Multistrada 1200 S Red 2016 “Go Everywhere” Infinite Roads, No Sacrifice
This is the new Multistrada is the next generation. A sizable leap forward, a concentration of innovations, advanced technologies and a new refined style. This new Multistrada elevates the riding experience to a dimension without compromise. No sacrifice with the new Ducati Testastretta DVT engine. Power, torque and fluidity are guaranteed by an innovative double variable valve timing system that gives perfect distribution with each change in speed. No sacrifice in terms of riding precision. The new ABS cornering, Ducati Wheelie Control and Skyhook suspension communicate perfectly with the Bosch inertial platform to ensure stability and safety when turning or riding in a straight line, as well as when braking and accelerating. No sacrifice in terms of style. A dynamic, fluid and technological design, LED headlights and state-of-the-art full-TFT color instrumentation make for breath-taking appeal and attention to detail.
This new Multistrada 1200 S without compromise, takes riding beyond all the barriers. Nothing stands in your way. This Multistrada is unbeatable on tarmac, perfect and comfortable for long-distance travelling, fun off the road and agile through town. Thanks to the new Ducati Testastretta DVT engine, cutting-edge Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) EVO and refined electronics, there are no limits to the versatility of this true multibike. Just get on and head where you want.
Ducati Testastretta DVT: The new Multistrada 1200 is powered by the brand-new revolutionary Ducati Testastretta DVT engine which adopts a Desmodromic continuous variable valve timing to optimize power and torque across a wider rpm band delivering an unprecedented combination of breath-taking-torque (132 Nm@7.000 rpm), class-leading power (160 Hp@9.000 rpm) , super-smoothness and low fuel consumption; the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) is a double and continuous system applied for the first time to a motorcycle engine managing both exhaust and intake camshafts.
On a conventional engine both the exhaust and intake valves' open or closed position depends on their fixed position relative to the timing-belt that's driven by the crankshaft. The timing cannot be altered, so there's no way to increase or decrease the amount of valve overlap when both valves are open at the same time. As a consequence the time that the valves open and close is really optimized for only one engine speed-range away from those rpm, fixed camshaft timing is the best compromise.
The aim of the new Multistrada 1200's engine was to increase power at high engine speeds and also increase torque at low rpm, the only way to achieve this goal was to use a variable valve timing system.
The DVT system, has the task of setting the most advantageous valve timing according to engine load and speed requirements; it allows to continuously advance or retard both exhaust and inlet valve timing by rotating the camshafts to operate efficiently at a wider range of speeds by delivering high performance at high speeds, with a flatter torque curve at low speeds.
The engine configuration is completed with the secondary-air-system, the dual-sparks injection system where the two plugs are managed independently and the anti-knocking sensor. The combustion process is optimized with high compression pistons (12.5:1).
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II Tires: As the first generation the Pirelli Scorpion Trail II is purposely designed for on/off road use to deliver sport performance on the road in terms of grip and lean angles, while ensuring high mileage for touring and good off-road performance.
The new tire offers:
1. Greater grip on the edges with light and precise handling
2. Improved carcass structures for enhanced straight line stability at high speed
3. Increased maximum mileage on the street
4. Greater traction on light off-road surfaces thanks to the new central tread pattern and compound.
The new Multistrada 1200 comes standard with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). This pack includes:
• Bosh 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS with the Ducati branded 8-levels DTC.
• The Sophisticated 9ME Multi-calibration Cornering ABS: This system improves active safety during braking situations while riding straight as well as while cornering without sacrificing dynamic performance or riding fun. The 9ME cornering ABS provides in braking phase top performance and state of the art active safety level with the following customer benefits:
1. Ensures optimum distribution of brake force at all times preventing front and rear wheels from locking
2. Prevents the rear wheel from lifting uncontrollably when braking
3. Reduces the risk of "lowsiders": The system accomplishes this by limiting the maximum brake force and it distributes the maximum available brake force between the wheels, ensuring the best possible brake performance under cornering conditions;
4. When braking heavily in curves the ABS, reduces the motorcycle's tendency to return to an upright position leaving the desired lane. The combined brake system function creates the best possible distribution of brake force between the wheels, and thus stabilizes the bike during cornering;
5. Possibility to switch from a calibration configuration to another by selecting the appropriate Riding Mode;
6. Of course ABS can be deactivated if rider wishes. ABS-Off can be loaded as a configuration of a riding mode and is maintained switching after key-off.
