Ducati have an impressive lineup in store for 2013. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer have stated that the 2013 Multistrada models will include a standard 1200, S Touring and their newly introduced S Granturismo. Each of these models will be seen with Ducati Testastrella 11? engine with ABS while the S Granturismo will possess a semi active suspension system termed as Ducati Skyhook Suspension. Details will be made known later when the bikes are market ready by end of this year.
Ducati range for the coming year will include a number of updates which will endear the bike to its owner specially since each of the features are novel and high tech. Multistrada 1200 is seen with Riding Mode technologies such as Ride by Wire, Traction Control, ABS, heated grips, centre stand while also including additional LED illumination, wind protection and sturdy long running tyres.
The bike is expected to attract a wide range of riders. Being powerful, versatile and yet comfortable, it is ideal for long distance travel and conveys the manufacturers genuine importance shown to safety features. Multistrada 1200 will be on show at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany from October 3rd to 7th 2012 while sales will be effected from all Ducati dealers by December 2012.
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Ducati preview the release of their 2013 Multistrada models
Ducati has given a preview of its highly-anticipated 2013 range by revealing exciting new Multistrada models that introduce new features such as enhanced aesthetics, a second generation Testastretta 11° engine, the very latest ABS and, on the “S” versions, the innovative semi-active suspension system, Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS).
The brand new range, full of owner-inspired improvements, signals the next stage of the Multistrada journey with a long list of fascinating and high-tech features. It 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 the very latest in ABS, while the Multistrada 1200 S Touring is now equipped with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), R-b-W, DTC and ABS with additional side luggage, heated grips and centre stand. The new touring flagship of the range for 2013 is the Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo with increased side luggage capacity, top case, additional LED illumination, enhanced wind protection and long-distance tyres, while the latest Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak celebrates the sporting side of the model’s character with a replica of the famous 2012 mountain race bike in its stunning new race-winning livery.
The Multistrada’s award-winning Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro electronic Riding Modes enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click of a button. The four-bikes-in-one concept makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings, traction control, and now ABS and Ducati Skyhook Suspension, instantly transforming the Multistrada 1200 to suit its rider and environment with even more precision.
Hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle, Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 has attracted all types of riders to the Italian brand by removing the borders between different motorcycle categories and creating a model that is not only powerful and playful, but also a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels. The eight-level DTC and new three-level ABS introduce the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) concept to the Multistrada family, further underlining Ducati’s focus on performance safety.
Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 International Press Test is set to take place in Bilbao, Spain from 20-27 September, while the first public showing of the 2013 Multistrada range will be at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany from 3-7 October. The brand new Multistrada 1200 models will be available via the official Ducati dealer network from December 2012.