Motorbike Review: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200October 16, 2012 • Posted by admin in Blog, Dual Sport Bike Reviews, Ducati, Moto Blog • Tags: Ducati Multistrada 1200, Motorbike Review: 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 • 0 comments
The Ducati Multistrada 1200 has provided to be an optimal riding platform since its introduction in 2010. There have been a number of upgrades to this bike since it was introduced in 2010.
The Testastretta engine has been upgraded so it has a smoother torque response and it’s been increased by five percent to 7500rpm. There’s now 56ft. lbs. of torque whereas before there was 53 ft. lbs. from the model from last year. The increased power is a result of the reintroduction of the dual spark and the repositioned fuel injectors on the bike.
The new Skyhook suspension is getting a lot of talk in bike circles. It works in conjunction with the ABS system and the traction control. The suspension works by using intricate algorithms and creates an imaginary ground zero that stays suspended in the air above your vehicle.
The Skyhook system can compare the zone with what’s happening on the ground under your wheels. The rebound and compression care adjusted within milliseconds automatically to the changes in the road surfaces. If you run out of road there’s an enduro mode. This is a very-high tech riding aide that many are going to love with this bike.
The Multistrada 1200 S Touring is a sporty bike but you can change it to a comfy touring bike with a few clicks. The slide wind screen solution is better than the old one and you can adjust it while moving. It’s mechanical but it works well. The Ducati S Touring will have additional upgrades side luggage, centre stand, and heated grips as standard on the bike. The other models are the 1200 S Pikes Peak and the 1200 S Granturismo. The S models get the Skyhook suspension system. The GT model will hit production in November of 2012. In Feb February 2013 you should be able to find the Granturismo at dealers. The Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo will also have increased side luggage capacity, additional LED illumination, a top case, long-distance tires, and enhanced wind protection
Ducati says that the riding modes will provide motorcycle enthusiasts with a customizable riding experience that’s enjoyable with just one button click. There’s instant adjustment of torque delivery and adjustment to power. You can adjust the traction control, suspension settings, the ABS and the Ducati Skyhook Suspension so the rider has more precision over any riding environment.
Specifications are different on each of the models. This is for the Multistrada 1200 S Touring bike.
- Power/torque: 148bhp @ 9,250rpm/92lb ft @ 7,500rpm
- Top speed: 155mph
- Fuel tank/range: 4.4 gallons/200 miles
- Engine: L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic
- Cooling: Liquid-Cooled
- Starting system: electric
- Ignition: electric
- Transmission: 6 Speed with Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control.
- Front Suspension: Ohlins 48 mm fully adjustable forks, electronic compression rebound adjust
- Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage w/fully adjust. Sachs monoshock. Aluminium 1-sided swing arm
This bike offers a lot of great options for the motorcycle enthusiast and the bike is well worth the price tag. It will ride well on all terrains and provides you with a lot of options.