2013 Ducati Multistradas: FIRST LOOK

Cycle News Staff | September 18, 2012
The new 2013 Ducati Multistrada.

Ducati has released a preview of its 2013 model line-up, featuring new Multistrada models that feature a new look, a second-generation Testastretta engine, ABS and an S model with semi-active suspension – what the Italian company calls Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS).

The range includes the Multistrada 1200 with the associated Riding Mode technologies of Ride-by-Wire (R-b-W) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) in addition to ABS. The Multistrada 1200 S Touring, meanwhile, is now equipped with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), R-b-W, DTC and ABS with additional side luggage, heated grips and centerstand.

The new touring flagship of the range for 2013 is the Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo with increased side luggage capacity, a top case, additional LED illumination, better wind protection and long-distance tires. There’s also a Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak version.

The Multistrada’s Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro electronic Riding Modes allow for instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings, traction control, and now ABS and Ducati Skyhook Suspension.

Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 has proven popular because it’s not only powerful and playful, but also comfortable and versatile. Now the eight-level DTC and new three-level ABS introduce the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) concept to the Multistrada family.

The brand new Multistrada 1200 models will be available via the official Ducati dealer network from December 2012, according to Ducati.

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