Ducati, one of the leading performance motorcycle manufacturer has some amazingly unique motorcycles in its portfolio. In 2010 it launched Ducati Multistrada 1200 which has received much praise not just from the media but motorcyclists as well. It became so popular that Ducati hardly felt the need to update the model, so from 2010 to 2012 the bike remain unchanged, though the ABS was added as standard during this time along with a redesigned seat.
But Ducati knew that keeping the same for three years in a row, could be a downside and therefore it has revealed the comprehensively improved 2013 Multistrada line-up. The bike now comes with a host of new features which are as follows:
- A second generation Testastretta 11° engine
- The latest ABS
- Enhanced aesthetics
- Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) – an innovative semi-active suspension system that is basically an electronically-adjustable suspension (for “S” versions only)
2013 Ducati Multistrada Video Review
The model line-up consisting of Multistrada standard, S, S Touring and S Pikes Peak, has been expanded with an all new 2013 model called as 2013 Ducati Multistrada S Granurismo. As of yet the company has neither released the official technical specifications of the second generation Testastretta engine, nor the specifications of the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system. But Ducati does release four pictures of respective Multistrada line-up models.
Some of the common features between the 2012 and 2013 models are as follows:
- 4 Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro)
- Ride-by-Wire (R-b-W)
- Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
- A revised ABS
Ducati officially says,“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.”
Additional features for this year’s Multistrada S Touring model are side luggage, heated grips and a center stands. Highlighting features of the Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo model are increased side luggage capacity, LED illumination, a top case, long-distance tires.
Ducati says, “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.”
The international press launch of the same with be held between September 20 and 29 in Bilbao, Spain. The bike will make its first public appearance at INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany during the first week of October. The sales of the bike will begin from December 2012.
2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 UK Prices Announced
- 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Standard is priced at £12,395 ($20,000 app)
- 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S-Touring with Ducati Skyhook Suspension System is priced at £15,195 ($25,000 app)
- 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S PikesPeak model is priced at £17,250 ($28,000 app)
Official 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Pictures
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