2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 launched in India – Price Rs 15.99 lakh

2018 Ducati Multistrada is seen with Euro IV compliant all-new 1262cc powerplant.

The new Ducati Multistrada 1260 receives a new engine, chassis and electronics and a Euro IV compliant Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) 1262cc engine offering 158 hp power at 9,500 rpm and 95.5 lb/ft (129.5 Nm) torque at 7,500 rpm thus claiming the highest torque output in its class.

2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Standard will be available in Ducati Red with grey frame and black wheels. S variant gets Iceberg White and Volcano Grey color scheme with grey frame and gold wheels. Price for the standard variant starts from Rs 15.99 lakh while that of the S variant starts from Rs 18.06 lakh, ex-Delhi.

Both these variants are fitted with Ride-by-Wire system, Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down clutch shifting and a host of technologies among which is a new LCD instrument panel on the Standard model and a 5” TFT on S and D-Air. Ducati Multimedia System connects to a smartphone to display and control incoming calls, text and music is via a new TFR dashboard and the bike is also equipped with Hands and a keyless ignition system.

It also gets four riding modes in different colors on its dash. Sport model is in red, Touring in white at night and black during the day, Urban is in grey with Enduro in brown. All Multistrada 1260 variants receive light alloy five Y spoke wheels, Pirelli SCORPION Train II tyres and are seen with new number plate holder and LED rear turn signals.

“Eight years of Multitstrada innovation has led to the production of this masterpiece, directed to expand every adventure enthusiast’s comfort zone with its versatility”. said Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India.

“The new Multistrada 1260 range is a consummate sport-touring adventure bike, designed for those who hope to ride greater distances and enjoy a good rev around twisty roads. The Multistrada 1260 and 1260 S is a testament to our commitment to bring the best of Italian design, engineering and performance to Indian roads.”