The Multistrada Enduro is Ducati’s globetrotter, a bike built to go anywhere and everywhere with all the supplies you need and maybe even a pillion.
It’s a big ask, and one that has to be tested. Click on the following videos for Mick Matheson‘s review of the all-roads tourer.
We loaded up the Ducati, two-up, for a month on the road, covering 6500km through the bliss of the European Alps, the backroads of the Adriatic Coast and even some olive-grove tracks in the mountains of Crete.
The route tested the Ducati’s efforts to blend all-round versatility with the high performance you expect of the brand.
From rides at home in Australia we knew it could do some serious adventuring when fitted with knobby tyres and pointed down a bush track.
Now we wanted to know if it could also hold its head up on an Alpine pass, keeping pillion happy over every kind of road for four weeks, and survive the heavy loads and high mileage associated with living life on the road.
The videos here take you one-by-one through the major aspects of the big Italian adventure-tourer.
They include the Enduro’s handling, its comfort for both rider and pillion, styling and the Touratech-built luggage system.
We look at the influence of the highly advanced electronic systems that have such a strong influence on the Ducati, as well as some of the basic functionality of its more tangible components.
Sit back, click play and find out more about this sophisticated explorer.
Ducati 1200 Multistrada Enduro
- Price (+ORC): $29,990 (red), $30,290 (grey or white), $34,990 (Pikes Peak)
- Luggage prices: Aluminum side panniers (with mounts) $2597.13, aluminum top case (with mounts) $1497.51
- Engine: 1198.4cc Testastretta with variable valve timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
- Bore x Stroke: 106×67.9mm
- Compression: 12.5:1
- Power: 117.7kW (160hp) @ 9500rpm
- Torque: 136Nm (100.3lb-ft) @ 7500rpm
- Transmission: 6 speed, chain, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
- Frame: Tubular steel trellis
- Front suspension: Sachs 48 mm fully adjustable USD forks. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), 200mm travel
- Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs unit. Electronic compression & rebound damping adjustment. Electronic spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). Aluminium double-sided swingarm, 200mm travel
- Wheels: Tubeless spoked wheel in light alloy 3″ x 19″; 4.50″ x 17″
- Tyres: Pirelli Scopion Trail II 120/70 ZR19;170/60 ZR17 (optional Pirelli Scorpion Rally)
- Brakes: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monoblocco Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad; 265mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, cornering ABS
- Kerb weight: 254kg (560lb)
- Seat: 870mm (890 – 850mm with optional seats)
- Wheelbase: 1594mm (62.76in)
- Rake/trail: 25°/110mm (4.3 in)
- Fuel tank: 30L (7.9 US gal)
- Standard equipment: Riding Modes, Power Modes, Cruise control, ABS cornering, DTC and DWC, RbW, Hands-Free, Full Led headlamp with light cornering function, bluetooth modul for infotainment
- Warranty: 24 months, unlimited km
- Service intervals: 15,000km (9000m) / 12 months
- Valve clearance check: 30,000km (18,000m)
- Emissions: Euro 4, 132g/km
- Economy: 5.6L/100km
- Video: Phantom 2 Media