Ducati Builds 100,000 Multistrada Motorcycles Worldwide

A Ducati 1260 Pikes Peak Multistrada marks this major milestone.

Since 2003, Ducati has produced a variety of Multistrada models.
Since 2003, Ducati has produced a variety of Multistrada models.Ducati

Ducati has reached a production milestone, sending the 100,000th Multistrada off the production line. The first version of the popular machine left Bologna, Italy, 16 years ago, and has since been developed in a number of different configurations. The 100,000th was a 1260 Pikes Peak edition ordered by German rider Dave Hayward in Düsseldorf who got the lucky surprise of having his Multi hand-delivered by Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali.

The 1260 Multistrada Pikes Peak has been a popular option since its introduction in 2012.
The 1260 Multistrada Pikes Peak has been a popular option since its introduction in 2012.Ducati

The 2003 Multistrada 1000 DS marks the start of the model line, which has since included a Multistrada 620, 1100, 1200, and now both a 950 and 1260. There are actually two versions of the 950 available, a base model and 950 S, and four version of the 1260, 1260 S, 1260 D-air, 1260 Pikes Peak, and 1260 Enduro.

Dave Hayward and Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali with the 100,000th Multistrada.
Dave Hayward and Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali with the 100,000th Multistrada.Ducati

From the beginning, it’s been a dual purpose motorcycle that has pushed technological boundaries. It was the first bike to include ride modes in 2010, and later became the first machine to interface with an airbag-equipped jacket. It’s also the first model to feature Ducati’s Testastretta DVT engine.

It has long been a favorite all-rounder for riders, but the iterations available today make it a competitive model in the sport-touring, commuter, and adventure segments. The 1260 Pikes Peak delivered to Hayward is a pinnacle of the evolution of the machine, with Ducati’s latest 1262 DVT L-twin engine, a dynamic range of electronic safety aids and performance controls, and top-spec kit from Öhlins, Termignoni, Pirelli, and Brembo.

The future also looks bright for the Multistrada, with the expansion of its current versions as well as a new V4 model by 2021.