With a successful 100,000 units sold since 2003, the Multistrada lineup is one of Ducati’s best-selling. The Multistrada is a sport/adventure-touring motorcycle that embodies “four souls” as Ducati says: It can serve as a sportbike, long-distance tourer, enduro, and everyday commuter. With variants such as the base model, S, S Grand Tour, Pikes Peak, and Enduro, the range is versatile for riders looking for a claimed 158-hp-pumping machine to carve or commute. If you are looking for the most refined, scope out the Pikes Peak or S Grand Tour models. Hitting the dirt? The Enduro model should be your go-to of the pack. And finally, the S, for those who want just a little more features than the base model (i.e., quickshifter, TFT dash, riding modes, and Ducati’s Skyhook Suspension).
In the 2020 First Look of the new Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, we stated, “In the Multistrada range, the new 1260 S Grand Tour version is second only to the Pikes Peak in terms of ultimate refinement, but it appears very effectively targeted to the real grand touring enthusiasts.”
The 2019 Multistrada 1260 S model spun its rear wheel on our in-house dyno, producing 140.45 hp at 9,810 rpm and 87.14 pound-feet of torque at 7,820 rpm.
Competition of this adventure-touring model include the BMW R 1250 GS, Honda Africa Twin, KTM 1290 Super Adventure S.
The Ducati Multistrada 1260 comes in five different variations to suit a range of rider needs. These include the 1260 ($18,995), 1260 S ($21,295), 1260 S Grand Tour (new version—$23,295), 1260 Pikes Peak ($25,795), and 1260 Enduro ($22,095).