Type: Ducati Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled Displacement: 1198.4cc Bore x Stroke: 106×67.9mm Compression ratio: 12.5:1 Power: 160hp – 117.7kw @ 9500rpm Torque: 136 Nm (100.3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm Fuel injection: Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm Exhaust: Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
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 (136 Nm@7.500 rpm), class-leading power (160 Hp@9.500 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.
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame Front suspension: 48mm fully adjustable usd forks. Electronic compression & rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) Front wheel: Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17 Front Tyre: Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 17” Rear suspension: Fully adjustable unit. Electronic compression and rebound damping adjustment. Electronic spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). Aluminium single-sided swingarm Rear wheel: Y-shaped 3-spoke light alloy 6.00 x 17 Rear tyre: Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 17” Front wheel travel: 170mm (6.7in) Rear wheel travel: 170mm (6.7in) Front brake: 2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo monobloc Evo M50 4-piston calipers, 2-pad, radial pump with cornering ABS as standard equipment Rear brake: 265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with cornering ABS as standard equipment Instrumentation: Color TFT display 5″
Dry weight: 212 kg (467 lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB): 235 kg (518 lb)
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height: Adjustable 825 – 845 mm (32,5 – 33,3 in) Wheelbase: 1,529 mm (60,2 in) Rake: 24° Trail: 109mm (4.3in) Fuel tank capacity: 20l – 5.3 gallon (US) Number of seats: Dual seat