Full-TFT Instrument Panel: The new Multistrada 1200 S is equipped with a state of the art full-TFT instrument panel. The display's configuration is variable and automatically adapts to variations in environmental light, also changing according to the selected Riding Mode or fully selectable by the rider.
There are four configurations, different in background style, information displayed, and display layout: the visualizations are different for rev-counter style, information displayed and display lay-out. Sport and Touring are the most complete for information displayed; in Sport the rpm bar graph has the same style as those of the Panigale; in Urban only the most essential riding information are displayed, Enduro view adds rpm bar graph.
Full-LED Headlights: The new Multistrada 1200 S features the latest lighting technologies; the headlights use LED technology for position, low and high beams while at the rear a 3D light guide for position light and LED lights for stop light. Full-LED front indicators integrated in the hand guards and traditional lamps indicators at the rear complete the lighting system.
Riding Modes: The new Multistrada 1200 incorporates the very latest innovative Ducati technologies, including the famous Ducati branded Riding Modes. The four Riding Modes (URBAN, TOURING, SPORT, ENDURO) are enabled by combining class-leading technologies such as: Ride-by-Wire (RbW), Ducati Traction Control (DTC), multi-calibration 9ME cornering ABS, Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) EVO, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) and the graphics on the instrument panel. The rider can change the character of the bike by selecting from the left-hand switchgear - even while riding - among four different pre-set configurations (Riding Modes) that best adapt to the riding style or riding conditions.
The Riding Modes make it possible to instantly modify the power delivered by the engine (RbW), the activation levels of DTC, ABS, DWC, the damping set-up of DSS EVO and the graphics on the instrument panel.
The Riding Modes are factory pre-set in each of the three parameters, but can be individually customized and saved to suit the rider. A "default “option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
Inertial Platform: The new Multistrada 1200 is equipped with the latest Evolution of Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) by Bosh that provides the information used to deliver a significantly greater level of safety and riding control, of course without sacrificing riding pleasure and performance.
The sensor measures the 5D inertial signals, roll rate (OX), yaw rate (OZ), longitudinal acceleration (aX), transverse acceleration (aY) and vertical acceleration (aZ) of the motorcycle; an algorithm uses these values, provided via CAN, (and other data such as wheel speeds and other motorcycle-specific parameters) to determine the lean and pitch angles.
The lean and pitch angles are provided by the IMU to 9ME cornering ABS, Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC), Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), and Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL).
Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL): The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) constantly supplies lean angle data to the Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) that equip the Multistrada 1200 S to provide a greater active safety at night or whenever visibility is poor.
When entering a bend, the dedicated LED located in the headlights turn on in the direction of the road, according to a defined lean angle, allowing seeing around the corner instead of having to ride into darkness.
When the lean angle sensor detects the bike is bending the LED are turned on and the illumination is directed into the bend to balance the angle of lean and as consequence to become any obstacles visible sooner.
Ducati Safety Pack (DSP): The Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) is offered standard throughout the new Multistrada 1200 range, giving evidence of how Ducati gives top priority to road safety. Designed to achieve superior control and active safety, the DSP includes Brembo's state of-the-art 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS with three mappings and 8-levels Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
Ducati Traction Control (DTC): An integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP), the Ducati Traction Control system can be adjusted to eight levels (four of which are integrated in the Riding Modes). It processes the inputs from the wheel speed sensors to control rear wheel slip, significantly improving performance and active safety.
The system installed on the new Multistrada 1200 offers a very smooth intervention of the system, which gives priority to ignition delay. In case of wheel-spin, the system reacts by delaying the ignition, up to a 60% torque reduction request. For higher torque reduction requests the injection is cut off.
Each pre-set DTC level associated with the different Riding Modes can be customized by the rider and stored from the setup menu.
