Ducati has started featuring videos of the coming Multistrada 1200 Enduro in action to prove it is as capable off road as the formidable BMW R 1200 GS.
The Enduro is one two new models which Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali says represent “a major departure for our brand”. The other is the belt-drive, forward-control XDiavel.
Ducati Australia has announced the Multistrada 1200 Enduro will arrive in April at $29,990 which is $200 above the current Multstrada S.
It has a 19-inch front wheel instead of a 17-inch wheel like the BMW.
Furthering its all-road credentials are 120/70 and 170/60 tyres, 19 and 17-inch tubeless spoked wheels, more rugged bodywork, bigger front fender, aluminium side covers, higher exhaust, off-road footpegs and a 30-litre tank with up to 450km range.
It will feature the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Evolution system by Sachs, 200mm wheel travel and 205mm round clearance (30mm higher).
The Enduro will come standard with Cornering ABS, Cornering Lights, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Wheelie Control and Vehicle Hold Control for hill starts.
Already Touratech has developed a range of accessories after working closely with Ducati during the development phase.
While it may be more dirt-oriented than the previous Multistradas, not too many people will be able to jump them – panniers and all – as the riders in the accompanying video shot in Spain and Italy.
The riders in the video are ex-Dakar racer Beppe Guanine and factory tester Andrea Rossi.
The video is titled “Enjoying off-road adventures” and is the first of six promo videos in a series called “The wild side of Ducati”.
New episodes will be released fortnightly on Ducati’s website.