Ducati Company stubbornly has long kept behind the scenes new Multistrada 1200 project, warming, from time to time, the interest to small amount of information. It may be ketches, spy photos, short videos and other things. And only on the day of opening the doors of one of the largest motorcycle show in the world EICMA 2009, Ducati share official information, photos and video of the new multi-purpose motorcycle.
Until this year in the model row of the company Ducati already existed Multistrada model in 1100- and 620-cubic version. However, in order to compete on equal terms with a recognized class dealer - BMW R1200GS line, it was necessary to have at least a 1200-cc engine and related characteristics. And in consideration of new line of GS in 2010, the company Ducati had to think of something else. And it was done successfully. Multistrada claimed not only as a dual-purpose (road and off-road) bike, but also as a great city vehicle and even as super sport class motorcycle. According to representatives of Ducati, this bike fulfills each of its four manifestations of the full volume and the important role is played by electronically adjustable suspension (a system similar to the BMW ESA).
So, Multistrada 1200 has 4 mode settings of the engine, suspension, traction control system (Ducati Traction Control, DTC) and the ABS, switchable at the touch of the button. Mode Sport (Sport): Power without limits - 150 hp, 119 Nm of torque, sportive tuning of suspension and Ducati Traction Control system. Mode Touring (Tourist): The same 150 hp, but the focus is on medium speed range. It works as it should be for the tourist - security Ducati Traction Control and ABS. Mode Urban (City): 100 horses would be enough to move around the city. Suspension swallows found irregularities and perfectly holds the motorcycle on a straight road. The system includes ABS, Ducati Traction Control. Mode Enduro (Off-road): The most interesting mode, because it is very different from previous ones. However, the bike has to show excellent results thanks to the wide handlebars, footrests and ribbed suspension settings accordingly and ability to disable ABS. Engine power is limited number of 100 hp.