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC): The Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) algorithm is computed by the BBS (Black Box System unit) and it uses wheels speed, roll and pitch angle (provided by Bosch IMU), longitudinal acceleration signals
The DWC control algorithm uses those signals to determine the status of the bike and the magnitude of the wheelie as a consequence of that the system allows maximum acceleration in a safe manner
Based on this information the DWC control unit computes a power/torque request which is sent on CAN to the ECU (Engine Control Unit). The ECU interprets the data communicated by the DWC control unit to reduce the power/torque level required by the rider. The power/torque reduction is shown by the DTC light on the dashboard. Depending on the DWC level, ranging from 1 to 8, there are different reductions of engine power/torque compared with the same motorcycle dynamic conditions. In particular the power reduction is lower with level 1 and higher with level 8.
Hands-Free Ignition: The Multistrada 1200 is actuated without a mechanical key. As the rider approaches the bike with the electronic key in his pocket, the system will recognize the key code within a 2-meter range and enable actuation. At this point, a simple press of the key-on button will switch on the panel, and then the rider can start the engine.
The steering lock is electrically actuated. When parking the bike, it can be actuated by pressing the key-on button. The steering lock is released automatically at the next key-on.
Cruise Control: The new Multistrada 1200 comes standard with an electronic cruise control function making lengthy motorway rides more relaxed and comfortable. The function is activated by pressing a dedicated easy-to- access button at the left-hand end of the handlebars, via the same button is possible to increase or reduce the currently selected road speed. Here the two throttle valves are activated by the engine control and independently of the accelerator twist grip.
When the front or rear brake or the clutch are activated or the throttle grip is turned in the opposite direction cruise control is switched off. The “Resume” function allows the rider to re-activate the originally selected speed, which the vehicle then automatically restores.
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS): The new Multistrada 1200 S is equipped as standard with the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) that thanks to Bluetooth technology allows to accept an incoming phone call, to select and listen to the favorite songs and be alerted for a new SMS.
When you get on the bike the smart-phone automatically connects via Bluetooth with the bike; connection allows to manage the controls of the main multimedia functions while the TFT display the listening track, the new SMS icon or the name of the incoming caller; audio call and music are transmitted to earphones of driver and passenger. Moreover the DMS via the Multistrada Link Smartphone application (available for Android and IOS), provides a number of functionality designed to enrich and share the riding experience.
Premium Handlebar Switches: The handlebar switches are easy to operate thanks to generous dimension and extreme intuitive with one single operation for button. High quality look and feel is combined with backlight for the main functions to easily locate buttons even during night time riding.
Personalized for you; the new Multistrada enhances the riding experience with customization packages designed to highlight the bike's different souls. These packages include four kits; Sport, Touring, Urban, Enduro. These kits can also be combined, to give the Multistrada the perfect personality for you. In addition, a wide range of accessories (to purchase separately) are available for a made-to-measure kit.
Touring Pack: The destination does not matter. What's important is to travel. The Granturismo soul of the Multistrada is provided for in the Touring package solutions. Side bags with a total capacity of 58 lT and a heated handlebar make the ride more comfortable, while the centre stand supports the bike when it's time for a break or to enjoy the view. The package comprises a set of side panniers, with a total capacity of 58 lT, a heated handlebar, adjustable on 3 levels, and a centre stand.
Sport Pack: “Bursts of acceleration” “Corners taken at speed”. The Sport package supports the rider's sporty side is accentuated by the unmistakable sound of the Termignoni exhaust and the racing look of the carbon front mudguard. The elegant aluminum covers for the brake and clutch fluid tanks complete a kit dedicated to those seeking maximum performance on the road. The package comprises a homologated Termignoni silencer in carbon (in line with EU homologation standards), carbon front mudguard and brake and clutch fluid tank covers in forged aluminum.
Urban Pack: Practicality is essential when riding in the city. The Urban package ensures sufficient space for all that you need to carry from home to work with its 48 lT top case. For an increasingly smart riding experience, the convenient semi-rigid tank bag keeps your Smartphone handy and charged thanks to the practical USB port... The package comprises a 48 lT top case, a semi-rigid tank bag that is quick to attach/detach, and USB port.
Enduro Pack: It doesn't matter if the tarmac ends. Riding a dirt track becomes even more enjoyable thanks to the Enduro package. Touratech protectors for the engine, radiator and under tray protect the bike, while off-road foot pegs guarantee maximum riding control. LED lights improve safety and enhance the off-road character of the bike. The Enduro package is completed with the useful enlarged side stand base. The package comprises additional LED lights, engine guard bars, a radiator guard plate, a sump guard extended by 4 mm, an enlarged side stand base.