Ducati has unveiled the new and improved 2019 Multistrada 1260 Enduro, the pinnacle of the Bologna brand's adventure segment.

We had an inkling this bike would be coming after Ducati released the Multistrada 1260 for the 2018 model year because Ducati has been offering an Enduro version of its popular sport-touring mount since 2016. It's a true do-it-all machine in standard trim, but the Enduro is, as its name suggests, for the rider who has more off-road expeditions on the docket.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
The 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro promises more off-road prowess than ever before.Ducati

The elements that make this machine more dirt friendly than the base 1260 are spoked wheels, 19-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear. It also has longer-travel Sachs semi-active (Ducati Skyhook) suspension front and rear, 7.3 inches compared to 6.7 inches on the non-enduro version.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
As with all of the iterations of the Multi, the new 1260 Enduro will have settings for comfortable, fun road riding as well.Ducati

An updated 1,262cc Testastretta DVT engine is calibrated to have more torque across a broader range, allowing riders to shift less while still having access to the pull they need. And shifting is made simpler thanks to the Ducati Quick Shift system which allows clutchless movement up and down the six-speed gearbox.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
Colors for the 2019 Multistrada 1260 Enduro include Sand and Ducati Red.Ducati

Updated ride by wire provides smooth throttle response, regardless of the ride mode selected. The electronics package also includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Vehicle Hold Control, and Cornering Lights.

Braking is handled by Brembo kit, dual 320mm discs and Monoblock M4.32 calipers at the front and a 265mm disc, dual-piston setup at the rear.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
Panniers will be just one of the many accessories available for the new 1260 Enduro.Ducati

Riders will be able to keep tabs on all the settings via an updated 5-inch TFT color display. Ducati’s Multimedia System is included too, which connects to a smartphone by way of Bluetooth and allows a rider to answer calls, listen to music or check on incoming texts. And when paired with the Ducati Link App, riders will be able to adjust ride modes and other electronic settings by way of their smartphone, as well as access maintenance information and previous ride data.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
The ultimate adventure weapon.Ducati

Another key enhancement to the Enduro version is a lower center of gravity compared to the previous 1200 Enduro. A lower option seat is available too, and the handlebars are situated lower than the previous version as well. Ducati sought to improve the comfort for both rider and passenger with the new Enduro, and claim these ergonomic revisions along with the recalibrated suspension package provide a cozier ride in all conditions.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro
The cockpit promises to be more comfortable for both rider and passenger.Ducati

The tires are another notable point, as riders will be able to choose from the more road-friendly Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires, the same as equipped on the base Multistrada 1260, or knobby Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires.

2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro tft instrument panel
A new color TFT instrument panel gives you all the important info.Ducati

There will also be plenty of accessories available for the 1260 Enduro, with packages for Touring, Sport, Urban, and Enduro configurations in addition to luggage options. Riders will choose from Ducati Red or Sand colorways once the Multistrada 1260 Enduro hits dealerships in early 2019. More information is expected to drop later this year at EICMA, so stay tuned.