Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200: Ultimate dream bike
Multistrada 1200 includes the technology that makes it the outgoing model look like a relic, Multistrada with 150bhp and 1198cc twin-cylinder, has the ingredients to take on BMW’s big-selling R1200GS.
This new Multistrada compared with the old version, is like a supermodel and easily goes to the top of the class when I talk about its looks. With sharp styling as well as a new collection of posh parts includes Ohlin suspension, Brembo brakes and Marchesini forged wheels.
You know, the most crucial addition to this new Multistrada 1200 is Ducati’s new ride mode selector that allows you to choose between touring, sport, urban and off-road modes. Its each setting adjusts the engine power, suspension, throttle sensitivity and traction control to best suit conditions.
The suspension mode is electronically stiffened, in sport mode all 150bhp is available, in urban mode, only 100bhp is available, the traction control set moderately low, the traction control is set on high and the chassis is optimized to soak up bumps.
If you will select touring then you will find a more comfortable suspension setting and full power available. Whereas off-road raises the ride height, switches off the traction control but only offers 100bhp from the motor.
The chassis and the suspension and chassis will adjust accordingly on the top of the ride mode selector if a passenger or heavy luggage is onboard.
If I am not wrong, the prices of the basic Multistrada 1200 will start from £10,995, that makes it almost £1000 more expensive than the entry-level BMW R1200GS. The fully luggage and faired equipped S Sport and S Touring will be closer to £14,000.
Oh! I am dying to run this Multistrada 1200 and I think you are also thinking so.