Multistrada 1260 models are powered by the XDiavel’s 1262cc 90-degree L-twin engine with 116.2kW of power and 129.5Nm of torque, 85% of which is available from 3500 revs.
Ducati CEO Claudi Domenicali days the Multistrada 1260 range provides a combination of performance, safety, reliability and comfort.
Touring riders will like the fact that the valve adjustments now have 30,000km intervals and Claudio claims spares can be delivered within 48 hours.
Multistrada 1260 comes with a host of standard features: up and down quick shifter; wheelie control; hill start assist; riding mode; power mode; Ducati Safety Pack (cornering ABS Bosch traction control); cruise control; hands-free, backlit handlebar controls; new TFT instruments; self-cancelling indicators and is anti-theft and Ducati Multimedia System ready.
The S models add cornering LED headlights, colour TFT instrument screen and the multimedia system as standard.
The Pikes Peak model comes with updated forks, Ohlins shock, short plexiglas windscreen and Termignoni exhaust. They also feature carbonfibre cosmetic touches and special. paintwork to commemorate Ducati’s three victories in America’s famous hillclimb event.
Seat height is adjustable from 825mm to 845mm.
Weight is 209kg for the base model, increasing to 213kg for the D|air airbag system.
Most of the weight increase is in the engine and also the beefier chassis with longer swingarm which Claudio says is more rigid and stable at high speed.
The new Multistrada Enduro Pro takes on the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure in the mega adventure touring section with the addition of a 30-litre fuel tank for extended range and 30,000km valve service intervals.
Ducati Australia says the bikes will arrive in February/March with pricing announced closer to the date.