Is A Ducati Multistrada 1260 In Works?

Reports have surfaced that Ducati is working on a new Multistrada for 2018. Called the Multistrada 1260, information on the new bike surfaced via an official document from California Air Resources Board or CARB. As per this document, the Multistrada will get a bigger 1262 engine. What else will the bike have? Will it better to wait for the new bike or go for the existing Multistrada 1200? To find answers to these questions, keep reading as we tell you more about 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 price in USA, specifications and other details.

2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260

2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Price in USA

MSRP $19,499

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 retails for $17,995. Going by that price tag, it will be safe to say that 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 will likely retail for $19,499. After all, it will sport a new engine and will be more powerful than the bike on sale today.

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2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Specifications

Engine displacement and type 1262cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, V-Twin
Power 165HP
Torque 145Nm
Transmission 6-speed with slipper clutch
Suspension (front) 48mm Upside Down Fork, fully adjustable
Suspension (rear) Sachs monoshock, fully adjustable
Brakes (front) Dual 320mm discs with two Brembo monoblock M50 4-piston calipers, ABS
Brakes (rear) Single 265mm disc with 2-piston caliper, ABS
Top Speed >200kmph
Fuel Consumption N/A

The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 will likely sport the same engine as the XDiavel. However, in this application, it is expected to make 165HP power and 145Nm torque. This will help it tackle various terrains with ease. The fully adjustable suspension system will likely be a carryover from the Multistrada 1200. In the braking department, expect the bike to see an upgrade to Brembo M50 monoblock brake calipers.

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2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Features

  • Cornering ABS
  • Fully-digital speedo console
  • Adjustable seat height
  • Slipper clutch
  • Quickshifter
  • Fully-adjustable suspension
  • Brembo brakes
  • Traction control
  • Riding modes
  • Power modes
  • Wheelie control
  • Launch control
  • Cruise control
  • Backlit switchgear
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • LED lighting all around

Now, the Ducati Multistrada 1200 offers a range of features in its standard avatar. Expect the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 to be no different in this regard. A few changes may be made to the bike such as relocating the front turn indicators from their current position on hand guards.Also, expect the bike to be slightly wider to accommodate the bigger engine. The document revealed that 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260 will come in standard, S and Pikes Peak variants. Let’s wait for Ducati to make an official announcement regarding the bike. If you are thinking about waiting for the new bike, then do consider that Ducati Multistrada 1200 is quite a good bike to go for.

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