The 2012 Multistrada family presents everything that has made it Ducati’s award-winning and top selling motorcycle and adds subtle refinements that further underline its quality as a true multi-tasking motorcycle with genuine, everyday practicality. Having more than proved its innovative concept and established itself as a new industry benchmark, the Multistrada 1200 family moves into its third year with a confident range that introduces the very latest software updates, an enhanced seat shape, a new “race titanium” colour scheme and the stunning and celebratory Pikes Peak Special Edition. Combining ground-breaking design and unprecedented technology, the Multistrada’s Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro Riding Modes enable a truly enjoyable and customisable riding experience separated by just one click. The four-bikes-in-one concept makes instant adjustment to power and torque delivery in addition to electronic adjustment of suspension settings and traction control, transforming the Multistrada 1200 to suit its rider and environment.
Hailed as a true ‘game-changing’ motorcycle, the technologically-advanced Multistrada 1200 has attracted all types of riders by opening up the borders between motorcycle categories. With the 150hp Testastretta 11° engine, a class-leading dry weight of just 192kg (423lb) and the application of advanced ergonomics, the Multistrada 1200 is not only powerful and playful, but also a comfortable and versatile adventure on two wheels.
The 2012 range includes the Multistrada 1200 with the Riding Mode technologies of Ride-by-Wire (R-b-W) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC) in addition to ABS and the Multistrada 1200 S with Ducati Electronic Suspension (DES) by Öhlins, R-b-W, DTC and ABS. The 1200 S is available in ‘Sport edition’ with carbon fibre components or ‘Touring edition’ with side luggage, heated grips and centre stand. The Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak Special Edition represents the flagship model for 2012, celebrating victory in the famous mountain race in Colorado that spectacularly proved the model’s multi-terrain capabilities.
2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Sport -Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £14,795*
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Öhlins 48mm fully adjustable usd forks, electronic compression and rebound adjustment
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
10-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Pirelli Scorpion Trail 120/70 17''
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Ohlins electronic monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
10-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17
Pirelli Scorpion Trail 190/55 17''
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad. ABS as standard equipment
245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
20l - 5.3 gallon (US)
2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)
Red (racing grey / black)
Dual seat, ABS as standard equipment
Not available on this model
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
BORE X STROKE
150hp - 110.3kw @ 9250rpm
87,5lb-ft 118,7Nm @7500rpm
tsubishi electronic fuel injection system, Mikuni elliptical throttle bodies
Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Chain 5.30"; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run