DUCATI HAS REVEALED Australian pricing and availability for its new 2010 Multistrada 1200 and 1200 S, unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milano, Italy.
The Multistrada 1200 will be available in three variants - the 1200, the 1200S and the 1200S Touring - and all three feature the first use of ABS on a Ducati. For a little something more, the two up-spec S models get Ducati's new electronic suspension system.
The 2010 Multistrada 1200 is powered by a variant of the company's 1198cc Superbike engine, called the Testastretta 11?? and developing 112kW.
The Multistrada 1200 features a slipper clutch, pushing the new Ducati toward the sportier end of sports-tourers.
According to Ducati, the Multistrada 1200 is four bikes in one: sports, long-distance touring, urban runabout and road enduro.
Thanks to switchable ride modes, the Multistrada 1200 can vary its riding feel and output (down to 75kW for Urban mode) to best suit the four riding profiles.
The base model 1200 weighs in at 189kg, while the premium 1200S and 1200S Touring models each weigh 192kg.
The Multistrada 1200 is fitted with 50mm Marzocchi forks, the S models getting upgraded Ohlins suspension, and a healthy serving of carbon fibre for reduced weight and cosmetic enhancements.
The Ducati Electronic Suspension system, along with ABS, Ducati Traction Control and engine maps can all be adjusted from the instrument panel.
The 1200S Touring gets side panniers, heated grips and a centre stand to set itself apart.
Pricing and Availability
The Multistrada 1200 range will be available from May/June next year. Pricing starts at $22,990 for the Multistrada 1200, to $29,990 for both the 1200 S Sport and Touring models.