The Ducati Multistrada 1200 was already a great motorcycle, but great isn’t good enough for Ducati. Ducati took not only the Mutlistrada, but the entire industry to a new level. The new 1200 is the first motorcycle to use revolutionary Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT for short). This advance allows full, smooth power through out the range engaging the drive with complete control. Ducati didn’t stop there, the suspension utilizes the new SkyHook technology for the even more control. also, the 1200S model comes with a full color dashboard display. Ducati set out to combine 4 different motorcycles into one but what they created is the king to rule them all.
Check out this video from the design team in Italy.
Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke
160hp – 117.7kw @ 9500rpm
136 Nm (100.3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Tubular steel Trellis frame
48mm fully adjustable usd forks.
Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 17”
Fully adjustable Sachs monoshock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Y-shaped 3-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 17”
Front wheel travel
Rear wheel travel
2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad, radial pump with Cornering ABS
265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with cornering ABS as standard equipment
Dimensions and weight
209 kg (461 lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
232 kg (511 lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).