Launched in 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 immediately became the first choice for riders who love to go off the road without compromising on the road riding dynamic and handling.
But it lacked few essential for a proper off-roading 20-litre tank or the 17-inch alloy wheels. Now, Ducati seems to rectify all the shortcomings in the updated 2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro.
Compared to the previous version 1260 has an extra 64cc of displacement making it 1262cc Testastretta DVT. It produces 158bhp at 9750rpm and 71 ft/lbs of torque at 7,750rpm. A variable cam timing giving it more torque and excellent pulling power throughout the rev range. Ducati claims 85% of the torque is available under 3500 rpm and power at 5500 rpm is 18-percent higher than the previous version.
A new Ride by Wire function which ensures smoother power delivery, and Ducati’s quick shift (DQS), Up & Down which ensures lightning-fast gear change with clutchless upshifts and downshifts. The standard electronic package includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights, Wheelie Control, Traction Control and Vehicle Hold Control.
It comes with four riding modes. With Sports and Enduro offering full 158bhp with throttle response. While Enduro and Urban limit the power to 100bhp for better control in the city and off-road conditions. Braking is done by four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers with dual 320mm discs up front, and two-piston Brembo calipers with a 265mm single disc out back.
It comes with 19” front and 17” rear spoked wheels and rides on electronic semi-active Sachs suspension. It has a travel of 185 mm in both front and rear. Coupled with a bigger 30-litre fuel tank. The Multistrada can go 450km without needing to stop at the fuel station. a 5″ Human Machine Interface (HMI) with TFT colour display takes control of all bike settings and functions, with Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) included. It connects the bike to the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth and gives all info about calls and messages. Multistrada 1260 also gets a cruise control.
Available in two colors Ducati Red and Sand. Ducati also offers various accessories like aluminium panniers and top case, and the Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro packages. Service intervals are every 9,000 miles for oil changes and 18,000 miles for valves.
Finally, The Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro will be showed in November at the EICMA fair in Milan. It will start arriving at dealerships starting in early 2019.
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