles showing and was running the latest software, according to our local dealer.) Oh, and the BMW? Despite claims of just 160 hp at the crank—which we’d expect to be around 135-140 hp at the rear wheel—the XR put out 151.2 hp at 10,800 rpm and 79.3 pound-feet of torque at 9,000 rpm. And except for a mild dip in the torque curve—it leaves 70 pound-feet for 65 at 5,500 rpm but comes back strong 1,000 rpm later—the power is as consistent as it is plentiful. BMW has had a few years to refine this engine, and the benefits are a thing to behold.