Where the road ends and beyond
Ready to take on the toughest challenge, the new Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak in racing livery boasts highperformance specifications including a fully adjustable Öhlins fork and premium quality TTX36 rear shock.
Ultralight carbon fibre componentry and the internationally homologated Ducati Performance by Termignoni carbon fibre silencer, enhance the motorcycle’s competitive spirit.
Infinite roads, no sacrifice.
A concentration of innovations, advanced technology and refined style. This is the Multistrada. A bike that elevates the riding experience to a dimension without compromise. No sacrifice with the 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 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 colour instrumentation make for breath-taking appeal and attention to detail.
Independent Dual-Spark configuration
The Ducati Testastretta DVT is equipped with two sparks whose ignition is managed independently: (1) one is placed at the center of the combustion chamber, the additional one (2) on the external side.
The benefit is to provide at any engine speeds a further more effective twin flame-front that ensures complete and efficient burning (quicker and more complete) of the fuel-air mixture within the combustion chamber across a shorter period of time.
At low engine speeds the two plugs work simultaneously, while at high engine speeds the two plugs are managed independently with a dedicated ignition timing.
The Multistrada 1200 features a Ducati signature Trellis frame with large diameter, light gauge tubing with two central cast Aluminum sections and a sophisticated rear casted sub-frame. At the front an high pressure, die cast, magnesium front sub-frame reduces the high, frontal weight and contributes to chassis feel and control.
Full-TFT instrument panel
The 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 Panigales; in Urban only the most essential riding information are displayed, Enduro view adds rpm bar graph.
Bosch 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS
The Multistrada 1200 comes standard with the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) that combines the Bosh 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS with the Ducati branded 8-levels DTC.
The sophisticated 9ME multi-calibration cornering ABS 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:
ensures optimum distribution of brake force at all times preventing front and rear wheels from locking
prevents the rear wheel from lifting uncontrollably when braking
reduces the risk of “lowsiders” by limiting the maximum brake force. It distributes the maximum available brake force between the wheels, ensuring the best possible brake performance under cornering conditions
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
possibility to switch from a calibration configuration to another by selecting the appropriate Riding Mode
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.
The 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.
With Ducati Multistrada Link, the new app for the IOS operating system (soon to be available for Android too), each journey becomes an even more engaging, ultra-connected ride riding experience.
Thanks to the standard Bluetooth technology on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, the Multistrada Link app lets users record numerous parameters on their smartphones before, during and after a ride. Speed, lean angle, power, fuel consumption and much more besides can be saved and consulted at any time thanks to the travel diary, letting riders re-live the route in the form of maps, descriptions and photos so that not a single memory is lost.
The Multistrada Link also lets users check maximum values for several parameters and pinpoint where they occurred on the route; at the end of a journey it’s also possible to display how much, in terms of percentages, the different Riding Modes were used. Lastly, the Multistrada Link keeps track of the achievement of personal goals related to use of the App and the rider’s Multistrada by awarding badges and updating performance data.
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.
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 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 customised and saved to suit the rider. A “default”option is available to easily return all settings to factory pre-sets.
The 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 (ΩX), yaw rate (ΩZ), 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 to see 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 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 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 customised by the rider and stored from the setup menu.
Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC)
The Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) algorithm is computed by the BBS (BlackBoxSystem 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 these 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.
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 recognise the key code within a 2-metre 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.
The 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 Testastretta DVT with Desmodromic Variable Timing, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Dual Spark, liquid cooled
Power 117.7 kW (160 hp) @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 136 Nm (100.3 lb-ft) @ 7,500 rpm
Technical data referring to power and torque was measured on an engine test stand at Ducati.
Bosch electronic fuel injection system, elliptical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, equivalent diameter 56 mm
Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=27/20 4=24/22 5=23/24 6=22/25
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 40
Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Öhlins 48 mm fully adjustable usd fork with TiN treatment
Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy, 3.50" x 17"
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 ZR17
Fully adjustable Öhlins TTX36 unit. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Y-shaped 3-spoke in light alloy, 6.00" x 17"
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 ZR17
Front wheel travel
Rear wheel travel
2 x 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc Evo M50 4-piston callipers, 2-pad, radial pump with cornering ABS as standard equipment
265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, cornering ABS as standard equipment
Colour TFT display 5"
Dimensions and weight
208 kg (458 lb)
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB)
231 kg (509 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).
Adjustable: 825 - 845 mm (32.5 - 33.3 in)
1,529 mm (60.2 in)
Fuel tank capacity
20l - 5.3 gallon (US)
Number of seats
Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (cornering ABS + DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control, cruise control, full LED headlamp with Ducati Cornering Lights, hands-free, bachlit handlebar switches, bluetooth modul for multimedia system
2 years unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals
15,000 km (9,000 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance check
30,000 km (18,000 mi)