2013 Multistrada 1200

Multistrada 1200Multistrada 1200.  $14,999.00

4 personalities, 1 bike

Four bikes in one, each just a click away, ensuring the motorcycle adapts perfectly to both the terrain and your riding style. The standard version of the Multistrada 1200 combines the outstanding performance of the new Testastretta 11° DS engine with sophisticated Ducati Safety Pack technology and unmistakeable Ducati instinct.

Ducati’s four-bikes-in-one concept is achieved by selecting from a choice of four pre-set Riding Modes programmed to instantly change the engine character and the riding parameters of the Multistrada 1200 – even while riding. The four modes are made possible by combining a number of class-leading technologies. An electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) system administers different mappings to regulate power delivery by interpreting the rider’s throttle input, while the world-beating Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing wheel-spin. For 2013, ABS is also programmed to offer the optimum setting appropriate to the Riding Mode selected and, for the ‘S’ versions, Sachs electronic suspension front and rear not only configures the suspension set-up with Riding Mode appropriate electronic adjustment, but Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) now also instantly reacts to additional inputs to maintain overall vehicle composure for a smoother ride.

The Testastretta 11° engine was introduced on the Multistrada 1200 in 2010. Derived from the Superbike 1198 engine, it achieved brilliant results when valve overlap was reduced from 41° (typical of sport engines) to 11°, losing some peak power in favour of improved overall smoothness, especially in the mid-range.
The new Multistrada family introduces the second generation of Testastretta 11° DS engines with several new features that make it even smoother and more tractable. Dual Spark ignition (DS) uses two plugs per cylinder to ensure complete combustion in very short time. The fuel injectors have been relocated to aim the jet of fuel directly at the hotter rear end of the suction valve, so that all fuel is atomised. A secondary air system similar to that of the 1199 Panigale has been introduced to optimise operation and reduce cyclic combustion variability without affecting emissions. A controlled flow of fresh air is supplied to the exhaust duct to enable complete oxidisation of hot unburnt gases, to effectively reduce hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels.
With 150 hp power, 12.7 Kgm (124.5 Nm) torque and 10% less consumption (at 90 kph), the Testastretta 11° DS engine sets a new benchmark for Ducati twin-cylinder engines.

With long distance touring ability ranking among its distinctive features, the Multistrada 1200 underwent an extensive ergonomic study using CAD and prototype testing to ensure superior comfort for rider and passenger, also when carrying a full load.

Rider and passenger triangles have been designed to offer the utmost comfort and fit.
There is ample space for riding two up with top case and side panniers installed.
To further enhance its “multi-purpose” vocation, the Multistrada 1200′s ergonomics were designed and tested to make it easy to ride standing up, a significant benefit when riding on bumpy terrain.

The Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) is offered standard throughout the new Multistrada 1200 range, giving evidence of how Ducati gives top priority to road safety. Designed to achieve superior control and active safety, the DSP includes Brembo’s state-of-the-art 9ME ABS with three mappings and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) with eight operation levels.

Technical specification

Engine

Testastretta 11° L-Twin, 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement
1198.4cc
Bore x Stroke
106×67.9mm
Compression ratio
11.5:1
▂Power
150hp – 110.3kw @ 9250rpm
▂Torque
124.5 Nm (91.8 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies
Exhaust
Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes

Transmission

6 speed
Primary drive
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Final drive
Chain 5.30″; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Clutch
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

Chassis

Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension
Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel
10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre
Pirelli Scorpion Trail 120/70 17”
Rear suspension
Fully adjustable unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Rear wheel
10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Rear tyre
Pirelli Scorpion Trail 190/55 17”
Front wheel travel
170mm (6.7in)
Rear wheel travel
170mm (6.7in)
Front brake
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear brake
245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Instrumentation
Multifunction digital dashboard of two displays with white backlight. Main LCD display: odometer (total, trip 1 and trip2), speedometer, rev counter, clock, gear indicator, coolant temperature; fuel level. Circular LCD dot-matrix display: trip computer (riding style set-up, active riding parameters, remaining fuel/distance, current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, air temperature, trip time), maintenance intervals indicator (Km), signaling alarms and errors detection (diagnosis), setup menu and customization functions. Interface for the management of Riding Modes (control power curve and throttle response power, traction control, ABS). “Parking” and “Steering lock” indicators. Lights: oil pressure, neutral N, fuel warning, turn signal, EOBD (diagnosis), high beam, DTC intervention (Traction Control) and deterrent immobilizer (in Key-Off). Headlight control: auto switching-off during engine start, auto turning-off after 60 seconds from Key-On without starting the engine. The key management of the various function menus are integrated in the left and right switch controls.

Dimensions and weight

Dry weight
196kg (423lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
224kg (494lb)
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).
Seat height
850mm (33.5in)
Wheelbase
1530mm (60.2in)
Rake
25°
Trail
110mm (4.33in)
Fuel tank capacity
20l – 5.3 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Dual seat

Equipments

DSP Ducati Safety Pack ( ABS-9ME + DTC ) Riding modes, Power modes, RbW, Hands Free

Warranty

2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
7,500m
Valve clearance check
24.000km (15,000m)

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