Ducati Multistrada 1200 features subtle design tweaks.
The 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 with the new DVT engine has been unveiled at the ongoing EICMA 2014 in Milan Italy. The motorcycle was spied testing with camouflage prior to its world debut several times.
The new Ducati adventure tourer sports subtle design changes such as a new front fairing with revised air intake and radiator cowl. The front brake caliper mounts are redesigned too while the rest of the motorcycle continues largely unchanged.
The most significant update comes in the form of the new 1,198 cc L-Twin Testastretta DVT (Desmodromic Variable Timing) engine which is claimed to be the first production motorcycle engine to adopt variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust camshafts. The variable timing is achieved by sophisticated valve time adjustor which enables the engine to have varying valve overlap times depending on the conditions.
The new engine produces 160 PS (157.74 bhp) at 9,500 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The power is transferred by a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
The equipment list includes Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), banking sensitive ABS, Ducati Corner Lights, Ducati Wheelie Control with 8-level sensitivity, and Ducati Traction Control. The Multistrada 1200 S comes with a semi-active Ducati Skyhook suspension system which also benefits from the IMU.
The bike’s suspension system comprises of a fully adjustable inverted telescopic fork (front) and monoshock (rear). All the variants come with electronic cruise control as standard. The S also offers Ducati Multimedia System with Bluetooth smartphone integration.
More details are available in the press release below the gallery.
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 at EICMA 2014 – Image Gallery
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 at EICMA 2014 – Press Release
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