Ducati Multistrada 1200 For Sale
What Is It?
The Ducati Multistrada 1200 is a premium adventure bike and is powered by a Euro 3 compliant liquid cooled 1,198.4 cc V-Twin Testastretta engine, producing 147.9 bhp at 9,250 rpm and maximum power at 7,500 rpm. The engine is a de-tuned version of the 1198 Superbike.
- Steel tubular frame with Aluminium single-sided swingarm
- Dual 320 mm discs up front with Brembo four piston calipers
- 245 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
- Adjustable 50 mm Marzocchi upside down fork with 170 mm travel
- Adjustable Sachs rear shock with 170 mm travel
- Slipper clutch, adjustable mirrors
- 4 riding modes
- 8 level traction control
- Aluminium / Steel 2->1->2 exhaust system
- Two 12V sockets either side of the seat
- LED tail light, indicators and position lights
- Keyless start
- Adjustable screen
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
You have Urban, Touring, Sport and Enduro modes to choose from. Sport firms up the suspension, provides aggressive power delivery and minimises traction control while Touring offers smoother power delivery and mid-level traction control.
Urban mode limits power to 100 bhp with smooth delivery and sets the suspension to handle potholes in town, with traction control set to level 7. At the extreme you then have Enduro mode with the same limited 100 bhp, longest travel on the suspension, minimal traction control and the facility to turn off the optional ABS.
Storage is pretty good even without the optional luggage, with a small glovebox in the right fairing and 3 litres under the pillion seat.
The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 Pirelli Scorpion Trail tyre at the front and a 190/55 at the rear.
Options include Bosch ABS, rear hugger, 57 or 77 litre quick release panniers, 48 litre top box, 25 mm lower seat, heated grips, tyre pressure monitor, electric filler cap, centre stand, side bars and various carbon bits.
- 2010-2012: Red, white
- 2013-2014: Red, silver
Up And Down The Range
If you have more cash to splash the more expensive and better selling 1200 S gets you Ohlins electrically adjustable suspension and ABS as standard but weighs 3 kg more. It can automatically adjust to having a pillion with or without luggage.
Launch RRP: £11,000
Capacity: 1,198 cc (very high)
Power: 148 bhp / 110 kW (high)
Red Line: 10,000 rpm (average)
Top Speed: 155 mph / 249 km/h (very high)
Economy: 40 mpg / 7.1 L/100km (average)
Range: 180 miles / 290 km (high)
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres / 4.4 gallons (high)
Seat Height: 850 mm / 33.5 inches (average)
Wet Weight: 217 kg / 478 pounds (heavy)
Dry Weight: 189 kg / 417 pounds
Power to Weight: 0.682 bhp/kg / 0.509 kW/kg
Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)
2012: ABS now standard, new seat and software update but dry weight is up 3 kg to 194 kg.
2013: Revised engine, Bosch 9ME ABS, new headlight with LED low beam, 1199 Panigale style wheels, larger adjustable screen, bigger glove box and minor tweaks to front fairing but dry weight is up 2 kg to 196 kg.
Check out this video review from The Crumble.
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